Thrive Live empowers team members to share their passions. Each month, a Thrive Live Captain plans and executes an event and invites the entire company to join in on the #fun.

Summer 2022

Philadelphia Summer Soiree

Summer was in full swing as the team gathered together for a night of fun!

The 2022 Summer Soiree kicked off at the Independence Beer Garden and was accompanied by an evening of beautiful weather and even better company. The team mixed, mingled; and shared plenty of laughs and conversations over good drinks and a Mexican Fiesta-inspired spread. It was great to see a ton of friendly faces and a few new team members as well. This get together was definitely a night to remember!

Summer 2022

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

The Durham Team “Immersed” in an incredible Thrive Live event under the stars.

The night began with a walk through the Van Gogh Experience in Raleigh and ended with dinner at The Oak where delicious food and plenty of good conversations were shared.

Summer 2022

London Team Reaches New Heights

This July, the Vynamic London team reached new heights, as they embarked on a journey to the treetops!

With Tarzan Swings, high jumps, tree crossings, and more, the team added a new meaning to “Thriving Live”! After an adventurous afternoon, drinks and pizza were enjoyed along the beautiful London skyline.

Summer 2022

Summer Solstice Sailing Soirée

The Vynamic Boston team gathered for a Summer Solstice Sailing Soirée Thrive Live event.

After a series of races on the water, the team enjoyed some beverages, food, and cornhole at The Anchor bar nearby.

Spring 2022

Vynation in Bloom

This spring in Philadelphia, 35+ florists were born! Vynamic team members gathered to create their own summer bouquets and learned about the art of flower arranging - but it didn't stop there.

The team also created custom vases using chalk paint. Following the event, dinner was enjoyed among the beautiful new arrangements.

Spring 2022

Thrive Live

Members of the Vynamic Durham Team took to the ice to cheer on the Carolina Hurricanes for their 2nd Thrive Live event!

The team enjoyed food, drinks, and a Hurricanes win.

Spring 2022

Boston Harbor Distillery

The Boston Team gathered at the Boston Harbor Distillery for their first in-person Thrive Live in over two years! They were welcomed with a cocktail of their choice, and then spent the evening eating mouth-watering BBQ from The Smoke Shop, tasting handcrafted spirits, and enjoying each other’s company!

The team appreciated their suggested Whiskey/BBQ pairings, while listening to the History of Boston Harbor Distillery from the founder and CEO, Rhonda Kallman. It was a truly wonderful night!

Spring 2022

Callowhill Archery

The Vynamic team put their archery skills to the test at Callowhill Archery range.

We were taught the basic techniques of archery, tested our skills with target practice, and competed in some friendly competition. Thanks to all that came out!

Fall 2021

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

The Vynamic Philadelphia team met at the Tower Theater for a Thrive Live visit to the Van Gogh Immersive Experience.

The team enjoyed a ten-minute virtual reality journey through “A Day in the Life of the Artist”, relaxed with two-story projections of the artist’s most compelling works, and connected over pizza and drinks.

Fall 2021

AR Workshop

The Vynamic Durham team celebrated their inaugural Thrive Live event at AR Workshop.

The evening was filled with priming, painting, delicious food, and great company.

Fall 2021

Free Like Banksy

The Vynamic London team gathered for an afternoon at the Graffik Gallery in Notting Hill for Thrive Live: Free Like Banksy.

The Vynamic London team gathered for an afternoon at the Graffik Gallery in Notting Hill for Thrive Live: Free Like Banksy. The team learned spray painting technics from two former street artists and designed their own piece of art, followed by an evening at the pub for more fun and celebration.

Summer 2021

Philadelphia Summer Soiree

Thrive Live was alive and well in Philadelphia this summer for our 2021 Summer Soiree at Independence Beer Garden! The team came together in person on a record breaking hot day to celebrate this first in-person event in many months.

Thrive Live was alive and well in Philadelphia this summer for our 2021 Summer Soiree at Independence Beer Garden! The team came together in person on a record breaking hot day to celebrate this first in-person event in many months. It was great to see old friendly faces and meet a solid crew of new team members as well. Plenty of smiles, laughter, and of course food and drink was shared by all!

Spring 2021

Salsa Dancing

The Vynamic London Team virtually took to the dance floor to learn Colombian-style Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Vallenato, guided by host Germán David from @tubailecom, live from Bogotá.

The Vynamic London Team virtually took to the dance floor to learn Colombian-style Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Vallenato, guided by host Germán David from the TuBaile dance school, live from Bogotá. Our London team team is now fully prepared to return (survive!) on the dance floor when the UK re-opens.

 

 

Why I am passionate about it: 

I travelled to Colombia a couple of years ago and loved learning some of the local dance moves. Dancing is a great way to socialize and meet new people. For the London team it was a great way to learn about Colombian culture, ‘perfect’ a new skill, and connect as a team.

Our host Germán David runs the TuBaile dance school and our support has helped sustain jobs for dancers in Bogotá during the pandemic and deliver dance training scholarships for low-income children.

Summer 2020

Cooking While Looking – Philadelphia

Vynamic Philadelphia recently gathered virtually for their summer Thrive Live, during which Adam Delosso, Executive Chef at Vynamic favorite 12th St Catering guided the team and many members of the extended Vynamic family through the preparation of a gourmet entrée.

Before they knew it, Vynamic chefs were flying around their kitchens learning how to make a delicious fusilli pasta with shrimp, mixed vegetables, and basil-parmesan pesto. The meal was completed with a kale salad and decadent chocolate-raspberry caramel tart. It was such a fun and informative event filled with laughs, wine, fire alarms, and a truly amazing meal with friends and family!

 

Why we are passionate about it: 

Cooking has always been an important outlet in my life, whether as a personal de-stressor, an avenue for me to get creative, or one of the ways that I show love for my family and friends. One of the things that has brought me and my fiancé joy during these unprecedented times has been getting together in the kitchen and me teaching him to cook. Figuring out what to make next has brought us joy and excitement, and I was so happy to be able to share an event with my Vynamic family in that same spirit.

Emily Janosik

Summer 2020

Cooking While Looking – Boston

Vynamic Boston celebrated their Summer Thrive Live with a cooking class hosted by a local Boston favorite, Chef Johnny Burke of Johnny Burke Catering. The Vynamic team and our select sous chefs (dogs, kids, partners, etc.) sharpened our knives and grabbed our chef hats to whip up a gourmet three course meal.

Chef Johnny welcomed our team into his kitchen to teach us how to cook a vibrant summer salad, homemade ricotta gnocchi with shrimp, corn, and pesto, and an indulgent chocolate mousse. The evening was full of laughs, sweat (rolling gnocchi is quite the workout), and good eats with friends and family! Johnny was an incredible host and the event was the perfect balance of instruction and hands-on activity!

 

Why we are passionate about it: 

For me, cooking has always served as a way to bring people together. There is nothing more fulfilling than gathering with friends and family over a home-cooked meal. As a foodie, it is even more fun when someone welcomes you into their kitchen to teach you a new recipe that you can share with your loved ones. In these challenging times, we all miss gathering together and this event provided the perfect opportunity to share a delicious meal and toast with friends.

 

 

Summer 2020

Wine is Fine!

Vynamic London celebrated their Summer Thrive with a wine tasting with the wonderful Gavin Chanin, winemaker at Chanin Wine in Santa Barbara county California. As an American who has long been a resident of the UK, I wanted to learn more about American wines, and Gavin provided us with an opportunity to do just that.

In our tasting Gavin discussed his background in winemaking, as well as lead a tasting of three of his fabulous wines. Despite his successes, Gavin was tremendously personable and approachable and provided some valuable insight for all levels of wine enthusiasts. We touched on how he started his business, his passion for winemaking and art (his works feature on all his bottles!), as well as the everchanging impact of global warming in viniculture. It was a fun and informative session for the Vynamic team to enjoy a (long overdue!) glass (or three!) of wine together.

 

Why we are passionate about it: 

For me wine is something you can constantly learn about, and the learning is an especially great experience when it is coming from the winemaker themselves!  I am true believer in a “good wine is what you like,” and that a good wine is something you should always share with friends. In these challenging times, I think we could all use a bit of time to socialise (albeit virtually) with our friends, and toast the good times ahead.