April 18, 2013: Travel Update
There’s a lot of ground that can be covered in a year, and no one may know that better than our travel guru, Sue. In just a year’s time, she spent a week in Paris (her first trip to the City of Light) with a Road Scholar tour, followed by a few days in Amsterdam; took a trip with her husband to Vancouver, B.C., Canada in January to visit family who have emigrated from Cape Town, South Africa over the past 30 years or so; enjoyed a 4-day weekend in Havana, Cuba; and is currently preparing for a cycling trip from Bruges to Amsterdam in mid-May.
Traveling brings great perspective and enrichment while discovering new cultures and lifestyles. In this post (which should be appropriately titled “Where in the World is Sue?”), we learn about her time in Havana, Cuba when she traveled there on a licensed tour in February. Sue described Cuba’s capital as surprising, lively and beautiful. Their Cuban guide, Hijo, couldn’t have provided a more balanced, knowledgeable, energetic (and often hilarious) exploration of Havana, enhanced by valuable insights into Cuba’s past, present and the possibilities for its future.
The architecture around Havana holds a lot of history, and even behind some of the stone that’s chipping away, you can still see and feel the vibrant flair of the culture. Wandering through some plazas, renovations were underway with old cathedrals being turned into hotels or a new splash of color going up. It’s a bustling town with street vendors out selling fruit, a farmer’s market setting up in town, and then come the weekend, the sizzling Tropicana. Enjoy the scenes from Cuba below thanks to Sue!
April 13, 2012
This next showcase of Intereum’s talent is someone who just about anyone here wouldn’t know what to do without. Her name is Sue and she is our admirable resource librarian. Sue brings a breath of fresh air to the office with her calm demeanor, vast knowledge of the industry, and passion for art and design. And that’s just the start of it.
There are many characteristics and traits that make her our rock-solid support and an invaluable resource to our sales and design teams. Much of Sue’s career has been in one way or another related to the furniture side of business and after a six month blink-of-the-eye retirement from it all, she found herself back working with furniture, but this time as Intereum’s resource librarian! Sue is always staying up-to-date on the latest and greatest design trends and offerings from our vendors, and she stays busy training the interns on the endless responsibilities of the library.
Take a closeup on Sue and you’ll discover her love for travel, adventure, and people around the world. It’s hard to think of a corner on this earth she hasn’t been to, but somehow her list keeps growing and growing. In just a few weeks she’s leaving to bike from Amsterdam to Bruges, Belgium!
What she loves about traveling is seeing how people live, work, socialize, and appreciating what brings them great pride in their country. When asked how her adventures have impacted her work, she indicates that while it hasn’t been a day-to-day thing, “it is helpful to expand the view of the world even if your world doesn’t get bigger. To understand who is out there, what they have done to change the world. Traveling gives better views of the world and where everyone fits in”. What an inspiration! Sue couldn’t be a better fit for Intereum, and with all of the knowledge and passion she has to share, we sure are fortunate to have such a great resource for our Intereum team and customers.
Around the world with Sue in a few snapshots, enjoy!