Utah Business | Weave celebrates new office grand opening
Weave hosted a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Aug. 20, to celebrate the grand opening of its new 180,000-square-foot headquarters in Lehi.
The building, which had been planned for and committed to prior to the Covid pandemic, will become home to Weave’s 800 and growing employees. CEO Roy Banks officially opened doors to the state-of-the-art workplace facility complete with an on-site salon, gym, training rooms, and additional amenities equipped to accommodate up to 1,293 local employees for future enjoyment.
Special guests joined the event, including Lehi Mayor Mark Johnson, as well as two of Weave’s co-founders, Clint Berry and Brandon Rodman.
While the gathering was initially planned as an open-to-the-public celebration and carnival, the company quickly modified plans to ensure safety measures due to rising cases of the Covid Delta variant.
The decision was made to move the formal ribbon-cutting ceremony to a virtual, live-streamed event so each employee could experience the moment together regardless of being physically present. To fully appreciate the experience from afar, each employee received a mini ceremonial ribbon to cut from their home office.
Despite the ribbon-cutting moment being scaled-down, Weave still wanted to support local small businesses and engage employees in a safe and comfortable environment. Following the office event, an outdoor carnival-themed gathering took place with hand sanitizing stations throughout the event site, social distancing guidelines observed and antibacterial wipes distributed at each ride. Additionally, employees were encouraged to adhere to mask mandates with added provisions provided throughout the day at a satellite first aid station. There were a total of 17 different local food trucks for employees to enjoy and each person received complimentary “Truck Bucks” to choose which food and activities they wanted to take part in. To wrap up the night, Weave also planned celebratory fireworks show for the local community to enjoy.
The carnival provided a chance to not only celebrate Weave’s new headquarters but also recognize how far they’ve come as a company and appreciate the small businesses they serve. Nearly all vendors for the day’s event were local small businesses that matched the #LongLiveLocal celebration theme.
“Small business is the fabric of local communities — they touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of people through their services. Over 95 percent of the vendors at our event are locally owned small businesses and as they’ve persevered through hardship, we celebrate both our office opening and small business as a whole,” says Roy Banks, CEO, Weave.
One vendor in particular, Keshot, was on-site capturing photos of employees in attendance that will be transformed into a mosaic art piece as part of a permanent display in Weave’s new headquarters symbolizing the collective contributions by each team member that helped grow the company Weave is today and made the day’s celebration possible.