Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Post-Meeting High

It’s been three weeks and I’m still buzzing about the amazing National Sales Meeting we had in New York. The energy and enthusiasm among our Dealer Consultants was infectious; the new tools being introduced by our Marketing & IT leaders were innovative; and the presentations, including the two-hour barn-burner by Dave Anderson, were inspirational. What a weekend and what a team!

Many of us took the time in The City to visit the newly-opened Observation Tower in World Trade Center One. Our resident photographer, Robyn Havener, snapped this great picture of the awe-inspiring building:


When I think about how far we’ve come as a company since the lows of the Great Recession in 2009, it’s hard not to see a small-scale parallel between the rebuilding that’s occurred at GWC and the breathtaking WTC that towered over our meeting. Hard work, determination and belief in a better tomorrow helped propel the massive reconstruction effort in NY. And I think those same qualities have been exhibited by many of the people at GWC.





During my opening presentation at the meeting, I noted that we were holding our event at a Marriott hotel, the chain that repeatedly shows up in Fortune’s list of Great Places to Work. I thought you’d appreciate knowing that, as we danced away the night at the end of our awards presentation, I had three Marriott employees all tell me how much they wished they could work for OUR company! That’s a testament to the pride and energy everyone at the meeting exhibited and I couldn’t be more pleased to be part of this team.