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.