The One Chicago team is back from another epic trip! This year’s National Marketing Conference was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. The theme? “Ignite Your Intensity!” The National Marketing Conference is an annual event, a forum to discuss and share innovations and best practices to succeed in business. Our company believes in investing in hard working team members, therefore, the National Marketing Conference is exclusive and is by invitation only.
In order to maximize on professional development opportunities, there are dedicated workshops created and organized by our talented conference committee. Breakout workshops focus on instruction, systems, leadership, and cultivating culture. Workshops are led by guest speakers and cover growth topics specific for sales professionals, human resources team members, and leadership teams.
In addition to a full day of learning and development, the National Marketing Conference also includes a night of spotlights and celebration! This year, the theme for the awards banquet was the Millionaire’s Masquerade Ball! Everyone donned their most festive masks, formal evening gowns, and black-tie ensembles to celebrate the success of top performers. It was inspirational and a great reminder that hard work and results always get rewarded. Award recipients were recognized for outstanding results in the categories of consistency, quality sales and organizational growth. Award winners also got a chance to share best practices on stage and talk about their upcoming goals aspirations.
To cap off the awesome event, attendees were also able to enjoy the city of New Orleans and the rich culture it had to offer. Known as the melting pot of French, African, and American cultures, New Orleans boasts an incredible night life, a wonderful cuisine, and a rich history. Foodies flocked to Cafe Du Monde to have a taste of their iconic beignets, a delicate dessert covered in powdered sugar. Others opted for more savory options with New Orlean’s finest seafood, gumbo and alligator dishes. For those wanting to see the nightlife New Orleans is known for, Bourbon Street was a mecca for live music and festivities. Being in the heart of Louisiana’s oldest neighborhood, it was hard not to find something to enjoy!
One Chicago team members spent the day learning from some the best in the industry at the firm’s Midwest Regional Leadership Conference! Speakers addressed a variety of topics like: how to reinforce the habits of success, financial planning, coaching and development of others, training 101, and setting smart goals.
The team also helped raise over $1100 to benefit the children’s charity, Operation Smile!
What a great way to kick off the year! The One Chicago team headed to Austin for their 2017 Kickoff Conference. On top of being recognized for top performance nationwide, the team heard from top performing industry professionals, reconnected with colleagues from across the nation, helped raise over $13K for Operation Smile, and checked out the awesome city of Austin!
The One Chicago team is back from an action-packed weekend in Austin, Texas! The management and human resources teams headed south for their 2016 Kickoff Conference. The conference is an annual event that the team attends for educational purposes, and the itinerary is packed with educational workshops, break-outs and classes. The team heard from top-performing industry professionals on a variety of topics such as team leadership and management, organizational development and expansion, and goal setting and priority management. They also attended a general session where they got to see two individuals receive capstone achievement promotions.
On Saturday evening, the One Chicago team enjoyed attending a beautiful awards ceremony and banquet called, “The Millionaire’s Ball.” The team looked great and enjoyed dressing up for the black-tie affair. At the banquet, they participated in a fundraiser to benefit Operation Smile, and cheered on their colleagues during the awards ceremony. Outside of the meetings, the team was able to catch up with colleagues and friends from across the nation. The weather was sunny and warm, so it was nice to catch a break from the cold, Chicago weather. The team enjoyed checking out local hot-spots in Austin, touring around Sixth Street, and trying out local barbecue joints and other Austin favorites. It was a great way to kick off 2016!