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!
“The companies that survive longest are the ones that work out what they uniquely can give to the world not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul.” -Charles Handy
The One Chicago team is fundraising this year to benefit Operation Smile… keep an eye out for them in the coming weeks with their blue t-shirts and donation cans.
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 was named Best in the Nation for their performance in Q2 of 2016!
One Chicago, Inc. earned the “Campaign Cup” award for excellent performance during the second quarter of 2016 measured against other eligible offices on the same program. The team at One Chicago, Inc., which won this national sales recognition in 2014 and 2015 as well, is already working toward keeping the Cup in their office during the next quarter.
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!
Most of the players on the One Chicago team have played college soccer or play in Saturday leagues right now. Currently the team is in second place, they are 12 and 2… and they are looking to bring home the win in the playoffs which are starting soon.
The highest scorer on the team is Ante, and the team’s goalie is Edson who has played soccer for many years. Parents, friends and family have been attending games and supporting the team, and the team gets a ton of support from the rest of the office as well.
At the end of the season, the winners of the tournament will be awarded $2,000.
Want to brush up on your soccer trivia? Here are some fun facts:
- -On average, soccer players run as far as 9.5 miles in a single match.
- -More than 1 in 20 soccer injuries are caused by celebrating goals on the pitch.
- -The most goals scored in a World Cup’s match was 10 by Hungary against El Salvador in 1982.
- -When the World Cup was hosted in the U.S. in 1994, they only spent US$30 million on infrastructure improvements. For the 2014 World Cup, Brazil spent US$11 billion.
- -In 1969, El Salvador waged war on Honduras after it lost against it in a soccer match
- -Soccer fans in Italy are called “tifosi”, meaning “carriers of typhus”, because their fanatism is like a fever.
- -149 – 0 is the highest score ever made in a Soccer game
Chicagoland-based sales and marketing firm One Chicago Inc., announced that their quarterly performance on behalf of a respected energy client once again earned them a quarterly sales award – the “Campaign Cup.”
Led by President Juan Olmos, One Chicago, Inc.’s third quarter performance earned the award for national sales excellence when compared to eligible offices focusing on the same program. The firm won this trophy earlier in 2015, as well as 2014.
Olmos praised his team for winning this recognition repeatedly: “The One Chicago Inc team is excited to be recognized again for our success on behalf of our client. And we’ll continue to work hard to again win this award quarter after quarter.”
One Chicago Inc. matches services to a client’s needs, providing measurable results that lead to long-term retention and revenue growth. The firm’s consistent demand from clients has resulted in new market development and expansion.
DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — One Chicago, Inc., a privately owned sales and marketing company headquartered in Illinois, earned top sales recognition once again for their excellent work on behalf of a respected energy client.
One Chicago, Inc., led by President Juan Olmos, won the prestigious “Campaign Cup” award for national sales excellence based on their second-quarter performance. Outperforming other sales offices working on the same campaign, the firm also won this recognition in 2014.
“We’re proud of our team for earning this prestigious recognition again and for consistently outperforming the competition throughout the year,” said Olmos. “We are committed to meeting and exceeding our client’s expectations and we are focused on earning this recognition again next quarter.”
Team members from One Chicago, Inc. spent the week and weekend in Cancun for their annual Summer Management Retreat! This year’s event was hosted over the Labor Day weekend at the all-inclusive, Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort. During the trip, the team enjoyed soaking up the sun at the pool and on the beach, checking out the spa and golf course, watching a funny lip-sync battle, and attending themed dinner parties at the beach.
The team was also able to participate (and win) a charity volleyball tournament for Operation Smile. Operation Smile is a worldwide children’s charity organization that helps treat facial deformities such as cleft lips and cleft palates. One Chicago, Inc. has teamed up with the organization in the past for other fundraising events and is planning to continue fundraising on behalf of the organization to help sponsor a medical mission trip next summer.
Outside of the resort, One Chicago, Inc. team members were able to visit Chichén Itzá, Mexico’s most visited archeological site, and the most famous Mayan temple city. They learned about the history of the region and the architectural wonders. Afterward, team members headed to the Cenotes of Cancun, underground caves with geological formations such as stalactites and stalagmites. A “cenote” is a natural sinkhole created where a cave ceiling has collapsed, a window to a spectacular underground world. On the tour, the team was able to go swimming in some of the caves, and the views were breathtaking.