Everyday is Gameday Seattle 2017
A few members of our team headed out to Seattle, Washington for the 48th Annual SERVPRO Convention. It being my first time ever attending a convention I was ready to get down to business and sit through long classes all day...
Our first night in Seattle we had the "Opening Night Reception," and that's when I knew our industry was the very best. SERVPRO is one big family. We had delicious food, many laughs, and met a lot of new friends too. One thing that stood out to me immediately was that there was children playing and dancing at every event. Never in a million years did I think that the whole family actually came to convention. It made my heart happy...This is not just a franchise. We are a family.
The next day I had my first classroom session. The speakers ranged from corporate to small franchise owners. Each and every one of them had their own story of how they got where they are today. With some more difficult times than others. They shared their experiences and little things they do to make it an even better place to work! We took many of their ideas home to Maine with us to share with our team.
Everyday there is a general session where everyone comes together. We speak about Brand-Building and the legacy of our industry. Our theme this year was "Everyday is Gameday," the whole week was full of pep talks that gave you goosebumps and miss your glory days of being on a sports team.
My overall experience of my first but definitely not my last SERVPRO Convention was a huge success. I gained so much knowledge in the matter of a few days. I'm thrilled to be apart of such a great family, team, and beyond thankful for everything SERVPRO has to offer.