Hosts Global has left their mark on Nashville, Tennessee this week, where they held their company meeting for all Hosts Global DMC units. Employees from Hosts Baltimore, Hosts Chicago, Hosts DC, Hosts Las Vegas, Hosts New Orleans, and Hosts Global Alliance came together to celebrate the H Factor that unites them all. Local Hosts Global Alliance member, Maple Ridge Events, worked hand in hand with the Hosts Global corporate team to create a memorable and exciting meeting for everyone in attendance.
The theme for this year’s company meeting was “Tuning up the H Factor,” with content geared towards ensuring continued success and continuity throughout Hosts Global. Content included sessions on Building Harmony: Understanding Communication Through DISC Profiles, Setting the Stage: Role Specific Breakout Sessions, and even a VIP Meet and Greet with a distinguished client panel focused on elevating the client experience.
During the meeting, attendees participated in a Music City themed team building activity led by KidBilly Music where they were transformed into songwriters. After being broken out into groups to create their own hit song, the three groups came back together to perform their soon to be chart topping hits for each other.
Elaine Flint, Associate Director of Corporate Services for Hosts Global, comments, “Creating a memorable meeting for my fellow Hosts employees was such a rewarding experience for me. I was given the chance to bring our various units together for 3 days of content and fun, and it left me with a heart filled with H Factor. Great things happen when our company gathers, and this was evident in the smiles I saw during the meeting.” Content came to a close as attendees were whisked away on a Nashville city tour where they were immersed in the culture and excitement of the various neighborhoods in Nashville.
In addition to the H Factor geared content, Hosts Global held the first ever Hosts Honors Awards, dubbed the Hosties, to celebrate the individuals that have displayed excellence in specific areas. The awards were held at Ocean Way Studios on Music Row, where guests were treated to whiskey, moonshine, and craft beer tastings while they awaited dinner and the awards presentation. Also planned was a performance by the Grammy Award winning, songwriter Tim Nichols, who has penned hit songs for Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina, Reba McEntire, and Alan Jackson.
Jennifer Patino, DMCP, CEO of Hosts Global, remarks, “I am continuously blown away by the quality of employees that we have at Hosts Global. I couldn’t be prouder of the incredible teams that we have built! While everyone who works here is truly remarkable, it was nice to have the opportunity to publicly identify those who really exemplify our Hosts mission and vision in all that they do.”
Winners of the 2015 Hosties were:
Team Player of the Year Award – Kerrie Schultz, Hosts Las Vegas
Innovation Award – Erica Hussey, Hosts DC & Hosts Baltimore
Rising Star Award – Kendra Thalman, Hosts DC
The H Factor Award – Joshua Jones, Hosts Las Vegas
The meeting ended with a final evening together at Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville. The star performers for the closing night were the Hosts Global team members as they took turns singing karaoke on a Nashville stage with a live band. Following the reception, the evening continued out on Broadway for fun and excitement at world famous honky tonks.
The Hosts Global units departed Music City with full hearts and fond memories of another fabulous company meeting. One thing is certain, they left an H Factor sized impression on Music City!
Hosts Global is a Destination Services company comprised of 5 owned office DMCs, one global DMC consortium, and an event décor company – Hosts Baltimore, Hosts Chicago, Hosts DC, Hosts Las Vegas, Hosts New Orleans, Hosts Global Alliance, and Style Event Design. We believe that every destination holds the promise of an inspiring experience. Hosts Global delivers on that promise with unparalleled service, fresh thinking, and a global network of local experts. Hosts Global provides a full service approach for customers planning group programs in the meetings, convention, and incentive industry for corporations, associations, meeting management, and incentive travel companies. There is always a Hosts solution. Every time. Everywhere.
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