Never stop learning.

Greetings from the Internet – where we are continuing to work hard to adapt to new ways of conducting business! We had another very effective Coffee Collaboration this week. Some of us needed a warm beverage more than others this week; I sure hope everyone is handling these record temperatures in the same way everyone is handling changes to our business climate. 

Our meaningful discussion with colleagues this week centered around the exciting concept of kitting. We discussed ways to utilize this concept for programs such as new-hires, employee appreciation, virtual events, and more. Kitting is particularly enticing now that so many companies are relying on telework these days. Our group brought their usual creativity to the collaboration. The tips and tricks we learn from one another are nothing short of remarkable. 

I’m always grateful for these informal, but insightful gatherings. I walk away with new ideas from everyone in the field, as well as, our supplier partners.  What great fresh concepts and ideas!  I ask myself ‘what is working for the Vernon Account Executives?’ One of the greatest things I learned from my business mentors is to never stop thinking about new ways to get into the market

Keep the ideas coming! The Vernon Company was practically founded on a ‘social’ business model. While we all long for the days when we can gather together in person, enjoying stories about our families and our business, I’m proud to see how well we’ve evolved into life online.      

Collaboration Keeps Spirits High

Recently, Vernon created a monthly, virtual get-together for our salespeople called “Coffee Collaborations.” The inspiration came largely from Kelli Denes, our Director of New Business Development. These virtual sessions provide a great opportunity for our field team members to connect, drink coffee, share ideas, and strategically plan for their business. This informal gathering was an instant hit among the group after just a few sessions. Socialization is one of the hallmarks of a career in sales, yet it’s become one of the many casualties of 2020.

This month’s call was our best one yet.  Each team member came prepared with a project or idea that they had pitched to a client recently. The exchange was fabulous.  The energy was contagious, and the creative ideas were flowing.

Hats off to all for the peer reviews & support. 

Collaboration, teamwork, and ingenuity…indeed, a very good week for Vernon!

The Vernon Company is recognized as one of the largest and most successful promotional product firms in North America. Founded in 1902 by F.L. Vernon, we serve more than 40,000 customers from our Newton, Iowa corporate headquarters.

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