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Best Places to Work Conference
Above: View of the Hotel Chicago Downtown, the venue
for the Counselor Best Places to Work Conference
in beautiful Chicago, IL.

Counselor Best Places to Work
Friday, July 18, 2014
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hotel Chicago Downtown
Chicago, IL

Discover the best ways to create a positive and inspiring work environment at the new Counselor Best Places to Work Conference. Our action-packed agenda includes interactive sessions and entertaining activities centered on communication in the workplace, motivating sales reps, the keys to building high-performing cultures and more!


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Hotel Chicago Downtown - Autograph Collection
Chicago, IL
Friday, July 18, 2014, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Counselor® Best Places to Work Conference

Date: Friday, July 18, 2014, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Hotel Chicago Downtown - Autograph Collection, Chicago, IL

Morning Sessions
Morning Run
Welcome by Tim Andrews
Perks vs. Salary Increases: Which Packs a Bigger Punch?
Fit Employees & Free Clinics = Reduced Health Care Premiums
Cultivate a More Engaged Team with 500,000 Push-Ups a Year
Use Transparency to Drive Growth
Empower Employees to Win Six-Figure Deals
The Business Case for an Office Makeover
How to Smartly Manage Growth (and Reduce Employee Stress)

Networking Lunch

Afternoon Sessions
Market Your Culture to New Hires
Integrate Training into Your Corporate Culture
Why a Gourmet Cafeteria Builds Loyalty
Maintain a Family Atmosphere in the Face of Growth
How Healthy Competition Can Instantly Boost Productivity
My #1 Secret to Reducing Employee Turnover
Happy Hour as a Client Retention Tool

Cocktail Reception


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Travel Arrangements

When booking flight arrangements, please arrange for arrival in time for the first session which starts at 7 a.m. You can fly into either the Chicago Midaway Airport or Chicago O'Hare Airport.

Directions from the Chicago Midway Airport:

  • Head south on S Cicero Ave.
  • Make a uturn at W 59th St.
  • Turn right onto the Interstate 55 N/ Stevenson Expy ramp to Chicago.
  • Merge onto I-55 N/ Stevenson Expy.
  • Take exit 292A to merge onto I-90W/I-94 W toward W Ryan Expy/Wisconsin.
  • Take exit 51H for I-290 W toward W Eisenhower Expy/W Suburbs.
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Congress Parkway/Chicago Loop and merge onto I-290 E.
  • Continue onto W Congress Pkwy.
  • Turn left onto S. Dearborn St, destination will be on the right.

Directions from the Chicago O'Hare Airport:

  • Head northeast on Arrivals/Lower Level T3 St.
  • Take the ramp onto I-190 E.
  • Merge onto I-90 E.
  • Take exit 50B toward Ohio St E.
  • Merge onto W Ohio St.
  • Turn right onto N Lasalle St.
  • Turn left onto W Upper Wacker Drive.
  • Turn left onto N Dearborn St - hotel will be on the right.


Coming Soon
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Sunday, September 15
1 p.m. Registration
4 p.m. Group Photo
4:30 p.m. Cocktails/Networking
6 p.m. Dinner

Monday, September 16
7 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:15 a.m. Technology Update
8:30 a.m. Inspire Employees to Excel & Engage – Adrian Gostick, author, The Carrot Principle
9:15 a.m. “What Motivates Me” – Young Sales Reps Speak Out
9:45 a.m. The Emergence of Domestic Manufacturing to Compete Against Asia
10:15 a.m. Break/Sponsorship Fair
10:45 a.m. Interactive Session: Put Your Listening Skills to the Test
11:30 a.m. Competitive Threats: Where They Are, How to Combat Them
12 p.m. Marketing Smackdown: Craft a Creative Campaign in 30 Minutes
12:30 p.m. Customer Service Exclusive: Secrets from Counselor Distributor Choice Awards Winners
1 p.m. Conclusion
1:15 p.m. Golf/Mountain Biking/Lunch/Tennis
7:30 p.m. Counselor Power 50 Dinner

Tuesday, September 17
7 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:15 a.m. Future of the Industry: Obstacles, Opportunities and Outlooks (exclusive interview with Polyconcept CEO Michael Bernstein)
8:45 a.m. Hot Data: ASI Ad Impressions Study 4.0 (featuring key new metro areas and selling opportunities)
9:15 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. Meet Tomorrow’s Buyer: Capitalize on These New Demographic Trends
10 a.m. Strategic Planning Session
10:45 a.m. 2014 Forecast: Featuring the Counselor Power 50
11:30 a.m. Building Relationships through Video/Social Media – Devin Graham, videographer with millions of YouTube followers
12 p.m. Concluding Remarks

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