Last week I traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah for the Million Sales Retreat. This was a long time in coming as I actually hit One Million Dollars in Career Sales in Nov. of 2020! Due to Covid, this trip was delayed! Well, let me just say it was well worth the wait!
I got to take my dear friends, Sandra and Rene’ along as my guests! They are not only wonderful friends, but also help me with all parts of my business! I couldn’t do what I do without them! It was actually my husband’s suggestion to take them – instead of him! What a sweetheart he is, right?
In this photo, we are on the plane – first class (wow) – and we are so excited! Salt Lake CIty HERE WE COME!
We arrived safe and sound and headed with all of the Achievers and their guests to a yummy dinner at a place called From Scratch. Everything was delicious – and made “from scratch” – and the yummy foods continued throughout the entire time we were there!
We stayed at the Grand America hotel – which was gorgeous! When we checked into our room, there was a box of treats for us – and a beautiful hand stamped card to welcome us. The card used the same products – Peony Garden Suite- that were used to create the over the top card I received in the mail from Sara and Shelli when I hit my Million Career Sales!
Look at ALL the detail – oh I love this so much!
We gathered first thing Thursday morning for a delicious Breakfast Buffet and then headed to headquarters in Riverton. Such a treat to visit with all of the Achievers and their guests – and of course Shelli and Sara make it extra special! There are 17 Achievers at the retreat.
We were taken up to Riverton by bus and when we arrived, there was a group of Stampin’ Up! employees ready to great us! They called each Acheiver out one at a time – I was the second one called – and I can’t even describe how emotional this was! I was greeted by my Demonstrator Development Manager- Kate Spackman. She and I had a phone call several months ago and we just clicked! I love her and was thrilled to meet her in person and have her been the one to welcome me!
She presented me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and two Million Dollar stamps – of course all presented beautifully! Each Achiever had their own bouquet – based on a survey we took where we shared what our favorite flowers were.
To say the least, it was very emotional! To do something that I love so much, and to receive this over the top recognition was just overwhelming – in a good way!
To share this moment with Sandra and Rene’ was amazing as well! And sweet Luz – adorable woman I got to work with when I served on the Events Council – so wonderful to see her!
We were given some official name tags – so fun!!!
We spent the rest of the day meeting with Stampin’ Up! employees from different departments – we got to go to the “pick line” where orders are picked for shipment, meet with the Catalog team, toured the newly updated Legacy Room and of course the best part was just visiting with the other Acheivers, and all the wonderful Stampin’ Up! staff- all are wonderful and so welcoming!
Since I have been a demonstrator for so long, and have had the opportunity to work with some of the staff – either on a council or when I presented, it was so wonderful to see some of them again! Since we haven’t been holding in person events for several years, it was so good to give some hugs to them!
I got to meet Kathy Pitt in person – she is the super talented artist that I worked with in creating my own stamp set that will be in an upcoming catalog!
No detail was spared – even the water bottles were fancy!
My heart is so full! Truly my cup overflows! But there’s more! We headed back to the hotel to find another gift -beautifully packaged as is the Stampin’ Up! way!
Truly a day to cherish! Come back tomorrow – I have a lot more to share!
So happy For you, Laura. Looking forward to reading about day two.
Congratulations! You look beautiful !
Congratulations Laura!! I’m am so happy for you. it was an honor to be part of your celebration. Thanks for being so special. You are awesome and you deserve all the best. Sending Hugs my friend 🤗