07 Jul First-Time 2017 CONVENTION Attendees Receive the Red Carpet Welcome
With almost 400 attendees one might think it would be easy to get lost in the crowd. While all attendees are important, this year our 27 first-time attendees received a little extra BEMA love with special networking events to help connect new members with those rooted in the industry.
At the first-timers welcome reception, BEMA’s board members rolled out the red carpet to get to know the new attendees in a smaller group setting. From here board members introduced new attendees to existing members as they arrived for the welcome reception. First-time attendees were also invited on a paddleboarding excursion.
First timer, Jon Miller of AM King reflected upon his experience, “In anticipation of attending my first BEMA Convention, I did not know what to expect. Starting off the week with the phenomenal paddle boarding event, I was blown away by such a great group of people, friends, networking and comradery found in this group. They welcomed me with open arms.” By providing experiences to our members both old and new, we foster valuable and meaningful relationships.