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Your Experient Team
By Michael M McCurry, CMP — Experient
Last week my colleagues and I with the Chicago Experient office participated in our annual Summer Community Service Day. As with last year, the project benefited Chicago public schools, and was sponsored by our events industry partner, the Nashville ‘Music City’ Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The Experient team arrived at Manierre Elementary School at approximately 8:30am on Friday, August 21. Our Nashville CVB Hosts, Pride Haggerty & Randy Kidwell treated us to a delicious continental breakfast to kickoff the festivities. They also supplied us with a terrific lunch to provide a break midway through the day.
The task was to paint the Black Iron Fence surrounding the school property. This video will recap for you the experience. I hope you enjoy it!
It really does feel good to help “less fortunate” people and organizations with their needs and this day, while a lot of work, was fun and rewarding.
I look forward to next year’s adventure!
By Debbi Beldon – Experient
Recently I had the pleasure of reading one of my colleagues, Brenda Houlihan’s Blog entry about her experience meeting Walter Cronkite and it inspired me to share my own personal brush with fame.
My story begins in June of 2005 while on-site in one of my favorite cities, Philadelphia, for a large, education association Annual Meeting. Our jobs provide us the opportunity to see many interesting speakers and celebrities, but I have to admit that usually once I get the room loaded, I’m off to the next task and rarely stick around to listen to the presentation. That day in June, I assumed the same thing would happen as I got the room ready and all the attendees in their seats to hear the author of the book “The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them” – Erin Gruwell. The presentation opened with a video clip from an interview Erin had done, and by the time the clip was finished I was hooked. There was no way I could leave the room.
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