Our president just returned from a business trip to Chicago where he attended an industry conference. OLN Inc team member, Estevan Segura, was along for the ride, having won a contest to qualify for the trip. Along with a trip to the iconic “bean” (Cloud Gate) and delicious deep-dish pizza, Eli and Estevan were able to soak up some knowledge and take advantage of an awesome networking opportunity.
The regional conference is held quarterly and typically attracts up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the midwest region. This quarter’s conference featured speeches from three consultants who have achieved peak performance in their respective industries. Talks were centered around themes such as being committed to your goals, the importance of a positive attitude in business, and other leadership essentials. The president of our client brokerage firm was a keynote speaker at the event and she gave an inspiring talk about our clients’ growing needs as well as a successful foray in working with new energy companies. An additional highlight of the conference was the raising of $1500 for Operation Smile, one of OLN Inc‘s dedicated philanthropies.
Travel is an important part of our team’s development at OLN Inc. We believe that by exposing our management trainees to other entrepreneurs (at all levels in their respective careers) that they will become more well-rounded professionals. This was an eye-opening conference and a great way to wind down the year as we head into 2016 with a bang.
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