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Hello, BluSky Nation! Our annual sales retreat is scheduled for January 18 – 20, 2023, at Texas Live! Arena in beautiful Arlington, TX! Our theme is “Unite to Ignite”.

This page is your single source for all details about this retreat – check back regularly for updates and new info!

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Dallas, TX

Live! By Loews

1600 E Randol Mill Road

Arlington, TX 76011

682.277.4900

Live! By Loews

TRAVEL

  • Please schedule your flights to and from Dallas as soon as possible through Corporate Travel: [email protected] or 800.203.6543.
  • Your incoming flight on January 18 must arrive no later than 2pm.
  • There will be a grab and go lunch on Friday as the retreat concludes, and your outgoing flight should not leave prior to 3 PM on Friday, January 20th.
  • You will use a ride share or hotel shuttle to and from the hotel. No rental cars are approved during this retreat – if you rent a vehicle the cost will be your personal responsibility.

LODGING

  • BluSky will coordinate all hotel accommodations directly with the hotel.
  • You will share a room with one other member of the BluSky sales team.
  • Please follow the link below to submit your roomshare information. We will do our best to accommodate your roommate request
  • The window to submit your roommate has now closed. For questions, please email [email protected] 

ATTIRE

The attire for the retreat is “smart casual,” so feel free to pack your jeans! For the awards dinner, the attire is business casual or cocktail, if preferred.

 

PROVIDED MEALS

If you have dietary restrictions or preferences, please submit them HERE no later than 1/12/23

AGENDA

Day 1:  WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18 
Requested flights arrive no later than 2 PM | Hotel check-in according to the contract is 4 PM 

  • 4:00pm – 5:15pm: State of the State; Greater Strategic Initiatives
  • 5:15pm – 5:30pm: Evening announcements
  • 5:30pm – 7:15pm: Buffet Dinner
  • 5:30pm – 8:00pm: Drinks / Networking
  • 9:00pm: Last call on drinks

Day 2:  THURSDAY JANUARY 19

Morning

Afternoon

  • 12:25pm – 2:15pm: Team lunch and peer meetings
  • 2:30pm – 4:00pm: Heat Wave Meet & Mingle/Department Highlights
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm: Break before evening events 

Evening – Business Casual or Cocktail attire

  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Happy Hour
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm: Reception and Awards dinner
  • 8:00pm – 11:00pm: Live band

DAY 3:  FRIDAY JANUARY 20

Requested flights depart no sooner than 3 PM

  • 7:00 – 8:00am: Breakfast
  • 8:00am – 8:10am: Raffle winners presented in Grand ballroom
  • 8:10am – 8:50am: Culture, Leadership, and Learning – Hosted by Chuck Lane, Simone Kelly, and Crystal Hodel 
    • Given where we are as an organization today, you may have some questions about what this means for you. “Where am I in my career?” “How do I move to the next level?” In this session, leaders from the Leadership, Learning, and Culture teams are going to answer those questions and more. BluSky is dedicated not just to being the best but also developing the best. This presentation will focus on sharing the vision and framework for how BluSky is going to develop our employees, build the next generation of leaders, and create an industry leading culture. 
  • 8:50am – 9:20am: Operations in Sales – Hosted by Rick Diamond and Tony Bennett 
  • 9:20am – 9:50am: Marketing Brand Overview – Hosted by Lisa Tran 
  • 9:50 – 10:10am: Break 
  • 10:10am – 11:00am: Finance for Success – Hosted by Frank Budde, Chris Howard, and Jared Grenzenbach
    • Learn about the role of finance in an organization the size of BluSky! This presentation will introduce you to the new finance team structure, including the importance of our Accounts Receivable team and what you can do to help.  
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm: “Fanning the Flame” – Hosted by Troy Berns, Dawn Abraham, and John Temoyan
  • 12:00pm: Closing thoughts from Dan Flanagan
  • 12:10pm – 1:30pm: Grab and go lunch will be available in the foyer

A Message from Keynote Speaker, Larry Levine, to team BluSky: