A couple of reasons I'm excited about the Alliance Annual Meeting in Indianapolis
September 11, 2015Hi everyone - this is guest blogger Nate Lamusga, Director of Member Engagement at Catholic United Financial based in St. Paul, MN. I'm honored to have been asked to write a few blogs live from Indianapolis during the Alliance Annual Meeting. As we are all getting settled, I thought I'd take a few moments to talk about the reasons I'm excited to be here! 1.) OK, so this one is totally selfish. I have three little girls at home, a four-year-old, a two-year-old, and a one-year-old. Don't get me wrong, I love them, but the prospect of my wife (who gets to join me on this trip) and I getting a few days away to do simple things like sleep, eat warm food, and have "adult" conversations is quite compelling. After arriving yesterday, we already feel like different people. Last night, we went to Shula's steakhouse and I ate a steak. It sounds simple, but OMG. In true blogger form, here's a picture of my food: Don’t worry, I didn't touch the watercress. 2.) The speakers and workshops are always fantastic at these meetings. The Alliance staff does a great job pulling in talent to challenge and inspire us to look at what we do just a little bit differently. Look for future blog posts on what President of Un-Marketing, Scott Stratten, had to say as well as (shameless brown-nosing alert!) what I'm sure will be some of the most insightful remarks you will hear from Chair of the Board Harald Borrmann. Knock-em dead, boss! Alright, more to come...enjoy!