Smart Circle is a leading outsourced sales broker, connecting clients to a network of independent sales companies specializes in face-to-face marketing and in-person sales. Smart Circle’s clients range from Fortune 500 companies to national retailers to companies in emerging markets. While they certainly know how to work hard, they also know how to celebrate in style, which was on display at their R&R Event 2023, held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
R&R 2023 welcomed Smart Circles’ independent sales network, along with executives, leaders and clients worldwide. Together, they pulled off an event that fostered meaningful connections, showed appreciation for their work, and encouraged great fun and relaxation.
Smart Circle organized various activities during the retreat, including team-building exercises, networking events, and group outings. These events allowed attendees to unwind and enjoy their time while providing opportunities for personal growth and professional connections.
During the R&R retreat, Smart Circle recognized and celebrated many team members who performed exceptionally in face-to-face marketing and in-person sales industry. The award-winning team members are a testament to a thriving company that satisfies their clients daily. In addition to hundreds of awards for achievement in sales, corporate honorees include:
Executive of the Year Award: Zach Brown
Zach Brown is the Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis at Smart Circle. In 2019, he began as a Director of FP&A and rapidly ascended to Vice President within two years. His exceptional efforts and invaluable contributions cement him as a crucial member of the Smart Circle team.
Industry Leader Award: Brandy Larkin
Brandy Larkin is a Retail Scheduling Director at Smart Circle. She has an extensive background within the sales industry, extending back to 2001 and leverages those skills to work with retail clients to coordinate sales events. Her expertise has been instrumental to the team in several domains, including travel, home improvement, and roadshows.
Industry Leader Award: Ashley Metts
Ashley Metts is a Retail Scheduling Coordinator. She joined Smart Circle in 2012 as a roadshow manager and then an inventory reconciler. In 2020, Ashley began working with retail clients to ensure the smooth launch of sales events. Since then, she has proven an indispensable asset to the organization.
While these award-winners were honored for their contributions, it was clear throughout the event that Smart Circle is grateful for all their team members. They take immense pride in their team and their work, and they truly believe that investing in their people is the key to their success as a company. Their annual R&R event showcases that appreciation, and 2023 was no different!
The remainder of the event was particularly special, with plenty of casual activities and downtime for personal adventures. Attendees indulged in delectable meals, relaxed by the pool, played beach volleyball, shopped to their heart’s content, and danced all night. It was an unforgettable experience that everyone present will cherish for years to come.
Smart Circle continues to plan and execute some of the country’s best face-to-face marketing and in-person sales campaigns. Undoubtedly, they look forward to their next R&R event, set for 2024!
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