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Golf and Goodwill at “The Randy”

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Randy Smith Memorial Golf Classic  – October 2014

The 20th Annual Industry Specific charity event, the RSMGC, was held in the Atlanta suburbs recently.  This unique event is an exhibit industry tradition that brings members of the exhibit community in from across the country to participate and contribute to a great cause.

We recently had the honor of attending our first “Randy” event and were moved by the generous amount of emotional and financial support the event provides to industry families in need. Held at the beautiful Chateau Elan, outside of metro Atlanta, the evening event was an enjoyable and heart warming experience championed by founder Rich Johnson.  The creative energy and compassion Rich brings to the event is impressive and his annual film series is quite memorable. The afternoon golf outing is the big event and another worthwhile experience we’ve been yearning to attend. So for next year’s Randy our calender is set and we’ll be bringing our clubs.

To learn more about the foundation and the heart warming stories within, visit the website here: 

Discussions & Networking – EDPA Day 2

Discussions, Dinners, Drinks

After a fun dinner for the French themed welcome reception, Thursday proved to be a full day of insights and networking. There was a speed networking secession with suppliers which was good for meeting lots of vendors in one swoop.

Then things got interesting when the discussions opened up to the topics of the industry, its financial state of affairs, and … Read more…

Away we go! ACCESS for EDPA

It’s wheels up and off to Palm Springs! This event is looking to be a lot of fun and a great chance to expand our industry knowledge, explore some new techniques and learn from the best. Specifically, I’m excited to dive deep into the topics outside of the design perspective, and soak up insight on the aspects of costing and marketing leadership.  These are inter dynamic issues crucial to shaping winning concepts. It will be great to grow our skills and bring more insight home to our clients.

I’ll be posting some random updates from the EDPA ACCESS 2012 and looking to keep it interesting and relevant. I’m also looking forward to seeing industry friends, meeting new peers and partners. We’ll also be introducing our talents and design services to builders. We had great success recently, winning the EDPA Midwest’s Designers Challenge, and would love to show more companies what we can do for them. See our 1st place concept here.

Escaping the impending mid-western winter seems like a great idea too. Maybe I’ll see you out there!

Erik Ewert