Our company had a lot going on in 2012! Let’s take a moment to go back through everything we accomplished this past year:
President and owner, David Wise, and his marketing team came up with a “Charity of the Month” at the beginning of 2012. This program was designed to choose a charity or organization and dedicate that month to them. Our SmarTravel employees volunteered, donated money, supplies, and wore pins to recognize many of the different organizations that we chose to assist each month. Many of those organizations included: Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House of Charities, The Salvation Army of Indiana, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, American Heart Association and many more. We look forward to doing the same program in 2013!
Back in March 2012, our Cincinnati location got to meet the winners of the 2011 Grand Prize Drawing of $50,000 cash or a brand new car valued up to $70,000 MSRP. It was a great experience for our team because they got to see how happy they made Brittany & Shylo McKinsey when they received their check for $50,000 and they got to see where their hard work goes to. Congrats again to Brittany & Shylo, we hope you are enjoying your prize and can’t wait to see 2012’s winners when they are announced February 2013!
In 2012, our social media for SmarTravel took off! We not only started adding more to our Facebook page, but we also added in Twitter, Google +, LinkedIn, Tumblr, YouTube, Flickr, and many more. We are happy to see the outcome of our followers and are glad so many of you enjoy reading our blogs, viewing our pictures, and commenting on our results. Thank you to all of you!
This past year, some of our employees got to travel to Ruskin, FL, Las Vegas, NV, Baltimore MD, and Philidelphia, PA for either an incentive trip or a training meeting. These employees enjoyed their trip(s) and learned a lot about SmarTravel and what they can do to be better employees and become a closer team.
Finally, to end our year, we had our annual Holiday Party. The party was held at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Indianapolis, and consisted of dinner and an awards ceremony. The ceremony is for our Sales and Marketing Departments to recognize our employees. We had many awards to give out this past year and all of our employees had a great time coming together for the night. We posted our pictures on our social media sites, so please make sure to check them out.
This year was another great year for our Indianapolis location! We had many events that took place throughout the year with some great partnerships that we continue to have for 2013. To everyone, thank you very much for a great 2012! We look forward to what 2013 has in store for us!