Geiger Brings Annual Galleria To Atlanta
Distributor Geiger (PPAI 105182) recently held its 10th annual Geiger Galleria at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia. The three-day event drew more than 400 attendees, including Geiger sales partners, associates and industry representatives, and offered industry education, a private trade show, motivational speakers, sales recognition and networking opportunities.
The Geiger Galleria agenda included a presentation from motivational speaker Dan Nevens, who shared his story of turning his life around after a debilitating injury suffered during the Gulf War. A certified yoga instructor, Nevins led two private yoga sessions for Galleria attendees. Also speaking at the event were Gene Geiger, MAS+, CEO and president of Geiger, and Dale Denham, MAS+, chief information officer for Geiger, who shared insights on Geiger’s vision and direction. The two also shared a series of short films created to enforce their message.
“Geiger Galleria was another outstanding event,” says Jo-an Lantz, MAS, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Geiger. “The enthusiasm of sales partners, associates, and production partners was palpable from the moment you arrived. We have never had such an outstanding education offering with over 15 classes and the opportunities for an individual to earn up to 16.5 CEUs. On top of all that, what a trade show! The trade-show floor was packed the entire day.”
The program also included representatives from ASI and PPAI, who shared their perspectives on upcoming opportunities for the industry. PPAI Vice President of Business Development Alan Peterson says, “I was very impressed with the Galleria event. The enthusiasm for both the industry and the content that Geiger offered to their attendees was inspiring. I was pleased to participate and look forward to working with Geiger in any way possible—thank you for the invitation to speak.”
The event culminated with a dinner and awards presentation recognizing several special achievements. Suppliers BIC Graphic, Crown Products, Evans, Gemline, Hit Promotional Products, The Magnet Group, PCNA, Prime Line and SanMar were recognized for receiving the highest evaluation scores ranked by Geiger sales partners and associates. Several Geiger sales partners were also honored for exceptional performances:
- Dawn Ruler, MAS – GEM Award (Geiger Excellence in Marketing)
- Steve DeNunzio, MAS – Edge Award (Effective use of marketing technology tools)
- Julie Isenhour, MAS – Brandsurance Award (Ambassador of product safety)
- Wendy Franklin, MAS, and Paula Gossett, MAS – Corporate Programs Chairman’s Club Award
- Terry Derstine, CAS – Spirit Award
- Bill and Melanie Perry & The Creative J – Endeavor Award (Best new sales partner)