Last month, Digital Marketing Director Derek Blaszak and Business Development Specialist Brad Schwei attended a financial management seminar in Chicago, hosted by Second Wind, an organization focused on providing expert resources to small and mid-size agencies all over the United States. Element has been a dedicated member of Second Wind for 11 years, utilizing the opportunities provided for higher education and unique agency insight.
As an agency constantly enhancing its’ practices, we looked forward to the opportunity to gather with fellow Second Wind agencies and learn about the latest trends in the industry. In particular, the conference focused on streamlining workflow, maintaining effective production meetings, and providing accurate estimating. These key points and more were taken from the conference and are to be implemented into Element’s process in order to be the best partner for our clients.
Outside of the conference, Derek and Brad had a chance to spend some time exploring. The two visited a few rooftop bars and indulged in some Chicago cuisine. Derek captured a couple photos of the beautiful “Windy City”, which are pictured below.