Collective Bias Company Retreat #cbias

October 23, 2012 by  

Great Collective Bias Retreat In Branson

This was my first trip to Branson, Missouri – what a fun location for our Collective Bias company retreat. I flew into Bentonville, AR and spent a couple days in our offices, before we all drove to Branson together. Thanks Jon Lemire for being the chauffeur to a truck full of woman, what a trooper!

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We had a few fun surprises waiting for us.  Our first evening there, we were treated to the Dixie Stampede Production.

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We weren’t allowed to get pictures inside.. which was a real bummer, because there would have been some awesome ones.

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Monica Johnson @MonicaJohnson and Melissa Garcia from were waiting to go in.

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Wouldn’t this be a fun dress to wear? lol… I’d love it.

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I had a great evening with everyone, and you can’t imagine how much food they served us! I was extremely full!  There is no silverware! You had to eat it all with your fingers, including soup (the bowl has a handle to drink from)! I have to admit, that made it a lot of fun.

The next day was a day of meetings.  We were all together and I thought it was time well spent.  We heard from each department on what they did and what their visions were for the coming year.

John Andrews from Collective Bias, started us off on the right foot.. an emotional and heart felt one.

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I got to meet some of the team that I’d not yet be able to meet. Kristen Brown who is running our newly established Minnesota office was someone I hadn’t had a chance to meet yet. Can’t wait to spend more time with her.

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We had some great laughs from the Production team.

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They did some skits from a “Day in the Life of an Account Executive”

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While John is capturing it on his ipad

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We took some photos of how Collective Bias has grown from the the beginning with Amy Callahan, Brad Lawless, John Andrews and Jay Thornton (on the screen) in 2009

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To the growth in 2010

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To 2011 (Yay.. the year I came on)

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To the current group in 2012.

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The pictures were a spur of the moment idea, and clearly my camera was not set up for the lighting in this room. I’ve told them… I’m no professional photographer. lol

There were “Awards” given. Amy Callahan presenting Mailena Urso her award.

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The Dev team also won an award. lol.. You just never know with Collective Bias!

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We got to rock our new Collective Bias t-shirts around Branson.

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A group of us went to dinner together and had a great meal, by the water.


We were able to go to see a Live version of the Price Is Right show that evening if we’d like. There was a big group of us that did go.. and had a great time. None of us were called to “COME ON DOWN”.  Bum! We were all so psyched and ready to go!

The next morning we were all busy connecting with our Social Fabric members.


Our SoFab community is the heart and soul of Collective Bias, and we wanted to thank them and give them some support.

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Yes.. I was there too.

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Here are a few other fun shots from the retreat.  Kim Janocko Crafty Mama of 4

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Mel Lockcuff from Mama Buzz


And of course… I couldn’t forget the awkward stretching pics!

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Great Retreat Collective Bias!







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2 Responses to “Collective Bias Company Retreat #cbias”
  1. April says:

    Looks like a great time, look forward to a chance to meet you and the rest of Collective Bias! I have never been to Missouri, would love to visit.

  2. mailena says:

    Great recap, Sandy! It was an awesome retreat!

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