As we begin a new year, we wanted to take a look back at the accomplishments of our Honeywell Authorized dealers in 2016. At CONNECT 2016, we had the chance to network with over 800 attendees from across the U.S., Canada and Latin America in Hollywood, FL.
The event kicked off with a community service event where over 100 dealers teamed up with Cheeriodicals to build 250 cheer kits that were delivered to children in the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. To see more about the event and this wonderful organization, watch the video.
During our Partner and Innovation Showcase, dealers were introduced to a variety of products, solutions and industry affiliations that can help them grow their business. This year, it was also the official introduction of the new Lyric Gateway and dealers had a chance to take the Lyric Gateway challenge for a chance to win an iPad Mini. Thanks to all who participated in the challenge and our sponsors and attendees for making the Showcase such a success. During General Session we also recognized Lt. Rich Huebner of the Seminole Fire Department for saving a young family from a devastating house fire. View the Larry King video that details his heroism.
Educational Sessions and Keynote Speakers Present New Ideas
Of course, a key component of this event is our educational sessions. With 55 breakout sessions in the residential, commercial and enterprise space, there were classes to fit everyone’s needs. The group also learned from two keynote speakers who hit on very different aspects of running a business. Grant Cardone, a top sales training and social media expert, discussed how to uncover overlooked sales opportunities and Dr. Robert Rohm wowed the crowd with his message about how to understand human behavior.
We wanted to make sure that the group also had some time to network in a social setting. At our Totally Awesome ‘80s party, dealers got a chance to show their creative side for some great prizes. Check out their rad costumes here. We ended the time together by celebrating our dealers at our Awards Gala for the great work they accomplished in 2016. To see those recognized, click here.
Mark Your Calendars for CONNECT 2017
The date has been set for CONNECT 2017. We will be meeting in beautiful San Diego, CA from November 9-12. If you’re a Honeywell Authorized Dealer, you won’t want to miss this chance to network with your peers at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.