Among attendees were several national
business consultants and executives from Ford including special guest
speakers from the Ford corporation.
San Diego, CA, October 03, 2012 --(PR.com)--
Members of Rise Executives, a sales and marketing firm in San Diego,
traveled to Detroit to attend a national leadership conference and
participated in a charity kickball tournament. Among attendees were
several national business consultants and executives from Ford including
special guest speakers from the Ford corporation.
Executives, based out of the Mission Valley area of San Diego,
specializes in client acquisition and retention for Fortune 500 clients.
The company focuses on gaining long lasting business account holders
for national corporations.
Rise Executives’ main client is the
largest mail-order office supply retailer in the country. The client is
currently headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, and offers a catalog
of products containing more than 200,000 supplies. The client supplies
businesses with a variety including g school and office supplies, office
machines, furniture, technology, cleaning and breakroom, custom-printed
and promotional products.
The weekend in Detroit kicked off with
leadership lessons from some of the nations’ leading business sales
management consultants. The meetings were followed by a trip to Ford
Museum, and then off to Ford Field. Attendees were given a tour of the
Lions stadium before teaming up for a charity kickball tournament on
The charity event raised money for the Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation. JDRF, founded in 1970, is the leading
global foundation focused on research for type 1 diabetes. JDRF is the
largest charitable supporter of Type 1 diabetes in existence. The goal
of the organization is to help improve the progress made towards curing,
treating and even preventing diabetes. JDRF has raised more than $1.6
billion for diabetes research.
Each team paid an entry fee of
$100 to play. Rise Executives and the accompanying executives helped
raise $1600 for the charity. All donations went directly to Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation.
On the way to the charity event, attendees were given a tour of the stadium and a look inside the locker room.
weekend topped off with a lecture from key note speaker, Edsel Ford,
member of the board of directors at Ford and great grandson of Henry
Ford, and a speech from Deborah Windey, Director of Human Resources.
Executives plans to send its executives to several leadership
development conferences in the months to come and expects to continue
giving back to the community as well.