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.
Rise 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 Ford Field.
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.
The 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.
Rise 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.