Friday, October 13, 2017

Nashville Visit

Alex Underwood: Facility Services Manager

Hello to everyone, from the Northwest Metro!  Hope everyone is having a great fall and is able to get out to enjoy the changing leave and the cool weather.  Just wanted to give everyone a little update on what's been happening in my territory and what I have been up to.

Recently, I was able to travel down to Nashville with the president of our company to visit their office and complete some sales and operations training.  We had a great time!  The Nashville office was very welcoming.  Greg and I were able to have some good discussion with their team and bring back some items that will help us continue to grow.

Outside of normal business hours they took us to a little Nashville gem in the Green Hills neighborhood, called the CrowsNest.  We all split some appetizers and sampled some of the beer brewed by a local brewery.  Just like Minneapolis, the brewery-scene is growing rapidly down there, so it was interesting to sample some of their product.

I was able to get out in the field with their Facility Service Managers, to see some of their buildings and learn how they manage their business, which was very interesting.  They also took me to another Nashville staple, called Emma B's, for their famous Hot Chicken.  I was only daring enough to order the mild but they have quite the range from no seasoning to their hottest, called "So Cluck'in Hot!' I certainly did not have the guts to try that one! Overall, we really enjoyed our time with the folks from Nashville!

Things are also busy in my personal life, as my fianc√© and I continue to get ready for our wedding. We are in the final 12 months of planning, so we are making sure we have everything in line.  It is surprising how far in advance vendors get booked up!  We have all our pillar items booked and now it is just the little odds and ends that come up along the way.

Hope everyone has a great Halloween and holiday season!!