I've asked that the staff complete a short survey and have about a 1/3rd of them collected so far. Early voting returns look good! I asked the staff to rate the food, facilities, and speakers, and so far the food is rating about an 8 on a 10 scale and the facilities are rating about a 9.5. People really like the location and feel of the Marquise. A few picky eaters are bringing down the food score, but the committee was very happy with everything. I thought the food was good, the breakfast blew away some of the new staff who had never seen the donut and Danish spread you all do. And more than a few folks commented on the addition of chocolate covered pretzels for this year's morning snack (I know I appreciated it very much). The afternoon speaker had never been to the center and was impressed with the facilities.
Everything AV worked fine and the temperature, as hard as it is to control, was never too much of an issue. That's why we gave out sweatshirts ;)
Jordan and her staff deserve a big round of applause as well. Jordan was on top of everything and kept in constant contact with me. I don't know about our first two years with you all, but I do know that Jordan did a superb job in comparison to 2012 and 2013. There was always someone to serve drinks, and the cupcakes were handled exceedingly well at the end of the day. The staff was beyond courteous. I'm sorry I don't know the names to compliment them, but the man who tended the bar and the women working with Jordan on the cupcakes were both very attentive and very nice, but really everyone there was smiling and energetic and just all around great. Our speakers ran long and threw off the schedule, but the staff was cool with it and flexed with our on the fly changes. I really can't say enough about how well Jordan and the staff did. I told Jordan that if she is still there next September I will be requesting her as our hall manager.
Once I have the full numbers on what people thought of the day I'll send them along.
Thanks for the great day you made happen,