Summer Classics Annual Garden Party

This year, during the third week in August hundreds of visitors arrived in Birmingham, Alabama for the annual celebration of Summer Classics furniture, Garden Party 2014.

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We invited guests including our sales representatives, dealers and our employees down south to introduce our new collections, as well as experience what Summer Classics is all about.

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This year our Garden Party theme was inspired by Willy Wonka’s, “Pure Imagination”, song the lyrics reflect the notion of Summer Classics strong creative staff and president, Bew White with innovative ideas and concepts each year for outdoor furniture. We celebrated the theme with our very own SC chocolate bars equipped with golden tickets! Our golden tickets varied from $100-$5,000 of credit toward early buy product orders.

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We continued the evening with cocktails and dinner at The Club, an exclusive venue, complete with southern charm and widespread panoramic views of the city. We graciously appreciate cocktails and dinner sponsored by Outdura and Sunbrella; our fabric manufacturers. Entertainment featured live music and swing dancing from members of the design department and an awards presentation that honored achievements among staff.

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 Deana Ray, Summer Classics Contract, Director of Operation, receives award from Bew White for 10 years of service.


Deana Ray, Summer Classics Contract, Director of Operation, receives award from Bew White for 10 years of service.

Jamie Monroe, Summer Classics, National Sales Manager, receives award from Bew White for 10 years of service.

Jamie Monroe, Summer Classics, National Sales Manager, receives award from Bew White for 10 years of service.

Jonathon Bulger, Summer Classics, receives award from Bew White for 10 years of service.

Jonathon Bulger, Summer Classics, receives award from Bew White for 10 years of service.

Jamie Monroe, accepts the receives the annual "Whatever It Takes" award, selected by sales representatives.

Jamie Monroe, accepts the receives the annual “Whatever It Takes” award, selected by sales representatives.

The following day featured an impressive arrangement of speakers. Also the TV mogul and Emmy Award winner Michael Young, served as our outstanding emcee.

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Michael Young

John Norris, who oversees the wealth management and investment services for Oakworth Capital Bank spoke about what the next three years may looking. Norris has over 22 years of experience in the money management industry prior to helping start Oakworth. Oakworth Capital Bank

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John Norris

A presentation by Dick Cross, Dick is the founder and Managing Principal of The Cross Partnership III, a twenty-year-old, Boston-based, “hands-on” consulting and turn-around firm focused on improving the operating and financial performance of businesses owned by financial sponsors. www.dickcross.com

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Michael Allosso spoke to the group with interesting, engaging presentation. Michael has background experience as an actor, director, choreographer and speaker. He presented us the communications expertise to develop his “You on Your Best Day” brand. He presented a motivational and job performance seminar seeking to help employees to better reach their full potential.

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Michael Allosso

We ended the presentations with Kent Panther. Kent is vice president at Wray Ward, a firm that specializes in marketing home brands. He has worked in marketing communications for more than 25 years. His exposition included ways to capitalize on outdoor living trends. http://www.wrayward.com/people/kent-panther

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Kent Panther

The remainder of Garden Party was held at our exquisite flagship store in Pelham, Alabama. Our guests were given individual tours of our facilities and showroom as well as product training. Garden Party 2014 was a huge success! We would like to extend our appreciation to everyone who attended and helped to make this year’s Garden Party a truly unforgettable experience.

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