Most of the group arrived on Sunday, March 5th, though some of them came in a day early to have extra time to relax and explore Costa Rica. Sunday evening was spent unpacking and unwinding after the long day of travel. First thing Monday morning, employees were invited to a breakfast meeting where the senior leadership team led a discussion on any pressing issues that needed to be addressed and solicited topics that should be on the agenda for Fall’s annual sales conference.
On Tuesday, March 7th, Inlanta hosted an awards event to give special recognition to the deserving recipients. Despite the occasional gust of wind, they had a beautiful dinner and awards ceremony in the resort’s outdoor Spa Garden. Inlanta President & CEO Nick DelTorto emceed the evening, starting out with a touching tribute to Joe Ramis, an invaluable member of the Inlanta family who passed away from Cancer in 2016. The tribute set the scene for the introduction of the Joe Ramis Rising Star Award, an award that will be given out every year to someone who embodies the qualities that Joe demonstrated every day—integrity, respect, strong work ethic and character, and the dedication to helping others succeed. The inaugural Rising Star Award recipient was Rob Stettler, Branch Manager of Inlanta’s Sarasota, FL office. Rob, a close friend of Joe’s, has grown exponentially since he started working with Inlanta, has become an advocate for the company, and personally helped Joe throughout his battle with cancer. We could not think of a more deserving recipient for this first award!
As we moved onto the rest of the awards, Nick introduced each award recipient with a funny quip or anecdote. Awards and recognition included the Corporate Citizenship and Leadership Excellence Award, Reward Trip Recipients, and Top Producers.
Inlanta 2016 MVP’s included Cindy Laffey, Mortgage Planner and Branch Partner of Overland Park, KS; Jim Snyder, Branch Manager of Pewaukee, WI; Rob Stettler,; Josh Badciong, Marketing & IT Systems Specialist of Pewaukee, WI; and Carla Blazek, Underwriting Manager of Pewaukee, WI.
The rest of the trip, guests had time to explore nearby towns and go on excursions such as harvesting coffee beans and packaging their own coffee, visiting waterfalls, riding ATV’s, and zip lining. A group even went fishing and brought back enough fish to feed 20 people, which the resort graciously prepared for them!
Our Reward Trip Recipients are selected based on all scorecard criteria, including but not limited to Volume, Units, Loan Quality, Purchase Volume, Pull Through, Market Penetration, and Good Company citizenship.
Where will we go next and will YOU be joining us? Contact us today to learn more about our rewards program and how you can become a top producer at Inlanta Mortgage.