Every year, 38 representative firms make their way to Chicago for a national sales meeting held by SitOnIt Seating. New products are announced, trends are discussed, and general industry jargon fills the air. The highlight of the two-day affair is the banquet where national awards are announced and old friends reconnect over a great meal.
“That evening, Tim Kiger, Vice President of Sales, was handing out awards to different groups,” Turner said. “He started talking about how this one firm had seen a 119 percent in growth with SitOnIt and over 500 percent with IDEON over the past year. Then he talked about how this firm had doubled their sales year-over-year. I thought those figures sounded pretty familiar, but had no idea it was actually STIR he was referencing.”
Sure enough, moments later STIR was announced as the 2014 recipient for Representative Firm of the Year. Turner and Walters were stunned; they have never received an award like this from SitOnIt. They made their way to the stage where Larry Rivard, STIR’s regional sales manager, joined them in congratulations. STIR was one of two recipients of the Representative of the Year award.
The award recognized STIR for its innovative approach to introducing new products, including sales contests and a series of events designed to educate the architectural and design industry in Colorado and Wyoming about SitOnIt products.
“We work in a creative industry that deserves an out-of-the-box approach to promoting products,” Walters noted, “We’re simply honored that all of our hard work has been recognized and we can’t wait to continue striving ahead.”
Getting to Know Aviera from IDEON Soft Seating
She’s sturdy, versatile, and easy to clean – everything you need to create functional and beautiful lounge areas.
Since 1996, IDEON has built a reputation for building quality, well-designed seating for healthcare, education and corporate use. The latest addition to this family of lounge pieces is Aviera – IDEON’s one-stop shop for any arrangement.
So, what exactly is Aviera?
Simply put, Aviera is an ideal collection to place in any entry, reception or waiting area. Aviera was introduced at NeoCon 2014 and has since been placed in hospitals and offices nationwide. A recipient of Design Journal’s “Best of 2014”, Aviera offers multiple frame choices (wood or metal) and steal frame construction, making it a perfect match for any high-traffic environment.
This sturdy assortment of guest, patient and bariatric chairs also offers tables and multi-seating options to match. There are limitless configurations offering flexibility for custom space planning along with superior durability and easy maintenance.
Features of the collection include:
- Maple, beech or aluminum metal arm and frame choices
- Clean-out space
- Silver ion anti-microbial wood finishes
- Steel frame construction with metal-to-metal connection
- Wall-saver design
- Moisture barrier back and seats
To learn more about Aviera and the other soft seating solutions from IDEON visit www.ideondesign.com
Meet our newest STIR-ITE – Tess!
Tess Jackson is the latest addition to the STIR team.
She will serve as our new Marketing and Sales Specialist. You could say she was born to do this (she basically grew up in the business) and she’ll tell you she secretly wishes she would have gone to school for interior design. Most recently, she lent her creative eye and organizational skills to the wedding industry as a local wedding and event planner – something that will definitely come in handy when it’s time for a party.
When Tess is not writing a new blog or answering emails, she enjoys planning adventures with her adorable collie, Winston, and creating delicious meals for friends and family. She is also an avid student of Pilates and will jump at any opportunity for a good glass of wine. Welcome, Tess!
Top Shelf 2014 – Celebrating Success
On March 19, the Top Shelf 2014 recipients gathered at Guard & Grace in downtown Denver for STIR’s annual celebration of their success. Throughout the year, STIR tracks sales for every dealership and invites the top sellers to an exclusive event in appreciation of their loyalty and hard work.
This year, over 20 dealer sales representatives were treated to top shelf libations, delicious food, and a seminar on face reading from Mac Fulfer, world-renowned expert face reader and author of “Amazing Face Reading”.
Fulfer provided attendees with insight into how different facial features can be read like a book, providing those ‘in the know’ with an upper hand in any sales situation.
STIR hopes to see this event grow in the coming years as more of our dealerships are recognized as Top Shelf sellers.