I want to tell you about my trip to Louisville, KY for the GE Momsperience and about the wonderful new friends I made.
Back in April, while lurking around on blogs (like I ususally do), I stumbled across a giveaway at the blog CreativeKristi.com.
I entered...and won!!
The trip began in ATL where I got to fly with my friend Traci from Beneath My Heart. We were able to meet a few months ago and now I had the privilege to fly with her and spend a few days together.
In Louiville, we were greeted at the airport by a GE representative and then we were transported to the 21C Museum Hotel. My room was breathtaking. I had 2 double beds so I slept in a different one each night. (hehe!) When I finished each day, I would return to turned down sheets, dimmed lights, chocolates on my pillow, an ipod playing soft music, and a plush bath robe at the foot of my bed.
Monday began with a trip to the GE Monogram Center where we were served breakfast. After breakfast we began our sessions. We went from room to room full of every type of appliance anyone could imagine. They ranged from basic to luxurious. I don't know if you can call an appliance "luxury", but watching the Advantium cook 2 fillets in 13 minutes - well done - and it was tender to cut, that is LUXURY!!
What impressed me the most is that we were invited so they could learn from us! What do we want and need??!! WOW!! THAT is thinking about the customer, huh?!
Here are a few of my favorite things!! (Jeff put these on my wish list!)Ben (Mr. Advantium)
Yes!! A fridge that I could put Jeff's headshots on, ELECTRONICALLY!! (www.JeffRose.tv) hehe!
A washing machine that has specific settings to remove even urine/feces (poop)!!
A Derby hat that I made (thank you ladies from Dee's), Dinner at Churchill Downs, Chef Joe Castro & Chef Brian Logsdon, Red Penguin at Hotel 21C , my name monogrammed on a GE locker, beautiful SWAG bag, and the Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts.
Big Thank you to: Megan Robison and Nancy Wolff and everyone that worked hard to make it possible!
GE Momsperience 2011 – GE Appliances & Lighting Speakers
Eddie Martin – Chief Marketing Officer
Ben Cecil – Merchandising Specialist
Susan Gregory – Product Manager, Global Products
Julie Muennich – Senior Marketing Merchandising Specialist
Shawn Stover – Product Manager, Built –in Cooking Products
Casie Banquer – Senior Marketing Merchandising Specialist
Rebecca LaRocque – Training Manager
Monogram Experience Center:
Chef Joe Castro
Chef Brian Logsdon
Entertaining made simple:
Wendy Sommers – Team Leader
Marc Hottenroth – Industrial Design Manager
John Nichols – Senior Marketing Merchandising Specialist
Paul Riley – Marketing Manager
Peter Pepe – Product General Manager, Clothes Care
Jennifer Schoenegge – Product Manager, Clothes Care
Raegen VanBogaert – Product Manager
Dawn Riedel – Brand Manager
And another special thank you to Allison at House of Hepworths ~ who supplied me with this list!
Here are the other bloggers who were in attendance: