bdtUserConf2014-037Our 2014 ByDesign Users Conference was a great day to welcome in 50 of our clients to ByDesign Technologies headquarters in Tampa. It was a day to celebrate companies that were just starting as well as those who had been in business for many years.  The valued clients traveled from as far away as California and the Dominican Republic to come and learn how they could get more out of their Freedom systems.

Our 2014 Conference started with a great dinner the night before at the historic Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City, Tampa.  Vendor Partner, The Connection, sponsored the dinner and the team was thrilled to showcase their partnership as well as enjoy the delicious Spanish food, from paella to flan, it was a delicious evening filled with great conversation and networking.

Excitement was in the air early the next morning, as the staff stood along the red carpeted walkway clapping and welcoming the clients in to a great day. Just as they are everyday, the clients were the VIP’s.  They were greeted with a great breakfast and the programming quickly began.

The day was packed full of information with as many as four speakers running at one time.Top areas of interest were J. Hilburn’s presentation on API’s, promotions and learning about the new Business Intelligence tool ByDesign launched at the conference.

During the CEO lunch sponsored by Meritus, incentive travel company DRP and Hard Rock Resorts gave away two 3 night stays as well as a cruise to our hard working executives.  This was an exciting time for our companies’ CEO’s!

Nothing was forgotten, from the networking break to the ToGo Boxes with snacks for the road, each portion of the day was crafted to provide the utmost value to our clients.Christina Hale with J. Hilburn stated, “It was so helpful to meet and connect with other clients. We were able to swap suggestions, ideas, previous challenges, etc.”

Ultimately, that is what we hoped for.  We wanted to create a day that would add value for the Freedom system, but ultimately, help our clients understand they are not alone.  The direct selling industry has a mighty voice if they can find it together.



MLM and Party Plan executives enjoy a Networking Dinner

MLM and Party Plan executives enjoy a Networking Dinner

Recently ByDesign Technologies, along with their partner The Connection, sponsored a networking dinner for MLM and Party Plan executives at the Historic Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City, Florida.  As executives arrived they were greeted by the amazing architecture of the Columbia.  The Columbia is Florida’s oldest restaurant and the world’s largest Spanish restaurant. It has been named one of the Top 25 Restaurants in Florida since 1967. Executives from as far away as California and the Dominican Republic attended the dinner.

The guests were served a buffet consisting of various Cuban/Spanish specialties including Paella, chicken, black beans and rice, vegetables and of course the classic 1905 salad.

The executives were entertained by Flamenco dancers who brought great excitement to the crowd with their rhythmic dances. Jim Bailey, Business Development Manager for ByDesign stated, “This was a fabulous opportunity for ByDesign to showcase Tampa and for our clients to get to know one another better in a casual but classy environment.”

The evening finished with flan and chocolate Godiva cake.  There was not a slice left. It was a fantastic opportunity for ByDesign’s MLM and Party Plan executives to get to know one another and enjoy a great meal.

At the Networking Reception, ByDesign partnered with SOC's McCabe Ave Foundation

At the Networking Reception, ByDesign partnered with SOC’s McCabe Ave Foundation

On March 3rd, ByDesign Technologies partnered with Send Out Cards to offer an evening networking reception and exclusive tour of the Send Out Cards Facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.  This event allowed invited industry executives an opportunity to experience an additional company tour while enjoying good food and conversations with like-minded individuals. The executives were divided into small groups to tour the facility so that each group felt as if they had a private tour and were able to ask whatever questions they wanted.   As the evening continued, Vanessa Hunter and Steve Shultz from Send Out Cards spoke and talked about the partnership with ByDesign. Sonya Cooper-Turner thanked Send Out Cards for their hospitality and presented a check from ByDesign to Send Out Cards Foundation, the McCabe Foundation.  The McCabe Foundation has a twofold mission.  They desire to help inner-city youth live their dreams and provide inner-city neighborhood improvements that enhance life experiences of the youth.

Upon leaving, each guest was given a bag with gifts from ByDesign, Send Out Cards and several invited vendor partners.  It was a great event and ByDesign is looking forward to having others.