There are over 900 people here from my company, and last night an elite 300 or so were at a dinner at Graycliff (www.graycliff.com) which is a 5 star restaurant, cigar bar and, sports the worlds top three private wine collections.
After drinks and hors d' overs around the 2 pools surrounded by Bahamian foliage and a band, we shuffled into the 260 year old building for dinner. I had the Grouper. Post dinner, I hovered over a Cuban gentleman who spoke no English and was about 75 years old and watched him roll Premium Bahamian Cigars that were "99% Cuban".
Today, I was invited to a "first timers" reception where a record-breaking 250 sales reps attended. All I have to say, is - it was done right. The theme was simply 'glad you are here, DON'T EVER MISS IT!'
Then off to the company dinner with all 900 people. The decks of the hotel were filled with lobster tails on the grill, fillet Mignon, fresh mozzarella, fruit, desserts, and beer and wine and more, much more. I was overwhelmed with the number of people there, and these represent the top sales reps in the company! Good company. My favorite? Macaroons with hot chocolate sauce drizzled on top. CORRECT!
After dinner, I mingled and made my way to the casino where $100 kept me busy for 45 minutes at the Black Jack table, had a few drinks and donated another $100 to the Bahamian gods of cards.
Tomorrow 8am - noon is a general session with all reps from all divisions, free lunch and the rest of the day is 100% free. Sleep sounds good to me.