Recently at the Heartland Technology Groups (HTG) Summit, awards were given to members that have demonstrated exceptional performance amongst all the peer groups. During this annual conference, members attended seminars and meetings to exchange IT expertise for an entire week.
During the awards ceremony, HTG recognized some of its dedicated members for their business and personal growth driven by execution. Jay Strickland from WingSwept and Amy Kardel from Clever Ducks were recognized for their collaborative efforts with the “Excellence in Partnering Award”.
HTG encourages mind-sharing and utilization of joint resources between members, while reducing unnecessary costs. Throughout the peer group association (with members across the nation and Canada), WingSwept and Clever Ducks were honored for their business practices concerning partnering. Both companies have gone beyond their peer group to collaborate in multiple areas of business. It began with a Marketing exchange in June of 2009.
Since the initial marketing exchange, WingSwept continues to collaborate with the professionals at Clever Ducks while also reaching out to other peer group members. WingSwept recently opened its doors to the marketing person of another peer company that admired WingSwept’s efforts. In the span of three days, the marketing professionals from both WingSwept and the other company participated in brainstorming and idea collaboration that was mutually beneficial.
Peers that are not in geographical competition range but are similar in size and methods have helped WingSwept to achieve success. A lot of WingSwept’s recent marketing efforts have been to provide their over 1,800 customers above and beyond service that demonstrates true value. It is through both marketing exchanges and HTG that WingSwept has been able to find fast yet proven solutions for their customers.