Advocate held its 2017 Insider Strategy Kick-Off from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast in Norcross, Georgia on January 25.  Upon arrival, Insiders were treated to a delicious Fiesta Taco Bar catered lunch and a 2016 photo montage of their activities to watch.

Advocate’s co-founders and presidents, Tim Wise and Scott Fogle, got the party started by dancing to hip-hop music in gold lamé jackets and hats with enthusiastic applause from the growing Insider community.  Following their opening remarks, Manhattan Associates’ CIO Chris Lindner gave an inspirational speech about how millennials are changing the IT landscape and how it affects the workplace.

Insiders learned about the company’s 2017 strategic initiatives, its new health and wellness program and ways Advocate plans to increase its rewards for its employees throughout the year with quarterly incentive pay, an annual top performer trip, professional training and development opportunities, special events, fun activities and monthly team lunches.

Other segments of the kick-off included discussions about the 2017 organizational, sales, exceptional client service delivery and satisfaction plans.  During the event, Insiders were excited to learn that they performed 444 hours of community service in 2016.  What a way to give back!

After the kick-off, Insiders were invited to attend happy hour with Advocate’s co-founders at nearby Noble Fin, where they were enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

The 2017 Insiders Kick-Off was off the chain!  Advocate looks forward to continuing its smart growth, rewarding its high-performing Insiders and working better, smarter and faster together with its clients in 2017.  What a fun way to kick-off 2017!