January 01, 2000
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts January 2000

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On the SpotWhat was the most unique group activity you planned or experienced?

“It was at Universal Studios in Orlando. We bought it out for an evening: 4,000 Snap-on employees, dealers and their guests. We loaded 104 buses and had them arrive at the park on cue, greeted by a marching band, which led us in through the gates. We went into a private venue all the rides were open then had dinner.”
Tom Chiappetta
Marketing Services Manager
Snap-on Tools
Kenosha, Wis.

“There was a team-building event where we went out and worked on a home for Habitat for Humanity. We painted the house, trim and all, and cleaned up the yard in one afternoon. It was a wonderful exercise where you got to know a lot of people and help someone in need at the same time. It was a feel-good activity, very philanthropic.”
Kathy McCarthy
Event Operations Manager
MicroAge Technology Services
Tempe, Ariz.
“On a recent trip to Houston, I went with a group to the Texaco Grand Prix. Being a sports car fan, I loved it. I got to go into the pits during the race and kibitz with Paul Newman about it. Meeting him wasn’t part of the plan, but it was a pretty exciting surprise.”
Rick Smeaton
Customer Relations Manager
Site Services
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