Corp America February 2017

CORP AMERICA / FEBRUARY 2017 41 , Meeting Achievements is a global, full-service meetingmanagement company specializing in strategic partnerships focusing on corporate meetings, special events, exhibits, grand openings, retreats, milestone celebrations and incentive reward programs. We invited President Polly Rossi to tell us more. Meeting Achievements – Creating Meetings Built Around You Founded by Polly in 2003, Meeting Achievements is committed to providing top- quality support, resources, and education to medical institutions, businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profits, and the individuals who give them life. With years of experience in the travel and accounting industries, Founder Polly focused her business on planning meetings and events. Over the years, Meeting Achievements has grown into a truly global organization, planning more than 1,000 successful events of all sizes, representing a variety of industries. This success is largely attributed to Polly’s strong business knowledge, impeccable attention to detail, and infallible sense of style. She provides more detail on the range of services she and her team provide. “Here at Meeting Achievements our highly qualified team is here to help every step of the way. We understand how complex event planning can be, and we create experiences customized to your specific needs. In addition to full event and à la carte planning, we offer training modules and speaking engagements to teach you the ropes and help you plan your own high-impact events. “Clients need a meeting planner who aligns your ideas with your goals and a seamless event experience for participants. At Meeting Achievements, we provide so much more than a network of vendors and venues. We offer creativity and a keen eye for detail, accompanied by deep experience, thoughtful planning, and flawless execution. Our services are robust and flexible, with both beginning-to- end planning and an à la carte menu of services.” As a business leader Polly has always had a passion for educational events, and events that make a difference, and she is keen infuse this to her staff. “Personally, I believe in letting people learn from the process, and to develop their own strengths. I also believe that my team is fully functioning, as I look for employees that are not afraid to shine on their own. Each member of the team needs to know her own highest value, and that of her teammates, because together we can offer more than one individual ever can.” “Throughout my career one of the biggest challenges I had to face, when I worked for someone else, was being asked to do something I did not believe in. I think we have to follow our own paths, and be strong enough to stand up for what you believe is right. Because of this situation, I opened my own business, and swore I would never ask an employee, a strategic partner or a client to do anything that I considered unethical. Because of this, I have created a sense of trust with many that they know I would never jeopardize anyone I am working with as a client.” In her concluding comments Polly outlines her future aspirations for the firm, which revolve around increasing its reputation for excellence. “Ultimately my goal for Meeting Achievements is to be seen as a Small Giant in the Meeting Industry. I want us to be a company that has chosen excellence over size, leveraging our smaller status to ensure that we provide clients with the very highest standard of service.”