Lab Day - Chicago, Illinois
February 23, 2014
Hello! I am John Keller and have just returned from Lab Days in Chicago, the windy city. Being the Information Technology Support here at Global Dental Technologies, I often deal with and sit in on conversations about dental science that are a bit over my head. Scott our CEO/Delivery Boy decided that I needed to have more exposure to the dental side of the business and took me to my first trade day. I might speak to him again next week.
The agenda was simple. We would depart Fayetteville Airport at 2:50 p.m. on Friday, February 21 and arrive at 4:35 p.m. at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. A limo ride to the Sheraton, (Oh boy, my first ride in a limo), check-in at the Sheraton to our lake view suites (Dang, this is going to be good), a walk through of the exhibits to see what is of interest, plan our Saturday Agenda over a nice dinner and then, a good night sleep. Sounds so simple, doesn't it.
Our band of misfits traveling on this adventure included Scott Hembree, our CEO, John Story, our General Manager, Katie Hembree Martin, our Marketing Manager, and myself, our Tech Monkey.
I found out the hard way that Scott travels with a close friend of his named Murphy. Murphy is credited with the discovery of some universal law about what can go wrong mostly likely will go wrong. I tried to tell Scott to not bring him, but what do I know. Our original flight going to Chicago was postponed and rescheduled to leave at 6:15 p.m. almost 4 hours later than we originally were booked to leave. This would put us at O'Hare at 8:10 p.m.
So losing half a day, our merry band of misfits boarded a plane to Chicago. We arrived in Chicago almost 30 minutes ahead of schedule. Hurray, we had made up some time. A limo ride, check-in and still a nice dinner or so I thought. It took us over an hour to meet up with our transportation. For about an hour, John Story led our tired and hungry masses through the vast O'Hare airport while on the phone with our driver trying to arrange a meeting point. Scott limping on his broken toe, let us know that he was a bit frustrated. If you can imagine a grouchy grizzly bear just waking up from his hibernation only to find his honey missing, multiply that by two, then you can imagine Scott. I do believe that John Story got fired at least a dozen times during the death march to find our driver.
Customer Appreciation - Winner!
Congratulations to DeCasperis in Lebannon, NJ as the winner of our Customer Appreciation Drawing held on December 20, 2013.
We want to say thank you to all of our customers who took the time to enter. We appreciate each and every one of you, our customer.
October 18, 2013
We have add a tracking app to allow our customers and visitors to track both UPS and FedEx shipments. This resource can be found on our Tracking Page.
Try it out. Just copy and paste your tracking number and click Submit Query. Simple and Easy.
Let us know what you think and send Katie an email.
A Legacy of Women's Education
August 19, 2013
Our own Katie Hembree has been honored in the August Edition of "[from] Stephens]", a Stephens College online publication. As one can see from the picture on the right, Janelle Young Hembree, Class of '52 had plans of Katie attending Stephens from the beginning.
In the article it mentions the tremendous change that Katie brought with her when she came to work for Global Dental Technologies. Katie actually began having input to the company while she was still attending Stephen's. She generously shared her marketing knowledge creating electronic greetings, flyers, and marketing ideas.
Upon coming to work, she quickly threw her hat in the ring and gave the company a makeover. While it was tough on the "old guys" dealing with sudden change, she proved her marketing strategy a success. But she did not stop there.