Voluntary Benefits Association’s Benefits Roadshow: Showcasing Innovation and Collaboration at The Rooftop on the Wit in the beautiful city of Chicago
Chicago, Ill, 07/13/2023 – An exciting event, dedicated to fostering innovation and collaboration, was held at the Rooftop on the Wit on July 13, 2023. This highly anticipated gathering brought together industry leaders, professionals, and enthusiasts in a dynamic environment, providing a platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and celebration.
The event kicked off at 5:00 PM with the arrival and registration of esteemed guests. Upon checking in at the registration area, attendees were greeted with a warm welcome as they embark on an evening of discovery and connection with spectacular city lights views.
At 5:30 PM, the Chairman & CEO, Rob Shestack, took center stage alongside our Event Committee Chair Dan Robinson, to deliver an engaging welcome address, setting the tone for an eventful evening. With great enthusiasm, the Chairman & CEO provided an overview of the event, highlighting the exciting activities and opportunities that lie ahead. Attendees were encouraged to mingle, network, and immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere, creating lasting connections and sparking new collaborations.
A highlight of the agenda included a captivating presentation by Wayne Goshkarian, CEO of Dylan Consulting from 6:00 PM to 6:15 PM. As Wayne from Dylan Consulting took the spotlight, he shared their expertise and insights, captivating the audience with their innovative ideas. Following the presentation, attendees had the opportunity to participate in a stimulating question-and-answer session, fueling intellectual exchange and fostering a spirit of curiosity.
The event continued to showcase gratitude and recognition, as the first sponsor is celebrated at 6:15 PM. The audience witnessed the announcement of the lucky winner of an exclusive $500 giveaway, courtesy of the generous sponsor. This moment of appreciation serves as a reminder of the collaborative spirit that drives the event.
Furthermore, attendees were honored to meet the esteemed board members, introduced by the Chairman & CEO, Rob Shestack. This networking opportunity allows guests to engage directly with board members, seek their guidance, and gain valuable insights into the mission and vision of the Voluntary Benefits Association (VBA). The Chairman & CEO also extended heartfelt thanks to the event’s sponsors, including Triada, PlanSource, Pets Benefits Solution, and Dylan Consulting, whose support has contributed to the success of this extraordinary gathering.
At 7:00 PM, the stage was handed over to Amy Crane, Vice President for Pets Benefits Solutions, who captivated the audience with a 10-minute presentation all about how our pets are more than pets, they are family and how Pet Benefits Solution provides a variety of health and wellness plans to accommodate employee’s pet’s and to save money on healthcare for your prized possessions. Their expertise in the field was on full display, providing valuable knowledge and sparking discussions. Following the presentation, attendees had the opportunity to participate in an engaging question-and-answer session. Pets Benefits Solutions further delighted guests with an exclusive giveaway, offering a chance to win a weekend night’s stay for two at The Ben in West Palm Beach, including breakfast. Additionally, their sponsorship extends to the enticing Mudslide Bulldog or the Tropical Parrot specialty drink, adding an extra delight to the event.
The excitement continued as 7:15 PM approached, with additional giveaways being distributed among the attendees. A delightful invitation will also be extended to indulge in mouthwatering desserts and coffee, graciously sponsored by PlanSource. This gesture of appreciation recognizes the importance of all the venue and food sponsors who have contributed to making this event an unforgettable experience.
As the clock strikes 8:00 PM, the event ended, marking the end of a remarkable evening filled with knowledge, networking, and celebration. Attendees departed at their leisure, carrying with them newfound connections, inspiration, and a renewed sense of community, many joining our board of advisors for an after-event libation and continued conversations.
The VBA will host our exclusive Board Meeting in Atlantic City, NJ in the third week of April and will include another Benefits Roadshow Networking Event to end the day in style. Attendees will immerse themselves in an evening of innovation, collaboration, and opportunity. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Be on the lookout for the invitation to this exclusive opportunity.
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About the Voluntary Benefits Association
The Voluntary Benefits Association is the first national non-profit trade association focused on Voluntary Benefits for employer groups and affinity groups. Our goal is to promote the education, implementation, and enrollment of Voluntary Benefits in the workplace.