CSR: Incentives For All Ages


The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence Northern California Chapter (SITENCC) signature CSR Education program provided a memorable, meaningful incentive experience at ultra-exclusive Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge resort in the Napa Valley, on October 29, 2015.

“Incentive for All Ages: Bright Ideas & Best Practices for Fabulous Family-Friendly Incentives” presented excellent insight from expert panelists Laura Bell Way, CMP, CMM, of Autodesk, Inc., Brian Bouchelle of Disney Destinations, Beth Lindsley Elwood of MSC Cruises, facilitated by SITENCC’s VP of Education Christa Mekki of Magnetic Magnificent Events and LegalShield.

The hands-on CSR activity of making blankets benefitted local low-income seniors via Molly’s Angels of the Napa Valley.   All raffle proceeds supported victims of the recent Wine Country fires via the American Red Cross of the California Northwest.

Calistoga Ranch’s James Beard Foundation award-winning Executive Chef Bryan Moscatello custom-designed a superb seasonal three-course luncheon.  Luncheon was served on the serene, sun-soaked Lakehouse Patio. Ah-mmm-azing!

The SITENCC Board thanks speakers Ms. Bell, Mr. Bouchelle, and Ms. Elwood.

The SITENCC Board thanks program sponsor See Monterey, venue sponsor Calistoga Ranch, AV sponsor Amazing Lighting and AV. plus raffle donors Monterey County Convention & Visitors BureauCarmel Valley Ranch and Ventana Inn & Spa.

This event marks the last Chapter Education program of my two-term presidential tenure. I have been, and continue to be, honoured to serve our members, our community, and our industry; and to serve with a dedicated, dynamic Board (‪a.k.a. Team Awesome). I am additionally honoured to introduce the next individual to lead our ever-growing and always-mighty Chapter: Hilary Ebright, currently our VP of Finance and now our President-Elect 2015.

Marilee A. Sonneman, CMP, DMCP
President, SITENCC 2015 and 2014
First published by SITENCC October 30, 2015, reprinted with permission.

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