The Garden Center Group Reschedules 2020 Fall Event

Jun 22, 2020
The Garden Center Group Reschedules Fall Event

The Garden Center Group has announced that The Fall Event, originally scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 3 in Wilmington, Delaware, has been rescheduled with the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington and will take place Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2021.  

“This has not been an easy decision and has required much study and in-depth conversations with clients, sponsors, hotel, tour venues, bus companies, and others in the Delaware and Pennsylvania area – which has been behind a lot of the country and just now beginning the initial re-opening phase,” said Danny Summers, managing director of The Garden Center Group.

Summers said both current and projected limitations on social distancing, seating capacities, etc., plus a reluctance by many people to travel (especially by air) would not only drastically diminish participation but also restrict where The Group can visit and where participants can dine. The largest ballroom at Hotel DuPont would max out at 85 people if social distancing were still in place.

Therefore, with all of the uncertainty and the fact that they cannot guarantee a positive and rewarding experience that The Fall Event participants have come to enjoy each year, it is in the best interest of all clients, sponsors, and vendors to reschedule Wilmington for the fall of 2021. The Delaware Valley has an abundance of great garden centers, public gardens and history – and they want to be certain everyone can fully experience this phenomenal area.

But challenging times can open doors for innovation… so over the next 12 months leading up to The Fall Event 2021, The Group will be rolling out a new program taking GROUPtalk LIVE to a new level. This new virtual experience will provide monthly opportunities for learning, sharing, and collaborating with both Service Providers and Peers through Q&A, breakouts, round-table style discussions, social sessions, and more – all recorded so participants can replay a session or share it with other staff. Session topics will be geared toward Raising the Bar in Finance, Operations, Marketing, Merchandising, Human Resources, Team Development & Leadership – and more.

GROUPtalk LIVE will kick off on Thursday, Aug. 13 with an inspiring Keynote (11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern) followed by a GROUP Happy Hour (5-6 p.m. Eastern). Future sessions and socials are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month (August 2020 through July 2021) at the same times. In the coming weeks, GROUPtalk LIVE topics and schedule will be released.

For information, visit www.thegardencentergroup.com or call The Garden Center Group at 678.909.7770.


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