It feels like just yesterday I was riding a tour bus with 9 other vendors traveling the Midwest for the Channel Strong Tour. I can’t believe it’s already been nearly a month since the last tour. Here's a recap of all the fun you missed:
Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes? I have some great (and not so great, but still wildly hilarious) recaps to share!
Finally recuperating after an exciting event-filled 2 weeks in the Midwest for Channel Strong. This year, we had the opportunity to share industry insights, best practices and real-world experiences with more than 250+ attendees. Not only was this the fourth quarterly tour, but it was also the first time some of the folks met face-to-face since the pandemic.
The vendors included ThreatLocker as the headlining sponsor, bvoip, Pax8, Compliancy Group, RocketCyber, Mailprotector, Zorus Tech, Equilibrium Consulting, The ChannelPro Network, and Trend Micro.
Boy, did it feel great to be back in the air! Here was the cool view after taking off.
We kicked off week 1 in Nashville and made our way to St. Louis, passed the arches to Milwaukee, then hit the Windy City and ended the week in Grand Rapids. During week 1, we served close to a hundred meals, drank over 30 cases of water and just under that number in beers. Conversations and camaraderie were on point consistently throughout the trip. All and all, the tour went as planned with little to no hiccups - except for those who chose to hydrate the effects of the Midwest sun by sipping on Coors Light, of course! 😉
Day One – Nashville
The only thing better than singing is more singing - and there was more of that during this trip. Overall, Day One was a great way to kickoff the start off the tour in none other than the music capitol. 🎸🎶
Day Two – St. Louis, MO
Day Three – Milwaukee, WI
Day Four – Chicago, IL
Day Five – Grand Rapids, MI
Cheers to the Weekend!
Once Sunday rolled around, we packed up our belongings and headed to Cleveland!
Day 6 – Cleveland, OH
Day 7 – Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh is such a breathtakingly, beautiful city. As someone who has grown up on the west coast (and in the desert, to say the least), seeing this much greenery is such a luxury!
Anyway, we headed over to Ascent Data for another channel meetup. While there wasn't a chance of rain, there were certainly 100% chance of great grub, better weather, and tons of cornhole. I'd almost argue out of all our stops during this trip Pittsburgh was the one who took cornhole to a whole new level.
Day 8 – Columbus, OH
Day 9 – Cincinnati, OH
Day 10 – Indianapolis, IN
- 5th Gear Technology Concepts
- Karpel Solutions
- Catchmark Technologies
- Simplex IT
- Ascent Data
- Intrust IT
- Monon Technology Group