Ready to embrace teamwork in 2010?

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12/31/2009
I got a call from Rapid Response events coordinator Brian Beckwith last night. He was calling to let me know he was going to email me a press release on the next User's Group. What a nice guy... and some kind of Ninja or something, if memory serves... Brian you can set me straight if I got that wrong. Seems the Rapid Response Users' Group 2010 has been slated for Aug. 1-4 and will once again be held at the beautiful Turning Stone Resort in Verona, N.Y. The 2009 RRUG was a huge success according to attendees I spoke with. They cited Rapid's care, attention to detail and willingness to go to any lengths for victory over mediocrity. I also thought it was a success because I walked outta the joint $500 richer from some slot dabbling, which was nice. I wrote about my RRUG experiences--the road trip, the gambling, the education, the gambling, the road trip--earlier this year. I was blown away by the scale of the event. I'm looking forward to the 2010 event and will start working on my publisher Tim Purpura, post haste. I don't have a link but here's the release I got from Brian.
Jeffrey Atkins, President of Rapid Response Monitoring Systems, Inc., has announced the dates and location of RRUG 2010, the Second Annual Rapid Response User Group Event. The Company’s dealers, service providers, exhibitors and vendors are invited to attend the Event being held August 1-4, 2010 at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York. An active program of training courses and breakout sessions, technical orientations, guest speakers, exhibitions and tours of the Rapid Response facility, RRUG 2009, the inaugural User Group Event, was a resounding success attended by over 400 dealers. It was also held at the Turning Stone Resort, a world-class resort featuring lavish dining, luxury accommodations, gaming and PGA golf courses. 'The success of RRUG 2009 was very instructive,' Atkins said. 'It became increasingly obvious during the Event that, in spite of hard times, if we just came together and shared a dedication to success, we could achieve it. Consequently, for RRUG 2010 we are designing our programs to emphasize teamwork and a more unified response to industry and business problems that can lead to a successful future for all of us.'
I hope to see everybody there. Last year I saw Medical Alarm Concepts CEO Howard Teicher, Keith Jentoft president of RSI (if you haven't checked out Keith's awesome music video yet, please do so!!), and OzVision president of security Avi Lupo who will now also fill the role of GM at FST21's US operations, to name a few. I also got to sit down one-on-one with the top brass at RR and SGS... Not too shabby. Hopefully, this year's RRUG will be just as eventful.