Michelle Goes to D.C. for ARA!

Last week we sent Michelle, one of our Event Rental Consultants, to visit Alexandria and D.C. for the Young Professionals Network Conference hosted by the American Rental Association Foundation.

When Michelle arrived at Reagan National Airport she hopped in a cab to take her to The Alexandrian, a gorgeous boutique hotel in historic Old Towne Alexandria. Michelle attended an opening reception for the conference and mingled with conference attendees from all over the US, one from Canada, and one from Australia as well!

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The next morning she walked around Old Towne, grabbed a coffee from Misha’s (a local cafe), and strolled in the crisp fall air checking out the Narrowest House in the US (just 7 feet wide!), Founder’s Park along the Potomac waterfront, and the square around City Hall.

The rest of the day was spent networking and learning about effective leadership and goal setting strategies from Kirk Weisler.

“One of our greatest stewardships is to grow ourselves and our people.”

“When the student is ready the teacher will appear.”

“The principles of excellence may be taught. The desire for excellence must be caught.”

That evening the group took a riverboat tour with the Potomac Riverboat Company that took us up the river past the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Kennedy Center then back.

On her last day, Michelle met up with an old friend to hit the National Mall and sneak in some touristy D.C. culture before catching her plane back.

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