2021 Owner’s Retreat
Retreat, reconnect, renew, refresh, and restart!
Like so many things in 2020, our annual owners retreat didn’t happen. We were crushed because celebrating and learning with our franchise owners once a year in a beautiful location is one of the main highlights of our year.
But 2021 is all about restarting! We even made it the theme of this year’s retreat and focused on how to reconnect, renew, refresh, and restart.
This year, our location was in Port St. Lucie, Florida! Our franchise owners from all over the country met up for the first time in 2 years to learn, team build, share, collaborate. And yes, even relax a little! Over three days, we planned activities, listened to amazing guest speakers, and played with paint.
Gigi McHone of Bella Antiques Design, Lindsay Anvik of Babe and Butcher, and Colleen Odegaard of Wake Up to Your Life (left to right) were our guest speakers. We’re so glad they were able to join us and help us get into a refreshed business mindset!
Putting our Work Hard, Play Hard motto to the test!
Between learning sessions, we had a series of games and contests over the course of the week. From a TikTok challenge to Color Cup, and even Minute to Win It. Every team brought fierce competition, but even more brought style.
The Aqua Party was a new addition to the schedule! But as you can see, it was so much fun. Can you guess who won the best aqua outfit? It was Michigan! Not everyone can pull off ponchos & fanny packs and win a style competition. Loved seeing all the different takes on Aqua Everything!
Special thanks to our Corporate team for making all of this possible! And to our owners for working so hard, especially during 2020. We’re glad to be able to celebrate and learn with each other again!
Where are we headed next year? You’ll have to wait and see! And maybe you’ll even get to join us as a franchise owner yourself. Check out the link below to see how you can be your own DIY boss and hang out with our team!
If you’ve looked at this and realized that maybe being a DIY franchise owner is exactly what you’re supposed to be doing – we’re always looking for new faces to join the AR Workshop family! And as you can see – we always make it fun.