The entire Young Equipment Sales team stepped away from their projects Tuesday October 29th to seamlessly orchestrate the first ever YES EXPO.
From countless meetings, emails, lists, follow ups and approvals we are proud and happy to say the first YES Expo is now a piece of all of our histories. The YES team created an event that was informative, educational and fun.
I want to recap the event so those of you who were planning on attending but could not make it have a true understanding of what our mission was and how we accomplished our goal of informing all our current clients and helping our prospects get a true sense of how YES can serve them. For those amazing new friends of YES I hope that when you read this you can internalize how we at Young Equipment Sales can and will serve you.
First 40 guests joined us for lunch served by renowned Long Island Chef Tom Schaudel at Jewel restaurant which is nestled in the corner of the Rubie building which on the corner of the south service road of the LIE and route 110 in Melville. As our guests enjoyed their lunch the Line leaders of Young Equipment went through who what when where and why of their lines. Steve Happe made us all smile when explaining to us just what an expert he is in the Locker and casework aspect of YES. Doug Hendry outlined his Window covering offerings. Harriet Wilson guided the guests through her arsenal of k-12 furniture. Erik Rappel enlightened us on the theatrical services of YES which includes sound and lighting for gym and fields. Marlene Young showcased the trends in commercial furniture and showed just how she would transform the client’s space for modern day use. Laurie Sheerin stood before the clients not only as our Long Island account leader but also as the only Long Island distributor of the Dyson hand dryers which when describing the benefits to the customers over lunch you could see the excitement. Jamie Cipollina captivated the audience with his expertise in the gymnasium arena which includes bathroom partitions. In closing Dennis Schwandtner brought the lunch to it’s finale by unveiling his highly anticipated playground offering. As well as all the service, repairs and inspections that is the thread that ties us all together.
After lunch Young Equipment offered complimentary sessions. Some of our highlighted guest speakers spoke about hot topics including Safety, Security and revolutionizing your food service program & preparing students for higher education.
Later in the evening we mingled through the carefully placed exhibits in the breathtaking Atrium of the Rubie building. The line leaders of the YES family displayed their line of products for live demonstrations and a hands on experience with many of our goods and services. In addition to the exhibits we also had over 20 of our industry experts that were on hand to answer questions and give insight to our clients and prospect upcoming projects.
In closing we want you all to know how grateful we are for those of our customers who are loyal and who have stood by Young Equipment through its 35+ year history. We want to welcome all our new clients and prospects and we thank you for the opportunities that are ahead of us.