A Gracious “Thank You” from Globus

with Open Jaw

Globus family ladies Stéphanie Bishop, Patrice Geske, Carm Orr and Kim Clark

Stéphanie Bishop with Christine James, Penny Martin, Dianne Jackson, Patrice Geske and Anju Bliss

Lindsay Pearlman and Kim Clark

It’s become something of a tradition: each January, Stéphanie Bishop of the Globus family of brands invites industry A-listers to a lunch in Toronto’s tony Yorkville neighbourhood and says, simply, thank you.

This year’s event was attended by senior execs including Ensemble’s Lindsay Pearlman, Chris Lackstrom and Franca Iuele; Christine James from Travel Leaders; CTW’s Una O’Leary; CAA’s Dianne Jackson and Flemming Friisdahl and Penny Martin from TAND - to name just a few. Also present were reps from airlines, tourist boards and the travel trade media. Bishop, managing director for the Globus family of brands in Canada, was also careful to invite some of the corporation’s other key suppliers such as their bankers and legal counsel. Some 60 people in all were in attendance at the event, held at the elegant Sassafras Restaurant.

Also present from the Globus senior management team were Kim Clark, director of sales, Patrice Geske, marketing manager and Carm Orr, manager, transactional sales and service, who has over 30 years with the company.

“I say this every year: we are very lucky to have all of you as partners in our business,” said Bishop. “We are in a relationship business and we value that tremendously and hopefully you feel the same way!” And that was it…no corporate video, powerpoint, no rah-rah message, just a simple thank you.

All in all a civilized and fun way to start the weekend. Looking forward to the ninth annual luncheon next year!

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