In 2016, the biggest response from our partners after our annual One on One event regarded the community feeling they experienced. They felt the value in an environment that encouraged learning. This year, we are embracing that response, and aiming to make our event on September 10th and 11th a “partner One on One” not a MicroCorp One on One.
By that I mean, this event is for fostering the relationships that our partners have built over the years. We want them to make new relationships, revisit old ones, and learn from the experts. We are framing this year’s event around the family and community of our partner environment, and we want all attendees to share their knowledge.
Expanding the conversation
Last year, our round table event had partners and experts sharing their experiences and advice. It was the one session where I had to force people to leave because they were finding so much value in engaging with each other. We are aiming to recreate that space again this year where partners can share their concerns and expertise.
The benefits of attending the One on One and getting access to this unique community include:
- Learning from industry peers and colleagues
- Building sales opportunities
- Forming new relationships
- Engaging with experts from the MicroCorp team
- Getting personal time with industry leaders
You are not alone
One on One is unique because the conversations don’t involve providers hitting you with a sales pitch. This year will be no different. We want partners to feel connected and comfortable, knowing that their problems are not theirs alone, but are shared among others.
Let’s share intelligence, help each other understand the industry, and offer best practices. We’re going to keep with the spirited fun that One on One is all about, too. We look forward to seeing folks we haven’t seen all year. Stay tuned in the next blog for updates on which speakers, and sessions will be a part of One on One this year. And register here to be a part of this industry-leading event.
MicroCorp, a distributor of commercial data, voice, UC, SD-WAN and data center services, topped off its 13th annual One on One partner event with a celebration and recognition for 30 years as a leader in channel partner support. The two-day event was held in Atlanta, GA at two world class venues, the Porsche Experience Center and Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
“This year’s One on One event developed into a special experience for everyone as we celebrated our 30 year anniversary,” commented Karin Fields, co-owner and CEO of MicroCorp. “MicroCorp and our partners have evolved with the industry and this event carried a tone of great friendship and family as MicroCorp, partners and our providers were all recognized for their great achievements.”
Founded in 1986 by Brad Miehl, MicroCorp began as a master agent for partners selling long distance services. Built on a philosophy of true partner support, Miehl expanded the provider and service portfolio to meet the growing demands of our partners. Today MicroCorp supports complex bids through the aptlynamed People Powered Network – the most powerful combination of back office systems, people and support offerings in the industry. With keen attention to pre-sales efforts, MicroCorp support teams boast more than 500 years of experience and provides white glove service through the company’s TotalCare 365 services. Partners have access to an engineer for architecting data center, cloud, SIP, SD-WAN and blended MPLS network solutions for domestic and international bids. Lastly, MicroCorp partners utilize the company’s flagship tools within Nautilus – a collaborative platform that allows our partners and providers to communicate with the MicroCorp team on everything from quotes to orders and commissions.
Honoring MicroCorp for the 30-year milestone was The Alliance Partners, represented by the organization’s CEO, Bill Power. Quoting from an award plaque presented to MicroCorp, Powers shared, “MicroCorp has always been mindful of the interests of the channel and has worked tirelessly to advance best practices within the telecom/IT industry.” Power further acknowledged MicroCorp’s performance and lasting contributions to the channel and the community at large.