August 2019 Updates
Our next retreat is less than a month away (9/23 to 9/26) and we have a full schedule and line-up of activities/events.
Our host resort this retreat is Wyndham Lake Buena Vista at Disney Springs and we are excited to be welcoming the following sponsors:
- Wine Bar George
- Disney Parks
- Popped Passion
- New Blog Hosting
- Joffreys Coffee
- Earl of Sandwich
- On a Roll Designs
- Hundred Acre Ear Shoppe
- Sunken Road Farms
- Active Roots
Our opening event will take place at Splitsville and give everyone the opportunity to get to know each other over great food, cocktails and a friendly game or two of bowling. Our attendees will have the opportunity to taste great menus from some of Disney Spring’s best restaurants. Add in Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party one evening and a Disney Dessert Party the next night and we know all the attendees will have a great retreat!
Some We Grow Retreat Info:
Our retreats will always be small events with a maximum of 10 attendees. Because the retreat relies on our sponsors to fund the event via rooms, meals, activities (our attendees are only responsible for their registration fee and transportation) attendees know they are also responsible to promote each sponsor to the best of their ability.
Because a resort sponsors our event, we also give the resort final approval of attendees from our application list. We submit our list of chosen invitees based on the resort requirements for their approval. It can sometimes be a little bit of back and forth negotiating before we arrive at the final list.
This event being held in Orlando is our third retreat and we have consistently provided what our sponsors need in terms of promotion.
The goal of our retreat is to bring together a group of bloggers/influencers to help promote a destination along with helping each other grow – #bloggershelpingbloggers
Some retreats will have a more distant date (for planning purposes) while others may pop up on shorter notice.
Our 2020 retreats will be a slightly different format from our usual retreats. It will be more of a -“LET’S SEE WHAT 10 TRAVEL BLOGGERS/INFLUENCERS CAN DO FOR A DESTINATION IN 4 DAYS!!”
Other than a quick morning get-together (approx. 1 hour) our chats on the shuttles and while we experience the area, there will be no scheduled in-depth sessions. We will learn from each other while having fun and promoting the destination. Relax – Refresh – Renew!
Moving forward we already have two more retreats in the planning stages. The dates for one are set – September 15 to September 18, 2020 to be held in Myrtle Beach, SC at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront. Applications for this retreat will open November 1, 2019.
The other will be held in February 2021 for family Mardi Gras in Louisiana! The Lake Charles region of Louisiana is a beautiful destination that handles Mardi Gras in a totally different way than the New Orleans area – it’s family friendly!
Negotiations are happening on an on-going basis for additional retreats in between and we will keep you posted as talks progress.
If you have any friends that would like to receive information on our upcoming retreats, make sure they get on our e-mail list.
Be sure to follow along on Twitter next month (9/23 to 9/26) to see what the We Grow Retreat will be up to! Hashtags: #WeGrowRetreat, , #BloggersHelpingBloggers