This year’s Great Ideas Summit began at sunrise with ERA’s Inaugural Golf Tournament. Players enjoyed a perfect Monday on the greens, combining a little networking with much-needed tee time. Congratulations to tournament winners Kingstar's Ed Crain (pictured middle left), Bluewater Media's Brian Fasulo (pictured far right), and their team! Thank you to sponsors Humboldt Merchant Services and Tristar Products for sponsoring this year's tournament.
Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the magnificent course features double greens, stone bridges and walls, and 12-feet deep burns and pot bunkers.
Monday also marked the opening of the Deal-Makers Club, where the industry’s big movers and shakers conducted business right on the show floor.
Later in the afternoon, attendees shared face-time with other C-level executives at the invitation-only VIP Reception, and then joined fellow attendees at the Great Ideas Launch Party sponsored by Venable LLP. Guests had a chance to mingle with industry colleagues, make new connections, and unwind with a cool cocktail.
Day 1 of the conference ended on a high note…literally! Show-goers gathered in the ERA After-Hours Lounge in the Trellis Bar, where they were treated to live music.