It’s hard to believe that our 4th Annual Edge Summit already came and went. This year’s premier event was hands down, the best one we had yet! Not only did we beat last year’s registration and attendance records, but we exceeded them! Over 60 districts from all over the US (including Guam!) joined us for two days of networking, innovation, and development.
So what was it that made this year so great? Let’s go over the highlights:
The Keynote Speaker – DeWayne Rawls
PrimeroEdge’s very own, Dewayne Rawls, one of our Customer Success Mentors, gave the keynote speech this year, reminding all of us why we are in this industry. He shared with us his journey about how he accidentally ended up in the school nutrition industry at a young age and never looked back. We all remembered that at the end of the day, students are best equipped to succeed when they have bellies full of nutritious food. He concluded the speech by having the entire room sing, “This Little Light Of Mine” in unison. It was a heart-warming moment that anyone who was there will never forget.
Attendees were given a first hand look at our newest product to be released this year, Catering! This web and app based solution was designed to help districts who are struggling to manage their catering program due to manual paper ordering and processing. To celebrate the launch, we set up a photobooth and handed out cookies with the Catering by PrimeroEdge logo on it! Want to learn more about how Catering by PrimeroEdge can benefit you? Click here!
NEW This Year: Table Talks
This year, we dedicated an entire hour and a half for attendees to talk to one another in small group sessions. Table Talks covered a wide range of 14 different school nutrition topics mediated by PrimeroEdge subject matter experts. Some of the topics included:
Marketing and Engaging Your Nutrition
Hosted v. On-Premise Environments
Table Talks was so popular, we will definitely be bringing this back for future Summits!
If you had ever wondered what it was like to experiment with SchoolCafé TV, or get a hands-on experience with ExpressPoint, then Edge Summit is your time of the year to do so – and attendees this year definitely had that chance! We had full interactive displays of both SCTV and ExpressPoint for customers to check out and see with their own eyes! This year’s interactive stations featured our newly launched Feature Request Portal – showcasing our new streamlined process where customers can submit their ideas for new features, upvote each other’s ideas, and communicate with one another on why such features would be beneficial!
The List Keeps Going
The list of highlights from Edge Summit seems endless at this point. Each session was amazing, the appointments were incredible, and attendees enjoyed our many insightful presentations . The PrimeroEdge team wanted nothing more than to give our customers an experience they would never forget, and we believe we achieved that! Our goal for next year is to make it even better.
Alex Szoeke has served as a Marketing Specialist at PrimeroEdge for over 2 years. She has previously worked in the foodservice industry as both a server and supervisor, having earned her ServSafe Managers Certification in 2015. She received her bachelor's degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Houston and later completed a 6-month Full Stack Web Development Bootcamp through the University of Texas.