Turn and Learn 2016


On Tuesday, December 6th, over 150 Thies & Talle Management employees gathered together for our annual Turn & Learn Conference and Holiday Party.  Our annual gathering is a two-day event that features a variety of different training sessions, a keynote speaker, awards dinner, and concludes with a show at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre.

This year’s training sessions included four comprehensive maintenance sessions which offered hands on training on topics such as; plumbing, electrical, boilers and furnaces.  For our property management and leasing staff, topics included Yammer, Mobile Facilities Plus, best practices of customer service, managing people & yourself and an overview of our monthly preliminary accounting month end review process.  Our keynote speaker this year was Donna Hanbery, of Hanbery & Turner, P.A.  Donna gave us a great presentation that covered a Fair Housing review and applicant screening updates.

Our awards dinner celebration was kicked off by our own Kent Mortimer and his band Bossa Soul!  Thank you Kent and Bossa Soul for a fabulous performance during our social hour!  This year’s Service Awards included:

5 Year Award

Andreea Grochowski          Afton View

Matthew Haggerty              Chanhassen Office

Shannon Hamilton              Sterling Ponds

Ernest Ingram                    Afton View

Candice King                      Pelican River

Lissa Johanson                  Colonial Village

Jack Koski                         Julia Manor

Tammi Lucking                    River South

Larry Meyer                        Woodview

Linda Patterson                  Birch Court

10 Year Award

Emily Cheesebrow             Chanhassen Office

Barbara Swiger                  Ramsey Townhomes

Kaye Waller                       Sterling Ponds

15 Year Award

Mildred Troup                    Cutters Grove

20 Year Award

Gary Maslowski                 Afton View

Sandra Olson                    Chanhassen Office

Travis Sylvester                  Lakewood Hills

Robert Reno                      Maple Ridge

25 Year Award

Nadine Schaffer                 Cutters Grove

30 Year Award

Pam Keltgen                     Chanhassen Office

Kimberly Nutzman             Chanhassen Office

Ralph Nutzman                  Chanhassen Office

The nominees for Property of the Year in the categories of Affordable Property and Market Rate Property were also announced.

Affordable Property of the Year Nominees:

Afton View

Applewood/Morgan Park

Cedar Terrace

Canyon Estates  **Winner**

Circle Pines

Kimberly Meadows

Pelican River I & II

Market Rate Property of the Year Nominees: 

Cutters Grove

Lakewood Hills

Riva Ridge  **Winner**

Shamrock Court

Somerset Oaks

Congratulations to Riva Ridge Apartments (Market) and Canyon Estates (Affordable) for being named Property of the Year for our Market Rate and Affordable portfolios.

Turn & Learn 2016 concluded with lunch and a show at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre.  This year’s featured performance was Camelot!  We would like to thank the performers and staff at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre for another outstanding meal and performance!

Thank you to everyone who came out to Turn & Learn 2016!  See you next year!