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Turn & Learn 2016

Events December 12, 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!