CORCORAN EXPOSITIONS’ REVOLUTIONARY VACATION POLICY
This company wants its long-term employees to take paid leave -- for three full months.
By: Christopher Durso
Your inclination is probably to keep your veteran employees close, but Corcoran Expositions takes the opposite approach. It sends them away. Any employee who reaches 10 years with the Chicago-based company gets three months off, paid, with no questions asked.
“There’s just all kinds of really good things that come from it,” owner Tom Corcoran said. “If you think about clients, a long-term client relationship starts with long-term employee relationships…. It makes for a better show.”
Corcoran, which has 35 employees, has offered the benefit for about 10 years now; so far, 12 employees have taken advantage of it. One of them took a motorcycle ride across the United States; another stayed home with a new baby “and thought it was the greatest thing,” Corcoran said. “Lots and lots of family time, which is really important.”
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Corcoran Expositions, Inc. is celebrating 25 years as one of the country’s premier independent trade show organizers. In total, our experienced Corcoran team has produced more than 700 trade shows in 100 cities—that’s a lot of miles!
FRESH NEW LOOK
As part of our 25th anniversary, we debuted a brand redesign, complete with new logo and website, that better matches the efficiencies we have developed in the exhibit marketing and sales process over the years, all to the benefit of our clients.
In 2014, Corcoran generated $35 million in exhibit sales, with an impressive 7,000 companies purchasing more than 1.1 million square feet of exhibit space at client shows ranging in focus from beer to brain surgery. Of these exhibiting companies, 3,000 were new to their respective shows, increasing client revenue and energizing trade show floors with the new products & services they represented.
Our new look reflects the energy and fresh perspective of our team that has successfully compelled thousands of companies to exhibit at our clients’ trade shows.
CREATING RELATIONSHIPS THAT LAST
When our clients succeed, we succeed—and the key to success is a great working partnership. Long-time client Melissa Faubel says, “I have always looked at our team at Corcoran as an extension of our staff. The Corcoran crew are true partners to PLA. There’s never a time they don’t give 110% to our show.”
Our business is built on down to earth, personal connections that lead to long-term relationships. Our approach has produced a history of outstanding client satisfaction, with an average client tenure of ten years.
Our first client, the National Beer Wholesalers Association trade show, has been one of our valued partners for all 25 years of our existence. We are grateful to all of our clients who have partnered with us since 1990, and look forward to the next 25 years with a fresh face!
MEMORY LANE: PHOTOS FROM THE LAST 25 YEARS
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For more on our 25th anniversary, read or download the latest issue of our newsletter The Corcoran Report here.