Every year we host a company wide meeting for all of our staff. This is our opportunity to acknowledge many of the outstanding members of our team and recognize their exceptional work. We celebrate achievements from the previous year as well as talk about our vision and goals for Ossip moving forward.
What we believe sets us apart is our focus on providing every patient with a transformational eyecare experience, every time. We are always trying to think of ways to improve and enhance this uniquely "Ossip" experience. Whether that is offering exclusive eyewear, implementing new technology, or expanding our range of eyecare to include ophthalmology, our annual meeting is meant to appreciate the defining component that undoubtedly makes the Ossip experience unique. The most important piece of the Ossip experience and the key to our success has been the members of our team. The annual meeting has been our way of taking a moment and saying, THANK YOU, to all the members of our great team.
This year we wanted to take the same philosophy we have for patients, and create a day meant to provide our team with their own transformational experience. To accomplish this, we decided to make a significant change to our annual meeting and switch to an expo format. We invited many prominent figures from the industry as well as our vendors with the hope to create an event that would impact OSSIP and the industry for years to come.
We want to first thank all of our vendors who came and participated in our first ever OSSIP EXPO.
Michele Andrews, O.D., Senior Director - CooperVision
Keith Kamalich - Vice President of Sales at REM
Michael Mayers, O.D., FAAO
David Schulte - CEO of Oliver Peoples
Doctor of the Year, North - Dr. Timothy Blankenbeker, South Bend
Office of the Year, North - Michigan City
Optician of the Year, North - Darren Jellison + Allison Hilbert, Mishawaka
Doctor of the Year, South - Dr. Ganhan Ewers, Greenwood
Office of the Year, South - Spencer
Optician of the Year, South - Jessica King + Meggie Reinken, Broad Ripple
Inspiring Eyes Winners:
Be Accountable - Katie Westfall, Elkhart
Be Patient Focused - Tadd Vangundy, Bloomington
Be Empowered - Brigida Salazar, Tinley Park
Be Improving - Sarah Grayson, Camby
Be A Vision Leader - Dr. Hannah Woodke, Olio + Shadeland
Be A Family - Kristy Looper, Greenwood
Supporting Eyes Winner - Christina Salazar, Retail Relations Manager
Dr. James Kramer, Zionsville
Dr. Jeffrey Marshall, Irvington
Dr. Mary Beth Woehrle, Greenwood
Dr. Kurt Petry, Spencer
Thank you to all the members of the EXPO committee and making our first Ossip EXPO one we'll never forget.
Special Thanks to Robert Salazar for photography of the event!