President and CEO Kristina Bouweiri recently were interviewed with The Dandelion Patch Heidi Kallett in Fortune about how their Client Appreciation Lunches have reaped more benefits than they imagined when they first started them.
When Kristina Bouweiri started hosting customer appreciation lunches in 2009, she thought she was just helping a friend boost her lagging business.
Little did she know that the lunches, which have been held in posh restaurants around Washington, D.C. like The Palm and Capital Grille, would introduce her to almost 900 of her clients, giving her own business a jolt.
Bouweiri’s unexpected success is testament to the power of appreciation and gratitude in business.
To read the entire story, visit Fortune at http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2011/11/23/why-gratitude-is-good-for-business-year-round/.
Following is a photo gallery of images from the most recent Client Appreciation Lunch, which took place at Wildfire restaurant at Tysons.