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Pampered Chef: Shut out of Spring Launch?

  1. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    I just called H.O. about the problem of our Spring Launch cities not being listed. Here is what he said to do:

    E-mail registration@pamperedchef.com and tell them that you were trying to register for your city and was not able to.

    When I began to explain some of the reasons for my delay, he suggested I put them in the e-mail as well.

    The guy was clueless about whether it would do any good or not, and whether registration was closed for the listed events, or what. I am hopeful that they were merely trying to stem the tide and might give first priority to those who e-mail.

    As of last week, here were the stats for my city as listed in the e-mail by Jean Jonas:

    Columbus, OH
    500 target (does this mean CAPACITY?)
    272 registered
    54% of target

    Personally, I think that if they only have 500 seats for this market, they underestimated it BIG TIME. I have attended spring rallies in Columbus for Ohio area consultants and it seemed to me there were far more than 500 people in attendance. It's really unfair that some markets have capacity for 1000 and others have capacity for half that. And regardless, we got no notification that our city was in danger of being sold out!

    I'll post a copy of my rant when I get it good and worked up ... but just a heads up to send those e-mails!
     
    Jan 11, 2010
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  2. cookie325

    cookie325 Member

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    FYI - as of today, Columbus was at 85%.
     
    Jan 11, 2010
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  3. Kathy's_Kitchen

    Kathy's_Kitchen Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Nicole, how do you find out what percentage your area is at?
     
  4. cookie325

    cookie325 Member

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    I saw the Execu-Flash - let me see if I can post it.

    As of January 11th eight (8) more cities have earned a chance to have Phil visit and receive additional incentive points.

    Attendance Target

    Consultants Registered as of 1/5/2010

    Consultants Registered as of 1/11/2010

    % to target audience

    % increase compared to 1/5/10

    Atlanta, GA

    680

    472

    626

    92%

    23%

    Baltimore, MD

    1020

    288

    367

    36%

    8%

    Chicago, IL

    1020

    502

    685

    67%

    18%

    Columbus, OH

    500

    287

    423

    85%

    27%

    Dallas, TX

    700

    271

    374

    53%

    15%

    Dearborn, MI

    750

    146

    224

    30%

    10%

    Denver, CO

    350

    232

    321

    92%

    25%

    Hartford, CT (Boston)

    950

    629

    851

    90%

    23%

    Houston, TX

    745

    213

    275

    37%

    8%

    Lakeland, FL (Orlando)

    750

    179

    248

    33%

    9%

    Lancaster, PA

    750

    392

    525

    70%

    18%

    Los Angeles, CA

    735

    277

    379

    52%

    14%

    Louisville, KY

    770

    235

    327

    42%

    12%

    Memphis, TN

    500

    114

    147

    29%

    7%

    Minneapolis, MN

    575

    278

    389

    68%

    19%

    Omaha, NE

    1000

    256

    336

    34%

    8%

    Phoenix, AZ

    300

    139

    188

    63%

    16%

    Raleigh, NC

    1100

    513

    679

    62%

    15%

    Sacramento, CA

    600

    275

    334

    56%

    10%

    Seattle, WA

    650

    255

    328

    50%

    11%

    St. Louis, MO

    650

    321

    398

    61%

    12%
     
    Jan 11, 2010
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  5. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    Thanks ... makes me wonder why Columbus is having problems and yet Atlanta, which is at 92 percent, is still listed?

    For what it's worth ... here is my rant:

     
    Jan 11, 2010
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  6. Kathy's_Kitchen

    Kathy's_Kitchen Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Thanks for the info, Nicole!
     
  7. leslieprichett

    leslieprichett Member

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    I wish I could go to one period. We don't have any here in Alaska :(
     
  8. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    Actually they told us in the beginning that seating may be limited due to the location that they can get. While 500 may not seem like a lot, if that was the only large location they could get, then that is all that can fit. If it was at 85%, who knows, there may have been a lot of consultants who registarered in that time line.
     
    Jan 12, 2010
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  9. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    If we were at 85 percent, by my count, that's a good 75 seats left. I'm hopeful, though not optimistic, that they are just trying to stem the tide and will give the remaining seats to the first 75 people who e-mail.

    If not, I figure this is God's little way of saving me money. I had some money in my purse, saved for a specific purpose, and it has been either lost or stolen.

    My director suggested calling again and asking for somebody in "meetings and registration." I don't have time during business hours today ... I am at work ... and it's possible those people only work until 4 or 5 p.m. central.
     
    Jan 12, 2010
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  10. urbnk8

    urbnk8 Member

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    I just checked and Minneapolis is out too! That really stinks! I guess I'll try the email thing...
     
    Jan 12, 2010
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  11. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    Got the following reply to my e-mail this morning:

    Hello Diane,
    At this time the meeting is closed, our Meeting Coordinator is working to see if we can get more space. If possible the meeting will be opened back on Consultants Corner. Please check your web site through out the day.

    (She also informed me that Atlanta was still open. Duh! I knew that! I pointed out that I was only curious why Columbus was closed at 85 percent and Atlanta was 92 percent full and still open!)
     
  12. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

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    Huh. Well, that's a bummer for those who couldn't register...so sorry for all of you if you get shut out and they can't find any more space!
     
    Jan 12, 2010
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  13. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    Does St. Louis still show open? I'm already registered so I can't check it. I've got a few more on my team that want to go.
     
  14. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    Maybe they are holding open a few seats for those those who sign up for the biz b/t Jan. 18-Feb. 1st or so. I don't know the answers but it's a bummer that a few locations are "locked out" now.
     
    Jan 12, 2010
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  15. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    It's also possible that in the time since the stats were gathered and when you attempted to register the remaining spots were taken.
     
    Jan 12, 2010
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  16. cookie325

    cookie325 Member

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    I just looked and it appears that all sites are back up...I'm confused (which isn't hard to do!)
     
    Jan 12, 2010
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  17. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

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    Yes, Columbus is open again!
     
    Jan 12, 2010
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  18. janezapchef

    janezapchef Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I just registered about an hour ago for Columbus, so, we are up and running again. Who knows for how long, but as of now, it's a go! :)
     
    Jan 12, 2010
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  19. urbnk8

    urbnk8 Member

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    I was able to register for Minneapolis too! I figured I better not wait again!
     
    Jan 12, 2010
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  20. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    Yes, my director e-mailed me and then sent an alert out to the team that they had opened more spots but was not sure how many. Heading there to register now!

    You can use your own credit card? Oh goody! I am not sure I brought my PC debit card along today!
     
  21. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    OK folks, I did it! I AM REGISTERED!

    Thanks to the person who tried to register for Hartford who alerted me to this problem! I hope yours is available too!

    I did notice one blank spot on Feb. 6. I did not have time to review to see what that means, but it's possible they didn't open up seats for all of them.
     
  22. jwpamp

    jwpamp Veteran Member

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    HO stated when they announced the events that they could sell out and to register as soon as registration opened. They warned that the venue space was limited.
     
    Jan 12, 2010
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  23. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    I understand that ... and it has been stated in the past ... HOWEVER ... not every person knows their work schedule months and months in advance! In my case, before I committed to this, I had to make sure I could get the time off work, make transportation arrangements and oh yeah, come up with the money!

    Also ... we were told less than a week ago that certain sites, like Columbus, were only 54 percent registered. By yesterday, they were 85 percent registered and by evening they were full! Meanwhile, there were sites that were more than 90 percent full that were still accepting registration!

    Two years ago, I attended an event in Columbus with my ED's downline. Hundreds of people showed up. It made me wonder why they would only make room for 500 of us. I know it's hard to find that many venues but I think they way underestimated the market for this region.
     
  24. mountainmama74

    mountainmama74 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    My Director told me at our Cluster meeting tonight that Columbus had gotten full, and they opened 50 more seats, and that as of the time we were talking, 46 of those were still available. I have a few team members who may still be able to go, so I'm hoping they're able to get in if they can go!
     
  25. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    I hope so! So Jane and I were only half of those who registered since this afternoon?

    These seats have a way of going before the directors know about them!

    I find it curious that the Newswire that just went out did not mention this issue ... I'm glad my director sent out an alert saying not to wait until the deadline if you are going!
     
  26. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    According to the page on CC, the following meetings are full:

    * Atlanta, GA
    * Columbus, OH
    * Denver, CO
    * Hartford, CT
     
    Jan 14, 2010
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  27. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

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    any word on the new numbers????
     
    Jan 23, 2010
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