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2021 Sphere 1 – 22nd Annual Meeting – VIRTUAL

May 11, 2021 - May 12, 2021


May 11, 2021
May 12, 2021
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Virtual Conference


Sphere 1
(949) 932-3600
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Schedule of Events


2021 Virtual Conference Recordings:

Thank you all for attending our 2021 Virtual Conference!

Your continued support and commitment to Sphere 1 is so important to us!

We couldn’t have asked for a better turnout!


2021 Virtual Conference Recordings:


Congratulations to our 2020 Award Winners!!

Suppliers of the Year:

Members of the Year:

A HUGE thank you to our Sponsors!

2020 Award Finalists  |  22nd Sphere 1 Annual Virtual Conference  |  May 12, 2021


We are so excited to officially announce our 2020 Award Finalists for both Members & Suppliers.

Please click below to see if you are in the running for an award.

Live Broadcast Schedule

* * Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the upcoming Virtual Conference next week.

Click here for the link and event schedule:

Schedule of Events


Live Broadcast Schedule

Click here for the Sphere 1 Annual Conference – Live Broadcast & Schedule


Tuesday, May 11:

  • Member-Only Meeting @ 8:00am PST / 11:00am EST. 
    • Please be present! Member roll call will be taken as usual.
  • Supplier-Only Meeting @ 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST
  • The Inside Scoop @ 12:00pm PST / 3:00pm EST
    • A motivational session for ALL Members and Suppliers featuring Steve Richman of Milwaukee Tool and Brandon Moss of Southwire Tools


Wednesday, May 12:

  • Supplier of the Presentation @ 8:00am PST / 11:00am EST
    • Featuring: Milwaukee Tool
  • Sphere 1 Awards Show @ 4:00pm PST / 7:00pm EST

Registration for Virtual Conference:

  • Registration is required from ALL Members & ALL Suppliers.
    • Roll Call will be taken during the Member-Only Meeting, so please be present!
  • If you would like your teammates to receive reminders about each event, please register them using the link below.
  • Registration Link:  Click here
  • Questions about registration? Please email Barb at 

TableTop Meetings


By now, you should have received your TableTop Appointment Schedules through an auto-generated email from Mike Shumard yesterday, Thursday, April 1st. This was sent to the primary contact.

  If you haven’t received your schedule, please double check your Junk / Spam folder, as this was an auto-generated email from Mike Shumard. If you still didn’t receive it, please email Mike at



Training Webinar for Members & Suppliers

We can’t tell you enough how much we appreciate your hard work and support to making these meetings a success.  We know this is not a perfect format, but together we can do what we always do….WIN TOGETHER!

  • There are a few new requirements for this year’s TableTop meetings.
  • Please check out the 30 min video  below to learn the importance of Sphere 1’s Virtual Meeting 2021, and how everything will work.
  • Members:

Per our Sphere 1 “Member in Good Standing” criteria, it is mandatory that Members take all of their scheduled meetings.  If meetings are missed, rebate payment will be delayed until September of 2021 and Members will no longer be eligible to collect rebates twice a year.

  • Timeline:

Suppliers will be reaching out Members during the months of April & May to schedule their meetings with you and your team.  All meetings should be completed by May 31st.

  • How long should the meetings be?

20 minutes long, unless Members agree with the Supplier to make the meetings longer.

  • Platform:

Suppliers – please use the virtual platform that works for you, but be sensitive to specific Members needs and what works best for them.

  • Planning Sheet:

To help with pre-planning, a meeting planning form is provided below.


Room Reservations
  • Since our in-person meeting will now be hosted virtually, you are responsible for cancelling your hotel reservation.
  • Please cancel your hotel room(s) online by clicking here or by calling (866) 704-6162.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Barb Drochak by email or (702) 629-6468.


JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S West Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Time & Travel Commitment

*** Recommended Airport Travel Times

Air Travel

  • Please cancel any and all flight reservations that was meant for the 2021 Annual Conference in Indianapolis.



  • Please cancel any and all transportation reservations that was meant for the 2021 Annual Conference in Indianapolis.

Updates and Coronavirus Response

Updated February 24, 2021


Due to the continuing health concerns of COVID-19, Sphere 1 has cancelled the in-person meeting at the JW Marriott Indianapolis and will now be hosting a virtual conference.

Sphere 1  is firmly committed to helping protect the health and safety of our Members and Suppliers.


For assistance, please contact Barb Drochak at 702.629.6468 or via email