The title for the retreat comes from the firm's focus to celebrate the success they help their clients achieve through good design.
Each year staff members travel to a select city and gather for a couple of days of team building exercises and meetings designed to improve knowledge and performance. This year JBHM will meet at Gulf Hills Hotel & Conference Center in Ocean Springs.
"We feel it's important to take time out for staff bonding and development, especially when you have staff spread throughout Mississippi," said Jack Ballard, AIA, principal in JBHM's Biloxi office. "This year our focus is Celebrating Success because we know we are only successful as a firm when we make our clients lives a little easier as a result of our design, whether it helps them to better serve their clients or employees or both."
"Our staff is excited to come to the Coast this year," said Glenn Currie, AIA, principal in JBHM's Biloxi office. "We relocated our South Mississippi to Biloxi in 2006, and, as a native of the Coast, I am pleased to share the wonderful food and culture that exists here with all the members of our firm."
- Mississippi Press, May 18, 2008