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August 31 – September 1, 2022


Shop Tour: Discover Surfaces

Strategic Planning

Please join us in Worcester, MA for intensive strategic planning discussions, networking, and a shop tour at Discover Surfaces plus a minor league baseball game for fun. . .  read through the event details and contact Heather at or call 609-799-4900, Option 7, with any questions.


Discover Surfaces is the leading importer, manufacturer and installer of natural stone and quartz surfaces in New England and Florida. Specializing in residential and commercial interior work through our strong network of Kitchen & Bath professionals, they strive to provide exceptional customer service, fast turnaround and a large selection of high quality products. They stock a wide selection of natural stone like granite, marble, quartzite and soapstone from top names like Cambria, Silestone, Caesarstone, LG Viatera and more. They also carry Eco-friendly materials from Curava and Eco by Cosentino.


August 31

ALL DAY – Arrivals

11:00 AM – Event Desk Opens

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Welcome Reception Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 PM – Member/Vendor Case Studies

3:00- 3:15 PM – Break

3:15 – 4:45 PM – Strategic Planning Exercise

4:45 – 5:30 PM – Break

5:30 PM – Reception/Open Bar

6:00 PM – Welcome dinner

7:30 – 9:00 PM – Vendor Treasure Hunt


8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Depart to Discover Surfaces. 15-minute drive

9:15 AM – Arrive – Coffee

9:30 – 10:20 AM – Discover Overview

10:30 – 11:30 AM – Break-out Session 1

11:45 – 12:45 PM – Break-out Session 2

12:45 – 1:45 PM – Break & Lunch

2:00 – 3:00 PM – Break-out Session 3

3:15 – 4:15 PM – Break-out Session 4

4:15 – 4:45 PM – Wrap up/Closing

4:45 PM – Depart to Hotel

6:15 PM – Group leaves for Baseball; it’s a nice walk to Polar Field. Go WooSox!

10:00 PM – Walk back to AC by Marriott Hotel

If your return flight requires you to leave before 3:30 PM, please notify Heather Blush at



You have options. Book your flight in to either Worcester Regional (ORH), TF Green Airport, Providence, RI (PVD) or Logan International, Boston, MA (BOS). Please arrive on August 31 by noon, or the night prior if needed. You may book your flight at anytime after 3:00 PM on Thursday, September 1. 


The AC by Marriott hotel is 10-minutes away from the Worcester Regional Airport, 1-hour from Providence TF Green Airport and 1-Hour from Boston Logan International Airport*. Please arrange your own transportation to the hotel. If you plan to rent a car, we highly recommend that you make a reservation ahead of time especially if you are flying into Logan International.

*times may vary due to local traffic patterns.


AC by Marriott Hotel Worcester
125 Front St
Worcester, MA 01608
Discounted Room Block – $199+ Tax per night

Please book your room through the group block and not through an external source. Rockheads does not get credit for rooms booked outside of the group block. Booking Link below.

Room Registration


The meeting will take place at the AC by Marriott Hotel Worcester, MA. We have a heavily discounted room block. The $199+ Tax rate is available 3 days before our meeting should you want to have a get-a-way before the event.


If other members from your team will be attending the retreat, please share this registration link with them so they may register separately.