SCENE + HEARD Charmant Group Honors Achievements at NSM, Anticipates 30th Anniversary in 2013 By Staff Wednesday, January 2, 2013 3:45 PM Showing the new Hall of Fame members Francesca Ilaria and Paul Saccone, flanked by Harry Aida, President of Charmant USA and by Masao Miyachi, President of Charmant Group.MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.– The Charmant Group held its annual national sales meeting at the Dreams Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2. The five-day long event was upbeat as the sales force and executives recognized achievements from the past year, including the new Hall of Fame award and the company looked to 2013 when the company will celebrate its 30th anniversary. Honorary guest Masao Miyachi, president of Charmant Group, was present to share news and words of appreciation from Charmant headquarters in Japan. Sales achievement awards were presented on Friday evening during a formal banquet dinner. Vice president of sales, Dennis Davis, along with president of Charmant USA, Harry Aida, presented tenure awards to reps celebrating 10+ years with Charmant. Gary Richardson out of Maryland was recognized for his 25+ years of service. Region of the Year was co-awarded to regional sales managers Chris Allen and Charlie Fegreus, for the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions respectively. Rookie of the Year was awarded to Jack White out of Texas, who also received the Highest Percentage of Increase award and Highest Percentage to goal. Highest Net Volume was awarded to Francesca Ilaria from N.J. The first two inductees into Charmant’s Hall of Fame were Paul Saccone and Francesca Ilaria, both from the Northeast region. And Rep of the Year was awarded to Don Swafford from Florida. “Rep of the Year” Don Swafford, far right, with Miyachi and Aida. Aida and Miyachi flank “Rookie of the Year,” Jack White. New products and programs were introduced at the event, adding to the spirit of the trip. Meetings were held to half days so time could be spent by all enjoying the beautiful beach and sun surrounding them. A grand beach party was held on Saturday evening that included a live band and games complete with prizes. Charmant held its national sales meeting at The Dreams, Riviera Maya resort last month, as the company recognized achievement and looked ahead to its 30th anniversary in 2013.