Dinner Bell is calling – will you answer?
Back in December, we announced that we would be taking Republic on the road this year to share our mission of inspiring a better phone-life balanceTM for everyone. Our first two Dinner Bell device-free dining experiences opened our eyes to our amazing members and got us even more excited about the remaining events this year. We made memories and new friends, and some folks even discovered they were neighbors!
At each event, our dinner guests chose to try something new and potentially uncomfortable—they silenced their phones and “unplugged,” putting their phones in dedicated phone baskets we had on each table. By devoting dinnertime to the people around them (and the delicious 3-course meal they would share), they enjoyed an awesome real-life experience and made meaningful connections with fellow Republic members, as well as with our team. It was incredible to experience the flurry of conversation and connections being made over dinner, and we were honored to be a part of it.
At our first stop in Provo, Utah, we kicked the evening off with an unparalleled dance performance by BYU’s mascot, Cosmo the Cougar, and the Cougarettes. Some of us were tempted to join in the fun, but spared everyone else the discomfort.
We then headed up to the President’s Loge, enjoying breathtaking snow-covered views of LaVell Edwards Stadium, where our members were treated to the surprise of seeing their names on the jumbotron!
Over dinner, we discussed our families, our jobs, and our favorite travel destinations. We got to know our Utah-based members on a new, more meaningful level, and even connected with a couple who had recently relocated from our home state!
Durham, North Carolina
Our second Dinner Bell event took place in Durham, North Carolina, right in our own backyard. And it didn’t disappoint! We treated members to a private tour of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to our very own Triple-A minor league baseball team (and namesake to the iconic movie Bull Durham). We got to tour the locker rooms, check out the weight room, learn about the history of the stadium and surrounding warehouses, and discover more about Bermuda grass than we thought possible. We even enjoyed a surprise visit by the beloved Wool E. Bull!
We enjoyed conversations with a self-described “cryptocurrency day-trader,” an eclectic and intelligent university student, and a retired couple who’d never owned cell phones before getting their very first ones with Republic Wireless a few years back.
After a delicious Southern-inspired dinner served family-style, we ended the night together with a private fireworks show over the field.
Watch our video for an insider’s peek at the Durham Dinner Bell event…
…and get excited for what’s to come!
Connecting with you, our members, helps us develop better solutions to support the lifestyle you love! And what better way to connect than through quality food, family-style dining, and good conversation? We’re fueled by member feedback and channel it to drive us to do better and be better every day. We can’t wait to see who we’ll meet and the stories they’ll share at our next Dinner Bell events. Here’s where we’re headed next:
Denver, CO – Saturday, June 23
Portland, OR – Stay tuned!
Austin, TX – Stay tuned!
Minneapolis, MN – Stay tuned!
Members and friends in these cities, get ready—official invites to follow! Our first two Dinner Bell events filled up quickly (one in less than 30 minutes!), so have your babysitters on standby and your calendars up to date. We can’t wait to meet you!
What do you hope to learn from us at Dinner Bell? We can’t wait to meet you and learn about how you achieve a phone-life balanceTM in your life. Tell us about your device-free experiences in the comments!