What Happened at NABU

We thought you might want a quick recap of last week’s North America Business Update meeting. Complete with the Carry the Torch winners.

September 24, 2019

Pretty much by any measure, last week’s North America Business Update (NABU) meeting was the most successful one we’ve ever had.
Nearly 5,000 team members tuned in on the live webcast to watch the meeting as it happened at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas. Hundreds of team members submitted questions for Chief Administrative Officer Chris Reynolds and TMMTX President Kevin Voelkel, and some 3,000 responses poured in from team members looking to win Sockios before the meeting even began. (Quick note on that: we’re still sorting through the Sockio and Supra responses. Give us a few days before we get back to the winners!)
So, we figured this was a good chance to do a NABU wrap up.
First of all, if you want to watch the meeting in full, all you have to do is click here. And if you already watched it, please complete this quick three-question survey.

Next, we got tons of comments about Sunrise Toyota’s efforts to help kids with cancer. You can watch that video at the top of this page.
Now, if you want to see what happened when the New York Region’s Hanna Diver learned she won the Carry the Torch contest, earning the right to represent Toyota Motor North America in the Olympic torch relay in Tokyo, then watch below as GVP of Marketing Ed Laukes gives her a call.
Hanna was just one of four winners from North America. She’ll be joined in Tokyo by:
  • Lizette Cotto, Puerto Rico
  • Stephanie Gagnon, Canada
  • Juan Pedro Fernandez Calderon, Mexico


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