Best Outdoor Summer Corporate Events

IT’S SUMMER… BE A GUEST AT YOUR OWN EVENTS! It always makes me laugh a little inside when I hear folks say…”no one is in town in the summer”. Seriously…? We are busier than bees! With millions of people on the move in June, July, and August, a large number of them are visiting DC, MD, and VA as their destination of choice. Some, in fact, wind up as excited guests at the amazing events that we are creating for our clients. While it is definitely vacation time, unless you’re one of the rich and famous, you can hardly take …

How to Reinvigorate your Corporate Culture!

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It takes a lot investment and time management to create company  events  for employees to keep up with nourishing employees environment  and culture.   It seems that what were once signature annual events with banner participation have over time become plagued with falling attendance and little interest. The events that are on the decline seem to fall into one or more of these categories. Here are 3 top indicators that it’s time to Reinvigorate your Corporate Culture! It’s the Same Old Same Old – As the demographic and makeup of your workforce changes so should your events. Keep your events …

Service, Please and Thank You!

Service, please and thank you! I love receiving good service, it is one of my favorite things to experience. I notice it, I appreciate it and I compliment it. I enjoy seeing someone take pride in their work and in making sure that I am having an optimized meal, lodging stay, excursion, massage, visit or whatever. Luxury level service is wonderful. I can still recall years ago having that “deer in the headlights” look the first time I walked into a Ladies room and found that a smiling tuxedo clad attendant had set up a mini-mart of personal items on …

What My Dogs Give Me

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 I never liked dogs growing up and I never understood why other people did, as a matter of fact I have had a fear of dogs most of my life. It didn’t matter whether the dog was large or small, if it barked and had teeth there was no place in my affections for it. I am a country girl and grew up around plenty of farm animals that we fed and they in turn fed us but dogs were not my pals.  Five and a half years ago during a particularly stressful time in my life I decided that …

Three Short Lessons with Lasting Impact

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Life is about change and movement… but move and change wisely. We are told to “Do What You Love”, while that sounds romantically wonderful what do you do when that is not possible? I have learned that when I can’t “do what I love” I have had to “love the reason” behind why I do what I do. Admittedly I have had many jobs that I did not love but if it allowed me to pay my bills, have a control over my schedule or take a vacation then I “loved the results” of what I did. Lesson #1: I …