Planning The Perfect Rehearsal Dinner

Once upon a time, the rehearsal dinner was a small event for just the wedding party and immediate family. Now they’re often big extravaganzas that can include a much more extensive guest list. While this can make the entire wedding experience a more memorable event, it also creates much more to think about. Plan ahead […]

Stress-Free Holiday Get-Togethers

The holiday season: it’s most wonderful time of the year, but can also be the most stressful. There’s so much to do and so little time–and so many people we want to see and celebrate with. We all love in-home gatherings, but planning too many of those can push the limits of our sanity. Why […]

Kick Off New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business with a Special Event

What does 2015 hold for your company? Just like people make resolutions, many companies decide to make small (or big) changes beginning with the new year. And, just like people, companies need to be committed to those resolutions to make them work. For that, they need employee buy-in. Treating employees to a very nice lunch […]

10 Ideas for the Best Company Holiday Party Ever

It’s time to plan the company holiday party, and you want it to be extra special this year. With a little preparation, you can plan an event that they’ll be talking about for months (in a good way!). Here are 10 great ideas for planning the best company party ever: Pick the best venue. Go […]

Celebrate Back to School with a Parents-Only Lunch

We just marked that bittersweet occasion better known as the start of the school year. After a summer filled with vacations and a lot of family time, the kiddos are back in school and our Facebook feeds are full of those precious “First School Day” photos. It’s bittersweet because it means the end of a […]

Best Ways to Reward Employee Success and Achievements

If you want employees that are engaged, motivated and who share the company’s values and mission, then you need a strategic reward system that not only addresses compensation and benefits, but also incorporates recognition and appreciation. Rewarding performance-based achievements is fairly easy, but how do you ensure that those achievements are recognized and celebrated throughout […]

The Power Lunch: Still a Powerful Business Tool

When you really need to influence, recruit or sell — nothing works as well as the good old American business staple, the Power Lunch. The term “Power Lunch” might be dead, but the concept is very much alive and thriving. Here’s why. Some business interactions demand a personal, face-to-face meeting. Whether you’re pursuing a client, […]

Build Teams and Boost Morale with Cost-Effective Perks

The sluggish economy, a weak job market, corporate layoffs — these are all contributing factors to a feeling of unease and low morale among even the most gainfully employed workers. Even if your business is weathering the current economic woes, the challenging climate can still take a bite out of morale. Effective leaders keep a […]