Empower Your Team, Plus Other Great Tips for Improving Productivity

The role of a leader in the workplace is to get the best out of every employee. Ensuring your workers reach their full potential enables your organization to realize its short and long-term goals. For any organization to achieve optimum production efficiency, all employees should work together in harmony. 

With some great suggestions from our regional sales manager, Debbie Simpson, here are several tricks you can use for improving team performance among your employees.


New Office Etiquette in the Age of Remote Work

We’ve reached a turning point in how we work. In a recent Gallup poll, approximately half of U.S. workers report that their current job can be done remotely, at least part of the time, resulting in 42% having a hybrid schedule and 39% working entirely from home.

When considering future work arrangements, about 53% expect a hybrid schedule, and 24% expect to work exclusively remotely. Compared to pre-pandemic numbers, we’ll have a new office environment that doubles the number of people working remotely.


10 Best Corporate Apps to Make Your Event a Complete Success

Hosting a corporate event can be a daunting task. There are so many things to think about, from the venue to the catering to the entertainment. But one of the most important aspects of any corporate event is the effective use of technology. You can streamline the planning process, engage your attendees, and make your event a total success with the right tools.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best corporate event apps to assist you with planning, executing, and evaluating your company event.


5 Reasons to Embrace Bleisure Travel for Company Meetings

When it comes to business travel, there are two main types: the meeting-focused trip and the leisure-focused trip. Most people think that you have to choose one or the other – but that’s not necessarily true. In recent years, a new type of travel has emerged: bleisure travel. Bleisure travel is when you mix a business meeting with some leisure time. This can be a great way to maximize the ROI of business trips!

This blog post will discuss five reasons to consider planning a destination company meeting around a bleisure trip for your team!


9 Tips for Running an Effective Annual Association Meeting

Annual association meetings can be stressful for anyone involved. You have a lot to do and oftentimes with a small window of time to accomplish all the tasks. You are the leader of your association. You need to make people feel comfortable and welcome. So, if you are planning on running an annual meeting soon or want to know some tricks that may help, we have some suggestions to help you along!


Technology, Meeting Safety, and Innovation – 2022 Trends for Corporate Meetings

There are a few key trends that meeting planners need to be aware of when booking their event space for 2022. Some of these trends are already emerging, while others will likely become more prevalent in the coming years.

From leaning into technology and sustainability to wellness-focused events, be prepared for 2022 by exploring these trends for corporate meetings.


7 Tips for Hosting an Unforgettable Holiday Event This Year

This holiday season, you can celebrate with your colleagues and friends in an unforgettable way. Whether you’re planning a corporate holiday party, office get-together, or community event, it’s the perfect time of year for a celebration. 

A holiday party can be a great way to show appreciation for everyone’s hard work this past year or honor those in the community. But with so many options out there, where do you start?  

We have compiled some helpful tips on how to plan an unforgettable event that will keep your team motivated and excited about finishing 2021 and starting 2022.


Seven Fun and Creative Ways to Break the Ice at Your Next Corporate Meeting

After a year of Zoom meetings and hybrid events, your team may be ready to get back together for full in-person events, or maybe you’re already there. If you’re in the throes of planning your next corporate meeting, you may want to kick start the conference with some excitement and laughter to really warm things up.

We recommend starting it off with a fun and interactive corporate meeting ice breaker!


17 Types of Events We Love To Host At The Inn at Virginia Tech

What do birthday parties, weddings, and corporate meetings have in common? They are all events that require a venue. Sometimes you can host these events in your home, at the local library, or your corporate offices, but when you need something different, how do you choose the best venue? At The Inn at Virginia Tech, we have hosted just about every type of event imaginable.


Tips for Planning a Highly Successful Business Meeting at The Inn at Virginia Tech

Business meetings are a great way to get all of your team members in one place, but these events can easily become tedious and dull. However, with the right planning, you’ll have an event that’s both efficient and engaging for any guest involved! 

Here at The Inn at Virginia Tech, we’ve seen our fair share of business meeting successes, and the not-so-successful, and we’re here to share some key tips for creating a successful event that will inspire all your attendees.