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Build Your Dream Team: Worthwhile Team Building Exercises in Blacksburg

Want to build an unstoppable dream team? It all starts with unity and clear goals. When your team is unified and working toward the same objective, your business has the potential to go farther than even you can imagine. 

Reuniting groups through team-building exercises is a great way to ignite your organization, especially after working virtually for so long. Team building will help them learn each other’s strengths and give you an idea of how to utilize each at their best.

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6 Reasons to Plan Your Next Offsite Meeting Regionally

An off-site meeting that is hosted in your community or within driving distance is not only practical but can also be incredibly rewarding. Cut out the hassle of finding flights for everyone, try out a potentially less expensive and less stressful option; driving to the meeting.

Hosting your meeting in a more central location not only saves you money but also allows you to creatively add options that increase the return on your investment exponentially. 

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Meet the Team at The Inn at Virginia Tech

If you’ve ever done business with the staff at The Inn at Virginia Tech, you know they are some of the friendliest and most knowledgeable around.

Here’s your chance to learn more about what makes the team tick, including how they learned to best serve the local community and a few “little known facts”.

We’re not giving away any trade secrets, just the inside scoop on our staff. Check it out! 

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Get Festive! Corporate Holiday Party Ideas Your Team Will Love

Your staff has worked hard this year being malleable and innovative. They have worked through changes and frustrations. Reward them with a fun end-of-year escape to recognize their hard work and to energize them for a successful 2021. 

Planning a holiday party that meets staff expectations and current mandates doesn’t have to be a challenge when you can infuse a bit of creativity and work with a venue to help make it happen.  

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[Press Release] The Inn at Virginia Tech: Hokie Stone and Hospitality Through the Decades

Long a favorite of faculty, alumni, and visitors as the place to host or attend conferences, seminars, short classes, workshops, sporting events, weddings, or even an overnight getaway, The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center celebrates 15 years of providing luxurious, state-of-the-art facilities in refined surroundings on Virginia Tech’s beautiful campus. 

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Looking Ahead: Meeting Trend Forecast for 2021

The face of business meetings changed dramatically in 2020. The pandemic was unexpected, forcing changes in how we work globally. Months later, many are still working remotely, meeting via video conferences, hybrid meetings, or in grand spaces where everyone can practice proper social distancing. 

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Hybrid Meeting How-To: A Deep Dive Into Planning and Executing a Meeting That is Powerful and Effective

As we explored in our recent post, Changing the Way We Meet with Hybrid Meetings, a hybrid meeting is a meeting where a portion of the participants are on-site in a safe, socially distanced meeting room set while other attendees are connecting online virtually from around the country or world. 

Today, we’re going to explore why hybrid meetings are so important, the types of hybrid meetings to look forward to, and tips for executing a flawless event.

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Changing the Way We Meet with Hybrid Meetings


Similar to most other previously “normal” happenings, the face of workplace meetings has had to change drastically. Physical distancing, changes in workplace requirements, and fluctuations in regulations have required businesses and employees to be flexible and creative to stay on track.

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4 Ideas to Make Your Next Offsite Meeting a Culinary Experience to Remember

Meetings have a grand purpose — to elevate your business by educating and inspiring your team. This goal can be achieved with proper planning and deliberate execution. Sure, workshops, lectures, and talks are important but so is engagement. If your team engages with one another through interactive experiences, they are much more likely to grow together as a team. One such experience is through food and drink.

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Multigenerational Meetings: Four Ways to Engage Millennials to Boomers

Multigenerational meetings may seem to present challenges but in truth, they actually are an opportunity to find ways to help your team get beyond the age gap and find strengths in their differences. Differing styles and tastes can be overcome when everyone has their eye on the ultimate goal of the meeting. Creating a sense of camaraderie goes a long way towards uniting a team, helping them to see past their differences.

Here are four tangible steps you can take to help your next multigenerational meeting be a time of building bridges rather than widening the generation gap.