As an administrative or executive assistant, you’re often the unsung hero behind successful company events. From intimate team-building retreats to grand corporate celebrations, your role is pivotal in orchestrating an event that’s memorable for all the right reasons.
Navigating through the maze of event planning can be daunting, but with the right information, you can tackle this challenge with finesse.
“Event planning can seem like a labyrinth, but with the right tools and a bit of know-how, it’s a maze you can navigate with confidence,” shares Shelley Gutta, a seasoned professional at Stonewall Resort.
Together with Robin Poling, they’ve pooled their expertise to craft this essential cheat sheet to streamline your event planning process.
Let’s dive into the essentials that will empower you to plan and execute an impeccable company event.
It’s no surprise that meetings have drastically transformed in recent years, adapting to technological innovations and aligning with shifts in business philosophies and the global work culture.
As we venture toward the new year, Stonewall Resort’s Robin Poling and Shelley Gutta explore 2024 meeting trends they are seeing and how they shape our collaborative endeavors.
If you’re new to the world of meeting planning, you’ve probably discovered that planning an event can be both exciting and challenging, especially when it comes to making decisions that fit within your budget while ensuring your attendees have a memorable experience.
At Stonewall Resort, we understand the importance of flexibility when it comes to accommodating your unique needs. That’s why we offer two distinct options: packages and a la carte pricing.
In this post, we’ll explore the pros and cons to help you make the right choice for your upcoming event.
It’s no secret that company retreats have been known to be a bit dull, with lots of meetings and events. But they don’t have to be! At Stonewall Resort, corporate retreats are being reimagined to include fun, enjoyable, and productive outdoor activities.
It’s a great way to mix business and pleasure!
At Stonewall Resort, corporate groups have 1,900 picture-perfect park acres to add excitement and adventure in their next meeting or retreat.
Located in the foothills of West Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains, whether your group is looking for an action-packed day of adventure or just some quality time outdoors, Stonewall provides an amazing backdrop for outdoor connection and exploration.
More and more manufacturing enterprises are making a corporate retreat as their next strategic move. A corporate retreat is one of the most memorable yet cost-effective ways to make a positive change for your organization.
With help from the right experts, a corporate retreat can deepen bonds between your team members, strengthen leadership development, improve morale, and elevate company culture.
Employee appreciation is a powerful tool that can help increase job satisfaction, productivity, and overall morale in the workplace.
Recognizing and rewarding your employees’ hard work and contributions to the team is a surefire way to boost motivation and engagement.
Stonewall Resort’s general manager André D’Amour chatted with Cory Falter of the InnSync Show about how showing appreciation can create a great sense of engagement among employees and teams.
As a professional administrative assistant, there are several unique challenges you may face when it comes to planning a corporate event. Some of them are timeless, and some are unique to our times. From budgeting to ensuring that all the necessary resources and personnel are available, planning an event can be daunting.
With the help of our in-house event experts, Robin Polling & Shelley Gutta, we have put together some common challenges, with possible solutions, to ensure that the process is much more manageable.
New Year’s resolutions for meeting planners often focus on streamlining processes and finding ways to make events more successful. This year, however, many event planners are also incorporating changes that prioritize the well-being of attendees.
Sales manager Robin Poling recently shared some insight with Cory Falter of the InnSync Show into how meeting planning in 2023 needs to be different.
Here is what she had to say.
Conferences provide opportunities for professional development and business networking, which are essential for innovation. A successful conference can have a large or small turnout, depending on the industry. For example, a weekend conference might have 200 attendees, while a week-long conference could have 15,000 attendees.
As a conference planning manager, you have a lot on your plate. There’s a lot to consider, from booking the venue to arranging transportation and accommodation for attendees.
That’s why, with the help of Catering & Conference Manager Jake Zadjura, we’ve put together a conference planner checklist to help make your job a little easier.
Drama. Intrigue. Suspense. No, It’s not the latest Netflix series. It’s what you get when you plan a murder mystery team-building experience in West Virginia!
Businesses can choose from all sorts of activities when it comes to team building. One option that is often overlooked is the murder mystery team-building exercise. This type of activity can be highly beneficial for a corporate event, as it can help promote teamwork and communication while providing some fun and excitement.
Designed to test your teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills, Robin Poling shares the murder mystery experience Stonewall Resort hosts for groups.