Nourishing Success: 5 Essential Strategies for Healthy Eating at Retreats and Meetings

As the new year unfolds, many of us are steadfast in our resolutions, with healthy eating often at the top of our list. 

But how do we maintain these commitments in the face of professional retreats and meetings, where the temptation to stray from our dietary goals is ever-present? 

In this post, Stonewall Resort’s Robin Poling discusses some challenges with tips for successfully adhering to healthy eating habits in professional settings. Her tips offer a roadmap for turning our New Year’s resolutions into a sustainable lifestyle.


The Admin Assistant’s Cheat Sheet for Planning Company Events

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.


The Hottest Meeting Trends On-Deck for 2024: The Future of Collaboration

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.


Meeting Planning Tips: The Real Differences Between Meeting Packages and a la Carte Options

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.

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Exploring the Great Outdoors at Stonewall Resort

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.


How a Corporate Retreat Could Transform Your Manufacturing Business

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.


Why Gratitude Is The Most Valuable Gift Every Employer Can Afford

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.  


5 Challenges (& Solutions!) for Admins Planning a Corporate Event

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.


Meeting Planners, Don’t Make Resolutions – Do This Instead!

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.


Tasked with Planning an Event? This Conference Planner Checklist will Help Get You Started!

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.