“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
John F. Kennedy
November is a month of illumination. Between Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving, we get the entire month to dwell on one of the most important emotions – gratitude. Though we are thankful, grateful, and appreciative year-round, we are so excited to utilize November as not only a month for feeling grateful, but for taking action to show gratitude. As John F. Kennedy states in the quote above, demonstrating our appreciation is key!
For many of us, the word “travel” invokes images of white sand beaches, adventuring through Europe, or even spending time with family in a different part of the country. On the other hand, for the billions working in corporate America, travel often invokes images of briefcases, meetings, and working meals. In 2016, 307 billion dollars were spent on travel. That much, or more, has likely already been spent in 2017 with less than a quarter left in the year.
Wherever there are rivers and rolling lands, one will often find farms, farm-to-table restaurants, craft breweries, and more. This is exactly the case in the Hudson Valley, the region that surrounds the Hudson River. Adventure your way just a bit north of New York City, and you’ll be entering into the Hudson Valley region; a land of bounty.
Can you feel it? The anticipation is building, now that October has arrived, for Halloween and all the spooks, treats, and excitement that comes with it. We dare you to step outside of your normal Halloween routine, and escape for a weekend to the home of the Headless Horseman.
Conferences, team-building, goal-setting, board meetings, the reasons for a corporation to hold an event are many. With an abundance of corporate events year after year, trends always begin to emerge and shift. The past few years have brought a great many changes in corporate events, many due to the constant, incredible technology advances.
Once the heat of summer passes and the cool, exciting mood of autumn sets in, love is in the air more than ever before. Technically proposal season is Thanksgiving through Valentine’s Day, but we firmly believe fall is the real MVP when it comes to proposing. Starting as early as September, the reasons to propose this time of year are abundant; here are a few of our favorites.
Seasonal magic is unfolding as you read these words. Nature is full of wonders, and the time is ripe to witness one of the fall’s most incredible displays – the vibrant foliage. If spending a weekend traversing the countryside in search of the very best sights to take in nature’s colorful show is your cup of tea, then we’ve got the ideal destination for you.
Crisp everything – leaves, air, and your golf game. Autumn is, without a doubt, the best season to play golf. Sure, golf is fun in the summer, spring, and winter (if you live somewhere where “winter” is warm that is), but none of those seasons are quite as spectacular as the fall. Being surrounded by blazing shades of red, orange, yellow, and purple leaves is inspiring to say the least! The reasons to plan a few trips to the course during the autumn season are numerous, here are a few you can mull over.
There’s always ample information for parents of young children on what do and see in any given destination. Yet, what about the parents of college-age kids? This demographic of people will, presumably, be visiting the area their children are going to college in over the years. Visits to help with move ins, to comfort their children when they’re homesick, and eventually, to watch them graduate.
They’re young, tech savvy, and always on the lookout for the next trend. Without a doubt, Millennials are taking over the workforce by the day. Ok, not quite, but the truth of the matter is that Millennials now make up one-third of our nation’s adult population. That’s quite a lot of tech-focused 18-33-year-olds!
These are more than just facts being thrown around; this is crucial information to help guide the corporate meeting industry. From this point in time forward, millennials are a huge part of corporate America, and any corporate meeting or event will find greater success if millennial friendly trends are implemented.