|Holiday Season is Near … Let’s celebrate another year!|
By Linda Whitlock
And just like that we are winding down another year! Are you making plans for a fun celebration or meaningful give back with your group? Remote or in-person, ’tis the season to celebrate your team’s resilience and hard work navigating through another unprecedented year.
Let’s team up and plan a festive event that your team will love and remember!
Adding Value to Valuable Meetings
By Linda Whitlock
Every gathering with your team is valuable. Providing a chance to share, learn and grow company culture. It takes a lot of time and effort to bring everyone together – in person or virtual – and you want to make the most of it.
In addition to meeting business objectives in a formal meeting, strategic social activities connect your group in different ways.
- Foster attendee relationships
- Breakdown barriers and create trust
- Promote corporate culture
- Boost morale and team spirit
- Provide opportunities to give back to the community
It is more than just fun and games. Let’s connect and explore how you can incorporate a strategic activity that adds value to your next valuable meeting.
Chicago’s Team Building Company
At CEI, we are proud to celebrate over 30 years as Chicago’s Team Building company. From our founding as birthday party and corporate picnic creators in the 80’s to our current innovative team events, CEI has grown into a respected force in the hospitality industry. Our roots and connection to Chicago remain strong as we collaborate with outstanding organizations and support local charities. We are thankful for all the amazing relationships we’ve established over the years and we appreciate your continued support!
Chicago Gets Back to Business!
We are so excited that our hometown, Chicago, is finally on its way to fully and safely reopening! With increased capacities at restaurants, convention centers, event venues, theaters and summer festivals – visitors can enjoy all that Chicago has to offer and Chicagoans can get back to business!
We look forward to helping you to create a dynamic interactive experience (virtual, hybrid or in-person) for your team this summer!!
Another Virtual Summer for Corporate Groups
Things are looking better each day for getting back together in-person! But, we are not quite there yet… Most corporate groups continue to plan for virtual or hybrid programs throughout the summer. It is encouraging to see companies starting to rebuild after major downsizing and restructuring last year — now is the time to capture the momentum and unify these new organizational structures. Team building can help! National sales meetings, new-hire training sessions, group outings, and other corporate gatherings are still happening and can all benefit from interactive fun! At CEI, we continue to innovate with our clients to meet their needs and deliver unique interactive events.
Let’s connect and get innovative for your group this summer!
We Want to Network!
It has been sooo long since we could shake hands, pat each other on the back, and network in person. Are we losing touch? Or are we more connected than ever? With social media at our fingertips, however, it is relatively simple to find friends and colleagues. Getting to know new people in a work setting is more challenging and takes a bit more effort. At CEI we like to provide gamification at meetings and events to help attendees network and bond. Zoom fatigue diminishes if you are actively engaged. Friendships develop in a fun atmosphere!
Enhancing Virtual Meetings and Incentive Trips
Planners are getting creative when it comes to presenting exciting entertainment for virtual destination meetings and incentive trips. After all, what can compare to actually spending a week in Costa Rica or Italy? How about tasting wines from around the world or a hands-on cooking class with a celebrity chef in your own home? Enjoy front-row seats to a sought-after concert or amazing magician. At CEI, we team up with planners to offer interactive team events to enhance the virtual travel experience. Check out two of our newest programs!
Values, Purpose, and Passion
In this turbulent time it is easy to get swept up in the rhetoric of politics, covid, vaccines, violence, depression and more. It takes enormous effort to look beyond this and focus on what is really important — our values, purpose and passion. I am grateful to be part of a resilient industry and know that it will come back stronger than before. Proud to have forged the way for others and built an admirable business. And, most importantly, honored to have developed lasting partnership and friendships. Though we were shaken in 2020, our mission and values at CEI remain the same – we are your trusted partner for producing dynamic interactive and team experiences (virtually or in-person). And, we look forward to teaming up with you soon!
Goodbye 2020 – Hello 2021!
Hello Everyone, It has undoubtedly been a devastating year. As we reflect on the challenges we’ve witnessed within our industry, our community and our personal lives, we all feel the pain – and, at the same time, we (must) embrace the change. 2021 is within reach and already filled with hope and optimism. If we can hold on just a little longer… we will turn the page to a better time.
And, we can’t wait to celebrate with you! Ring in the new year with an uplifting team experience. Help your team start the new year focused, energized and inspired with a daily quote and challenge, thought-provoking escape room or a virtual trip around the world. A description of one of our newest remote team experiences is listed below. Visit our website to learn more about all the activities that Corporate Event Interactive has to offer – or give us a call and we can develop something new just for you!
As 2020 comes to a close we would like to thank our clients who have brightened our year. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season!
Virtual holiday parties and year-end celebrations are happening! Employees, colleagues, members, students and families still want – or need – to connect and celebrate.
Show appreciation and let everyone know that they are a valuable part of the organization. Messages, calls or cards go a long way! And, there are many options for virtual gatherings. From chocolate and wine tastings to gift box deliveries and care package building to dance parties and game-sharing experiences, the possibilities are endless. If you need ideas, we are happy to share resources!
It isn’t what you say — it’s how you celebrate it!