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8 Fundamentals For Remarkable Retreats

As businesses and organizations place a growing emphasis on their employees, the role of annual retreats is changing and becoming more critical.  At a well-implemented off-site meeting, teams come away feeling invigorated, with a more definite sense of purpose, and …

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Gravitate Business Meetings

Business Meeting Planning Q&A

Since opening for business 18 months ago, we’ve proudly hosted 157 meetings! We’ve compiled the most-commonly asked questions about planning a meeting and provided the answers. Q:   How much should I tip the caterer? A:   There are two things you need to …

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3 Meeting Industry Impacts You Can’t Ignore

For most people, reading a blog about the economic impacts of the meetings industry is about as dull as reading Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. It turns out, however, that the analysis provided by the 45,000 meeting organizers and venue managers who …

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Where Face-to-Face Meets Innovation

When I decided to open a business that provides organizations the physical space to hold their corporate events, I had a tricky time selling my business plan to banks for a loan.  After all, my business will not manufacture the …

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PURPOSEFUL MEETINGS

The Significant Impacts of a Purposeful Meeting

According to a 2014 study conducted by the Convention Industries Council, the meetings industry contributed over $115 Billion to the US GDP in 2012. In perspective, meetings contribute more to the GDP than the air transportation, motion picture, performing arts, …

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4 Tips for Company Retreat

4 Keys to Designing a Productive Retreat

As businesses and organizations place a growing emphasis on their people, the role of an annual retreat changes and is becoming more important. Here are a few tips for ensuring your next retreat is the best one ever! Choose the …

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Prosum Roasters

Love Coffee? You’ve Come to the Right Place…

Hello, friends! I would like to introduce you to Prosum Roasters, the Duke City’s only socially responsible source for excellent coffee. www.ProsumRoasters.com We’re all familiar with the term, Fair Trade. But what about Direct Trade? Prosum, which is Latin for: …

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