Anyone who’s ever been in charge of managing a team can tell you it requires a special skillset and attitude.  The term “management material” is often used to describe individuals who have the basic, innate qualities needed for the job.  But the truth is even they must learn the finer points – whether through formal…

“It takes great leadership to build great teams. Leaders who are not afraid to course correct, make the difficult decisions and establish standards of performance that are constantly being met – and improving at all times. Whether in the workplace, professional sports, or your local community, team building requires a keen understanding of people, their strengths and what gets them excited…

What are the hottest new meeting trends for 2017?  According to a new survey by Destination Marketing Association International, increasing demand for accommodations, coupled with a desire for innovative meeting spaces and technologies are creating new opportunities for retreat venues. According to Sales Consultant John Fuhr, “The trend of creating innovative meeting spaces is causing strategic…

Driving along the winding down county road to Still Waters Retreat I couldn’t help myself from stopping at various points to admire to spectacular views of the cliffs. I saw several ranches and a gorgeous chestnut colored horse with a long black mane….was he watching me drive by? I pulled up to a bright yellowish…

Prospective client: “Hi, I’m looking to get information about your property.” Retreat center manager: “Sorry, we’re keeping that confidential” Does that sound like a ridiculous response? If you have a listing on Retreat Central, or any online directory, and have not provided photos and other information that’s basically the message you are giving to event planners.…

Ask anyone who’s spent much time in the great outdoors, and chances are they have a favorite campfire recipe. There’s nothing quite like sharing a meal around a crackling campfire on a cold winter evening to bring people together.  Even familiar recipes just taste better when they’re prepared over open flames and eaten in the…

At Our Virtual Launch Party! To celebrate the launch of our new website coming soon at RetreatCentral.com, we will be hosting an exciting Virtual Launch Party. YOU’RE INVITED! The virtual launch party will include a scavenger hunt contest with winners and prizes, and will be promoted on social media. There will be questions asked throughout…