Corporate event planners can be extremely selective when searching for the right venue for their events. They’re  increasingly interested in hosting their events at unique locations, with the best acoustics, excellent accessibility, and unlimited parking among other amenities. For many venue owners and managers, it can be a constant struggle to reach the standard where…

Influencer marketing is a hot topic for Fortune 500 companies and SMBs alike.  In a November 2016 study by Linqia, 48 percent of the 170 marketers who were polled said they intended to increase their influencer marketing budgets this year.  Event planners have long relied on word-of-mouth referrals to promote their events but for many,…

Want to make your next retreat a delicious success?  Try these amazing recipes, submitted by Retreat Central members. Capon Springs & Farms – Baked Fudge Pudding In a recent Capon Facebook poll, this Thursday lunch’s after meal sweet led all other treats in guest votes. So even though apple crisp is our classic dessert and the…

Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center: Glendale, AZ Thunderbird Executive Inn is unique because we are located on the historic campus of Thunderbird School of Global Management/ASU. The graduate school was built on the site of Thunderbird Field, a historic airbase established to train American, Canadian, British and Chinese pilots during World War II. Several landmark…

River Road Treehouses, New Braunfels, TX River Road Treehouses, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, takes retreat accommodations to new heights – literally. The moment you arrive at River Road Treehouses Retreat and see the enormous eighty-foot cypress trees with decades-old wild mustang grapevines hanging from their limbs, you realize you are in a very special…

Geronimo Creek Retreat, Seguin, TX This unique retreat center in central texas offers accommodations that are sure to make an impression. Despite the rustic exterior, these tipis feature modern conveniences including air conditioning, satellite TV, kitchenettes with sinks, under-counter refrigerators, stovetops and extra-large toaster oven/microwaves. Each of the 5 tipi is spacious enough for up…

Capon Springs and Farms: Capon Springs, WV This unique retreat venue in West Virginia is located on 4,700 acres, making it the ideal getaway location for your next retreat. The venue is a third-generation, family-owned retreat center with many unique features, including one of the nation’s best preserved spring-fed pools. The pool’s natural spring water…

Manhattan College: Bronx, NY Looking for a unique retreat venue in the Greater NYC area? Manhattan College achieved its “One Stop Shop” certification from ACCED-i in fall 2016. Our conference services team offers a one-stop shop style service where clients book everything through this one office. The campus is situated in the beautiful Riverdale section…

  Sorry, I’m So Busy . . . By Dr. Mara Adelman, Ph.D. Hyper schedules, time compression, multi-tasking–it’s everywhere.  What’s more, “I’m so busy” is our favorite excuse.  “Oh, you were hospitalized…leg amputated…sorry, I was so busy.”  “Your mom was sick…died?  Sorry, I was so busy.”  “I missed a dinner just for me?  Two days…

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