Looking to Promote Your Retreat Center this Fall?  To improve our service to you, Retreat Central is launching a new, updated website soon. To celebrate, we’ll be hosting an exciting Virtual Launch Party. The party will include a scavenger hunt with winners and prizes throughout the day. The event will be promoted through all social…

Survey Identifies New Opportunities for Retreat Centers By Jaynie Schultz Every year I eagerly await the annual report of trends in the conference industry commissioned by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) to see what new opportunities it may identify for retreat centers. For the past 30 years, since I entered the hospitality business,…

Like most retreat centers, we know how easy it is to remain in the daily routine that your “getaway” provides.  Often, if we have achieved a certain level of success, we may choose to stay within our comfort zone of just doing what we do. So when there is an opportunity to attend a business-related…

It’s no secret that we live in uncertain, and sometimes dangerous time.  The headlines are filled with stories about natural disasters, disease outbreaks, workplace violence, terrorist attacks and data breaches.  In addition to the myriad of other details, planners today are more focused on event security than possibly any other time since the months following…

  I never went to business school, but I certainly grew up in the family school of business. My grandfather, father, and mother were all successful entrepreneurs, and being the child of people all living and breathing their work and community was a school unto itself. The rules my parents and grandfather taught while active…

Social Media Marketing for Retreat Centers If you’re like most business owners, you find it hard to keep up with the constantly changing social media landscape.  Hardly a month goes by that you don’t hear about a new social media platform, and how you can use it to promote your retreat center online. With so many…

The Importance of Offsite Meetings “Offsite Meetings are a great use of time and resources, invigorate and inspire the team, and pay dividends.” – Spencer Rascoff, Zillow Executive Officer   Like Rascoff, meeting professionals agree that conducting regular offsite meetings and retreats are an essential element of organizational success. Here are the top five reasons to…

The third article in the guest blog series by Dr. Brandon Nutt examines the benefits of focusing on our movement and posture. Movement. Before you read anymore, freeze in whatever position you are in and look at yourself. Likely, you are reading this on a computer screen. Most likely your hips are bent at a…

In a previous article we touched on the importance of the parasympathetic nervous system and this week we need to talk about the other side. Our “Fight or Flight” response is a powerful physiological reaction to stresses. If you have ever had an encounter with a dangerous animal or have been skydiving you probably know…