Corporate Event Planning Cary NC

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All Occasion Planners
(919) 723-1583
326 Brook Arbor Drive
Cary, NC
 
Make A Scene Event Theme Props
(919) 650-3589
2501 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC
 
9 LYVZ Catering Services
(919) 571-0210
4100-305 Sedgewood drive
Raleigh, NC
 
Events and Weddings by Gail
(919) 847-1320
6706 Twin Tree CT
Raleigh, NC
 
American Furniture Rentals
(919) 862-8889
1820 New Hope Church Rd.
Raleigh, NC
 
Passion Parties by Mindy
(919) 798-0154
210 Brierridge Dr
Apex, NC
 
Events Associates Inc
(919) 782-7184
5117 Carter St
Raleigh, NC
 
Balloon Decor for Parties, Events, & Weddings
(919) 773-2121
3216 Bare Creek Ln
Raleigh, NC
 
Divine Wedding and events
(919) 771-4917
400 lakefront drive
raleigh, NC
 
Cotton the Clown
(919) 815-0552
po box 17171
raleigh, NC
 

Party ideas for businesses: Business party: Professional events getting friendlier

Business parties have always been a mainstay of the winter holiday season. But today, companies are planning parties throughout the year. And more parties than ever. If you're already thinking about your own company's next event--whether it's a catered summer picnic for employees or a client-focused gathering--here are some helpful insights from an experienced Long Island business event planner.

Business Party Glasses

Kristie Koppe Galvani, vice president of event planning at HJMT Communications, a public relations, marketing, and event planning company in Westbury, New York, says that in recent months, HJMT has seen the Long Island corporate party business become not only more active, but also more interesting.

"Business parties are definitely more people-focused, these days" says Galvani. "Events are purposely being planned around relationship-building. They're smaller, with more time built in for mingling and for people to get to know each other better," she says.

Enjoyment is the goal

"Cocktail hours are longer, and programs are shorter," Galvani continues. "What we're seeing is that businesses want less formality and more fun."

Of course, some companies, particularly larger ones, choose hotel banquet halls for their product launches, holiday gatherings, or other corporate events, she says. "But we're also seeing an interest in doing something different. Some businesses are looking to have parties in museums, at airports, or on the rooftops of restaurants."

HJMT is also planning business parties in venues that only a few years ago might never have been considered, says Galvani. Among them: sports arcades and bowling alleys.

Casual parties for clients

The value of entertaining seems to be apparent to a growing number of businesses. "Parties definitely are being written into more company marketing plans," says Galvani. "We're doing client appreciation-type cocktail receptions that aren't even tied to specific holidays or promotional events," she says.

"Companies have casual get-togethers in their offices. They invite clients and hire caterers to provide passed h'ors d'oeuvres or informal pick-up fare, or even just wine, cheese, and crackers," she says.

Galvani also notes another popular business party trend that shows no sign of abating. (See Tasty & Trendy: What's Now and What's Next .) "At business as well as social events, desserts are being passed around," she says. "People want mini-cheesecakes, chocolate-dipped strawberries, small ice cream...

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