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Why Team Building Is More Important After the Holidays.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM IN THE NEW YEAR. There are few work days worse than those that come after the holidays. Between time off, overindulgence, and plenty of travel, January hits you as cold as the weather. Employee appreciation is at a peak in December between holiday parties, company gifts, and potential bonuses, which is why it’s even more important at the beginning of the year.…

Sail to Success with these Team Building Ideas

REPLACE THE TRADITIONAL COCKTAIL PARTY FOR CORPORATE OUTINGS ON A YACHT Good company culture helps create a good bottom line. Team building with your employees creates trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration. With low unemployment rates in California, employees are on the move- and keeping them happy is a priority. It’s important for leadership to think outside the box, and get creative! Planning special events to keep employees…

How Two High School Friends Found Love Together

The path to the altar is different for everyone. Sometimes it’s love at first sight and sometimes it can take years. For Jimmy and Casey, their love story started in high school; although they didn’t know it at the time. Join us as we follow their story aboard the Sunset Hornblower. Tell us the story of how you met? Jimmy and I met our sophomore year of high school during science…

Choosing the Best Date for Your Office Party

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HOLIDAY PARTY PLANNING Planning a company holiday party can be overwhelming — especially when you’re working with the schedule of an entire office. Chances are, every employee has several other parties they’ve already committed to — and there are only so many Saturdays during the season. But, before you can plan anything, you have to pick a date. So what are some things to remember when…

The Importance of a Post Event Thank-You

Hosting an event takes a team of people, from the caterers to the musicians and everyone in between. Once an event is over, don’t forget to send thank yous to all who played a part, no matter how small. Showing your thanks is always appreciated and will benefit you down the line if you choose to work with that person or team again. We’ve started a list for you of…

Don’t Let Your Party Stop at the Door!

Re-engage your attendees with a fun recap email showcasing different elements of the event! Here are some ideas: 1 – Photo Booth Image Gallery Share a link out to all photo booth images and post-party hilarity will ensue. Just make sure to edit them before sending so you don’t send anything that’s not work appropriate! 2 – Video of the Event Nothing screams “epic” like a well done video of…

A Simple Guide to Budgeting for a Company Event

We asked our corporate event planners across the US what the standard event budget breakdown looks like? Here’s what they had to say: Average Budget Breakdown Venue – 45-50% Food – 25-35% Beverages – 15-20% Entertainment – 10-15% (if there is budget remaining) Decor – 5-15% (if there is budget remaining) Start planning your budget today by downloading our handy budget guide here. Make sure to also take a look…

Because Getting to the Cruise Should Be as Easy as the Cruise

UBER AND HORNBLOWER ANNOUNCE A NEW PARTNERSHIP A match made in…San Francisco In this sometimes gray and eclectic city, there are some things that just go together. I’ve got two examples for you. One, the experience of enjoying a perfectly made cappuccino in a North Beach sidewalk café with fog swirling, it’s 54°… and not feeling cold at all. Second—a warm Saturday afternoon on the Dolores Park slope holding a…

Cool Cars in Sacramento

As families make their summer vacation plans, many will choose the classic road trip. With a network of inland highways crossing lush agricultural valleys, as well as gorgeous coastal routes that cling to cliffs above the Pacific Ocean, California offers excellent driving options. Over in Sacramento, the California Automobile Museum makes a fun pit stop for car buffs and explorers on wheels. The museum houses more than 120 vehicles dating…

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