Meetings

Tips for Planning a Highly Successful Business Meeting at The Inn at Virginia Tech

Business meetings are a great way to get all of your team members in one place, but these events can easily become tedious and dull. However, with the right planning, you’ll have an event that’s both efficient and engaging for any guest involved! 

Here at The Inn at Virginia Tech, we’ve seen our fair share of business meeting successes, and the not-so-successful, and we’re here to share some key tips for creating a successful event that will inspire all your attendees.

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Virginia Tech Campus Visit – Discovery & Adventure Await

It’s the time of year that new students visit and get to know their new home-away-from-home. Fresh faces are popping up all over as campus tours get started. It’s not just the incoming students that enjoy learning about the campus; it’s also nice for family members to envision and get to know the student’s new home for the coming year. 

If you’re planning a campus visit, why not make it a family adventure weekend? Tour the campus and the surrounding area, making precious memories along the way. 

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Getting to Know the Golf Pro at Pete Dye River Course

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a career as a golf professional? 

Golf is a game for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid golfer or just getting started; it’s always fun to play.  It also helps that there are many golf professionals that can help teach even the most novice players how to improve their swing and score better on the course. In this interview with TJ Baggett, PGA General Manager, he gives us the inside scoop about his career and answers some of your questions about this sport we all love so much.

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Business Health Check: Why It’s Time to Plan a Corporate Wellness Retreat

How would you feel if you were able to take a break from the day-to-day grind of your job and instead live in a serene environment that is designed for relaxation? Imagine spending time on activities like yoga, meditation, hiking, and more. This is what corporate wellness retreats are all about.

Corporate wellness retreats are the perfect opportunity for employees to get away from their work and casually spend time with their coworkers. These events range in length but usually last a few days. They can take place anywhere from hotels in the city to mountain lodges surrounded by nature.

Corporate wellness retreats are becoming more and more popular in the business world. Companies recognize that it’s not just about physical health but mental health as well. As a result, they’re starting to offer corporate wellness retreats where employees can go for a few days of relaxation and reflection on their work lives.

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Weddings on the VT Campus – a Hokie Take on Happily Ever After

Recently married couple Justin and Samantha Whitney tell a fabulous story while giving the full scoop on what it’s like to get married on the Virginia Tech campus, in the Blacksburg area. If you’re considering hosting or attending any weddings at Virginia Tech, you don’t want to miss this tale of torrential rain, a surprise visit from the Hokie Bird, and top-notch wedding coordinators. 

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Meaningful Ways To Celebrate Your Mom This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is May 9th. Do you have plans for celebrating your mom? From changing our diapers to making sure we were always fed to tenderly caring for us, our moms have been crucial in our lives from the very start. It can be hard to find a meaningful way to let her know just how special she is. If you’re feeling a little stuck in trying to find the perfect way to celebrate your mom, don’t fret. Whether your mom is near or far, we have some unique ideas to help you show your mom just how much you love and appreciate her. 

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Feeling Adventurous? The Great Virginia Outdoors Are Calling!

Spring is ready to burst here in Virginia. As the sunshine awakens nature, it also beckons us outside with renewed energy and often a strong desire for adventure. Virginia is the perfect place to dust off your hiking boots, get some wear on the tread on your new bike tires, or get up close and personal with the rapids on the New River. 

Don’t ignore the call to explore, instead grab your calendar and start planning a few adventures in Virginia!  

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Build Your Dream Team: Worthwhile Team Building Exercises in Blacksburg

Want to build an unstoppable dream team? It all starts with unity and clear goals. When your team is unified and working toward the same objective, your business has the potential to go farther than even you can imagine. 

Reuniting groups through team-building exercises is a great way to ignite your organization, especially after working virtually for so long. Team building will help them learn each other’s strengths and give you an idea of how to utilize each at their best.

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Exciting Food Trends to Explore in 2021

In 2020, the foodservice industry was handed a tricky challenge and that challenge has been overcome with nothing short of genius and innovation. 

Food trends in 2021 have taken a definitive direction with a heavy emphasis on creativity, technology, experience, and health. As a result, serving the public through food has never been more personalized and experiential.

Preston’s and the other venues at The Inn at Virginia Tech have joined the fun by pushing the boundaries of foodservice to cater to the challenges by keeping customers happy and healthy. 

We’re excited to explore some of the food trends we’re looking forward to in the coming year. 

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6 Reasons to Plan Your Next Offsite Meeting Regionally

An off-site meeting that is hosted in your community or within driving distance is not only practical but can also be incredibly rewarding. Cut out the hassle of finding flights for everyone, try out a potentially less expensive and less stressful option; driving to the meeting.

Hosting your meeting in a more central location not only saves you money but also allows you to creatively add options that increase the return on your investment exponentially.