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Technology, Meeting Safety, and Innovation – 2022 Trends for Corporate Meetings

There are a few key trends that meeting planners need to be aware of when booking their event space for 2022. Some of these trends are already emerging, while others will likely become more prevalent in the coming years.

From leaning into technology and sustainability to wellness-focused events, be prepared for 2022 by exploring these trends for corporate meetings.

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A Winter Wonderland Wedding – 6 Reasons to Say Yes to Cozy & Intimate

Winter weddings are all the rage. They’re cozy, intimate, and often less expensive than their summer counterparts. In addition, they are a beautiful and romantic alternative to traditional summer weddings. 

The best times for a winter wedding are December, January, and February. Depending on whether you want to plan your wedding around holiday visitors or cozy up on a romantic and chilly January day is entirely personal preference.

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6 Meaningful Ways Companies Can Give Back This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here! It’s a season for cheer, parties, and giving. During the holiday season, it’s fun to shop for gifts and celebrate with family but what about giving back to the community as a company? 

As a business in your community, you have greater influence and the opportunity to make a bigger impact than just an individual. Use that leverage to impact your community in a way that will last beyond the holiday season with these corporate charity ideas.

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10 Ways Alumni Can Support Their Alma Mater

Being a college alumnus plays an important role in life. Whether you were the first person in your family to go to college or are preparing for your child’s graduation, it’s never too late to give back and be a part of the next generation of success stories.

We are inspired by our strong alumni relations here at Virginia Tech! Our Hokie Nation is a dedicated group that fosters great relationships with their alma mater.

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7 Tips for Hosting an Unforgettable Holiday Event This Year

This holiday season, you can celebrate with your colleagues and friends in an unforgettable way. Whether you’re planning a corporate holiday party, office get-together, or community event, it’s the perfect time of year for a celebration. 

A holiday party can be a great way to show appreciation for everyone’s hard work this past year or honor those in the community. But with so many options out there, where do you start?  

We have compiled some helpful tips on how to plan an unforgettable event that will keep your team motivated and excited about finishing 2021 and starting 2022.

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The Colors and Flavors of Fall are Abundant in Blacksburg, VA

It’s hard to say which is more glorious, the flavors or the colors of fall in Virginia. So don’t let this season pass you by without taking the time to allow it to wow your senses. 

Whether you have time for brunch, a weekend getaway, or a week basking in the glory of fall, we’ve got some pretty fantastic food recommendations for you to enjoy while you take in the scenery. 

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7 Reasons You Should Plan a Face-to-Face Meeting With Your Team

Even in today’s technologically advanced world, a meeting with your team face-to-face far outweighs a video conference.  While utilizing technological advancements is a wonderful solution for those who may be unable to attend an event, it’s not a replacement for in-person gatherings. 

Getting your team together in-person will benefit your staff and improve your bottom line. Here are a few reasons why.

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Back to School Like a Hokie: Fall Events Around Virginia Tech You Won’t Want To Miss

The fall semester is in full swing at Virginia Tech, and there are many opportunities for students, parents, faculty, and staff to get involved with upcoming events on and around campus. 

Just because summer has flown by and it’s time to settle back into the school routine, that doesn’t mean life has to get mundane. From Hokie football games to a good old-fashioned jamboree, here are a few not-to-miss activities to get to know the area, and make some new friends along the way. 

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Seven Fun and Creative Ways to Break the Ice at Your Next Corporate Meeting

After a year of Zoom meetings and hybrid events, your team may be ready to get back together for full in-person events, or maybe you’re already there. If you’re in the throes of planning your next corporate meeting, you may want to kick start the conference with some excitement and laughter to really warm things up.

We recommend starting it off with a fun and interactive corporate meeting ice breaker!