How does one put into words the feeling of being in the Las Vegas Convention Center with thousands of folks all in the event industry? IMEX 2015 was a nonstop crazy “workation” as the best of the best venues and vendors brought the very latest of what they had to offer. We felt right at home on this global stage as our colleagues in the event world all had one thing in common—they love their jobs and they love creating memorable and unique experiences.
Day one at IMEX 2015, after Smart Monday brought us appointments with fresh-faced potential clients, some of which we ran into during Tuesday evening’s FRESH dinner at Madame Tussauds. Attendees were surrounded by wonderful people, delicious food, and fantastic displays of celebrity wax figures. Brad and Angelina, Hugh Hefner, and Elvis were just a few who joined us for an evening of networking!
The GoTek WildGoose team was on site and we were happy to poke our heads in and see Ryan and the gang in the London booth in person for the first time since IMEX 2014! Our GoTek events remain one of our most popular and we couldn’t be happier with our partnership!
If there’s one thing that stands out in the Teambonding community, it’s the design, implementation, and execution of our give-back events. We build bikes for kids, teddy bears for women’s shelters, military care packages and wheel chairs for active duty and injured military personnel and, with any luck, we’ll add Clean the World to our list of partnering organizations. Clean the World is inciting change in the way the hospitality industry handles leftover toiletries. By gathering up unused toiletries from hotels and other venues and organizing and distributing these products to women’s shelters, Clean the World is making a huge difference in the lives of women trying to make a fresh start (many times with children in tow). Teambonding spoke with Clean the World in hopes of working together to create events which facilitate the packaging and distributing of these care packages. Looking forward to a possible future together!
Wendy took some time out from appointments to visit Sharon from The Play Room! Sharon and Wendy hadn’t seen each other in awhile and what a surprise it was to see their “matching” outfits! It seems that left feet are an endangered species this time of year. So nice to catch up with Sharon and her Play Room was such a welcome distraction from the hustle bustle of the convention.
Things started to wind down on day three as attendees started packing up their plethora of new information and heading out. We were so thankful to be a partner in the Boston booth and take part in such a cutting edge event. IMEX 2015 had a lot to offer and we did our best to soak up as much as possible. We met many wonderful people, including Mr. Holland and even Bradley Cooper (on loan from Madame Tussauds!) and we are walking away with a bright future of new potential partnerships ahead of us!
Virtual Reality Now Available As A High Tech, High Touch Team Building Event Let’s travel in time back to the ’90s when Virtual Reality now known as VR concept was just a thought? There were some prototypes, but unfortunately, they were far from becoming a reality. The only VR devices that were on the market by that time were heavy, huge machines that weren’t portable at all.
At TeamBonding we love having the chance to help our clients give back and helping their communities. It’s even better when we can help companies focus on their corporate social responsibilities and actually have an impact instead of creating vague initiatives. Part of the fun for us is coming up with new ideas and creating new programs to continue giving back. We have a variety of programs from our Charity Bike Build and Team Teddy Rescue Bear programs, Operation Military Care to provide care packages to our troops, all the way to Paws for a Cause where you make dog beds, pull toys, or cat scratchers for animals in shelters – among so many other corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs!
We’re thrilled to announce our new strategic partnership with Catalyst Global. Catalyst Global is an international network of 47 team building partners spanning 90 countries. TeamBonding and Catalyst Global were both established over 25 years ago and have been leaders in the team building industry since. Through this partnership, TeamBonding and Catalyst Global will strive to increase the availability of team building resources, services and events.
As per the season, the TeamBonding team celebrated the holidays with a bang. Each year, the entire TeamBonding team kicks off the holidays with our annual holiday party. It’s always a new activity or adventure we haven’t done before. It gets hard trying to come up with new fun things to do and one-upping the year before. We try to do different activities each time and this year was no different. For our big surprise this year, we went to The Studio Kitchen at Kingston Collection in Kingston, MA.
Welcome to the new and improved TeamBonding site! We are excited to announce the launch of TeamBonding’s newly designed website. We hope you like our new site which was designed with our new slogan “Where Work Meets Play” in mind. We streamlined it to be more user-friendly and reflective of our company values. The site is compatible with tablets and smartphones, making it easy for you to keep in touch on-the-move.
Scavenger hunts are some of the most hilarious and exciting ways to build bonds within a team. People love them, any why not? They get you out of the office, moving around, and exploring your surroundings. We love building scavenger hunts for people, but we also know sometimes a fully produced and facilitated event isn’t in the cards for everyone. Which is why we’re happy to offer DIY scavenger hunts!
How does one put into words the feeling of being in the Las Vegas Convention Center with thousands of folks all in the event industry? IMEX 2015 was a nonstop crazy “workation” as the best of the best venues and vendors brought the very latest of what they had to offer. We felt right at home on this global stage as our colleagues in the event world all had one thing in common—they love their jobs and they love creating memorable and unique experiences. (more…)
The ladies of TeamBonding jumped right into Smart Monday at IMEX 2015 where it was very clear that the way to be “smart” in business and in life is to practice mindfulness, have gratitude, and to project positive energy. Keynote Speaker Lee Papa kicked off the day encouraging the idea of “Cancel/Clear”—starting over immediately in the moment when negative talk creeps into your mind or comes out of your mouth. Being mindful of less optimal emotions like anger, worry and resentment changes: (more…)
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