Summer in the City

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

With the surge in beautiful weather, we know that mother nature is calling you outside for a day of fun!  Being specialists at creating dynamic and engaging activities for the impending warm weather, you need not look any further for your spring or summer corporate affair.  Whether you are hoping to get out on the water in Newport, enjoy a casual New England clambake on the Cape or an intricate scavenger hunt around the city, we have the expertise to plan every detail of your outing to be fun, engaging and memorable.

SCAVENGER HUNT:

Are you looking for an active way to spend time with colleagues and enjoy the day?  Then a scavenger hunt is it.  We will divide your group into teams and send them exploring through your chosen location, anywhere from the center of Boston to Thompson Island, Provincetown to Rockport.  Each team will be given a sheet of questions to answer, articles to locate and places to have their photo taken, as well as a backpack of materials and a camera.  Then it’s the first to the finish line for the privilege of bragging rights!

AMAZING RACE:

Race to the finish!  Following the premise of the popular television show, we will divide your office into teams for an afternoon full of competition.  Teams will be given a variety of locations to visit where an eagerly waiting staff member will challenge them with the activity they are required to complete in order to receive a clue to move on.  Activities include relay races on giant tricycles, brain teasers, potato sack races or smell/touch tests.  Obtain your clue and head onward to the finish!

SUMMER OLYMPICS:

Or you could spend the day showing off your team pride while competing for the gold!  Your group will be divided into teams with each team donning a different color t-shirt customized for the day.  Teams will then come head-to-head in a variety of customizable activities, from volleyball to mini golf, tug-o-war to life-sized checkers, all will have the opportunity to fight for a medal!

CARNIVAL:

Fun for all ages, your very own carnival will be a day seeped in entertainment and activity.  Carnival games will test the patience of guests as darts are thrown, rings tossed or ducks fished.  Later, participate in a pie eating contest or the dunk tank!  Roving entertainment will wow guests with a card trick, create ornate balloon animals, or tell jokes from their position on stilts.  Guests will forever remember their day of fun when they gather in a custom photo booth or have their photo snapped while putting their heads through the carnival themed cut out!

Top it all off with a picnic and your day is no doubt a huge success!

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Perception is Everything

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

I guess God made Boston on a wet Sunday.

Raymond Chandler

The Bunker Hill Monument

Let’s talk Boston stereotypes: Boring.  Parochial.  Educational.  Dry.  Stuffy.  Dreary.  Slow.  Prickly.

Well, today we are going to let you in on a big secret – shhhh – it’s actually really fun!  But don’t rush to rid yourself of those negative ideas just yet.  While you live an American History lesson, enjoy world-class dining and boat around the beautiful Boston harbor, it may benefit your corporate image to be in a town seeped in education, innovation, and old charm, instead of a flamboyant jaunt in, say, Vegas.

Unfortunately, Raymond Chandler missed out on the opportunity to explore all of the exciting things that Boston has to offer – but that doesn’t mean you have to.  Boston is one of the country’s leading destinations providing guests with the best in entertainment, food, activities, venue space and touring.

The Institute of Contemporary Art.

ART & CULTURE:

Home to an array of world class museums, vibrant theatrics and every kind of music, the city is filled with entertainment.  Whether you want to walk through an Art History textbook or explore the art of right now – the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner and Institute of Contemporary Art pose inviting juxtapositions to keep you engaged.  For live entertainment, head to the exciting theater district for a Broadway show that wows.  Or scope out smaller theaters scattered throughout the city for a more intimate show.  With concert venues as small as a hip night club, as happening as the House of Blues and as well known as the Garden – you can be assured that your visit will contain the best of the arts.

Cook with Todd English.

Enjoy the Best of New England Cuisine.

RESTAURANTS:

An option for every palette, Boston houses culinary gems in every corner of the city.  Renowned chefs are constantly turning out the finest in cuisine, from traditional American to modern, steaks to sushi, Mediterranean to Brazillian – even vegetarians will find stimulating delicacies.  Not to mention that New England may well be the seafood capital of the country and its capital city certainly takes advantage of all those fresh, succulent underwater delights.  If you’re hoping to bring some of Boston’s great cuisine back home – ask us about a personalized cooking class with one of the city’s accomplished chefs for your group.

Catch a Game at Fenway.

ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS:

Now that you are an art buff and a food nut, satisfy your athletic side with a Head of the Charles experience rowing along Boston’s famed river. The river is home to boating galore as rowing and sailing clubs litter the river’s edge.  It is not a surprise that some of the best views of the city are from the water.  Land sports more your thing?  There’s nothing more iconic to an avid sports fan than the oldest baseball stadium in the MLB, Boston’s Fenway Park.  Watch a game from one of the private rooms, tour the facility, or hang out in one of the local sports bars where you can bowl, play pool or use batting cages!  For an interactive edge, discover Boston by Scavenger Hunt, a consistent client favorite.  Follow the clues around town in a race to finish first!  You might have to find the real Cheers or have your picture taken with Paul Revere’s famous statue.

We Specialize in FUN Corporate Activities.

TOURS:

Activities in mind, there are a plethora of tour options for the curious visitor.  With pockets of culture at every corner you will never be short of new experiences and exciting stories.  Whether it’s a culinary tour of Boston’s Little Italy, the North End, or a walking tour of private homes in posh but conservative Beacon Hill, “A Day in the Revolution” at Lexington and Concord or educational bliss at two of the nations top universties, MIT and Harvard, we will cater each experience to you and your guests, ensuring that you not only enjoy your tour but that you meet your program goals.

VENUES:

If you are looking for a unique venue for your next meeting, look no further than Boston.   The Boston Public Library, the first library to allow outside lending, is one of the cities most historical and unique venues, and ideal for a meeting, conference or dinner.  If you are hosting a bigger group or looking for convention area, the new Boston Convention and Exhibition Center can hold anything from a fundraiser to a trade show in its sleek and modern space.  Or awe guests with the true Boston experience – an evening seeped in intellectual charm at the Harvard Club.  At this Boston icon, guests will be impressed with the history and prestige of each individual room while your meeting exudes an image of success.

As we said, perception is everything, and Boston gives the best of that.

The Boston Public Library

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

We want to hear from you!  What Boston stereotypes do you have?  What activities or events would you want to include in your visit in Boston?

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Good News!

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Lucky for lots of us, there are emerging signs of a dwindling recession.  After over a year of cuts throughout the industry, corporate clients are realizing that travel,  incentives and events are absolutely vital to a successful operation.  Meetings Review’s article “Performance Level: Are Overseas Incentives Bouncing Back?” shares the promising results of a study based in the United Kingdom, highlighting that international incentive programs are essential in a challenging economy.  Encouraging top performers through creative incentives has proved to be the most effective reward mechanism for leading corporations like Goodyear Dunlop UK and Shire Pharmaceuticals.

In conjunction with this increase in travel, there are more reasons than ever to visit the historical city of Boston!  In a time where perception is everything, Boston is a destination filled with prestigious educational institutions, a hub of the medical industry and the economic center of New England, meaning your guests will be immersed in sophisticated and intellectual culture, and not perceived as dilly-dallying on the golf course.

The city’s Media & Tourism group has teamed with a slew of popular airlines to feature all that this vibrant and unique city has to offer – winter activities, summer fun, culinary surprises, a sports destination and cultural treats.  Included in the promotions are airlines AirTran, American, Southwest, JetBlue, Porter and Virgin America (which you can take from LA to Boston for $109!).

Pair that deal with all of the history, culture and activities in store upon arrival and it sounds like you’re going to need a capable meeting planner to help with your Boston incentive needs!

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