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Black Friday History

It may come as a surprise that the term “Black Friday” did not originate with shopping. It was first used to reference a stock market crash that occurred on September 24th, 1869. It wasn’t until the 1950’s that the name became associated with retail. On the day after Thanksgiving, people would fill the city of … Continued


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Today We Recognize the Best Sales Team

We have the BEST Sales Team On Friday, December 8, we celebrate the Best salesperson. It’s #NationalSalespersonDay.  We would like to take the time to thank our sales team for their dedication and hard work.  Although some salespeople may work in different capacities for instance, on the road, door to door or in a retail … Continued


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Why Team Building

How many times in the corporate world has the phrase “There is no I in team!” been used? Too many? Perhaps so, and because of its overuse it has managed to gain a negative connotation. When most individuals hear these words they think that it means that each person in the team isn’t significant, and … Continued



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Clients Speak Up.


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Teamwork in Unexpected Places: 13th Century Castle-Building

“Quarrymen, stonemasons, woodcutters, carpenters, blacksmiths, tile makers, basket makers, rope makers, carters and their horses – are all working together to complete the castle.” – Guedelon.fr Deep in the French countryside, there is a group of tradesmen and women who have come together to do the unthinkable: they are using 13th century methods to build … Continued


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“It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” – Mark Twain Did you know that we’re on Twitter? It’s true! For the latest high-tech innovations in corporate events, fun interactions, and photos from the many gorgeous locations where we facilitate programs, follow us @BestCorpEvents.    


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Teamwork in Unexpected Places: Diana Nyad’s Swim

“It looks like a solitary sport but it takes a team.” –Diana Nyad When endurance swimming Diana Nyad covered the 110-mile distance from Cuba to Key West, Florida this year, she did so on her own, in a way. The rules stated that she could never touch the boat or any outside person or object … Continued


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Great Dining® Competition: Video of the Week 3

Never underestimate the power of creativity! Not only do teams get to cook delectable meals during this corporate event, but they also design a poster and commercial advertising for their newly-formed ‘restaurant’ to the rest of the group. In this video, which includes several large group Great Dining® events, you can see lots of clever … Continued


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Expect the Unexpected

“No matter what, expect the unexpected. And whenever possible BE the unexpected.” –Lynda Barry One of the most exciting aspects of our SmartHunt programs is the interaction with celebrity look-a-likes. In fact, injecting a dose of unexpected excitement is one of our trademarks, whether it’s real medals at the end of a competitive event, twists … Continued