Category Archives: Corporate and Group Events

Promoting Motivation While Growing Your Business

No matter if the economy is in an upswing or a downturn, one thing remains certain, retaining valuable employees is crucial for companies. While a competitive salary and first-class benefits are definitely attractive, most employees also seek meaning in the work, as well as appreciation for their efforts.   This emotional value can result in the difference between employees who put in the minimal effort and the ones who are invested in the company’s mission. Not only are the employees happier and more productive but the company saves time and money recruiting new hires. On average, it takes 42 days and costs approximately $4,129 to fill a single position.

Our nation’s businesses have faced many unprecedented challenges in recent months. Employee motivation is down. The pandemic has given the workforce a dozen reasons to be frustrated, discouraged and unmotivated.

As a result of the guidelines center must abide by, it might not be possible to accommodate large corporate gatherings at this time and companies might not be ready to host in person events. However, the center can still offer companies a great way to show their employees how much they are appreciated by offering companies employee appreciation vouchers.   These customizable vouchers are a great way to get new customers in the center and should include an attractive offer. A common offer is:

One hour of bowling and shoes for up to five people, a large one topping pizza and a large soft drink for each person (or pitcher of soda if applicable). Keep restrictions to a minimum. Remember to choose positive rather than negative words for any limitations or restrictions.   These vouchers can be customized with the company’s logo to make it easy to track by ringing in redemption on a dedicated price key for each company.

There are a number of ways to “price” appreciation vouchers.

  1. Discounted retail price, paid in full by company. Be sure to advertise the retail price in the communication to the business so they see what a great deal they are getting.
  2. Full retail price paid dollar for dollar with certificates from their business to be used as employee appreciation of center employees. This is no upfront revenue but it brings in customers who will likely eat, drink and play more than the given amount. As an added plus, center employees will love being recognized. This option only applies when the business has something to offer that would be appropriate to barter. Depending on how many vouchers, the company requires, this could also be partial certificates for center employees and remainder of the total as cash.
  3. Free.  This is a great way to build loyalty with businesses and show goodwill in the community while still getting customers to the center and exposing them to a great entertainment experience.

This program is a great way to form relationships with area businesses and when the time is right, they will have the center top of mind for hosting a party or teambuilding event.   Make sure the sales team is keeping accurate records and capturing names, numbers and emails for future contact.

A sample, customizable Employee Appreciation Voucher and Email/Social Medial graphic can be downloaded below to get you inspired and started right away.

Customizable Employee Voucher (Sample and Template)

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Additional Employee Appreciation Material and other revenue generating programs available as part of the QubicaAMF Virtual Marketing Manager Program. For additional information contact VMM@QubicaAMF.com

What unique programs are you and  your center doing to generate new business?  We would love to hear from you!

Email tips:

How To Write A Sales Email People Want To Respond To

 

Rewind Parties | Celebrating Missed Milestones

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COVID-19 has left us with many scars and a period in our lives that we do not ever want to relive. But what about all those celebrations that were missed when life came to a screeching halt? Maybe we can’t rewind time and recapture the exact day, but we CAN rewind and have a celebration do-over. Don’t miss this opportunity to turn those missed milestones into memorable celebrations. Offer Rewind Parties and celebrate all those that missed out on celebrating their special occasion.

Scour your database to find all birthdays during the closed period and send them a personal invitation to have a Rewind Party celebration. Don’t let COVID-19 deprive the celebration honorees of their special day.   Rewind Parties can be offered at the same times as regular parties or can be held on designated Rewind Party days and time slots so the center can plan extra activities to make the parties even more memorable.

  • Have a special celebratory welcome screen for each party.
  • Play Birthday Wheel for prizes.
  • Run Lucky Train every hour and if customer is streaming live and is chosen as the winner, they receive an extra prize. A great choice for the extra prize is a gift card to the center.
  • Bring in face painters, magicians, a DJ, local celebrities or mascots.
  • Utilize scrolling messages to congratulate celebration honorees.
  • Offer to stream the party via Zoom or other video communication platform for guests not able to attend.
  • Partner with local businesses to contribute items for goodie bags and door prizes. Also check with vendors, who often have promotional items available that they are willing to contribute.
  • Ask trivia questions throughout the parties for prizes.
  • Have hostesses coordinate the Hokey Pokey, Chicken Dance or for older guests, the Cupid Shuffle, all while adhering to physical distancing restrictions.
  • For parties with young children, give coloring pages (see download at end of post)  to occupy them while waiting for their turn.
  • Provide each guest a thank you voucher with a special offer to visit the center again in the future.

Things to consider for Rewind Party packages:

  • Similar in structure to existing party packages.
  • Add a “Fun Size” option (up to 6 people) for those that would be more comfortable with a small, family only celebration.
  • Promote as new party option to help all those that had milestones during the COVID-19 pandemic and were deprived of their special celebration.
  • Offer Rewind Parties at a discounted rate as your gift to them. Make sure the customer is aware of the savings and make it clear on the marketing material. A discount often seals the deal.

Rewind Parties can be for all missed milestones such as birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, graduations,  be it Kindergarten, High School or College, Engagements, Promotions or others your center chooses to recognize. Use this opportunity to recuperate lost revenue for missed celebrations and turn sad memories into happy experiences and lasting new customers.

Get started booking Rewind Parties today with FREE downloadable material.

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  • MMS AD
  • Email
  • Social Media Post
  • Coloring Pages
  • Call Log

We would love your feedback to help us form upcoming content and free material.  Do you plan on offering Rewind Parties at your center?  Please leave your comments below.

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