Over the past few months, many of us have become comfortable with the ins and outs of attending and hosting virtual meetings and events. But drumming up excitement for a virtual meeting can still be challenging. Here are a few ideas that can help engage your participants that also show appreciation to local businesses.
Pynx Productions has been empowering meeting and event organizers for more than 30 years with their professional audio and video sales and equipment rental. The seasoned staff at Pynx Productions is available to provide a complete service from start to finish including virtual event development, live streaming, pre-recorded hybrid content production and delivery. Their head office is located in Brantford, but they can also provide on-location services throughout Ontario. Learn more at www.pynx.ca.
This lovely local shop has bath products to pamper your attendees when they want to relax at the end of the day. Their creative, colourful bath, body and home products look good enough to eat! Many of the bath bombs and candles are crafted to look like desserts and popular treats including cupcakes, birthday cake, donuts or gummy bears. Add a bath bomb or soy candle to your attendee’s gift baskets or purchase one of Bathtub Bakery’s surprise boxes, which come in various sizes and seasonal themes. Learn more at www.bathtubbakery.ca.
If you are organizing a hybrid style event in Brantford, you can have your live guests and delegates meet up at Escape Key, located at 20 Roy Boulevard, for a challenging and fun escape room experience. Escape rooms are the newest trend in team building and are a fun way to used critical thinking and teamwork skills to solve a puzzle. If you are not able to come together physically, you can engage individuals or groups in online escape rooms, many of which are free to play! Typically, virtual escape rooms take between 30 to 60 minutes to complete so they are a good option to kick start the morning or boost your attendees’ energy midday. Learn more at www.escapekey.ca.
Strodes BBQ and Deli
Satisfy your attendees with a take-out lunch from Strodes BBQ & Deli! Provide attendees with a gift card so they can choose from a selection of hot and cold lunch items such as sandwiches, soups, and salad. Strodes’ wide selection of fresh fare and locally-produced and butchered meats are the perfect lunchtime option for your attendees. Learn more at www.strodes.ca.
Bell City Brewing Company
One of the benefits to a meetings, conferences, and events is having the opportunity to network with a range of likeminded individuals and learn from others within the same company or similar industry. Keep the tradition going and host a virtual Happy Hour with a local brewery! Bell City Brewing Company craft brewery is sure to impress your delegates and attendees, and you can have delivery arranged for a fee – throughout Ontario. Their flagship beer, Eureka Cream Ale, honours Alexander Graham Bell who discovered the principle of which his most famous invention, the telephone, would work – right here in Brantford. It’s tasty and tributes Brantford as “The Telephone City”! Learn more at www.bellcitybrewing.com.