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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Good business

So, last night at the CVB Travel Council meeting, PP Director of Events Jennifer Goldman announced a darn cool corporate meeting promotion that has some serious pay it forward oomph behind it.

Here's the thing about the all of the brouhaha surrounding the recent corporate meeting scandals you've heard so much about over the past few months. WRETCHED EXCESS, anyone? Clearly, a company that's giving its highrollers beluga caviar, private jets and two-hour massages whilst they rob hardworking people of their 401Ks is not just criminal. It's bad manners, bad business, bad karma and serves no larger purpose.

At the same time, when it comes to GOOD business, nothing takes the place of face-to-face meetings. (And this is coming from me, who loves the social media.) Whether it’s a social, public or educational event, a team-building dinner or strategic planning session, it's important, now more than ever, to bring people together. (Remember, my cafeteria-style strategic planning weekend?)

So, with all of that in mind, here's what we're doing. From now until the end of 2009, Patrick Properties Events will donate 10% of any corporate venue rental fee to the non-profit (501c3) of your choice. That means having your event with us can actually help you pay it forward.

Let's talk reality. What can 10% do?

· Provide a healthy breakfast for 45 people at Crisis Ministries
· Vaccinations for meningitis, measles or polio for 50 people
· Training and employment services to help a homeless person find a job through Crisis Ministries
· Medical training kit containing basic drugs, supplies and equipment to treat 1,500 patients for three months for Doctors Without Borders

If you're thinking of planning a corporate event, you should give us a buzz. Charlotte McDowell and Jessica Kafer, our Sales Managers, are amazing and funny, too. Just call 843.853.1810.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think your 10% to charity idea is very generous and an awesome idea! Too bad more people don't think of this!