Call the teams from Calgary and Edmonton to meet in the middle at the Ramada Red Deer. The day goes like this: a little meeting over lunch and then relaxing together in real time.
Meet in the middle
First thing, the Ramada Red Deer is exactly halfway between Edmonton and Calgary, conveniently located right off Hwy 2. That means it’s an easy hour-and-a-half drive either way. One short music playlist and you’re there.
Bring in lunch
You, masterful event coordinator, will make sure everybody’s fed. There’s nice-and-spicy Jose Jose Latin just a seven minutes drive away from the hotel. Momo Sushi is downtown, so it’s a doable nine minutes each way to go pick that up. Or, there’s always soup-and-sandwiches from Tim Horton’s – just across the parking lot.
Work a little, but fun work
The Ramada Red Deer has the perfect sized meeting room for a short simple check-in. From there you can go over past successes, current goals and future ideas. In an age of technology, it’s amazing what a face-to-face strategy meeting can do for productivity.
Check into your sweet rooms – each with internet, TV, coffee and a pillowy bed. Lose the tie, catch a swim. Work all those wiggles out on the curvy blue waterslide!
Want to get together after the official work stuff is done? The modern casual Mohave Grill is out the front doors, where you’ll meet for Tex Mex and a round of margaritas on the old man.
As a measure of how forward thinking your event planning is, the team will receive a complimentary breakfast the next morning. Your lucky office mates will feast on fresh fruit and pastries, hot entrees, mix your own cereal and bottomless coffee.
Here’s what you write about the event on one of those merciless TPS reports for head office: This event raised the team’s motivation and built friendships. I even heard a bunch of people say things like, “best boss ever” and “frankly deserves a prize”.
To plan your next worry-free meeting, call the Ramada Red Deer and let their friendly staff book in your team.