Corporate Appreciation Awards – Are they important?

Corporate Appreciation Awards – Are they important?

Corporate awards in reality are not just for the receiving party. They are a boost for the company as a whole. They stress the companies commitment to not only employees but your industry. Corporate awards are a great boost for morale and foster competitiveness between both peers and at times departments depending on the types of awards given. Awards and the PR surrounding them can also boost your companies importance in their overall market.

The public relations announcements alone in journals across your industry and news related outlets can be great “advertising” that gives you a focus that otherwise might not have been achievable. They can give you that edge over a competitor that might not see awards as a vehicle for both internal morale, but also external promotion of the company overall. The free publicity alone is worth the award giving and ceremony.

Awards can also be a vehicle for employee retention. As we all know in business, money alone is typically not enough to retain top talent. Recognizing an individuals achievement and importance to the organization can be that boost needed to make them feel part of something bigger, more part of a team striving to reach a goal. You could say that an awards ceremony could be just as important as team building both within and between departments.

Pedrottis’ Ranch is an event center in San Antonio that has had the honor of hosting awards ceremonies for many companies. We have over 4 meeting rooms with space for up to 2000 guests and with over 20 years of experience our in-house event planners can help point you in the right direction for overall organization and execution.

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Unique ideas for your next company picnic in San Antonio

Unique ideas for your next company picnic in San Antonio

Company picnics can be a great source of work relationship building, camaraderie, employee commitment, and teamwork. These may be more casual than the work environment, but they are still a challenge to plan well, as there are many things to keep track of and decide. A great company picnic will express your commitment to family and will also give you the opportunity to communicate on a more personal level. Not to mention the goodwill expressed by employees and your overall boosting of morale and company spirit. It gives your employees the reward of knowing the company sees them as more than just a number.

One of the first elements of planning a company picnic is to set a budget. You’ll want to think about the number of activities wanted and the overall number of people that are attending the event. A good rule of thumb is to start at about $20.00 per person. This would include activities, food, and entertainment. Of course, the per person price is dependent on the total number of activities, type of entertainment, and food choices, not to mention AV system setup etc.. and Choosing the perfect date is one of the most important steps. Many companies may avoid summer months unless you have ample air-conditioned space like Pedrotti’s Ranch.

All employees will, of course, be invited to this outing. Attendance will be higher if you involve family and it may be more appreciated if you do so. Of course, you may also want to mix it up and go somewhere unexpected or in the case of Pedrotti’s choose a private rodeo for a unique entertainment event

Having great entertainment and activities can create a great impression on the employees and families. Entertainment will probably be the center point or one of the highlights of this event, even with everything else you could have planned, so it is crucial to choose well. Something that will keep people talking and make the event something to remember would be the best choice, like a private rodeo or a great band.

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Convention or Event Planning – For more than a few it can be daunting.

Convention or Event Planning – For more than a few it can be daunting.

Planning a party or convention takes a fair amount of preparation to manage correctly. For even a small amount of people, it may be quite difficult to execute your plans without any errors, but what if you had to plan for 50 people, or 100, or even 200 people? Planning and preparation would instantly become substantially more difficult than it was for your average smaller meeting.

To begin, a clear, extensive list of invitees is crucial to the success of your preparations. Execution of an event can be difficult enough as is, but with a mismanaged list of attendees, it would be near impossible to get the other aspects correct, and beyond this, to manage a number of people that will be utilizing your setup. After this, set a date and mark it on your calendar to be prepared for the event. Along with the date, invitations must be sent out to your list of people to let them know exactly what the plans are.

Invitations and lists are important, but you can’t have a party without one essential thing, food. Including beverages, the entire menu must be fully listed and clear to your entire gathering. If it is unclear, you may become overwhelmed by constant issues arising where you would never be able to get away from requests and questions raised about your offerings. To secure this, you would obviously wish to shop for your items and needs and plan your cooking schedule for your extensive list of offerings, as well as shop for general equipment like rental chairs, tables, and whatever else you may require to build the partying experience that you desire it to be.

If you want good experiences, make sure to remember your room layouts, music, and lighting. To ensure that your attendee’s experience does not become so boring that they wish to leave, the visual and emotional appeal must be present. Music choice and the way you have lit your surroundings make for an excellent appeal that will give your partiers yet another aspect to stick around for. A bland and uninteresting setting may severely dampen or weaken the mood of your guests, or could outright ruin the party that you were hoping to have when the idea for it was formed. General decorations like centerpieces and table covers also may contribute to this feeling. In addition, have platters, serving pieces, plates, and utensils for your guests. For hindsight’s sake, check your stock of cleaning supplies for before and after the event as well, lest you have a huge mess that is difficult to clean and tidy up.

After any party, it’s a fine idea to record both how much was left over from the event and what guests liked and didn’t like. This information will be a big contributor to your following event, whatever it may happen to be.

As you can see this party planning can get cumbersome, this is where Pedrottis comes into play. We can host and help you plan your corporate convention or party from hosting to food and entertainment. Let us do the heavy lifting for your next convention or party and you can sit back and enjoy.

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Delight Your Guests!

When you invite someone to be your guest, customer or client, that invitation comes with responsibility. The responsibility falls on you to provide quality, interest, passion and commitment.

At Pedrotti’s North Wind Ranch, we have made it part of our daily mission to delight our guests. We take this to heart and encourage you to do the same, regardless of what your mission is on a daily basis. Commit to the customers and clients you serve and show them that you are dedicated to creating a great service, product or experience. Keep in constant contact with your clients and always make sure you are on the same page with them. Your visions may not always perfectly align, but it is important that you understand what their expectations are – and then, you should work to exceed them.

Mistakes happen and you may experience some kinks in the planning and preparation for your client’s final product or experience. Therefore, it is also important to maintain an open line of communication.

Go the extra mile for your guests, clients or customers – whether it is a party you are planning, a project you are researching, a product you are developing or a cake you are baking. Show them your gratitude for the business. Thank them often and of course your own team and support system. When you are on the road to accomplishing your task-at-hand, take advantage of the diverse talents and abilities that you were bestowed with and put your best foot forward. With the “whatever it takes” mentality, you are sure to create a delightful experience for your guests.

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Let Pedrotti's Ranch Host Your Next Company Christmas Party

Pedrotti’s Ranch is your One Stop Shop for San Antonio’s Best Holiday Party

Whether you are having a Company Luncheon or a Holiday Dinner Party, Pedrotti’s Ranch will create a magical holiday gathering that you will never forget. A True Texan experience at the ranch with holiday lights, sounds and décor that will put you in the holiday spirit. Delectable food that is always part of the holiday season and a variety of entertainment options. Music, Casino, Dancing, Photo Booths, Door Prizes & More! With full bar service, gourmet meals, and desserts. The atmosphere at Pedrotti’s North Wind Ranch during the holiday season is second to none.

Pedrotti’s has a variety of Holiday menu options to choose from.  During the Holiday Season you can select some of the tastiest Desserts all year round.  Then you will mix in your entertainment options that will give your Company an Experience to Remember.  Check out the holiday gallery to view some of the past parties held at Pedrottis.

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Annual Small Business Holiday Party

Five years ago the Annual Small Business Holiday Party was Brought to life! With the vision to bring the Business Community together of San Antonio/Helotes area. At the Small Business Holiday Party you can expect Live Music, Casino Night, Dancing, Gourmet Food, Photo Booth, Door Prizes and So Much More! What a great way to also connect and meet new friends during the Holiday Season. Every year we continue to grow this event with a New Breaking Record. This Past year we had over 500 guests and 16 companies. Were ready to break the record again in 2017. Inquire for more details about this Awesome Event.

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