• Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: ISES Gangster Team-Building

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     

Members of the International Special Events Society (ISES) Denver Chapter relaxed and networked in the “safe house” before being divided into five “families” for a Godfather-themed culinary meeting on August 26. The families battled to come up with the perfect crostini topping but only after all weapons were checked at the door of Italian-inspired Baldoria on the Water in Lakewood. An outline of a body on the floor, flickering candles in rock-hewn alcoves and crime tape helped set the stage. 

The smiling faces say it all: it’s great to be together again! In late June, the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority welcomed 18 executive meeting planners from across the country to the destination, marking the first assembly of a new customer advisory board (CAB) focused on meetings, conventions and trade shows.

 

So far, webcams and Zoom meetings have been an essential part of 2020. While digital options are functional placeholders for meetings, chatting with a coworker over Skype doesn’t always set up a team for success. Human connection is vital to team building, and hosting safe, small meetings is a great way to revitalize teams after months of working from home.

 

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com.

Theron Gore was recently named the chief marketing officer for East West Hospitality.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role?