The Power Center
The Power Center has elegant four ballrooms and a host of meeting room combinations: multi-purpose meeting rooms, reception and receiving areas, cocktail and executive board rooms. The ballrooms are fully versatile to accommodate, lecture style seating, and banquet/cathedral style seating for luncheons, galas, conferences, themed parties, and weddings. Additional lounge and waiting areas that are completely accessible and are available for reservation for your next event.
The Power Center hosts an inventory of more than 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting spaces to fulfill even the most imaginative and creative meeting needs. The facility provides “break-out” meeting rooms and executive board rooms with leather high back executive chairs, able to seat 10-14 comfortably around a mahogany conference table. Each executive meeting room reservation can include a fully catered meal complete with serving staff assigned specifically to you and the needs of your business guests.
Send kids home with fun, thoughtful goodies. For a pirate theme, think eye patches, bandanas, pirate hats and hooks. For a punky princess theme, offer sequined hair bands, neon accessories and fun sunglasses.
No matter the type of event you’re planning, you need to map out a strategy. What’s the goal of your event? Are you introducing a new product or service to customers? Running a demo for analysts or prospects?
Whether your end goal is to get in front of key influencers or present before a group of executives, you’ll want to whiteboard a strategy. Look at your ideal audience, what message will resonate with them and how you are going to measure results. Remember, you’ll have no clue whether your event was a bust or boon unless you have the right metrics.
When planning a meeting keep in mind the things attendees hate: waiting in line, jam-packed schedules, PowerPoint, being talked at by speakers, bad food, misspelled name badges, bad signage, poor e-mail marketing, websites with no contact info and having to pay for Wi-Fi.
Dessert is a good place to go for the wow factor. Face it, attendees can not like the salad, find the meal just OK, but if you wow them with the dessert, they’ll remember the whole meal as being fantastic.
Request that speakers send you a list of six people you can call for a personal phone reference. When they give you the list, be sure to call the last three on the list. This will ensure that you are getting a true assessment, since most people will list the best references first.