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Corporate Holiday Events: January is the New December


By: Dori Corr

With the economy rebounding nicely, employers seem to be in a holly-jolly mood.

According to global executive search firm Battalia Winston’s annual national survey released late last year, 96% of corporations are planning to throw a holiday bash for their employees. This compares with 91% in 2012 and 74% in 2011 − the all-time 25-year low. Employers at that time feared that it was tacky (and rightfully so) that those fortunate enough to have a job would make-merry when so many had suffered the devastating blow of job loss.

While the mood in 2014 is much brighter, and corporate purse strings opened wider than they have been in years, holiday revelry has not returned entirely to pre-2007 ostentatiousness.

Glitzy, flashy, or garish displays of corporate profit is no longer in fashion, despite growth in the economy. The days of free-flowing champagne and caviar are probably over, for good.

And to this we say, good riddance.

While this is not the year of the lavish party − its also not the year of no party at all.

Many corporations and small businesses are looking for a balance: a way to show appreciation to the people who make all the difference, everyday, while using the same fiscal-responsibility that helps make the business a success.

At New Hope Winery, we offer employers and corporate event planners two practical holiday event options that strikes a balance between treating employees to something truly special, while respecting the austerity that continues to drive the economy forward:

Our five event spaces are versatile, charming (yet elegant.) We offer:

  • in-house catering
  • a wide variety of menus
  • audio-visual equipment
  • break-out service
  • bar service (upon request)
  • tables, chairs, and linens included free
  • complete customization

January and February availability

Where is it written that December is the only month to show appreciation? The holidays are an exceedingly busy time for you and your employees – do you really want your event to be just anther obligation on your guests “to do” list?

Your January or February corporate event is the perfect solution for your employees’ post-holiday blues, and might possibly stretch your event-planning budget.

Personalized. Intimate. Unique.

Let the experienced event planners make your corporate holiday event an occasion that that bridges the gap between fiscal responsibility and showing genuine appreciation for your most valuable asset – your employees!