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Successful Meetings

Thursday, June 29, 2017

We are excited to launch a series about our favorite subject: successful business meetings.  Unsuccessful meetings are costly and frustrating for all involved.  If your staff suffers from meetings that are overly frequent, poorly planned or lacking in follow through, stay tuned! Over the next few months, we’re diving into a few of the most common meetings held at Blue Ocean Facilities to look at the best business meeting practices.
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Effective Meetings in Six Steps

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Are you one of those people who visibly cringes when someone suggests a meeting?  Or are you someone who thrives on the interaction and idea sharing that only happens when everyone is in the same room?  Whether you are on one end of the spectrum or somewhere in between, it’s beneficial for everyone to make each meeting as effective as possible.  
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Team Building

Monday, April 10, 2017

One of our favorite parts of operating a creative meeting space is the development of the team.  Some of our clients open their day with icebreakers, while others mix them into other activities, and a few even make that the focus of the day!  We’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to team building exercises, so we’re bringing you our top picks...
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Blue Ash Venues

Friday, February 24, 2017

For those working or commuting on the Northside of Cincinnati, it can be frustrating to find a meeting space that suits your needs.  The Blue Ash area is a corporate cluster, leading event planners to get…shall we say…creative...


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Avoid the Office Winter Blues

Friday, January 13, 2017

With a little advance planning, you can help reduce the winter blahs for your entire office when temperatures plummet and the weather begins to rage outside. Work some of these ideas into your company wellness plan, meeting calendar, and office culture to help your colleagues and cohorts build natural resistance to the winter blues.


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How to choose a venue?

Friday, December 16, 2016

So you’ve decided to host your meeting off-site!  Great choice.  Now, which venue should you choose?  Before you choose a Cincinnati venue at random, there are several features you should look for:


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Onsite v. Offsite Meetings

Friday, November 18, 2016

Before you dust off your conference table and overhead projector, here are some things to consider


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A Simple Way to Get in the Spirit of Giving this Season

Friday, October 21, 2016

We all love the holiday season for a variety of reasons: time spent with family and friends, winter vacations and holiday parties, and a chance to share our affection for the people in our lives with thoughtful gifts. The holidays are also a time when a lot of us reflect on our good fortune and find that we want to share that with others who may be less fortunate.
 

At Blue Ocean, we certainly feel this way around the holidays, which is why we’ll be running our very popular donation program for the second year in a row this December. 


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Creativity Keeps Productivity Alive at Offsite Meetings

Sunday, September 18, 2016

By taking your meeting offsite, you’re already thinking about productivity in a creative way. But if that isn’t going to be enough for your team, try some of these out-of-the-box ideas about how to elicit innovative thinking and engaged productivity at your next offsite meeting.


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Leveraging the Power of an Offsite Meeting

Monday, August 29, 2016

Meetings held in unique locations, away from the familiarity of company conference rooms and the constant call of duties from our desks, can boost a team’s creativity almost instantly. But you shouldn’t rely solely on the magic of moving important discussions to a creative location to ensure your team does its best work. Build on the momentum you’ll gain naturally in an offsite location by preparing a few things key things ahead of time, anticipating a few others, and wrapping up with a few more.


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