Entry #1: Sponsor Off-Site Face-to-Face Meetings

Off-site business meetings can provide an effective means to address many of today’s business challenges.

Taking an organization, team or customer group off-site for a few days of focused communication, collaboration, and networking in a well-designed environment can help address many of these challenges.

Trends such as social media, electronic communication, remote workforce and globalization increase the value of face-to-face interactions in developing relationships, trust and innovation within organizations.

Off-site meetings enable organizations to accomplish a number of objectives including:

  • Improving employee engagement and motivation
  • Expanding brand awareness and customer loyalty
  • Communicating corporate strategy, vision and direction
  • Training on new skills and products
  • Recognition and appreciation of top performers

Off-site business meetings have a positive effect on our economy and job growth, as well.  Industries including transportation, hospitality, dining, entertainment, and creative services create jobs at all levels in support of corporate meeting spend.

While new technologies have enhanced communication options, there’s nothing like being there: looking a person directly in the eyes, shaking a hand, asking for a commitment, feeling as if we’re all a part of a common experience.

Thank you,

Matt Sanford, Director of New Business Development
MIM Companies
T: 212.868.5505
C: 267.907.3207
F: 212.868.5535


About Dan Gallo

I'm a small business lifer, starting/running businesses since I sold seeds door-to-door as a kid in The Bronx. I've played guitar and enjoyed baseball since I was 5 (born a NY Yankees fan). Just prior to marrying Kim in 1983 I became a Christian. We have two sons; Daniel's a musician & social media expert with a smart, insightful sense of humor, and Adam who recently graduated from Brooklyn College double majoring in Creative Writing/Literature and Anthropology. Adam now works in the non-profit sector. Since 2002 one thing we love to do together is go on service/missions trips to Belize. We've collectively spent 60+ weeks in Belize with this missions organization http://twaw.org. I started my 1st company in January 1985, and been self-employed ever since. I sold my last company, Mentor Communications Group, in '04. After 2 years w/ the acquiring company I started The Allasso Group, LLC doing Small Business Consulting, Fund Raising/Capital Raise-up Campaigns, Sales Strategy, Outsourced Sales Agency work, & Digital Marketing Programs (Social Media, SEM, etc.) since April 2006. Notable projects: Hired as Small Business Advocate and Social Media Director for IBM's "Supplier-Connection" - Feb '11-Dec '13. Hired as COO to help turn-around late stage start-up software company myVRM. Jul12-Dec '13 Hired as CEO of CoupleWise.com, a Digital Health2.0 app, to write business plan, raise seed capital, & completely redesign and relaunch the app. Aug '16 I won a Finalist spot for MassChallenge UK's 2016 fall cohort in London from Sept thru Nov. Started Oct15 - Current. I enjoy helping turn-around struggling small businesses, and launching new business ventures. Feel free to contact me with opportunities.
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