Here at Strictly Business, we work hard, but we play hard, too. We enjoy taking regular team retreats, which really bring us closer together both as a team and as friends. It’s amazing how much this positively impacts the atmosphere we share once we are back in the office. If you’ve been thinking about planning a company retreat, summer is a great time to do it – and the local businesses below can help you make sure your retreat is a total success.
Capture the Memories
FotoFunSpot (fotofunspot.com) provides premium attended and unattended photo booth services that can create fun, unique, and memorable experiences. From elegant mirror booths to 360 video booths to self-service stations, FotoFunSpot can provide great entertainment for any event – such as a company retreat!
“Since photo booths are intentionally informal, people have freedom to be creative and have fun,” said Owner Mitch Miller. “The result is teammates getting to know each other better through casual, relaxed interactions where they
are free to be themselves.”
Experiential photography comes in many forms and can be much more than a photo booth on its own. Integrating a photo booth into a group activity adds a new spin on an otherwise familiar game. For example, consider having a scavenger hunt and using the photo booth as a way to document the “finds” from each participating team.
“Photographic experiences, such as photo booths, are great ways to build memories and capture the fun that was happening during the event,” Mitch said. “While planning activities for your retreat, look for opportunities to capture the fun. Images captured by a photo booth are great ways to remember the time spent together, getting to know each other.
“I find that retreats provide beneficial time away from the office where casual interaction between coworkers fosters deeper, personal connections through one-on-one exchanges. Learning about each other, our personal stories, and our respective cultures allows us to see our team as individual people rather than a work colleague,” Mitch concluded.
Fun in the Sun
What better way to spend a summer company retreat than in the water? Fun-Plex Waterpark & Rides is Nebraska’s largest amusement park located in the Ralston neighborhood. With its large variety of activities for all ages and central location in the Omaha metro area, Fun-Plex is a great place to take your colleagues for a day retreat!
Fun-Plex (fun-plex.com) offers private cabanas that can seat up to either six or 12 people, depending on the size you choose to reserve. These cabanas come with premium patio furniture under a shaded tiki hut, lawn chairs for laying out, and even a lockable storage box to keep valuables safe. The private cabanas help to ensure your entire team will be able to sit close together in a comfortable environment.
Bringing the kids along? Great! Fun-Plex is ideal because they cater to both adults and children. Children’s activities include kiddie rides and waterslides in addition to family activities such as the 18-hole mini golf or go karts. Adults will enjoy the 21+ only section, where they’ll find a swim-up bar known as Breakers Bay. With plenty of seating in and around the pool at Breakers Bay, adults can be in the water and taking in the sun while enjoying a cold beer, frozen drink, or even a bucket of margarita.
To get the most out of your Fun-Plex experience, we recommend working with the park to plan a catered company picnic. This includes unlimited access to park attractions, a delicious meal catered by Abraham Catering, and a private pavilion in the picnic area. They have over 25 years of experience hosting company events, so you can rest assured that your company retreat at Fun-Plex will be a huge success.
Reach out to these local businesses today to get started on planning your next company retreat!