This past Sunday, it was RSVP Cleveland/Akron day at the Akron Aeros baseball game. Families from RSVP and clients from the local area were in attendance and it turned out to be an exciting day for everyone.
Thanks go out to the Akron Aeros management for providing such a wonderful facility and food for all of our guests. We highly recommend it for any business looking to host a fun day for their families and guests.
Renting a suite at a sporting event is well worth the effort. Having access to such a comfortable facility and the ability to entertain prospects, clients, and families really helps to make those important connections with people outside of normal business hours. Unlike networking events, attending a game is relaxed and fun. Everyone is there with the purpose of having a good time without the worry of having to be business-like or the pressure of industry talk. You'll find that you will learn more about your prospects and clients in casual talk at the game within the suite environment which will lead to better relationships and communication going into the future.
For instance, we learned things about our clients such as where they come from, how their careers have evolved, and personal things that in many instances are entertaining. It's funny how in a relaxed setting clients will open up and share things about themselves and families that you wouldn't have found out under a more formal business setting.
The Aeros played well but couldn't overcome Curve outfielder Alex Dickerson who nearly hit for the cycle, eventually losing 9-4. In the end everyone still had a good time.
Hosting an event isn't limited to just a baseball venue, obviously, other sporting venues would be appropriate. Don't forget about the "minors" also. It doesn't have to be the big leauges in order to have a fun and productive event. In addition, it wouldn't hurt to ask for customization of your event from the facility you would be renting from. Many of them would be happy to help add special touches or little extras to make your event memorable and stand out from others that your clients may have attended in the past.
Here's how to get in touch with each of the professional baseball teams within the RSVP Kentucky Ohio Indiana footprint to schedule your company's day to the game and personal suite: