Take control of your meetings

As satisfying and productive as it might feel to sit in a meeting, I think we all at some point wished for a bit of variety when it came to our meetings. Even when your boss brings donuts or bagels, and somehow it just never seems that good, probably because the environment is the same


Instead grab a bite outside of the office. Discuss important parts of your new project, a possible promotion, and a new client while enjoying a caprese salad and light lunch. When you sit outside and let the vitamin D soak in, your meeting is guaranteed to be better than it would have been in the office!


Of course, a meeting doesn’t have to be a formal occasion where someone speaks, someone else takes notes, and others listen. It could be a casual lunch celebration or time getting to know your peers. These informal interactions are invaluable to organizations, for they improve company morale, and create a sense of belonging.



When you change the atmosphere, you change the meeting.



Are you courting a big client? Invite him or her to lunch! Seal a deal over our homemade rolls. This is one of my favorite strategies. Take your client, or prospective client out for a white-table cloth lunch. Show off your softer side while interacting with our staff, and make the ask over coffee at the end of lunch. Don’t worry, our reasonably priced menu won’t break the bank, so you can use this tactic multiple times!


Perhaps you need to confront your office mate about his annoying habit of tapping his pen while on the phone. Having the uncomfortable conversation over a wonderful lunch, where you can also learn more about one another, will make the conversation less awkward and moving forward more pleasurable. Often, people just need to take time to get to know one another, and what better way than over lunch!


Have you had a rough day? Relax outside and enjoy Cranes Roost Lake, while you sip a pinot grigio and munch on some fresh bruschetta. Nothing beats fresh air, a lake and good food and a drink. Even our soda is refreshing!


Are you new to your organization, or do you have a new coworker? Break the ice, with happy hour. With our varied selection of craft beer, wine and liquor, we are sure to have exactly what you want. Plus, our half-priced happy hour special on all drinks makes this the best happy hour in town!


Let us help your business grow, and support your relaxation. Come visit us at our Cranes Roost and Veranda Park locations, and be sure to tell us if you’re celebrating something special!