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Jon Conelias

Jon Conelias is the CEO of ReElivate. Jon has been a CFO and Operator for the past 15 years of marketplace companies focused on both B2B and B2C channels.

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10 Top Rated Escape Rooms

An escape room is great for any team to put their knowledge and critical thinking to the test. From prison breaks to mining missions, there is an escape room for everyone and every group. Escape rooms are great for team building as teams learn to communicate and work together to solve challenges. Different team members will need to lead and follow at different times and all need to communicate effectively while creating opportunities to learn.

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Announcing Our $2m Seed Round

Even before the pandemic it was challenging to plan engaging gatherings if your team had remote members or individuals. We have all attended our fair share of awkward virtual happy hours where the only activity is a conversation via Zoom. Planning  in-person events was also difficult. It is typical to have an unconfirmed number of people, excited to do something, without a lot of good options.

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How to Create Connections Virtually

If you, like the rest of the world, are getting Zoom fatigue, what are some ways to spice it up and make genuine connections with teammates that don't feel forced? In the pre-COVID-19 world, we found that, time and time again, the top thing employees would say are their favorite memories at a company were not business achievements but things they did with each other — scavenger hunts, escape the rooms, Halloween parties, and so on. So how do you replicate that virtually to make connections in the current pandemic environment? Below are five tips that make the difference between a group event that people look forward to versus an obligation they are dreading. 

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Top 5 Virtual Events for Your Summer Party

Everyone is excited to get back together but it may not be in time for your typical summer outing.  How are you going to bring your team together for a fun, team-building day? Trying to do something different this year is a challenge but we're here with some great event options for you and your team.

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What Will Business Events Look Like in the Future?

Nobody can predict the future, but it's important to consider what business events will look like in "the new normal." Being in the business of booking, planning, and coordinating company events has enabled us to identify some common themes for a post-COVID-19 world. These insights will help leaders in human resources, client engagement, and event planning return to a world in which we can do business in-person once again. 

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