• Wisconsin News – Lake Geneva Teambuilding & New Harley-Davidson Museum Event Space

     
    POSTED May 1, 2022
     
  • Wisconsin News – Lake Geneva Teambuilding & New Harley-Davidson Museum Event Space

     
    POSTED May 1, 2022
     
  • Wisconsin News – Lake Geneva Teambuilding & New Harley-Davidson Museum Event Space

     
    POSTED May 1, 2022
     

Since 2008, the 20-acre Harley-Davidson Museum campus has been a must-see destination for guests from around the globe, both riders and non-riders alike. A campus makeover began last summer with the groundbreaking of a new, year-round event space. The all-new Garage is set to open this spring and will have more than 8,000 square feet of event space featuring 14-foot floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto the park-like campus and views of downtown and the Menomonee River.

In addition, a relocated and expanded Harley-Davidson Shop is set to offer additional products and new experiences, including demos on Serial 1 electric bikes for grownups and complimentary spins on IRONe electric balance bikes for kids. Also part of the makeover is a reinstalled Experience Gallery that includes inspiring stories, epic journeys, and the chance to perch on the new Harley-Davidson #FreedomMachine. 

The 1,300-acre Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva has launched several new immersive experiences for groups including competitive, social and seasonal teambuilding. The resort has 62,000 square feet of conference space and 356 guest accommodations, including rooms, suites and villas. 

“There’s an increased interest in leaving the Zoom calls behind in favor for more face-to-face meetings,” says Director of Sales and Marketing Brad Lyles. “Many companies are looking for creative ways to reconnect leaders and engage remote workers—and one of those strategies is the return of corporate retreat and leadership events.”

New teambuilding activities include a 5K walk/run on the resort’s property; Grand Trolley Bar Crawl through downtown Lake Geneva; Putt for Hunger, where each team designs one putting challenge made out of mostly nonperishable items that donated to a local food bank; and Buddy for Buddies to create toys for United Way.  

Lyles adds, “Building something together or doing something to help others is a feel-good way to reconnect with colleagues after spending so much time apart.”

From an 1838 mansion in New York to a 108-year-old bank and former courthouse in Kentucky, historic buildings around the United States are being repurposed into hotels and meeting and event spaces, providing memorable places to gather. Here are five excellent examples.

 

Nebraska’s largest city, Omaha, continues to up its game as a destination for meetings and events and leisure travel. Working my first two years out of college for a large bank holding company based in Omaha, the recent announcements caught my attention.

 

The Mob Museum, officially known as the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, celebrated its 10th anniversary with its first fundraising gala “Undercover of the Night” on Feb. 17 at the museum’s historic building in downtown Las Vegas. The museum can be booked for private meetings and events, with several function spaces and buyouts available.

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