Two love-centered business retreats will be taking place in the Philadelphia area this February.

DillonMarcus, a consulting firm in Cherry Hill, N.J., that created a business curriculum built upon the idea of love, is offering both retreats. The first, taking place Feb. 3 at the Beneficial Bank’s Training Center, is called Unstoppable Selling and will focus on instructing sales people to be missionaries of help.

The second, Creating Loyal, Loving Fans for Life, will be held Feb. 12 at the Citizens Bank Park. This retreat, created in partnership with Tom Burgoyne (known for his portrayal of Philadelphia Phillie’s Phillie Phanatic) will teach attendees to ask the question, “What if your customers loved you the way people love the Phillie Phanatic?” Seven loyalty fundamentals will be shared.  

“We visit great companies with our SoundingBoard CEO group and we see the direct correlation that being loving has on business results,” says Evan Marcus, partner, DillonMarcus. “We get such a positive reaction to our programs because most people see the value—the long-term payoff—in doing the right thing.”

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Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

This fall, chef Jorge Guzman will open a new restaurant, Petite León, in the former Blackbird Cafe space in South Minneapolis. The restaurant will serve dishes with Mexican, Spanish, French, and American influences, that aim to be approachable, creative and delicious.