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Themes Are Trending For Business Events

As many business owners and managers know, occasionally it’s a good idea to gather employees, customers, vendors or other groups together outside of the job site for meetings or for social reasons. Companies can use these get-togethers as employee or partner appreciation events, as holiday celebrations, or as a way to mark a business milestone. Whatever the reason for the gathering, these events arTheme-Events-The-Clayton-Center-NCe a great way to create camaraderie and foster networking in a more relaxed environment.

While traditional formal events—professional presentations and black-tie affairs—are still widely used by companies around the Triangle and surrounding region, we are seeing a change in how businesses approach their events and meetings. Event coordinators now have a far greater range of options when organizing corporate and small business sponsored events.

For instance, The Clayton Center recently was transformed into a Vegas-style casino, complete with Blackjack and poker tables and a full-size roulette wheel. A large Johnston County company sponsored the event as a holiday social for its employees.

A year or so ago, another company used the facility to bring together its regional management staff—employees from Raleigh and the greater Triangle, the Piedmont and areas south and east of Clayton—for a friendly Jeopardy-like Quiz Bowl competition.

Ideas for event themes are limitless. However we compiled the following list from a quick online search for trends in corporate themed events. Keep in mind, though, that these ideas are not only suited for corporate events. They can be used for most types of events including fundraisers, birthday and anniversary parties, and even weddings.

  • Casino Night
  • Quiz Bowl or Other Competition
  • Luau
  • Magic
  • Circus or Cirque du Soleil
  • An evening of entertainment with reception
  • Comedy Night
  • Mardi Gras or Masquerade Party 

Regardless of the theme you choose,  a themed party helps you to create a memorable experience for both clients and employees, and you can use these occasions to reward your partners and build  relationships that can benefit your business.

Grand Ole Opry Stars To Celebrate The Holidays Dec. 6

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Country & Western, Comedy In Store From Riders In The Sky Saddle up and head on down to The Clayton Center on Saturday, Dec. 6, as the iconic Riders In The Sky take the stage to celebrate Christmas The Cowboy Way. Hailed as “one of the most historically significant acts in the history of American […]

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Clayton Woman’s Club Celebrates 10 Years of “Tasting”

This Friday, Nov. 7, marks the tenth year that the Woman’s Club of Clayton will host the popular Taste of Carolina fundraiser at The Clayton Center. The event, which is the largest annual community event held here at the Center, will showcase the finest menu offerings of 15 area restaurants. The Clayton Center is the […]

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Your Events are Special Events at the Clayton Center

Here at the Clayton Center, we enjoy hosting you for great fine arts and performing arts events. (Check out our regularly-updated events calendar for details.) But you don’t have to be a visiting artist or musical group to have your special event take place at the Clayton Center. Consider our unique features when you’re planning […]

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We’re All Set For The Capitol Steps Friday Night

Friday night at 8 PM, The Capitol Steps take the stage for what’s sure to be an all-out onslaught of political satire. We’ve been preparing all week for the opening night show, and we even had a visit from Valonda Callaway of WNCN’s My Carolina Today. Valonda spoke with Scotty about the show and the upcoming […]

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Behind The Scenes: Single Ticket Sales, Stage Upgrades & More

Wow! It’s been a busy week here at The Clayton Center. Single tickets went on sale for all of our upcoming Palladian Series shows, and sales have been tremendous. So much so that if you’ve been thinking about seeing Capitol Steps in October or Jeanne Robertson in January, you may want to give us a […]

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Radio-active: Scotty Talks About New Palladian Series On Morning Show

Did you happen to catch our own Executive Director Scotty Henley talking up the season on KIX 102.9 FM this week? Scotty visited with on-air morning personality Jenn LuMaye and gave her the low down on all of our upcoming shows. As part of the morning show promotion, Jenn gave away a pair of tickets […]

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Aug. 25: Mark Your Calendar for Individual Ticket Sales

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Capitol Steps To Open Series On Oct. 17 Individual tickets to shows in The Clayton Center’s 2014-15 performing arts season go on sale on Monday, Aug. 25, at 10 AM. You won’t want to miss the chance to see some of the funniest and most entertaining performers on stage today! The season opens on Friday, […]

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