ACU Hotel & Conference Center, located on the quiet and serene campus of Arizona Christian University, specializes in corporate events. From planning to deployment, we can help you create a flawless event, with our professional, courteous and knowledgeable staff. On-site catering is ready to offer you a wide variety of menu choices, whether it’s a simple coffee service or an elaborate plated meal. Let us help you with your next meeting. 

What Are The Benefits Of Corporate Events?

While some may view corporate events negatively, there is actually a great deal of positive benefit derived from a meeting with your peers. Here are just a few: 

  • They physically bring teams together. With today’s workforce becoming more and more remote, corporate events play an important part in bringing teammates together in the same space. This fosters a sense of unity and shared vision.
  • Reward and recognize. Corporate events afford the opportunity to reward accomplishments and recognize innovation and special talents. 
  • In-house networking opportunities. Whether you and your colleagues live on separate coasts or just work in separate buildings, corporate events give you the chance to get to know the people on your team. 

What Are The Objectives Of A Corporate Event?

The objectives of corporate events are nearly limitless. From a status meeting to an employee appreciation event, there are as many reasons for events as there are companies. Here are just a few:

  • Team Building
  • Strategic Planning
  • Introduction of New Policies & Procedures
  • Marketing & Lead Generation
  • Client Appreciation
  • Networking 
  • Product Launches
  • Create press/social media coverage

Types Of Corporate Events

Typically, when people picture corporate events, they see suits, briefcases and laptops. While formal meetings are certainly still popular, more casual corporate events are also becoming more common. Here are few variations of the corporate theme for your company to consider: 

  • Corporate Retreats
  • Team Building Events
  • Product Launches
  • Corporate Meals
  • Client/Customer/Staff Appreciation Events
  • Trade Shows
  • Training Seminars

Common Questions About Corporate Events

Should a corporate event have a keynote speaker?

There are benefits to having a keynote speaker. These include: 

  • You’ll add credibility to your event
  • A keynote speaker can provide a powerful perspective of your mission
  • A good keynote speaker can help to foster a sense of corporate community amongst your various divisions.

Should corporate events be catered?

Again, there are benefits to having your event catered. 

  • A large variety of food choices will be available from a catering company
  • It shows appreciation for your attendees
  • It’s better to leave the handling of food to the catering professionals
  • Catering companies can accommodate dietary restrictions

Is alcohol permitted at ACU Hotel & Convention Center events?

Yes, alcohol can be ordered through our catering department. Please note that we cannot permit cash bars or outside alcohol. 

The professionals at ACU Hotel & Conference Center are ready to assist in planning and deploying a flawless corporate event for your company. Please give us a call today to discuss all the options available.