Keys to Successful Meetings at The Cliff House
Oqunquit, Maine — (October, 2013) Accustomed to hosting company meetings at 5-Star accommodations in the Caribbean, Maine-based Geiger held its 2013 Sales Incentive Meeting close to home at The Cliff House Resort & Spa. The June meeting celebrated Geiger’s 135th company anniversary, recognized 140 of the top earners, and hosted the senior management team and vendors.
Technology and connectivity are vital for any business meeting and this was the case for Geiger. The Cliff House Resort’s 150-seat Amphitheater offered the ideal venue, providing high-speed Internet access and unobstructed sight lines for onscreen presentations. “It is important for our attendees to stay connected and the venue at The Cliff House Resort & Spa enabled them to do just that,” said Jim Habzda, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at Geiger.
Louise Michaud, Geiger’s Manager of Corporate Events, remarked the Cliff House’s Amphitheater setting felt intimate while being progressive in terms of technology. Resort staff provided onsite assistance, accommodating speaker requests and ensuring seamless, glitch-free transitions between presentations. “The Cliff House staff truly went above and beyond the call of duty and you don’t get that everywhere,” said Michaud. Planning a corporate meeting at a venue on the coast of Maine may sound easier than it is. Each year Pamela Green organizes the Maine Bankers Association’s annual retreat for CEOs and their spouses. A smaller group of 55 still requires all levels of service. With myriad details to each aspect of the meeting, Green commented her Cliff House meeting planner was eager to make things run well.
Designated “Best of the East” by readers of Meetings East Magazine, The Cliff House Resort & Spa boasts veteran meeting department staff that understands the nuance and needs of a variety of clients.
Online resources located at cliffhousemaine.com/meetings assist with the process: planners can sign up to receive Cliff Clipboard, an email service providing tips and industry information; online registration for attendees streamlines the registration process; and property videos show amenities.