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Corporate travel: It doesn’t have to be a bad thing. For many large companies, travel is part of the job for executives, management, sales staff, and maybe more. And for those asked to plan these trips, dread can start to take over. But should it be such a headache? If one glance at your company events calendar has you running for the exits, hand the reins over to the Bus.com team.
Is it time to freshen up your corporate outings with some new ideas? Here are the best activities that Miami has to offer.
Axe throwing is a team building activity rising in popularity. It’ll surprise you when you first hear about it — we’re going to throw what now?! — but it’s actually much safer and more organized than it may sound. And when the smiles start to appear and the competitive juices get flowing, you’ll see how axe throwing is a surprisingly appropriate outing for your corporate group. Bonus: Extreme Axe Throwing in Miami has an outdoor lounge where you can enjoy refreshments before or after the competition.
Cooking classes are a great group activity for kids, adults, or adults that want to act like kids. Head Chef Maria Cummins and her husband opened the Academy more than a decade ago and still dish out (pun intended) lessons every day.Real Food Academy is a master at private events that — wait for it — cater to businesses. A cooking party might be just what your team needs to break away from the daily grind before your next big sprint.
By now, most are aware of this hot new(ish) trend: Escape rooms. Perfect for a corporate outing, it’ll put your team to the test, encourage teamwork, and provide insight into the way your team members respond under pressure. But if you’re just looking for fun, The Great Escape Room is that too. Available games include Professor Moriarty’s Game Room, The President’s Bunker, and Sherlock Holmes’ Study.
Looking to keep your team building event in-house? Roho Kitchen will come right to your office and provide food for your next event. With the help of the Roho team, cater your next department lunch, spruce up your upcoming board meeting, or hook up the eats for new employees at their orientation training. Roho can put together corporate menus or provide full-service catering throughout the Broward and Miami-Dade areas.
Miami is known for many things: beaches, palm trees, and beautiful people. When it comes to business, it’s a thriving American hub. Here are the biggest contributing industries.
Due to those aforementioned beaches, palm trees, and beautiful people, Miami is a hot spot for vacationers both within North America and internationally. Of course, there are plenty more reasons to visit: Year-round sunshine, world-class shopping, professional and collegiate sports, and the list goes on. Miami welcomes roughly 23 million visitors each year, contributing nearly $18 billion to the city’s economy.
Miami is second only to New York City among America’s most booming financial hubs. Its lower taxes, glitzy social scene, and luxurious lifestyle however have attracted many of the Big Apple’s top money makers to relocate to South Beach. Miami’s headcount of hedge fund and private equity businesses is growing quickly, thanks in part to its lack of state income tax and much more affordable real estate than that of NYC. Wall Street South offers a lot more sunshine and a view of the ocean, making it the prettiest financial hotspot in the country, to be sure.
You can look to the BioFlorida network for a glance at the scope of the life sciences industry in Florida. The organization represents more than 6,000 companies and research groups employing 87,000 people across the biopharmaceuticals, medical technology, healthIT, and bio agriculture sectors. Greater Fort Lauderdale alone is home to five universities offering a life science master’s degree and four with life science doctorates.
It’s not just sunshine for the sake of sunshine — Miami’s tropical climate allows for year-round growing and the ability to produce a wide range of crops. The agriculture industry employs more than 20,000 people in Miami-Dade County and makes more than $2.7 billion annually. Its economic impact along with the environmental and aesthetic benefits it provides makes agriculture one of the region’s most valuable resources.
Miami has a large and diverse mix of media outlets across English and Spanish. In print (and online), the group is led by the 100-plus-year-old Miami Herald newspaper, while El Nuevo Herald also publishes Spanish-language news every day. On television the region is served by NBC 6 South Florida, WPLG Local 10, WSVN 7 News, CBS Miami, and more. For news talk radio, turn the dial to 610 WIOD, and for music, you’ll find hits on Y100 and TU 94.9, hip-hop on 103.5 The Beat, and classic rock and throwbacks on 93.9 MIA and BIG 105.9.