October 12, 2018

For those who are not from or live in New York City,  are you aware of just how many amazing parks we have? With many to choose from, why not use them for you next company team-building?

With the insight of the NYC Parks Director, here are 4 ideas you could ea...

September 24, 2018

There are major, tech-driven event venues like the NatGeo Ocean Odyssey in Times Square that offer all kinds of interactivity with a set theme.

We are now seeing a new breed of venues in  this category that make the immersive experience highly personalized. The most int...

September 11, 2018

If your destination corporate meeting attendees love to golf while at destination corporate meetings, we have found a concept that could soon replace the random F&B cart: Drone delivery. 

Think about it. How many times have you, your executives, or destination meeting a...

September 6, 2018

If your destination corporate meeting attendees are looking for a way to loosen up, New York has become a capital for personalized stretchers. And it has nothing to do with a cocktail hour.

We are also not talking about the latest fads in training or even personal train...

August 28, 2018

Candy is no longer just a welcome gift or an after-dinner menu idea in New York City. It can now be the entire event venue with all kinds of interactivity for attendees.

Your group can enjoy a curated candy wonderland conceived by Hollywood candy queen - Jackie Sorkin....

August 21, 2018

Its easy to become obsessed with the latest healthy trend for corporate event menus and meeting breaks. Fortunately we have 5 basic ways you can incorporate wellness into these menus, without overthinking the room.

1. Beets. If you want to get creative, have your catere...

August 14, 2018

One of the rituals of living in New York City is having a picnic in one of our many parks. It's now becoming a serious endeavor, requiring months of planning, early-morning setups, creative themes and some serious moving capability.

Picnic experiences can now feature ev...

August 8, 2018

While the most well-known World Cup recently wrapped up in July, the Dodgeball World Cup is taking place this week in New York City, with the final at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

If you remember playing dodgeball in elementary school, the game is still just as mu...

July 31, 2018

We are proud to have carried out a variety of wellness experiences throughout New York City as a meeting enhancement. One of our favorite concepts is stationary cycles in the middle of Central Park.

While until now, it has been a limited event, we are seeing that major...

July 2, 2018

Your US-based destination corporate meeting attendees don't have to travel across the pond to play at "Saint Andrews." We have one less than 30 minutes from Manhattan.

It might not be the original, but this venue is ideal for groups looking for a golf option that does n...

June 27, 2018

If you have ever watched fishing TV or had a grandfather or father who absolutely loves it, then you might think fishing is old fashioned.

But it isn't.

We are seeing a huge trend here in New York City where fishing has become a top "unconnected" activity. And the water...

June 6, 2018

Shackman Associates New York has run multiple give-back programs that feature events where destination corporate meeting attendees do something fun and meaningful with local kids in New York City.

These events, especially in warm weather, are moving beyond the ballroom...

May 30, 2018

While bricks and mortar luxury retail is struggling elsewhere globally, it has never been hotter in New York City. We are not only seeing major brands like Gucci opening amazing new spaces in areas like Wooster Street, we are also seeing trendy online retailers like AY...

May 24, 2018

Whether or not you think pretzels are the healthiest snack, New York City is seeing a huge increase in artisanal, fancy pretzels. Your attendees might crave chocolate toppings or sprinkles, or something else. Overall, there is really no limit to what you can provide wi...

May 23, 2018

Corporate retreats are going all-in on wellness, and this summer, we have found that Hamptons hotels on Eastern Long Island are really ramping up their game in this category.

We are especially intrigued by the idea of bringing in energy healers. One venue is offering hy...

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