I am very excited about this month's Active Rain challenge to hear all the great ideas from around the USA! I am not a dog lover, totally understand why people love dogs so much, so my post will not include any dog activities!
Our office recently had a get together about this very topic--some unique ways to get customers and clients together for a fun event, or just unique ways to stay in touch.
Here in the midwest, August is the time of year when the tempertures can easily hit 100 and the humidity feels stifling. An idea we came up with was a few agents going together to rent out a local swimming pool for an evening. The price is reasonable--just $300! It's easy to bring in beverages and drinks, and have pool themed giveaways. Doing the event with a couple of other agents not only cuts down the costs but also adds more people to socialize with in a larger space.
Another idea we thought of was a car wash coupon or token. (Actually, this would be a good idea any time of year--especially in the winter months.) Agents can deliver coupons to clients, good for a free wash. When dropping off the coupon, it could be attached to a reusable water bottle, or car air freshener, or small bar of soap. It would be easy to get creative with this one!
Finally, we came up with the idea of a drive through dinner. When it's too hot to cook, but you have to eat, your office parking lot could be set up as a drive through for client to come by and pick up a to go salad, or grilled burgers with a bag of chips, hot dogs...or stage the ice cream truck in the lot for a drive by treat. Set up a few tables for those who may want to park, visit for a bit and then get on their way.
We plan to try out some of these ideas next summer--your comments and suggestions welcome!