• Kapow Events Makes Its Way From Chicago to Minneapolis

     
    POSTED November 17, 2015
     

Kapow Events, a unique online marketplace for corporate outings, kicked off operations in Minneapolis with the launching of its website on June 1. Kapow offers a wide range of event options, featuring highly regarded venues with reputable locations including cultural institutions, spectator events, restaurants, bars and many more.

“Typically, we’re working with companies with 10 or more people that want to go offsite for an event,” says John Waller, general manager of Kapow’s Minneapolis location. “We serve as the liaison for the corporate clients and venues and create very creative and thoughtful experiences.”

As a bustling metropolis and home to a vast number of Fortune 500 companies, Minneapolis is a prime location for Kapow. “The demand from corporate clients for corporate events in Minneapolis is very high,” Waller says. “I think Minnesota businesses will benefit greatly from having Kapow in their backyard.”

Kapow takes the stress out of event planning, allowing clients to leave the work to Kapow’s experienced team of industry pros. “If someone is planning an event, they’re usually doing it by themselves,” Waller says. “By handling the planning for them, we’re giving them that time back.”

“Clients are likely to talk about these events for years to come,” Waller adds. “It’s exciting to be working with the team and creating memorable experiences for people.” 

For professional speakers, engaging with an audience can begin months before stepping out onto the stage. 

Their first audience interaction might come through a teaser video in an event promotion email, says professional speaker and author David Fisher. Or they might also begin cross promoting the event on social media, according to Rich Gibbons, president of SpeakInc., a company that books event speakers and headline entertainers.

 

“You talk. We draw. It’s awesome.” That’s the motto of Ink Factory, a live visual note-taking company in Chicago. The company literally brings meeting notes to life during events by illustrating key points from a company’s keynote speaker, discussion or meeting. Visuals help engage audiences, employees and clients so they can better remember and identify with a business’ mission. As the speaker talks, Ink Factory’s artists draw, and the result is a summary of the discussion in innovative text and visuals.

 

Corporate meetings just got a whole lot healthier thanks to KitcheNet, a Chicago-based company delivering fresh produce to corporate clients to promote employee wellness.

Founded in 2017 by Trista Li, KitcheNet offers services for corporate offices, meetings, snack breaks, retreats and more, allowing clients the option of healthy eating during the work day.