The Bane of Business: Meetings

Business MeetingsAnyone who has been in the business world for any length of time cringes at the word meetings.

Billions of dollars are spent each year organizing and holding meetings. An entire, separate industry has built up around them. They can be the biggest time waster for any business, of any size. What is this stain upon the business world? MEETINGS.

See, I bet your heart skipped a beat just at the mention. Seriously, meetings are a necessary component of doing business for us all. The key, as most would agree, is making them more convenient and by extension, more effective. That’s where The Beacon Center comes to the rescue. We are a new type of meeting facility. A low cost, no frills, leave it as you found it meeting and function facility. We believe that one of the most important aspects of any successful meeting or gathering of any kind is Location, Location, and Location.

By Location, we do not mean just the address, but the actual environment that you are conducting your gathering in. There are lots of options out there, restaurants, coffee shops, bars or even a Boys & Girls Club. Most charge for use of their space, while some offer them at no charge. OK, not really “no charge”, they are expecting something in return. Whether it be your attendees buying food during your meeting or the exposure they hope to get by allowing you in.

[tweet_dis]I’m sure you have attended meetings in some strange places, under even stranger circumstances.[/tweet_dis]

Holding a Networking meeting, Sales Training or any professional get together in the back room of a bar or restaurant may be free, but it is still costing you. You pay for it with a little of your reputation, meeting in a bar, trying to discuss sales strategies over a screaming child in a booth outside your room hardly portrays a professional, competent image. You pay for it in decreased visitation and referrals, your own members or employees may be hesitant to invite colleagues or potential clients out of embarrassment or the need to pay for a visitor’s meal, in addition to their own. But there’s always the coffee shop, right? Sure, if you want the guy sitting at the table 2 feet away to be privy to your business transactions.

So what can you do?

You can’t afford to spend a fortune renting a hotel meeting room, besides you would need to provide a shuttle service to find most of them in local hotels or casinos. Your business depends on YOUR decision making and expertise. That’s where The Beacon Center comes to the rescue. We have been in your position for years, we share your frustrations and challenges and we are here to help.  By partnering with a venue like The Beacon Center, they can make you look great before you ever fill the chairs to the venue.

Are you intrigued? Want to know more about our affordable meeting and function space? Visit us at or schedule a personal tour and see how your next meeting, training, seminar or workshop can be an uplifting experience which your attendees will want to invite guests.

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Becky Stonebarger

About Becky Stonebarger

The Beacon Center is the collaborative effort of Husband and Wife team, Gil & Becky Stonebarger. Becky is the mastermind and driving force behind the Center, with Gil supporting her every step of the way. With over 50 yrs of combined experience in Hospitality, Becky & Gil finally realized their dream of an affordable, inspiring space for Businesses and Individuals alike to meet, train or just party. Becky has owned several businesses through the years and is very proud of her degree in Casino Management and is currently working on her Event Planning degree as well. Gil is a US Navy Veteran who has managed hospitality operations across the country for over 30 yrs. They have been happily married for over 30 yrs, have two daughters and two grandchildren.