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What Kind of Company Parties Should I Have?

Company events are exceptional ways to recognize your employees for their contributions, build strong teams, boost employee morale, motivate employees and much more. Furthermore, there isn’t a limit to the type of events you can host for your company and employees. Some businesses have company cruises or retreats, others have a carnival day complete with bouncy houses for adults, while some companies feature competition events among employees. Here are five of the top business parties you may want to host for your company.

Holiday Parties

Holiday parties are good to have at the end of the year because it helps inspire a strong company culture. Another advantage of hosting a holiday party is that your employees get the chance to celebrate their specific holidays with each other, allowing them to share what makes this season special to them. As a result, they build relationships that will help make your company run more smoothly. Moreover, a holiday party shows them your gratitude for their hard work and, ultimately, motivates them for the next year.

Just Because Parties

One of the best ways to show appreciation for your employees is with “just because” parties. Showing appreciation can be beneficial for both employees and employers in numerous ways. Many employees want to feel valued, appreciated. Company events are one of the ways businesses reward and acknowledge their employees’ efforts towards the company’s success, which often results in lower turnover and higher productivity. Employees benefit because they feel appreciated by you and your company. Plus, they get a reprieve from their everyday work.

Summer Parties

Do you remember the early days of summer when you were trapped in school, gazing out the window and longing to play in the sunshine? Your employees experience the same emotions but on a more adult level. It’s hard to stay cooped up in an office when the weather is so inviting, and that’s just one of the reasons a summer party is a great idea. In addition, your employees get a chance to socialize with each other outside of the normal office setting, and this can promote positive relationships among your employees, which benefits your business operations in many ways.

Field Trip Parties

You may think of field trips as a thing of the past, particularly when you were in elementary school, but a company field trip offers a multitude of advantages. For one, it allows you and your employees to get out of the office and experience something new. A field trip can also promote a positive business culture because you are likely to bond over activities. For example, your employees may develop better relationships if they overcome fears or enjoy sightseeing together. In addition, a field trip is a fun way to take a break from work and boost employee morale.

Charity Event Parties

Company charity events are also fun and great parties to have. Employees and employers alike get excited about charity events because they can dress up in their finest clothing, dance, play games and get a break from work and everyday life. Your company also gets the chance to support a cause you and your employees feel strongly about. It’s also an excellent way to shine the spotlight on your company and employees in a positive way.

Whether you want to experience the Grand Canyon together, have a board game party, or do something unique to your business culture, make sure your company events are fun and aim to show appreciation for your employees. In addition, your business parties could be a great way to recruit new candidates, attract clients, or even get your company in the news. Whatever you do, you’ll want to make your company party one everyone fondly remembers.

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The Importance of Encouraging Positive Habits in the Workplace

A workplace can be a positive or negative environment, and if you want happy employees, you will aim for the former. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to encourage positive habits in the workplace. It’s just a matter of building these habits into your workplace structure.


Being healthy is an important part of maintaining physical and mental wellness. Staying healthy shouldn’t be something employees can only focus on during the hours they aren’t working. Being healthy means a lot to people, so it’s a good idea to implement employee wellness challenge ideas your colleagues will like. You can help employees personalize wellness challenges to meet their goals and provide encouragement and fun accountability. This helps morale and builds camaraderie between employees. It can also help your employees stay healthier and more positive about work and life overall, and they will know that you care about more than just their work output. You are taking an interest in them as whole people by focusing on health at work.


It’s normal to need to offer constructive criticism to employees from time to time. You don’t have to avoid verbally recommending a different way of performing a task, but you should use kind words in your interactions instead of negative ones. Notice the things your employees do well and verbally praise them. Make sure that everyone in the office knows that encouraging and kind words need to be the norm, and don’t spread negative energy by using words to cut people down or gossip.


All of your employees may have different positions, but your company should have universal goals that bind everyone together. Keep these goals positive and stress the importance of each person doing their job to meet them. When everyone feels like they are a part of the team and working as a group, it builds an environment of teamwork and support as opposed to competition and isolation. Your goal is to communicate the company’s goals to everyone and to emphasize the importance of each person who works for you. Remind employees of the goals periodically or put up an actual chart where progress can be seen by all. When one goal is met, put up a new one for everyone to aim for in the upcoming days.

Creating a positive work environment simply involves good habits. Set up good habits from the start and follow through with your employees to create a place that everyone loves to work.

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Ryan Rydell Named to Rockford Chamber’s 40 Leaders Under 40

We are excited to announce that Ryan Rydell has been named to the Rockford Chamber’s 2019 list of 40 Leaders Under 40. The Chamber announced the list at a reception in Rockford on Nov. 7th. Ryan received the award after numerous nominations were sent in his honor, citing his contributions to the community and his professional success over the last decade.

In addition to being the fearless leader here at RyCOM, Ryan serves his community in numerous capacities. He is head of Stateline Baseball, a community baseball league for youth between 4 and 15 years old. He has grown the league into a year-round program with over 800 participants. At HCHS, Ryan works with the IncubatorEDU program as a coach and mentor and sits on the strategic planning committee. He served on the Rockton Chamber board for 4 years, with his vision and leadership helping to form the Stateline Chamber in Jan. 2016, where he served as VP for 2 more years and remains an Ex-Officio member of the board and volunteers on several committees.

In discussing the creation of the Stateline Chamber, Ryan said:

“Merging the Rockton and Roscoe Chambers was one of the toughest things I’ve done. I did my research on what stopped the two previous attempts and learned it was an issue of personalities and failed expectations. We had to make sure everyone knew their voice was heard. I am happy to have been a part of the team that made it happen. The merger was long overdue.”

Ryan’s efforts with Stateline Baseball can sometimes go under-appreciated, but he sees things differently:

“During spring and summer months, it’s by no exaggeration a second full- time job for me. The pay? The look of excitement when players walk on the field for the first time. It doesn’t get better than that.”

Rydell is currently forming the Midwest Youth Baseball Council in an effort to bring area programs together so they can all learn & grow together by pooling their resources, ideas, and efforts. He also formed Roscoe/Rockton’s first Adult Softball league this past summer.

Other community contributions credited to Rydell include the rebranding of the Rockton Christmas Walk, helping plan and execute the Hanz Brew Fest, the creation of the Rockton River Market, and sitting on numerous referendum campaign committees. His work is even more inspiring when you find out that he has done all this after a 2009 fire destroyed his home, motivating him to start RyCOM in 2011 while helping to raise his 3 kids. All 3 of Ryan’s children are currently attending Hononegah Community High School.

The Rockford Chamber has presented this recognition only 2 other times in the last 10 years, 2010 and 2016. There are many amazing people that have received this honor over the years and we are truly proud to have Ryan among them.

For a full list of the 40 Leaders Under 40, visit


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