So I’m coming at you directly on this one! I’m Maria Dickson, the “Manager of Merriment” here at The CCKC. Yes, the title is a bit silly, but completely consistent with what I do, nonetheless. After many years of planning weddings as an independent planner, I have to say planning corporate teambuildings is WAY more fun. Why? Because I get to help bring people into a space that (gently) forces them out of the box and takes them out of their element for the day. Watching a straight-laced accounting team break into song at the end of their culinary teambuilding can do nothing but bring a smile to your face. What’s even better is convincing the typically stiff VP, for instance, to bring his/her team here in the first place, only to hear them say “Wow, my staff is STILL talking about that event and it’s been over a year! We definitely want to come back. What can we do this time around?” So seriously, though you may laugh a bit at my title, keep in mind that it wasn’t thrown on my business card on a whim. The proof is in the pudding!