WinMock Raises the Flag in Honor of America’s First Responders

For the second year in a row, we raised our ‘grand ole flag’ on 9/11 to honor our community’s first responders and the memory of those we have lost. From our national military to critical first responders to fire departments to the entire police force, we humbly thank you for all you do.

This year, we began the morning by coming together for a time of prayer on the East Terrace, followed by a community breakfast. Afterward, our flag went up – proudly overlooking Highway 158 – and we invited the community to join us for a picnic on the lawn. A special thanks to the Cooleemee Fire Department, Cafe Gelato, California Fresh Catering, KevMark Catering, One Shot Photography and all of the first responders who joined us in making this time of remembrance possible.

911PrayerBreakfast

911Sign

911FlagPrep

911FlagPrep2

911Team

911EntranceFlags

911FireFighters

911Flag_2013

911Flag_2013BW

911OneShotPhoto

911OneShotPhoto2

To Increase Meeting Productivity, Take More Breaks

Corporate meetings and conferences often mean back-to-back lectures and long days, but putting in more time doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll learn more or even get more done. Studies on attention spans show that even adult minds began to wander after about 10-15 minutes, and by taking regular breaks from mental tasks, productivity and creativity improve. To create an engaging and productive meeting environment, don’t ask your attendees for their undivided attention for too long. Instead, incorporate short breaks to let the mind relax and recharge.

Try these tips at your next corporate function:

1. Incorporate More Q & A: Rather than leaving that for the very end, try adding in more frequent Q & A sessions after each discussion point. That way, people are focused on the rest of the lecture rather than on their questions. It also breaks up monotony by making the lecture interactive the whole way through.

2. Have the Speaker Ask a Question: To break up a session and further interaction among attendees, try asking a question halfway through. Then, ask people to partner with the person next to them and share their thoughts. Small-group discussions will get the brain thinking in a different direction and offer the chance for attendees to test the way they perceive information against their peers.

3. Move Around: Get people moving by placing food & beverage stations away from seating areas, or switch rooms between sessions. Movement gets the blood flowing to the brain, gives people a chance to mingle and relax, and gives the mind a chance to recharge.

4. Speaking of Food & Beverage…Don’t Forget it!: You know how it goes – your lunch is almost gone and you start focusing more on your growling stomach than on the meeting. But when attendees are hydrated and their blood sugar levels are stable, they will feel more alert and present in the tasks at hand. Offer healthy options and limit sugars that can lead to a crash later.

5. Throw in Some Humor: Corporate functions don’t always offer the most exciting topics – but interjecting a little humor can go a long way. Show a funny video or share a related story to get the audience laughing. This will enable attendees to detach and relax physically and mentally.

What are your ideas on creating engaging meetings and optimizing productivity?

Patriotic Picnic at WinMock

Join us on Wednesday, September 11th on the front lawn as we honor our community’s first responders and the memory of those we have lost. Visit WinMock’s “grand ‘ole flag” and stay for lunch or dinner! (11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Hot dogs, beverages and gelato will be available for sale thanks to Cafe GelatoCalifornia Fresh Catering, & KevMark Catering.

PatrioticPicnic911_2013_Opt2

Join Us for Community Movie Night {August 20, 2013}

Next up at our Community Movie Night: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs on Tuesday, August 20th at 8:30pm!  Bring family and friends and enjoy a movie on the lawn at WinMock. We’ll have drinks and hot popcorn available for purchase.

Pass the word to families in your neighborhood – everyone welcome!

No Admission Charge! (A donation of canned goods for A Storehouse For Jesus is encouraged)

Community-Movie-Night_photo

{Hosted by Church of the Good Shepherd and WinMock at Kinderton}

WinMock Named Best Wedding Venue in the Triad by Winston-Salem Journal Readers {Again!}

We are so excited to announce that WinMock at Kinderton was chosen as the Best Wedding Venue in the Triad by the readers of the Winston-Salem Journal for the second year in a row!

readers-choice-2013-winners-logoWe want to send a big THANK YOU to everyone who voted in this write-in poll. We continue to strive for excellence for our clients and we are so thankful for the success we’ve had in our first two years… and it’s all because of YOU!

Hugs & Kisses Triad!

Hugs & Kisses Triad!

To learn more about booking your wedding event at WinMock, please call 336.397.2010 or complete our quick online form here.

Introducing WinMock’s Prop and Decor Inspiration Album

Welcome to the new WinMock Inspiration Album! Come on in… see what great stuff we now offer for your WinMock event… And let us know what you think!

1

11

10

2

3

4

5

6

7

12

14

16

13

15

8

9

18

Join Us for Community Movie Night {July 18, 2013}

The votes are in and Finding Nemo is the clear winner for our next Community Movie Night on Thursday, July 18th at 8:30 pm!  Plan to bring the whole family and enjoy a movie night on the lawn at WinMock.  We’ll have lemonade and fresh-popped hot popcorn for $1.00.

Pass the word to families in your neighborhood – everyone welcome!

No Admission Charge! (A donation of canned goods for A Storehouse For Jesus is encouraged)

Community-Movie-Night_photo

Hosted by Church of the Good Shepherd and WinMock at Kinderton

Join Us for a Community Movie Night {June 13, 2013}

We want to share a special family night with our community on Thursday, June 13th at 8:30pm – come join us on the lawn at WinMock! Bring your blankets or chairs and enjoy a family favorite, Despicable Me. We’ll have hot popcorn and beverages available for purchase.

No Admission Charge! (A donation of canned goods for A Storehouse For Jesus is encouraged)

Community-Movie-Night_photo

* Look for upcoming ‘Movie Nights’ in July and August *

Hosted by Church of the Good Shepherd and WinMock at Kinderton

Corporate Carnival at WinMock

It was all hands on deck at WinMock at Kinderton on a sunny Saturday in mid-April, as we rolled in an assortment of props and decor, set up food & beverage stations, placed signage and organized seating in the Loft for a few hundred folks. But unlike most Spring Saturdays at WinMock, there were no wedding bells to be heard!

Our friends over at Yadkin Valley Bank contacted us back in December for help putting on their annual ‘Spring Town Hall and Family Social’, and this year, they had big plans in store! We took their vision and created a custom carnival themed event, complete with a Bluegrass band, Merry-Go-Round, Ferris wheel, games, prizes, and of course lots of carnival food…

We brought our carnival theme to life immediately, creating a custom email invitation that went out to all employees:

Welcome to Yadkin Valley Bank’s Spring Town Hall & Family Social! Balloon columns provided by Sterling By Design:

With all of the colors, you couldn’t miss it:

The perfectly-themed tablecloths and centerpieces
Signage throughout welcomed guests and gave some insight into the day’s activities.
Lovely centerpieces provided by our Sterling By Design team!


Sterling’s Audio Visual team provided Wii and Xbox games and TV monitors:

Yadkin Valley Bank’s employees mingled out front…
While the younger ones enjoyed a train ride around the property

Our carnival theme wouldn’t be complete without a Ferris Wheel and a Merry-Go-Round:

Carnival games for all ages:

Our Pirate balloon artist!

Food trucks with cotton candy, popcorn, candy apples and sno cones were brought in, while Sterling By Design provided tented lounge areas for guests to sit and relax.

The Rockford Express Bluegrass Band provided music for the day:

And now, for the highlight of the event (and the reason for the big excitement this year!) … drumroll, please … During the executive meeting in the Loft, the announcement was made that the multiple banking and financial services divisions would be re-branded under a unified identity, ‘Yadkin Bank’. Read more about the changes here. As we switched out all of our themed signage to reflect the new identity, the new Yadkin Bank logo was unfurled.

A special thanks to our Sterling Audio Visual team, who provided the PA system for the front parking lot, screens, monitors, video, and sound for the Loft, and the capability to watch the Masters on the Loft screens. What an amazing event! Thank you Yadkin Bank for letting us be a part of this monumental day!

____________________________________________________________

For more information on booking your next event or corporate meeting at WinMock at Kinderton, please contact Angela Carleton at angelac@winmock.com or 336.397.2010.

The Carolina Weddings Show | 2.2.13

It was a great day for a wedding show at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem last Saturday, February 2nd! We enjoyed meeting lots of brides and grooms (and seeing some old friends!) at the Piedmont’s longest-running bridal show. In case you missed it, here’s a little re-cap of the day:

BridalShow2.2.13

Dawn is ready to greet the day in the WinMock booth!

It was nice to be across from our talented friends at One Shot Photography!

BridalShow2.2.13_OneShotPhoto

We LOVE the idea of this beautiful, farmhouse-style rustic dining table in the Barn! Perfect for a display table outside or for a loft reception – so many possibilities! We saw it at the booth belonging to Grand Rental Station of Greensboro, NC:

BridalShow2.2.13_Table

Our ladies from Hauser Rental. So many options for wedding decor and linens. Always a beautiful – and popular! – booth!

BridalShow2.2.13_Hauser

One of WinMock’s preferred Caterers, Catered Affairs at Deacon Tower:

BridalShow2.2.13_CateredAffairs

Charming, lovely and sooo creative! We’d love to see these garden-style flowers (by Dahlias Flowers in Clemmons, NC) and vintage touches of burlap and wood at a WinMock wedding!

BridalShow2.2.13_Flowers

Thanks to these lovely gals from Bella Upstyles for posing! We just had to get a shot of the hat – How cute is that!??

BridalShow2.2.13_BellaUpstyles

Thanks to everyone who came to visit us at the show – We look forward to seeing you soon!

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 127 other followers

%d bloggers like this: