Building Company Culture During The Holidays

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There are plenty of benefits to be had by hosting a fabulous holiday party for your company.

Aside from improving employee relationships, functioning as an incentive, and acting as a personal thanks to your employees, holiday parties also help to build your company culture.

Forbes covered the importance of company culture earlier this year and argued that it is becoming even more relevant in the modern workplace. Developing a strong company culture through programs and events such as holiday parties can unify your team and enhance your business’s operations in a number of ways including:

  • Improved retention: A strong company culture creates a sense of being, organization, and attraction. A positive company culture is much more likely to attract top talent and help you to retain these quality employees.
  • Building your brand: Company culture goes a long way in helping your employees understand the values and identity you want customers to see. If you have a friendly, cheerful culture, this will pass on to the customers and could potentially lead to increased sales and customer loyalty.

There’s no better opportunity to improve your company culture than to celebrate the holidays together. Whether a fun holiday lunch and gift exchange, bowling, bbq, or a full blown holiday soiree, take a break to relax, celebrate, and have fun as a team. This employee satisfaction translates into a unique corporate culture, improved working environment, and better overall performance.

Your team at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce is happy to offer you some insight on choosing the right location for your event. We have plenty of amazing Chamber members who are more than capable of handling your requests and helping you to organize a holiday party that will be all the rave into 2018.

Chamber Members You Can Have A Holiday Fiesta With

7517 N. 10th
McAllen, TX 78504

BBQ might not be your typical holiday meal but there’s nothing wrong with changing things up a bit. Bar-B-Cutie in McAllen features party rooms, high-quality BBQ, brisket, ribs, delicious chicken, plenty of mouth-watering sides, and even a playground for kids if you’re looking to make your holiday celebration a family event. Turkey is so yesterday. BBQ is where it’s at!

Bodega Tavern and Kitchen
2901 N. 10th Ste A & B
McAllen, TX 78501

If you’re in search of unique regional Texas cuisine in an urban but cozy environment, Bodega Tavern and Kitchen is the perfect place to host your small business luncheon or dinner celebration. Featuring house cured and smoked meats such as mortadella, salami cotto, lambstrami, main courses including short ribs, Texas redfish, grilled quail, as well as plenty of tantalizing sweets, Bodega Tavern and Kitchen is sure to satisfy taste buds and party cravings.

Casa Del Taco
1100 Houston Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501

Living in south Texas means access to some of the best Mexican cuisine around. With gorgeous private rooms available in both the McAllen and Mission locations, Casa Del Taco features a bevy of dishes each with its own tantalizing flavor. From your more traditional plates to scrumptious fish dishes, authentic guisos, social platters, botanas, hors d’oeuvres, margaritas, and plenty of savory options, you can’t go wrong with choosing Casa Del Taco to hold your holiday celebration.

City Cafe and Catering
2901-H N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

If you want to bring the party to the office and are in need of an amazing caterer, City Cafe and Catering is the perfect option. A great choice if you’re in search of light party trays such as fresh seasonal fruit platters, tea sandwich platters, po-boy platters, cheese platters, grilled vegetable platters, wraps, skewers, sliders, Italian antipasto trays, assorted desserts, as well as plenty of soups, sides, pasta dishes, and cold hors d’oeuvres, your employees are sure to talk about all the delicious food for weeks to follow.

Dave & Buster’s
2700 Expressway 83
McAllen, TX 78501

The newest kid on the block, Dave & Buster’s is the perfect combination of food, fun, and entertainment. The restaurant currently has a limited-time special 20% off promotion if you schedule your holiday party early.

Featuring a chef-crafted buffet, signature drinks and a premium bar, festive holiday decor, private and semi-private settings, and a huge arcade area, Dave & Buster’s is the ideal venue for a holiday party that will go down in the books.

Europa Cuisine & Entertainment
5112 W. Expressway 83
McAllen, TX 78501

If you want elegance and entertainment all-in-one, Europa Cuisine & Entertainment has them both. Offering a number of private rooms that can accommodate smaller affairs or large cocktail receptions of up to 100 guests, your party is sure to love the chef’s local cheese board, crab stuffed mushrooms, Italian style calamari and more. There’s also plenty of delicious soups and salads, specialty tacos, signature sandwiches, and chef-inspired entrees. That’s not including handcrafted cocktails and entertainment options like bowling and virtual sports simulators.

Pepper’s at Uptown
4620 N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78504

If you’re looking to add a little spice to your holiday event, Pepper’s at Uptown has private dining rooms that can accommodate events for a gathering of 10 to 22 guests. Providing an amazing atmosphere for a much more personal gathering, Pepper’s at Uptown serves mouthwatering dishes, a variety of thirst-quenching beverages, as well wi-fi ready private rooms with audio/visual capabilities and LCD TVs. Pepper’s at Uptown is guaranteed to make your party hot.

Russo’s New York Pizzeria
7017 N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78504

You can never go wrong with a “pizza party”. Luckily, Russo’s New York Pizzeria has plenty of variety on its menu including calamari fritti, specialty pizzas featuring a bevy of toppings like sliced eggplant, artichoke hearts, ricotta cheese, soppressata salami, prosciutto di parma, as well as calzones, sandwiches, pastas, and delectable desserts.

Tony Roma’s
2121 S. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78503

There’s nothing quite like Tony Roma’s in McAllen. Newly renovated and offering an elegant atmosphere as well as two separate patios, a full-service bar, and a banquet room for private events, Tony Roma’s famous dishes are will be the talk of the party. Aside from their world renowned ribs, Tony Roma’s serves up a number of delicacies such as steak and wild mushroom flatbread, onion loaf, beef braised chicken, grilled salmon, steaks, handheld options, and top-of-the-line handcrafted beer.

Don’t wait until the last minute. Make this holiday season memorable. #SeeYouInMcAllen

The holiday season is quickly closing in. Don’t miss this opportunity to build your company culture and brand. The McAllen Chamber of Commerce has dozens of members who are caterers, venues, restaurants, and party event planners to make this holiday season one to remember.

Contact your McAllen Chamber of Commerce today at 956-682-2871 for more information about our members or to learn how to become a member.