2011 for City Beach

Greetings, loyal readers (all 27 of you last month!)

It has been a wonderful year in Group Services.  I don’t mind telling you, 2009 was rough.  Like everyone else in the event business, City Beach had a ton of challenges and we were all glad to see the calendar flip to 2010 at the end of ’09!

I came aboard in February of 2010 and was immediately indoctrinated into the City Beach culture.  Under the guidance of some great people, I found my comfort zone  and got into the spirit of “how we do things.”  While it was a bit different than “how I used to do things” in this business, it didn’t take long to grasp the basic concepts I was already familiar with: Integrity, Customer Care, Attention to Detail, and the Aloha Spirit (more on that in the coming weeks).

As the Holiday Season approached, we could clearly see that things were better than the previous year.  Companies seemed to be more willing to spend money on their most valuable assets (EMPLOYEES!) and allowed us to find some creative approaches towards the entertainment side of Holiday Parties.  Our staff spent an exhaustive amount of time conceptualizing the décor for our unique event spaces, and the results were (are) spectacular.  Our new chef, Mr. Mark Laverty, and his staff of trusty cooks made magic in the kitchen and brought the vision of great food, entertainment, and ambience together in style.  Old friends came back, new friends decided to give City Beach a whirl, and I must say most everyone has been thrilled with the results.

As the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, we will be embarking on a slough of new and improved offerings at City Beach.  New team building programs, social offerings, high tech lighting, and a completely new restaurant and catering menu are just some of the fun things you can expect from City Beach next year.  We have an incredible, unique asset in our Indoor Ropes Course that is going to be a part of some new things that we are making more affordable for our corporate and social guests.  There are improvements throughout the building that will enhance the experience of all those that use them.  Through all of these changes, though, one thing will always remain constant:  We love our clients, and we will always strive to make their day better for having spent a few hours in our care.

Thanks to all of you for making City Beach a leader in the Bay Area’s event industry, and we can’t wait to see you again.

Ryan Rosoff
Director of Sales and Marketing
City Beach

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