When things get stressful at the office, excellent working relationships can make or break a project. That’s why it’s so important to promote a tight-knit group of employees who can rely on each other for support, just like a family.

Solid company culture isn’t just about preparing for the tough moments. It’s also about creating an environment where people love coming to work. Because when you love your job, it makes you want to do fantastic work.

For all these reasons, we love hosting corporate events for our Steelheaders. From summer barbecues to holiday parties, corporate events allow everyone to get away from the office and enjoy being together.

Unlike many office environments, our events aren’t just for employees. They’re also for employees’ families. That's because we believe supporting each other means supporting the people we all care about.

But that’s not all. These are our top five reasons for inviting employee families to our corporate events.

1) Inclusion

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The driving reason why most corporate events don’t include family invites is money. They want to provide an event but don’t want to pay for any non-essential attendees. We don't agree with this.

When we extend our gratitude to our Steelheaders, we’re extending it to everyone that supports them in being a happy, healthy employee that we love working with every day.

2) Exposure to the Steelhead Way 

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 We care a lot about our core values, and we want to be able to share them. By inviting families to corporate events, we’re hoping to walk the walk of our beliefs in things like gratitude, service to others, and optimism.

It’s also why we participate in annual volunteer projects where we give Steelheaders the day off to help out in the community.

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3) Bonding

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Meeting someone’s family is always a bonding experience. You get to learn more about where they come from, what’s important to them, and who they care about. That knowledge offers immense rewards.

For example, you may provide extra support to a co-worker who’s just had a new baby, or help organize a surprise for a colleague whose wife wants to plan a surprise party.

4) Increase Participation

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Our employees spend a lot of time together during the day. So, when a corporate event rolls around, we’re aware that it’s asking a lot of them to sacrifice time they might otherwise be spending with their families.

By inviting their spouses and children, and making events family-friendly, we’re able to create an outing the whole family can enjoy.

5) More the Merrier

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Finally, why not!? We’re in the trade show industry, so we clearly don’t mind a crowd. At our events, the more people that can join in on the fun, the better!

We invite families to our corporate events because we care deeply about our employees, and anyone who helps them do their best at work every day. We hope you enjoy photos from our most recent New Year's kickoff party and summer picnic!

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