Gourmet Chocolate Good for Business

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Philly Hops, a Philadelphia based team building and training company, has created a series of “foodie-style” team building programs that help clients improve leadership skills and teamwork.

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Team Building Company Philly Hops has blended popular interest in fine chocolate with team building activities and created a series of “foodie” team building programs. These programs are not only engaging and fun but also promote team skills such as communication, creative problem solving, and collaboration.

Designed with organizations and corporate groups in mind, the flagship activity, Chocolate Therapy, utilizes marketing simulations, tasting exercises and building trust through humor to create an experience that inspires desirable team dynamics. The appeal of gourmet chocolate supports a positive approach to building better teams. This is one of the underlying strengths of the program. The Chocolate Therapy team building program is a much-requested corporate event and has recently expanded to accommodate large groups.

Philly Hops launched in 1998. Owner, Betty Robinson, is a former professional chef and event planner with many years of experience in Philadelphia's finest restaurants. Together with its sister company, Go Team Building, Philly Hops develops groundbreaking team building programs. Chocolate Therapy is now one of the company's most popular offerings. "We utilize professional game designers, award winning trainers and a variety of experts to produce our diverse catalog of innovative programs" says Robinson.

An entrepreneur and one of Philadelphia’s the first female chefs, Betty was known for her creative, non-conventional style of cooking. These qualities still define her and her current passion as founder and CEO of Philly Hops an experiential team building company specializing in team building activities that build trust and promote high performance teamwork.

Examples of the variety of programs Philly Hops offers that target team development include the philanthropic program “The Giving Tree,” an “Anything Goes Scavenger Hunt” and the “Fast Video Challenge,” to name just a few. And after 15 years in the business, Philly Hops consistently receives rave reviews:

CS, Bristol Myers Squibb writes – “Thank you so much for your support of my recent team building event. Your assigned facilitators were extremely effective in getting the team energized and engaged from the outset. Equally important, I truly appreciated the manner in which the leader was able to translate the "fun" part of the activities to the business imperative I was seeking to emphasize.”

Concerning the effectiveness of the “Cake Wars” program, another client, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, writes, “Philly Hops was very responsive and attentive to our needs and expectations. [The program fosters] good engagement and participation, [with] the right balance of learning and fun—great delivery!”

To learn how a corporate team building event can help boost your company’s group-esTEAM, visit the Philly Hops website (http://phillyhops.com/) or contact Owner Betty Robinson at 215-426-5644 or e-mail to betty(at)phillyhops(dot)com.

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