At ACityDiscount, we believe that done right, company outings can raise morale, promote better teamwork and boost employee retention rates. They can also be great icebreakers and opportunities to meet new people and strengthen existing relationships. Done wrong, they can come off as an episode right out of “The Office,” only not as funny. ACityDiscount did it right!
On February 15, 2012, John Stack, ACityDiscount CEO/President, invited the ACityDiscount associates to a night of Latin food and entertainment at Eclipse di Luna- Park Place in Dunwoody, Georgia. Nightly, this place is packed with people looking for good drinks, good food, and a cool scene.
In attendance were 25 ACityDiscount employees and guests. The food served was an eclectic mix of Spanish-style tapas (small plate appetizers). Everything from the Empanadas to the Seafood Paella to the Carne Asada was delicious and served family-style, allowing for the group to sample a wide range of the menu offerings.
While the food was a highlight, the entertainment was undoubtedly the best part of the evening. The band that provided the engaging sounds: WILLIE ZIAVINO & C.O.T. Band. Willie, who sings vocals and plays lead guitar, is also an ACityDiscount team member. In 2011, Willie, originally from Ecuador, formed the C.O.T. Band along with Rafael Pereira from Brazil, Juan Bonini from Panama, Kevin Hyde from the States and Helder Zanella, also from Brazil. Together, they collaborate to create a fusion of Trova, Caribbean rhythms and musical influences from each of the band member’s native land. WILLIE ZIAVINO & C.O.T. Band demonstrated to the ACityDiscount Team, the essence of Latin American music through their poetic lyrics and infectious rhythms.
Thank you to all who were a part of such a great evening. We are certainly looking forward to the next ACityDiscount outing!