Author: The Centre of Escondido

Business Meeting Needs for 2020

Business Meeting Needs for 2020

As we enter the last quarter of the year, it’s important to jump ahead on the planning for 2020. Impress your employees with beautiful and accommodating meeting venues at The Centre, located in Escondido, CA, where we offer various venue spaces fully equipped for all of your business needs. In fact, this month, we are upgrading our venue spaces with all-new audio & visual components! To help you decide on all of your business needs, we’re giving you a few reasons why off-site meetings can be more effective.

Change of Scenery

Meeting outside of the office can really give the employees a breath of fresh air. When getting together at a different location, everyone is forced to adapt to a new environment which prevents individuals from falling into their usual meeting routine, such as taking the same seat, staring out of the same window, etc. Therefore, creativity is sparked and ideas will flow easier through discussion.

Face-to face Communication

No more hiding behind the phone calls and emails! When you’re at an off-site meeting, you are given the opportunity to meet your colleagues in-person and able to put a face to a name. This helps create healthy professional relationships, as well as strengthen existing ones. Also, the change of scenery tends to relax employees, which can make conversations start in a smoother and more natural manner.

New Type of Learning

Off-site meetings are hardly similar to your normal office meetings. Icebreakers are usually a significant part of the conversation, because they teach individuals to step outside of their comfort zone. Breaking off into teams is another great way of learning that you usually don’t experience in your everyday environment. Typically, in your office, you work with the same group of individuals. However, at an off-site meeting, there are usually representatives from various departments. When you break off into groups, you are not only meeting new people, you are also learning how to work with unfamiliar work styles and personality types.


There are many benefits to planning off-site meetings for your employees. The Centre, home of Lexus Escondido and located near Temecula, CA, is available to assist you with fulfilling all of your business needs. Contact our Events Team today and begin booking for 2020!

Introducing JJ’s Boutique

Introducing JJ’s Boutique

Its sparkly, new and you can walk right through! The Centre, home of Lexus Escondido, has been busy with a special project that will provide the community with some retail therapy. We are excited to announce the opening of JJ’s Boutique, housed in the heart of the Lexus Escondido service center.

Judy Jones-Cone, President of Lexus Escondido, explains her vision behind the gift shop, “I have always wanted to create a vibrant Lexus retail experience that entertains and excites our guests. It is important to me that they enjoy their time with us.”

With The Centre, Mrs. Jones-Cone has taken the car buying experience to a whole new level with entertainment, hospitality, and unparalleled service. She calls it AutoJoyment, and that’s exactly what you get at The Centre! From grabbing a cappuccino at Culture Craft Coffee & Espresso as you peruse through the newest Lexus models, to getting your hair and nails done on the second floor Rock ‘n’ Hair Salon, to having lunch with friends at the Vintana Wine & Dine to now finding that perfect gift for someone on your way to a party after getting your car serviced. “We strive not only for excellence in product and service, but also to make it entertaining and exciting to do business with Lexus Escondido. JJ’s Boutique is one component of our fulfillment of the AutoJoyment experience at Lexus Escondido,” explains Mrs. Jones-Cone.

Among the numerous brands JJ’s Boutique will be carrying are Beekman, goats milk beauty products, Kate Spade purses and accessories, Blue Planet sun readers and sunglasses, Shiraleah apparel, Tea Forte tea accessories, and Roost jewelry.

Tracie Weston, manager of JJ’s Boutique boasts about the variety of items, “Aside from providing merchandise that meets your every gift need, I also tried to buy local, sustainable and charitable merchandise when selecting my vendors to make our store more genuine and unique in its offering to the community.”

This gift shop definitely has something special about it; with the beautiful space, an immediate weight is lifted. It may be the soft glow of the accent lighting or the pleasing visual appearance of the products in store or the smiling faces of the gift shop attendants, but whatever it is JJ’s Boutique is sure to put a smile on your face.

You can visit this dazzling new gift shop on the first floor of The Centre! Or, learn more by clicking HERE!

New Event Venue & More are Coming

New Event Venue & More are Coming

The Centre’s new Diamond Ridge room, a 4,000 sq. ft venue, will be opening November, 2019. Featuring Italian stone, chandeliers, and ultramodern audio and visual components, it makes for an elegant, yet comfortable setting. With a seating capacity of up to 250 guests, it’s a perfect location for your wedding, quinceañera or special event. We are booking up quickly for our 2019 holiday season; inquire now for pricing and availability!

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Marvelous March at The Centre!

What a blast The Centre had in the month of March!

We launched our special events series last month with our collaboration with 97.3 The Fan! Our event kicked off with everyone’s favorite afternoon show, Gwynn and Chris, broadcasting live on our showroom floor! Loyal fans packed into The Centre to catch all of the live action. Lucky fans even got to meet the dynamic duo and get their photos and autographs!

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