19 Ideas to Offer the SoCal (Southern California) Vibe/Experience

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There’s a reason so many songs have been written about California. The post 19 Ideas to Offer the SoCal (Southern California) Vibe/Experience by Visit Anaheim appeared first on [link]. Event Ideas event ideas anaheim events in southern california socal events

Update: How California Fires are Affecting Events

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In what has become a far too familiar cycle , California is again dealing with a rash of wildfires, now officially declared federal disasters. Meanwhile, two more fires have raged in Southern California—the Hill Fire in Ventura County and the Woolsey Fire in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

Southern California's Top 100 Events 2018

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For a region that is undeniably dominated by the entertainment industry, Southern California’s reputation as a home for major music

Venues for Corporate Social Events in California

Unique Venues

From San Diego to Sacramento and every major point in between, California covers lots of ground—it’s surrounded by mountains and the ocean, experiences all four seasons in just one day, and is the epicenter of Hollywood glamour as well as startup culture.

Southern California's Top 100 Events 2017

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Feeding the Food Truck Frenzy in California

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When out-of-towners visit California, one of the most frequently requested must-stops is In-N-Out Burger to get a Double-Double, go all-out with Animal Style or get adventurous with the secret menu. Food trucks have become synonymous with California culture.

4 Reasons to Give California’s Mendocino County Another Look

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Mendocino, a popular escape on California’s northern coast, is known for cute Victorian homes, towering redwoods and the Skunk Train. The post 4 Reasons to Give California’s Mendocino County Another Look appeared first on Smart Meetings. Photo credit: Campovida (Facebook page).

How to Help Those Affected by California Wildfires

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As several wildfires continue to ravage large parts of California, the PCMA Education Foundation is helping event industry professionals affected by the devastation. Through its Industry Relief Fund , the organization seeks donations that will go directly to individuals in need in California.

California’s Tourism Industry Unites in Wake of Wildfires

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With the devastating California wildfires largely contained, the state’s tourism industry is coming together to support those who were impacted. travelpulse.com. TravelPulse ). Read More. Places & Spaces News Junkie

Connect Weekly: Events Affected by California Wildfires, MTV Expands Events Business & More

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Welcome to another edition of our Connect Weekly column, where we share the top five news stories from the week that today's meeting and events planners should know. We aim to cover everything from the worlds of events, technology, business, marketing, social media, travel, hospitality and beyond.

California Bans State Travel to Four More States; Texas Responds

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California has just announced an addition to its ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to states with LGBTQ discriminating laws. Sadly, that is not the case in all parts of our nation, even in the 21st century,” says California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in a public statement.

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3 Lessons from a Fashion-Forward Southern California Flash Meeting

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That is why Smart Meeting Southern California at the metamorphizing Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel was designed to inspire with fresh ideas for presenting food, career advice, and even what it means to do business.

7 Tips from Smart Meeting Northern California Speaker Eileen McDargh for Partnering at Your Next Trade Show

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Smart Meeting Northern California speaker Eileen McDargh says, “don’t settle for just a banner on the stage with your company’s name.” The post 7 Tips from Smart Meeting Northern California Speaker Eileen McDargh for Partnering at Your Next Trade Show appeared first on Smart Meetings.

A Sweet San Francisco Vow Renewal - Flora and Robert’s California Hornblower Wedding

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Flora and Robert renewed their vows on September 17th, aboard the California Hornblower in San Francisco. Yacht: California Hornblower. A vow renewal is a beautiful way to celebrate your marriage and your love.

Southern California Event Trailblazers Inducted Into BizBash Hall of Fame

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California Travel Ban Provokes Scorn and Cancellations

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California ’s ban on state-funded travel to states with LGBTQ discriminating laws has set off a range of reactions in the eight affected states, including a full-blown political feud in one of them.

4 New and Renovated Reasons to be California Dreamin’

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The post 4 New and Renovated Reasons to be California Dreamin’ appeared first on Smart Meetings. Wave Street Inn Inns of Monterey tah-dahed the opening of Wave Street Inn in Monterey, a complete renovation of what was previously Otter Inn.

Humans of Hornblower: Hillary Wolford - Hornblower’s California Girl from West Virginia

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Born and raised in Capon Bridge, West Virginia, a town with just one stoplight, Hillary always knew she was destined to live in California — despite having never visited the Golden State. “I At Hornblower, there are two qualities we admire — passion and determination.

This Is Now in Sacramento, California

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Sacramento, California, is experiencing a true renaissance. With a character all its own, California’s state capital fuses urban farms, farm-to-fork dining, a hip and modern central city, historic landmarks and natural beauty to create an exciting and down-to-earth meeting experience for any size group. The post This Is Now in Sacramento, California appeared first on Connect Association.

MOXI Spotlight: Planning Events at Central California’s Newest Science Museum

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MOXI Spotlight: Planning Events at Central California’s Newest Science Museum

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The post MOXI Spotlight: Planning Events at Central California’s Newest Science Museum appeared first on AllSeated.

Groups Get Fresh Inspiration at Marriott’s Newly Renovated Hotels & Resorts in California

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Nearly $200 million later, Marriott is rolling out the red carpet for groups at its premier properties in California. Northern California. Southern California.

California Bans State-Funded Travel to Four States with Anti-LGBT Laws

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In September, California passed a law that prohibits state-sponsored travel to states with legislation deemed to be discriminatory to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups. California is not the first state to ban state travel to North Carolina. Pier 39 in San Francisco.

Fire Toll on Tourism and Northern California Economy Enormous, and Growing

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Infernos continue unabated in Northern California’s wine country , even as predictions for strong winds this afternoon are arousing alarm the all-consuming flames could be fanned into new, wider areas. Santa Rosa has emerged as the epicenter of the modern legal pot economy in California.

New Ways to Quench Your Thirst in Oakland

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Warehouse tasting rooms mix the bounty of California’s diverse wine-growing regions and the production and shipping infrastructure of the city for unique tasting, dining and gathering options that bring people together.

Sneak Peek: Opening of Moscone Expansion in SF

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A series of new sculptures by New York City designer Sarah Sze called Double Horizon will join a mural by California surreal painter Brendan Monroe. More Than 504,000 Reasons to Get Excited About Opening of Moscone Expansion in SF.

7 Cyber Monday Hotel Deals for Groups (and You)

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The Hollywood Roosevelt , Los Angeles, California—40 Percent Off. The Hollywood Roosevelt, Los Angeles, California. Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection , Calistoga, California—50% Off.

SF Marriott Strike Over

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The others were in three more California cities—Oakland, San Jose and San Diego—as well as Boston, Detroit and two Hawaii islands, Maui and Oahu.

3 New Ways to Plan a Holiday Meeting in Wine Country

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Why not hold it somewhere memorable—say, the rolling hills of California’s Wine Country ? Las Alcobas. Once a year you gather the entire company for a celebration of what makes your business special. The Napa Valley now offers three new ways to meet vineside. Gourmet Meetings.

10 Reasons To Plan Your Next Event in Anaheim

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Ever since Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955, Anaheim, in Orange County, California, has earned a reputation as a destination that offers great getaways for […]. Destinations destination event destination anaheim californiaThis is a sponsored post by Visit Anaheim.

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Together Women Achieve: Harnessing the Power of Sharpie and Sticky with a Crowdsourced Agenda

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Election Results: What the Mid-Terms Meant for Events

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The first week of November, the union announced that it had agreed to contracts in Oakland, California and Detroit, but 7,000 employees were still on strike at Marriott properties in California, Hawaii and Boston.

Surveys: Med/Pharma Meetings are Growing

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California, closely followed by Florida, led the list.

7 Smart Moves—at HelmsBriscoe, The Resort at Pelican Hill and More

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HelmsBriscoe Lisa Ray The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California, welcomed Ray as director of financial and insurance sales. She’s also worked at L’Auberge Del Mar Resort & Spa in California, The Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C.,

How Can We Protect Ourselves After the Marriott Data Breach?

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Some states, such as California, have passed strong data privacy laws.

Hotel Strikes Widen to San Francisco

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Marriott workers are also striking in Boston and San Jose, California. Nearly 2,500 Marriott hotel workers at seven downtown San Francisco properties walked off their jobs Thursday morning, threatening to disrupt the city’s busy fall convention season.

New & Renovated: Of Business and Airports

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Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach Located near the Newport Beach business district, John Wayne Airport (SNA) and the scenic Pacific coast, this upscale Southern California hotel is ideally situated to blend business and pleasure.

Site Selection: Where to Throw a Multisensory Event

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The unofficial scent of Huntington Beach, California, is wood smoke. Site selection often focuses on the things we can see—ballroom size, architecture, even how well the carpets match the theme. But some cities are going the extra mile to engage all the senses.

Quiz: Which Conference and Convention Hotel is Right for Your Next Event?

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Meeting Planning Quiz amenities atlantic city borgata california casino conference convention event Hotels Las Vegas Morongo movie theater Nemacolin nevada new jersey nightclub quiz resort Smart Meetings South Point spa testThe post Quiz: Which Conference and Convention Hotel is Right for Your Next Event? appeared first on Smart Meetings.

7 Sweet and Savory Late-Night Hotel Snacks

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Driftwood Beach Club at The Waterfront Beach Resort , a Hilton Hotel in Huntington Beach, California, arranges group bonfires with all the essential s’more fixings—sticks, graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows.

5 Ways to Build a More Respectful and Harassment-Free Workplace Culture

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New York State, New York City and California are among the states and municipalities that recently passed laws requiring employers to train all employees annually on sexual harassment prevention.

3 Planner Lessons from a Dinner on a Bridge

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On a sunny evening in September, Visit Sacramento shut down the bridge over the California capital’s namesake river for a very special event—the sixth-annual Tower Bridge Dinner —a locally sourced foodie adventure for 800 people to cap a week of celebrating the bounty of the agricultural area.

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New & Renovated: Boutique, Stocked with Character

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The Kinney SLO From beanbag chairs and hoodie bathrobes to California prints on the walls and a focus on igniting guests’ creativity, San Luis Obispo, California’s newest hotel invokes the best of campus and college nostalgia. Extravagance and luxury are well and good.