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

California’s Most Insta-Worthy Locations

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California has the most picture-perfect locations of any state on PlayPicks’ list, totaling a whopping 11 sites. The Southern California beach city is a mellow but tantalizing destination to catch that perfect sunset photo.

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

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.

How—and Where—to Pair Wine and Business in California

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Winemaker for a Day : Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma County offers a “ Be the Count” experience where guests can play the role of self-proclaimed Count of Buena Vista, Agoston Haraszthy, a vivacious and eccentric pioneer of California wine dating back to the founding of the winery in 1857.

Southern California's Top 100 Events 2017

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Venues for Corporate Social Events in California

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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.

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).

Patel and Visit California Make History

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Sima Patel made history this month when she was voted chair of the Visit California board of directors, becoming the first Indian woman to chair a national or state lodging association in the United States. “I Formerly from Surat, India, Patel moved to Oakland, California, at 17.

Visalia, California, Is Making It Personal

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That’s where Visalia comes in—take the map of California and fold it in half to see Visalia right in the center of the state, on the crease, making it easy to get to. Visalia is one of the few convention destinations located between all three of California’s major metro cities (Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Francisco), making this vibrant city a meeting planner’s dream. The post Visalia, California, Is Making It Personal appeared first on Connect Association.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

First Smart Meeting of 2019 Raised the Bar

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Aka the balcony at Fairmont San Francisco during Smart Meeting Northern California. well, you should have been at Smart Meeting Northern California! More words of wisdom will be shared at Smart Meeting Southern California at Sheraton Grand Los Angeles on Feb.

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The Inside Scoop on Outdoor Meetings

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Greater Ontario, California Made up of two cities, Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga, Greater Ontario is located in the center of Southern California. Smart Meetings asked the experts at Greater Ontario California Convention & Visitors Bureau for tips on planning a productive excursion.

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Will Government Shutdown Hamper Your Event?

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Parks operated independently of the government are still open, according to Joanne Diane Tan, corporate director of sales for Basecamp Hospitality (formerly The California Park).

New & Renovated: Restored from Antiquity

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It was constructed in 1926 as Commercial Club of Southern California. More: New & Renovated: Downtown Hotels. Element Detroit at the Metropolitan Part of Marriott International, Element Hotels debuted its first hotel in Detroit.

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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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8 Hotels Boosting Guest Experiences in 2019

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Hotel Indigo Coachella—California. From West Hollywood to Dominica, hotel and resort properties are cropping up, providing unparalleled luxury, gorgeous views and redesigned guest experiences, not to mention plenty of locations for groups to meet.

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4 Essential Planning Guidelines for Citywides

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Planner Tips & Tools anaheim california center cities citywide convention destination Destinations do it best easy hacks hotel indiana indy meeting meetings merchant merchants music national oakland pennsylvania pittsburgh Planners steps Tips Tourism tourists Travel tricks visit

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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.

6 Smart Moves at Monterey CVB, Wolfgang Puck and More

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Melissa Oliver Marriott Syracuse Downtown named Oliver director of sales and marketing. Oliver brings a decade of leadership experience into her new position. She has served the same position at Crowne Plaza Syracuse.

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Mountain Festivals Beckon Groups

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If you crave fitness more than food, trek on over to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in Olympic Valley, California, on July 18–21 for live music, outdoor yoga classes (think Acroyoga) and guided adventures at Wanderlust Festival , an event for the inner explorer to unplug and recharge.

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N&R: Presidential Properties

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The Estate Yountville, California Home state to: Richard Nixon; This 22-acre property recently opened the Hotel Villagio, which features 112 guestrooms and 22 suites, bringing total meeting space to 15,000 sq. Looking to add presidential cache to your next meeting?

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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.

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.

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.

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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.