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

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

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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.

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).

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.

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.

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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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.

Southern California Event Trailblazers Inducted Into BizBash Hall of Fame

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

October 2018 Power Player: Scott Hermes, President of Irvine Company

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Irvine Company Resort Properties in Newport Beach, California, recently appointed Scott Hermes as its president. Scott Hermes; photo credit: Irvine Company. Hermes has hiring power at Coastal Collection, which encompasses The Resort at Pelican Hill , Fashion Island Hotel and Hotel Irvine.

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Q&A: Catching Up With Nonprofit Planner Ryan Zynger

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Ryan Zynger is the founder of Zynger Events, a Los Angeles-based firm with national clients including Facebook, Equality California, and

3 Unique Event Venues for Foodies in San Francisco

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The Straus name is revered in California agricultural history. Planners looking for somewhere new to eat in the San Francisco Bay Area need look no further.

Natural Disasters Create New Challenges for Meetings Industry

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California Wildfires. Not long after Maria, California faced its own trails. How to help: As wildfires continue throughout California, you can donate to California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund.

How to Master On-Campus Meetings at Top University Venues

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For your consideration: University of California, Berkeley. Universities offer a wealth of knowledge in the form of experts who can serve as keynotes, present research and contribute to roundtable discussions. But did you know many also offer prime meeting spaces?

7 Smart Moves—at Mahekal Beach Resort, Kimpton & More

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She previously served in this same role at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California and Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. Maria Elena Armenta Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico has added Armenta as director of sales and marketing.

New & Renovated: A Step Outside the Ordinary

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7 Smart Moves—at Hilton, Teneo Hospitality Group and More

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Previously, Moore worked as director of sales and marketing at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, California, and San Diego metro market director of catering and conference services for Starwood Hotels and Resorts. More : 7 Smart Moves—at Mahekal Beach Resort, Kimpton & More.

New & Renovated: Brand New for Meetings

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Harmon Guest House, Healdsburg, California This environmentally friendly property is Sonoma wine country’s latest chic retreat. Destinations buena vista california disney embassy suites by hilton Florida grande beach resort healdsburg naples resort yacht and beach club

Smart Dispatch: Opening My Heart to San Francisco

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Hornblower Cruises & Events ship near the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco. Fall in love with the City by the Bay through its hotels, food, history, culture & theater. It’s not every day I get invited on a fam trip in my own backyard.

How to Plan an Intoxicating Central Coast Wine Meeting

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Luckily, California’s Coast is well-stocked with some of the best wine-tasting in the world, and some of the most interesting places to do it. Read more about California’s central coast in the October issue of Smart Meetings.

DMA West: Going Viral, What’s Trending and Crisis Communication

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After a year marked by fire, flood and tragedy , the overall tone of Destination Marketing Association of the West ’s Education Summit 2018 was light, inspiring—even funny.

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Top Industry Pros Share Their Tips for Better Events

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On July 19, BizBash hosted the Event Innovation Forum as part of BizBash Live: Los Angeles at the California Market

Rating the MTV V.M.A.s: Event Producers Give 2017 Show a B+

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The 34th annual MTV Video Music Awards returned to California this year after a brief stint in New York.

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Top Travel Ideas for 2018, Survey Says

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Napa Valley/Sonoma, California. Before deciding where to meet next, why not think out of the binder? Post-meeting surveys and other tried-and-true analyses certainly have their place, but site decisions can almost always benefit from a little creative input.

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MPISCC Hosts Buzzworthy Awards And Installation Gala

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The Southern California Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPISCC) celebrated its 2017 Awards & Installation Gala in a grand way

9 Innovative Honey Experiences to Delight Your Group

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A Scribble on a Napkin Changed Meetings Forever

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The global phenomenon of Harry Potter all began with author JK Rowling scribbling notes on a napkin. Those notes turned into books, which turned into a film franchise, Broadway show, theme park and so much more.

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