Pennsylvania Meeting & Event Venues

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” It’s the official state motto of the state of Pennsylvania, which is of course famous for hosting the meeting of delegates that resulted in the U.S. All of these amenities can be found in many meeting and event spaces across Pennsylvania. “Pursue your happiness.”

Fritz Smith Appointed Executive Director of the Central Pennsylvania CVB

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As newly-appointed executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau , Fritz Smith will lead continued growth in tourism within Centre County. Of 67 counties in Pennsylvania, we have the 66th lowest rate at 2.5 The post Fritz Smith Appointed Executive Director of the Central Pennsylvania CVB appeared first on Connect Association.

August 4, 2017: New York Hotel Debuts Politically Charged Phone Booth, Why Two Pennsylvania Pierogi Festivals Are Feuding, Disney to Bring 'Star Wars' VR Attractions to Its Malls

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NEW YORK HOTEL DEBUTS POLITICALLY CHARGED PHONE BOOTH: The Standard hotel in New York, which is known for its

2 Ideas Worth Stealing from Day 1 of PCMA Convening Leaders

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Lawrence Convention Center showed that the overwhelming majority had never been to the Pennsylvania metropolis before.

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3 Ideas Worth Stealing from Day 2 of PCMA Convening Leaders

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4 Essential Planning Guidelines for Citywides

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World’s Top Trending Destinations

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Booking.com has released its Top 10 Trending Destinations for 2018, and from the sun-washed splendors of Cartagena, Colombia, to the food scene in Philadelphia, there’s a place and a reason perfectly suited for your event.

Read it Again, and Again, and Again…

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It began as a custom of the German community in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania in 1887. Happy Groundhog Day! Groundhog day is a pretty interesting American and Canadian holiday (to say the least). On Candlemas, people would gather together early before sunrise in order to watch for a groundhog to emerge from its burrow. According to the […]. Travel & Lifestyle Meeting Pool

Read it Again, and Again, and Again…

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It began as a custom of the German community in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania in 1887. Happy Groundhog Day! Groundhog day is a pretty interesting American and Canadian holiday (to say the least). On Candlemas, people would gather together early before sunrise in order to watch for a groundhog to emerge from its burrow. According to the […]. Travel & Lifestyle Meeting Pool

Philadelphia: Smart City. Smart Choice.

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Located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia is the grand LEED-certified Pennsylvania Convention Center. Plans are also underway for an Aloft Hotel by Starwood with direct access to the main entrance lobby of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Experience the Extraordinary Lancaster County Convention Center

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Incorporating the iconic 19th-Century Beaux Arts façade of the former Watt & Shand department store, the complex anchors Lancaster’s historic Penn Square, offering visitors an incomparable experience directly amidst the vibrant appeal of Downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Here Are Your Favorite Venues in the East

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Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, wins points from Lamar Keener, executive director of Evangelical Press Association, for being “centrally located to a most unique and fascinating downtown.” Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia won some love for its location—it’s right next to Reading Terminal Market. Your favorite venues in the East represent some of the best facilities in the country.

People on the Move

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Before his work in Toronto, he served as general manager of the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where. Lorenz Hassenstein.

People on the Move

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Dave Gerdes has joined the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau as the destination’s first director of sales and marketing. Your colleagues are on the move, find out who is going where. Ali Ribordy. Boise Center has named Ali Ribordy the new director of sales.

ADMEI to Focus on International Impact in 2019

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Roberts Event Group, a Hosts Global Member, from Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, won Best Public Event. Roberts Event Group, a Hosts Global Member, from Jenkintown, Pennsylvania was the Members’ Choice winner.

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New Facility Operators Merger Will Impact Planners

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The company will be headquartered in Los Angeles and maintain SMG’s office in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, for key operations.

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Convention and Visitors Bureaus For Your Event

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For a planner, having a Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) as a partner in planning a meeting or event is like having a best man or maid of honor to help plan your wedding.

Geena Davis to Give Closing Address at PCMA Convening Leaders 2019

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Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis will keynote PCMA Convening Leaders 2019 Jan. 9 at the David L.

Meet Outside the Box in Lackawanna County

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Lackawanna County , Pennsylvania, is growing again with new venues, attractions, restaurants, and additional meeting space. Explore the city and its surrounding regions to discover everything they have to offer!

7 Smart Moves at Hilton Santa Barbara, Viceroy Chicago and More

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Prior to joining Hilton Santa Barbara, she served as executive director of sales at Valley Forge Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, since it opened in 2012. Lani Baird Baird is the new director of sales and marketing at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort in California.

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Trending Now: An insight into the hottest event trends

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6-9 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. By Sherrif Karamat, PCMA President and CEO . Business events professionals must reliably deliver the most innovative ideas to engage delegates and delight clients, or they risk being outdone by more pioneering competitors. Most of us in the industry find inspiration from trends or expanding on the vision of what others have produced. The challenge is identifying the right trends at the best time.

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30 Philadelphia Event Venues That Your Attendees Will Love

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Source: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts encourages innovative events thanks to its creative spaces. Looking to plan an event in the City of Brotherly Love?

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At The Tent Show, Gimme Shelter is More Than a Song Title

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5–8, 2018 at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania, that meant that attendee groups could tour tents from 18 different tent companies. Many organizers have worked with tent-rental companies for their special events.

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Level Up Your Meetings in Arcade Bars

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The self-proclaimed Original Arcade Bar currently has seven locations open along the East Coast—in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Some things just go well together, like peanut butter and jelly. You can probably name a few other combinations, but one you probably weren’t thinking of is classic video games and bars. Arcade bars have been around for more than a decade, but they have become more popular in recent years, and with good reason.

All Eyes on the Future of Work

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Adam Grant , a professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, said reducing work hours allows individuals to focus their attention more effectively, producing the same amount of work in less time, often with higher quality and creativity.

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Colleges & Universities to Meet in the Northeast

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Gettysburg College is another local point of interest in Pennsylvania with ties to the Civil War. No matter if you’re planning a meeting for attendees beyond graduation age or if your client is a youth group with active students, there’s nothing quite like gathering on a campus.

Marriott Bets Big on Modular Construction

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But work was surely underway—only in Liverpool, Pennsylvania, more than 400 miles from Chapel Hill. Marriott is betting big on a process known modular construction taking away hassles in hotel builds. Months before AC Hotel Chapel Hill Downtown was scheduled to open in North Carolina this September, the construction site looked almost untouched. Normally, such inactivity would be a concern, to say the least.

PCMA, Beverly’s Birthdays Giving Back at Convening Leaders 2019

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6, at the Westin’s Pennsylvania Ballroom for breakfast and an opportunity to network. Moms-to-be and volunteers celebrate at a Beverly’s Birthdays baby shower — part of its Itty Bitty Birthday Cheer program.

New study reveals the macro-trends set to impact the future of Business Events

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6 -9 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Biodegradable meeting spaces, artificial intelligence and serendipity will all play a significant role in the future of meetings and business events. Those trends, along with others, were discussed by leaders from a wide range of industries for a recent study supported by the PCMA Foundation and Marriott International.

Sneak Preview of the Action at Education Conference

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The setting will be different — the sunny warmth of southern California in June vs. wintertime in western Pennsylvania. Los Angeles will host PCMA’s 2019 Education Conference June 25–28, (Shutterstock).

7 New Hotel Openings and Renovations on the East Coast

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Allenberry Resort, Pennsylvania. The iconic Allenberry Resort , nestled in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, re-opened to the public late 2017. Gearing up for travel this year and looking for what’s new in town? Our team rounded up a list of hotels in the East that have finally opened (or re-opened) their doors to the public. AC Hotel Miami Aventura by Marriott.

Eventinterface partners with Next Wave Insurance Services to offer your attendees event insurance

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a Pennsylvania insurance company, with its principal place of business at 175 Water Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10038. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. We are thrilled to announce that your event attendees, sponsors and exhibitors will now be able to purchase insurance when signing up for your events. We understand that signing up for a conference or seminar is a big deal. It requires a huge commitment of time, energy, and finances.

Eventinterface partners with Next Wave Insurance Services to offer your attendees event insurance

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a Pennsylvania insurance company, with its principal place of business at 175 Water Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10038. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. We are thrilled to announce that your event attendees, sponsors and exhibitors will now be able to purchase insurance when signing up for your events. We understand that signing up for a conference or seminar is a big deal. It requires a huge commitment of time, energy, and finances.

America’s Scariest Haunted Houses Are Just Around the Corner

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Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses Field of Screams, Lancaster, Pennsylvania With multiple attractions, including an asylum and a whole haunted forest called Nocturnal Wasteland, Lancaster has plenty to offer with Field of Screams.

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Venues, Views, and Variety Create Meeting Magic in Chester County’s Brandywine Valley

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Nestled in southeastern Pennsylvania, minutes from Philadelphia International Airport and just a short drive from New York, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.,

A Meeting of Miniature Soldiers

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Convention — one of three annual HMGS events dedicated to the art of historical miniature gaming and the education it provides — for 20 years, welcoming more than 1,500 visitors from all over the world to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, each year. ILLUSTRATION BY CARMEN SEGOVIA.

How Philadelphia Venues Work Together to Prepare for Army-Navy Game

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Our final stop of the day took us to the Army-Navy Gala at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a complex that takes up four city blocks. I opted for a doughnut from Beiler’s Bakery, an establishment owned by a Pennsylvania Dutch family since 1984.

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Alex Michaels Returns Home to Lead Discover Lehigh Valley

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Alex Michaels knows from first-hand experience Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, is a great place to grow up. But he admits that his teenage self never saw the region—comprised of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton—as a particularly desirable destination, let alone what might be his career’s final destination. Yet Michaels is now back home, having officially become Discover Lehigh Valley’s president and CEO on Oct.

15 Commonly Missed Event Planning Checklist Details

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States in which you need an ABC license : Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Any marketer wishes to improve his or her performance and boost profits.

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Your Inbox?

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Organizational psychologist Adam Grant, a best-selling author and top-ranked professor at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, didn’t sugarcoat his recent advice about email.

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