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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9 Innovative Honey Experiences to Delight Your Group

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The Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley, Pennsylvania. The dedicated honey-making efforts of bees have been highlighted at hotels and resorts throughout the world in a vast array of ways, including hands-on activities, classes, spa treatments and foods.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

A Bit Off the Beaten Track, But Totally Worth It: New & Renovated

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One of the largest and most popular conference centers in the Greater Philadelphia area, this Blue Bell, Pennsylvania property has overhauled 113 guest rooms in the main complex, upgraded its tech, and spruced up lobby and hotel corridors. Harold Lloyd Estate.

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.

Valley Forge CVB New Meeting Planner Box Is Rock Solid

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Marc Kaminetsky, director of sports, tourism and convention sales for the Valley Forge (Pennsylvania) CVB, knows what it takes for destinations to successfully brand and market themselves. Pens, paper and notepads are nice and useful, but what’s the meaning behind it,” says Kaminetsky, who has over 15 years experience at CVBs. To stand out among its competitors, VFTCB unveiled a new marketing tool that has a little nostalgia to it: A rock, paper, scissors decision-making tool kit.

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.,

6 Striking Bowling Alleys for Events

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With locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Washington, D.C.,

FTC to hold workshop examining online event ticket sales

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If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write “Online Event Ticket Workshop” on your comment and on the envelope and mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite CC-5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street, SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20024.

Make History by Meeting in Philadelphia

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Many of the famed venues are minutes from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and world-class hotels. A very famous meeting in Philadelphia took place in 1776. In 2016, the Democratic National Committee nominated the first woman to head a major political party’s ticket.

Las Vegas No. 1 Among Most Fun Cities

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It’s no surprise that the most fun cities in the United States, according to a new report released by WalletHub, are also key meeting destinations. Las Vegas ranked No. 1 in the poll, which compared the 150 largest U.S.

Philly Hotels on the Rise

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Read more about new developments and exciting attractions in Philadelphia and other Pennsylvania cities in the September issue of Smart Meetings. Philadelphia’s hotel scene is bursting at the seams like never before.

In Memoriam: David Burke of The Breakers Palm Beach (1956–2018)

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Born in 1956, the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, native began his career in hospitality at Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort after earning his Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality management from Florida International University. The Breakers Palm Beach.

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2019 Women In Tech Conferences: Empowering Events

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Pennsylvania Conference for Women. Last Updated November 29, 2019. Ready for the most authoritative list of 2019 women in tech events on the internet?

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25 Best Attractions to Visit This Spring

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Hersheypark – Hershey, Pennsylvania. Mid-bloom into the season, TripAdvisor has released its Seasonal Attractions Trend Index for spring. Based on year-over-year search activity on TripAdvisor’s website, the list of top 25 U.S.

20 Best and Worst Airports in America

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Philadelphia International, Pennsylvania (PHL). JFK International Airport, New York. What airports experience the worst delays and most cancellations? Which have the shortest security lines? Which are the easiest to get to from the city center?

REAL ID Act to Bring Changes to TSA Checkpoints

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The remaining 10 percent, including residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington, will need to present an alternate form of identification in order to fly.

Sleep, rejuvenate and travel safely

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Dr. Allen Pack, director of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania, says, “You’re sleepy to begin with and the task unmasks the tendency to sleepiness.”

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.

Want Audiences to Interact? Unleash a Pit Bull

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Organizers hope that FRESH18’s approach to interaction at its multi-hub event — groups can participate in the conference in Basel, Switzerland; Copenhagen, Denmark; Johannesburg, South Africa; and London, England; and in an abbreviated program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

How Passion Can Make You Happy — or Unhappy

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Daniel Lerner, a professor at New York University and the University of Pennsylvania and performance coach, observed that firsthand in his work — some of the most gifted individuals fail to find personal fulfillment despite reaching highs in their professional lives.

Try Going Back to School for Your Next Meeting

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The company already operates The Hotel at Arundel Preserve near BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. “We

Interviews with Planners - Chivonne Hyppolite

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Chivonne’s events have been featured in Pennsylvania Meetings + Events Magazine, Munaluchi Bride, Bridal Tribe, Wonolo.com and various other online event planning publications. Looking to create your ideal event planner?

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Medical Meetings Propel Philadelphia Tourism

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Currently, the life sciences account for more than 50 percent of the bookings at the Pennsylvania Convention Center , with 266 related meetings generating an estimated $370.8 Philadelphia’s legacy of innovation is 250 years in the making, especially when it comes to the life sciences.