New Jersey Meetings + Events Magazine

Event Snapshots: The Best of the Best

New Jersey Meeting + Events magazine (now Northeast M+E!) held its second annual readers’ choice awards on Aug. 16, 2017 at MetLife Stadium. The evening began with a networking cocktail hour before the awards ceremony, emceed by Matt Holt of Arena Americas, began. Editor’s Picks were announced by editor Nancy DePalma before the readers’ choice award winners were announced by category.

Event Snapshots: Second Annual Global Meetings Industry Day

Meet AC and Caesars Entertainment hosted an event for around 150 attendees at the Atlantic City Convention Center as part of the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). The event highlighted the importance of face-to-face meetings with an industry panel of speakers. Following the panel, attendees enjoyed lunch and a series of educational sessions focusing on corporate social responsibility, tech security and more. 

Princeton's Ivy League Location Makes Planners Look Like Geniuses

The town of Princeton is best known for the esteemed institution, Princeton University, but the town offers so much more than just a good educational opportunity. Thanks to a bustling scene on Nassau Street, and plenty of great local shops and restaurants, the area is one of New Jersey’s most charming towns. 

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Signature Drink: Gintly Down the Stream

INGREDIENTS
— 2 oz. Queen’s Courage Old Tom Gin
— 3 dashes Aromatic Bitters (Hella Bitters is a good substitute however, use only two dashes)
— .25 oz. tonic syrup (Use Tomr’s or honey as a substitute)
— Orange Twist for Garnish

DIRECTIONS
1. In a mixing glass or tin combine the gin, bitters and tonic syrup.
2. Add ice and stir until well chilled.
3. Pour into a well-chilled glass or over large ice cubes/whiskey stones if you have them.
4. Garnish with the peel of an orange.

Minimalistic Tablescape Makes For a Functional Fall Table

INSPIRATION
The simple elegance of the venue inspired designer James Maroldi of Dish Catering to design a refined table.

DETAILS
Maroldi was charged with the task of creating a table that was distinguished yet functional for a full-day pharmaceutical product launch meeting at the Lambertville House in the river town of Lambertville.

Topgolf Makes Golf a Perfect Team-Building Activity

Topgolf makes socializing a sport. Whether it is a happy hour, work breakfast, lunch hour or any other kind of gettogether, Topgolf provides an unforgettable good time. Through its premium experience of play, food and music, Topgolf is inspiring people of all ages and skill levels—even nongolfers—to come together for playful competition. There are currently 33 Topgolf locations, with two in New Jersey (Edison and Mount Laurel) which entertain 10.5 million guests annually, and have made it become the world’s largest digital golf audience. 

Smoothie Catering Company Brings Nutritious Treats to Your Next Event

The Smoothie Catering Company is known for serving unique smoothies across New Jersey, as well as metro New York and Connecticut. It caters to corporate meetings, health and wellness fairs, employee appreciation events and promotional events. The Smoothie Catering Company can serve groups of up to 50 to several hundred. Clients select two flavors from six choices and a team of two smoothie servers is sent to the meeting site to set up blenders and prepare smoothies to order. All smoothies are nondairy and made without refined sugars.

Restaurant Recommendation: Dine By the Sea at Long Branch's Avenue

When you think of the Jersey shore it’s not often that France comes to mind, but Long Branch’s Avenue looks and feels like a fresh French breeze. The restaurant sits right on the boardwalk overlooking the beach and Atlantic Ocean. Inside, the décor is Atlantic-themed (take one look at that 25-foot bar inspired by the hull of a ship and there’s no doubt you’re at the beach). Floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of the ocean.

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