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Happy Anniversary Harrah’s!

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 If you’ve been reading anything to do with NJM+E, you know we celebrated our first Best of NJ Readers’ Choice awards in August. We’re still on a high from the great event, but we do realize it’s not all about us! We at New Jersey Meetings + Events wanted to take a moment to give a (virtual) round of applause to Harrah’s. The Atlantic City resort hotel opened their Waterfront Conference Center one year ago in September 2015. Happy anniversary! Have you been to Harrah’s? I attended MPI WEC there this past summer and was impressed with the modern look and feel.

Save the Date! Best of Awards Oct. 20!

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Mark your calendars! On Thursday, Oct. 20, we’ll be unveiling the winners of the 2016 Best of Northwest Meetings + Events readers’ choice awards! The party gets started at 6 p.m. at the Metropolist. In addition to the awards, we’ll have plenty of great food, entertainment, SWAG and conversation, so please be sure to join us. Special thanks to this year’s fabulous sponsors: Butler Seattle, Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, Salem Convention Center and Tulalip Resort Casino.

Tickets are $15 until Oct. 13 and $20 after or at the door. You can register here.

Register Now for Best of PA!

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Here’s a picture of the fun Shutterbooth takeaway from our Best of NJ event. That’s me with Maureen Hennessey, our associate publisher.

Our first annual Best of PA Readers’ Choice awards event is rapidly approaching!

This fun and inspiring industry event is our first chance to celebrate the winners in almost every category in the meetings and events industry. Best hotel? Best meeting planning company? Best caterer? Yup, we have those winners and so many more. It’s a great way to network and enjoy a fantastic view…did I mention it’s at Top of the Tower?

Annual Rose Award Winners Announced

Recently, the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted their 22nd Annual Recognition of Service Excellence Awards at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Nominations are provided by clients, guests, supervisors, and the public; the awards recognize outstanding customer service. This award ceremony has six categories, a special Overall Service Champion category.

Colorado Springs Visitors Bureau Recognizes Staff Achievements, Makes New Hire

The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (announced that several staff members have received new certifications and also made a new hire.

Beaumont CVB Sweeps Industry Awards

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau took home several top honors in the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus Idea Fair at the organization’s annual conference in El Paso.

“Our team continues to prove themselves year after year with award-winning initiatives and this year is no different,” says Dean Conwell, executive director for the Beaumont CVB. “With only three submissions, our team came home with six awards. To me, that speaks volumes about the level of talent we have here at home.”

Beaumont CVB Receives Top Honors

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau claimed several awards in the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus Idea Fair at the organization’s annual conference in El Paso, Texas, this week.

“Our team continues to prove themselves year after year with award-winning initiatives, and this year is no different,” says Dean Conwell, CDME executive director for the Beaumont CVB. “With only three submissions, our team came home with six awards. To me, that speaks volumes about the level of talent we have here at home.” 

Make Plans to Tour Prince's Home This Fall

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Those looking for a glimpse into Prince’s private world are in luck—his family and special administrator for his estate are opening up the doors to his Chanhassen home Paisley Park for public tours on Oct. 6, 2016.

Millions of fans will be able to tour the 65,000-square-foot home, which will include a look into the Minnesota legend’s recording studio, rehearsal rooms, video editing suites, private NPG Music Club and concert hall where he rehearsed for tours and concert events.

Westin Nashville Announces New Hires

The Westin Nashville recently announced the appointments of Don Holowiecki as director of finance; Adam Smith as executive meetings manager of sales; Leisa Recabo as social catering manager; and Michael Pisano as conference service manager. Holowiecki will be in charge of the hotel’s efforts to maintain financial stability, helping the Westin Nashville to remain Nashville’s hottest new hotel. Smith will lead the sales team, and Recabo will focus on marketing the Westin Nashville’s top-of-the-line catering services.

2016 Hall of Fame

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These seven leaders set the standard for industry excellence.

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