event snapshots

Event Snapshots: Table Top Wow!

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The Greater Detroit Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events held its Table Top Wow! event October 21 at Andiamo Warren. The design competition included a strolling reception and silent auction to benefit Blessings in a Backpack.

Event Snapshots: ILEA Colorado Springs Showcase

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Hosting an International Live Events Association Denver Chapter meeting in Colorado Springs, a longtime vision of board member Tami Forero, became a reality in November as more than 60 event pros gathered at the historic Colorado Springs School for drinks from Sovereignty Wines, dinner by Garden of the Gods Gourmet Catering & Events and a presentation about networking and building relationships.

Event Snapshots: HHRVB Partners in Tourism Community Giving Event

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The Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau (HHRVB) hosted its third annual Partners in Tourism Community Giving Event on Dec. 10, 2015. The event received 1,000 pounds of nonperishable food for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Event organizers calculated the amount of food collected from the bureau and their 70 participating tourism partners would produce 800 meals for needy families in Central PA. This year’s event was held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.

Event Snapshots: Green Tie Ball 24

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Green Tie Ball 24 turned into Studio 54 at its annual gala function held at Venue One in the West Loop last October. The event was hosted by Chicago Gateway Green, an organization that works to maintain 107 gardens along area expressways that travel to and from downtown Chicago. The night’s proceeds added to the more than $50 million in donations raised to date—money that has been used to beautify the landscapes and pick up 1.5 million pounds of litter since its inception.

Event Snapshots: Sheraton Bloomington Hotel Grand Opening

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Transformed spaces, new meeting rooms and tasty food and beverages highlighted the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel’s grand opening celebration in August. The $15 million renovation included enhanced guest rooms, a refreshed lobby, the addition of the brand’s upgraded lounge destination, Sheraton Club, and a new restaurant, Lela, adjacent to the hotel. Three new meeting rooms were also introduced: the 1,500-square-foot Gibson, 663-square-foot Oxborough and 400-squarefoot Harrison.

Event Snapshots: Destination Colorado Photo Safari

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For its 13th annual Customer Appreciation Event, Destination Colorado put a new lens on with a Photo Safari held in Estes Park. An evening reception was hosted by The Stanley Hotel, followed by breakfast hosted by the YMCA of the Rockies and Estes Park, a photo safari in Rocky Mountain National Park (with tips and tricks provided earlier by Erik Stensland), box lunches sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Park Inn and Boulder CVB, and 100th Birthday party for the park at Prospect Inn on the following day.

Event Snapshots: MPIRMC Awards Gala

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Meeting Professionals International Rocky Mountain Chapter (MPIRMC) gathered at the Pinnacle Club by Grand Hyatt Denver to celebrate the year’s accomplishments. MPIRMC 360°, the theme of the night, was inspired by the spectacular views from the Pinnacle Club, and the 150 guests dressed in Rocky Mountain chic attire.

Event Snapshots: The Zoo Ball

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The 38th Annual Zoo Ball was a wild success on July 10, raising more than $1.1 million to benefit the conservation and education efforts of Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. Specifically, this year’s contributions will support the development of an innovative new education center designed to enhance learning outside of the traditional classroom and cultivate the next generation of conservation scientists.

Princeton Regional CVB Toasts to Tourism

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The Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted its first annual Toast to Tourism on Sept. 15. The event was held in the East Gallery at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton. Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno kicked off the event. Phyllis Oppenheimer was awarded the Salute to Service honor, while other honorees included Sivian Ben-Gad of the Peacock Inn and Larry Ciccione of the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal.

 

Event Snapshots: PAMPI After 5 Meeting

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The Philadelphia Area Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (PAMPI) held its monthly meeting on January 21 at the Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard. There were a little over 90 people in attendance at this networking event, which invited industry executives to greet, meet and eat while making new friends.

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