Pennsylvania Meetings + Events Magazine

How Pharma Meeting Planners Adapt to Changing Demands

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The latest data from the Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center reveals that nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug, and more than half take two or more. Expenditures on prescription drugs reached more than $300 billion last year, so it’s no surprise that pharmaceutical companies continue to bolster operations and look to get in front of as many in the health care industry as they can.

Hip Hotels Highlight Edgy Designs to Make a Unique Impression

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Pennsylvania's big cities are defi nitely upping the ante with a bumper crop of new hotels (Philadelphia could warrant an entire article alone), but they aren’t the only bastions of cool. It turns out that some of Pennsylvania’s smaller cities and towns are also turning out sleek, modern lodging that could compete with Manhattan or Miami. Read on for a fresh look at some new and old(er) hip havens across the Keystone State.

Local Seafood Restaurants are a Great Catch for Summer Events

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If you really want to make a splash, finding a room in one of Pennsylvania’s top seafood restaurants is a great way to attract people to your event.

Tips From a Pro for Achieving Proper Bar Etiquette

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Yes, bar etiquette. And why not? If you’re like many professionals in the meetings and events industry, you end up in a bar at the end of a business meeting, trade show or industry conference. When you’re in business-social situations, you’re still making impressions. Don’t let rudeness rule your thirst. ¶ Here are some simple bar etiquette rules that allow you to drink with decorum:

Think Rustic Elegance to Create an Intimate Tablescape

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A 19th-century stone bank barn sets the stage for this intimate board of directors brunch.

SteelStacks Transforms Bethlehem Past into White-Hot Future

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The Lehigh Valley has gone through a transformation, and there is no better place to witness this renaissance than at SteelStacks. This 10-acre property was home to the Bethlehem Steel plant for nearly a century. The plant served as a prosperous economic facility within the area, employing tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians. Before closing its doors in 1995, the Bethlehem plant produced steel for countless structures across the country, including skyscrapers, bridges and arenas like the world-famous Madison Square Garden in New York.

Signature Drink: Andys Sidecar

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The Fairmont Pittsburgh is a gracious blend of old and new. Inside this towering space—the only Gold LEED-certified hotel in Pittsburgh—is the chic Andys Wine Bar. Just in case you think we made an editing error and omitted the apostrophe, it’s intentional, since this bar pays homage to the city’s two favorite sons—Andy Warhol and Andrew Carnegie. Andys draws hotel guests and locals alike for its convivial atmosphere, prime location, and creative cocktails.

Meet Daniel Love, Catering by Design

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Daniel Love thinks of every event as a stage production—it should always leave you wanting more. That’s the philosophy he brings to his Philadelphia-based full-service catering company, Catering By Design (CBD). “Every event, every catering job is a theatrical experience as well as a culinary experience; all engage your senses like theater,” says Love.

New Venue Spotlight: Kalahari Resort Roars Into the Poconos

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With the largest indoor waterpark in the United States and the third largest convention center in the state (Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are No. 1 and No. 2, respectively), it’s safe to say that Kalahari Resort has been eagerly anticipated. It was a massive undertaking and one that, according to owner Todd Nelson, was expected to take at least five years. Instead, they finished in three and created 1,000 jobs along the way.

Enjoy Farm to Conference Table Amenities Near Rural Pastures

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Most farms in America have a rich history of providing food for the community, with many dating back hundreds of years and several generations of workers, but did you know these farms open their barns and scenic pastures to planners for unique events?

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