Pennsylvania Meetings + Events Magazine

Make Your Emergency Action Plan

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The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) recommends having a formal, written plan in place that identifies potential emergency conditions and what procedures will be followed to minimize or prevent the loss of life and property.

Amazing Escape Room Challenges Groups to Work Together

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Amazing Escape Room is a live-action game that tests your team-building skills with a challenging twist. There are a handful of locations around the state: Cherry Hill, Freehold, Princeton, Montclair, Paramus, Greenbrook and Red Bank. Before starting, the room has a set time limit of 60 minutes in order to make it more challenging. In addition, there are different “level” rooms based on skill. For example, the hardest rooms have an under 10 percent success rate while the easier rooms have a 20 percent success rate. 

Emergency Planning Tips Every Planner Needs to Know

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Visualizing success is a powerful way to achieve it. Before guests’ jaws drop upon entering a whimsically decorated gala, and before they walk away buzzing about an engaging meeting, that unforgettable event first unfolds in the mind of a planner. But planning for perfection also means giving thought to the emergencies we don’t want to imagine, and to the disruptions that are unforeseeable.

State College Campus Turned Event Hub

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State College is best known as the home of Penn State University, a renowned college famous for its Nittany Lions football team. But anyone who heads to central Pennsylvania will discover that there is much more to this college town than just its campus.

Whether they’re interested in sports, culture or history, visitors are sure to find plenty to do in State College. Its charming downtown offers shopping, a thriving restaurant scene and nightlife. Its location makes it ideal for companies that are organizing an event involving individuals from different parts of the state.

Brush Up on Industry Trends with Expert Advice for Staying on Top

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With a new year comes new trends, but staying in the loop can be exhausting. Things leave as fast as they come in. Just as soon as you grow accustomed to something, it goes out of style and you’re left in the dust.

Award-Winning Restaurants Impress & Delight Clients and Colleagues

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Marilyn Monroe may have adored her diamonds, but it turns out that diamonds aren’t just a girl’s best friend. Hotels and restaurants covet them too, but these diamonds are not the dazzlers you wear; the ones they covet come from AAA. The American Automobile Association, along with Forbes and Michelin (who both issue stars), are considered by many to be the gold standard when it comes to awards.

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces Highest Convention Booking Year Ever

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau announced that 2016 was its highest convention booking year ever with 713 events and 903,199 hotel room nights secured for future years. This is an 18.2 percent increase in the number of events and a 5.8 percent increase in room nights secured during 2015.

Brew Your Own Beer at Your Next Event

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Meredith Megan Rebar, owner of Home Brewed Events and Certified Cicerone, didn’t fall in love with craft beer until she tried one of the brews at Zeno’s Pub, a local dive favorited by her fellow Penn State alumni.

“I went to Penn State, which is a party school and I wanted more than was offered at parties,” Rebar says. “I stayed in the area during the summer and discovered an underground bar with great craft beer that had unique, different flavors. That’s when I fell in love with craft beer.”

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