Pennsylvania Meetings + Events
Guides who know almost everything there is to know about Philadelphia and its breweries are waiting to show you a new side of the city. Philly Brew Tours, the first brewery tour in the city, provides a personal touch for groups from 10 to 200 people. The original tour lasts for five hours around lunch or dinner, with a stop for a bite built into the day. A guide, who has gone through hours of training and can answer almost any question you ask, takes you to working breweries.
It took a year and a half to create the right dough, but Michelle Silberman, chief cookie officer and founder of ChocAmo, created a revolutionary way to hold your drink: cookie cups. “We believe in dessert innovation,” says Silberman. The cookie cups, the flagship product of the innovative dessert company, can hold any liquid to create combinations, such as milk in the original chocolate chip cookie cup, or a more grown-up drink, such as one of Silberman’s favorites, the Persian Night.
The Logan may be one of Philadelphia’s newest hotels, but its Logan Square address certainly isn’t. This sleek and stylish hotel occupies the former Four Seasons, but with a seven-month-long top-to-bottom renovation, there’s nothing old school about it. “The Logan offers a mix of sophistication and modern luxury,” says Sandra Heydt, director of sales and marketing. “It’s slightly irreverent and avant-garde, mixing traditional with contemporary. It’s very visually interesting.”
Shingin the spotlight on the talents of a performer not only adds an element of entertainment to an event, it creates a shared experience for your guests that encourages camaraderie and inspires individuals to connect with their own potential for greatness. All eyes may be on the stage, but the four performers profiled here insist that it’s the audience that steals the show every time.
Live Event Painting
Exciting Developments are brewing in the food industry, pointing toward a delectable new culinary year. Pop culture, science and technology combine to spice up event and day-to-day cuisine.
As the capital of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg is a town with a rich and storied history that spansmore than 200 years. Nestled in the Susquehanna Valley, Harrisburg has played a vital role in shaping American history, whether functioning as a major link for rail and water transportation or as the setting of many Civil War battles. Hershey, just east of Harrisburg, is where Hershey chocolate is made, earning it the nickname “Chocolatetown, USA.”
Looking for a scenic setting with plenty to offer? Ski resorts offer skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and other winter sports, of course, but many of these resorts also offer state-of-the-art banquet rooms, auditoriums and conference rooms for meetings and events.
With so many activities, these lodges are ideal for team-building, and even participants who hate the snow will likely find a spa to relax in, restaurants and bars with fine food or drinks and a cozy fireplace to unwind by.
The Heritage Conservancy upholds a century-old tradition and continues to deck the halls of a historical mansion.
AT: In our modern era of strong industry oversight and ever-tightening regulations, how do you attract so many high-caliber leaders in biotech and life sciences to speak at the meetings? What are some of the main draws that bring them to the table consistently year after year?