planning

How to Delegate Duties to Others and Achieve a Successful Event

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You are getting more and more experience in meeting planning. You’ve booked the venue, the catering, the A/V, and maybe the production company and keynote speakers. You’ve helped set the agenda and timing of events. You’ve written, revised and re-revised the meeting resume and daily operating guide. You’ve got this meeting planning thing down.

Get to Know: Bucks County

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Population: 625,000-plus

Location: Being near multiple cities is a luxury not every city has, but if you visit Bucks County, the options are endless. Located only 25 miles from Philadelphia, Bucks County is also 75 miles from New York City and 125 miles from Baltimore. The Delaware River runs along the eastern and some southern parts of the county.

Boeing Celebrates its Centennial in 2016

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In 1916, young William Edward Boeing built and flew his first aircraft, Bluebell, in Seattle, and the Boeing Airplane Company—and a valued community partner—was born. Ever since its first charitable contribution in 1917—a University of Washington wind tunnel that’s still in use today—the industry leader has been giving back locally, regionally and globally.

Signature Drink: Tundra Spice

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Sign us up for anything that includes Fireball Cinnamon Whisky among its ingredients. This tasty adult beverage from the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Convention Center in Fairbanks, Alaska, is guaranteed to stave off the chill of a fall or winter day. 

INGREDIENTS
—1.5 oz. Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
—.25 oz. lemon juice
—.75 oz. malbec wine
—Simple syrup

Local Wine Bars Hit the Spot for Meetings and Events

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You don't need the knowledge of a sommelier to enjoy a fine glass of wine, and in New Jersey, you don’t even need to go to a vineyard or upscale restaurant to try different varieties, as there are numerous wine bars throughout the state offering hundreds of selections.

For those looking to add a little elegance to their meetings or events, a wine bar is the perfect venue. Here are six spots pouring terrific wine in inviting spaces.

Roaming Hunger Brings Food Truck Catering to the Office

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Roaming Hunger makes it fast and simple for anyone to book the best food trucks around for any event, including company meetings. With more than 9,000 food truck vendors to choose from, the company just launched its new in-office food truck catering program that allows customers to order their favorites in advance and voila: Gourmet meals are delivered right to your meeting or luncheon. All you have to do is let them know how many to account for and what type of food you want 48 hours in advance.

Skyrock Farm & Carousel is a Hidden Gem Waiting to be Discovered

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At first, Skyrock Farm & Carousel looks like any other farm on the winding country road. Horses grazing beside the barns and a yellow farmhouse are the picture of rural charm. Only a miniature train track offers a hint that this isn’t a typical homestead. But waiting inside the event space are horses of a different kind. Step inside and be transported to a Parisian street carnival from the 1900s, where ornate organs and carousels of every size create a grand visual and musical feast worthy of a museum.

Event Trends & Tips From Bar & Bat Mitzvahs

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Michigan event planners tend to tap Pinterest and industry blogs for insight into the hottest trends. But they might want to also start consulting their colleagues specializing in bar and bat mitzvah celebrations.

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