From 1920s speakeasies to 1950s supper clubs and 1980s game emporiums, Chicagoland has a whole timeline of spots that pair good food with a side dish of nostalgia.
Mark your calendars! On Thursday, Oct. 20, we’ll be unveiling the winners of the 2016 Best of Northwest Meetings + Events readers’ choice awards! The party gets started at 6 p.m. at the Metropolist. In addition to the awards, we’ll have plenty of great food, entertainment, SWAG and conversation, so please be sure to join us. Special thanks to this year’s fabulous sponsors: Butler Seattle, Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, Salem Convention Center and Tulalip Resort Casino.
Tickets are $15 until Oct. 13 and $20 after or at the door. You can register here.
Chicago hotels are inviting meeting attendees to bust a move with new fitness programs that really stretch the limits of breakout sessions.
JW Marriott Chicago recently launched the “Fit Meetings” program, exclusively tailored to meeting participants. It offers a choice of three breakout enhancements that focus on meditation, posture and boosting energy or three longer-format fitness classes led by the spa’s Nike-certified personal trainers. Groups of up to 200 are welcome.
Up on the roof there are Instagrammable views, fresh air and uncomplicated food.
Get away and get business done. Being the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” Minnesota has no shortage of lakefront retreats. These resorts are located on lakefronts and are able to accommodate corporate meetings and conferences.
Ludlow’s Island Resort, Cook
No cars. No motorized traffic at all. Gilligan’s Island? Nope. We’re talking about Ludlow’s Island Resort, located on Lake Vermilion.
Brides Magazine, a national publication, named The College of Physicians of Philadelphia to their Top 50 Best Wedding Venues in America list. Winners are selected based on ratings from nearly 1,000 brides nationawide. The college was the only venue selected in the entire Philadelphia region.
It’s time to shake off those winter blues and jazz up your next event at one of these 10 new Philly venues. Bonus: They might just help you forget the dreary outdoors.
Courtesy of Visit Philadelphia
In fact, the American Society of Association Executives’ Convene Green Alliance recently published an article dispelling myths surrounding green events. The organization’s director, Kristin Clarke, says the biggest untruth is that green events cost more to produce. “That’s just not the case anymore,” Clarke says. “You don’t need a bigger budget to have a green meeting. The prices on many things, including recycling services and compostable products, have gone way down.”