• Encountering the Refrigerator Blindness in Business Situations

     
    POSTED September 7, 2016
     

I’m reading a fantastic book right now (Visual Intelligence) and it talks all about how we often overlook most things. There is a phenomenon called refrigerator blindness, which basically means that you open the fridge door and stare endlessly at the contents, unable to find the mayonnaise jar even though it’s staring you right in the face. Do you ever find this happen outside of the kitchen, perhaps even in business situations? We get so used to booking the same venues over and over that we forget about other places. It happened to me just the other day. For years, I’ve passed the Washington Crossing Inn in Washington Crossing, Pa.

It’s right across the river from New Jersey (in fact you cross what has to be the narrowest bridge in creation. I always hold my breath in some ridiculous attempt to somehow make my car skinnier). The Washington Crossing Inn is a lovely historic spot to meet and eat. The restaurant has a fantastic landscaped terrace that on a beautiful fall day is just the spot, but don’t worry, it’s not just for sunny days. There are banquet halls that accommodate two–180 guests throughout the year. The mood is historic, yet far from stuffy. It’s my new favorite place for meetings with a meal.

Visit washingtoncrossinginn.com or email Jane Agabiti (jane@washingtoncrossinginn.com) or Rachael Gilardi (rachael@washingtoncrossinginn.com

This creation is one of the distillery’s most requested drinks and perfectly refreshing in the summertime.

INGREDIENTS:
— 1.5 oz. Bluecoat American Dry Gin
— .25 oz. Dolin Dry Vermouth
— .5 oz. fresh lemon juice
— .75 oz. Penn’s Woods Syrup*

*Combine 40g fresh dill, 20g fresh basil and 10g dried coriander into one quart of simple syrup. Blend mixture, strain, and store in an airtight container and refrigerate.

 

PCMA’s flagship event, Convening Leaders, brought industry professionals from 36 countries to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 6-9 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. “We built this conference around the theme Disrupt + Deliver because that’s what the industry needs and wants,’’ says PCMA President and CEO Sherriff Karamat. “We leave here with a greater commitment and better understanding of how business events can and must drive economic and social progress.’’

 

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.