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Celebrating Fall on the River

Many people assume that once the flip-flops are put away it’s time to stop thinking about river cruises, but that’s just not the case. If you’re looking for something to help you celebrate fall or need a last-minute idea for a company/group outing, check out Spirit of New York and New Jersey.

These fall foliage cruises depart from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan and Lincoln Harbor in Weekhawken and offer a lovely way to sightsee and enjoy the autumn colors.

Where to Go This Fall? Gettysburg!

Gettysburg’s historic town and majestic countryside boasts beautiful fall foliage, an array of autumn events and is one of America’s top haunted destinations, making the fall season a great time to visit the region.

“While many visitors think of Gettysburg as a summer destination, some of our most popular months are in autumn when the weather is cooler and couples and families are looking for short getaways before the holidays,” says Norris Flowers, President of Destination Gettysburg.

Meet Nancy Elder

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Nancy Elder was recently hired as the events manager for the Lake Geneva Chamber of Commerce and CVB.

Ocean County Tourism Still Going Strong

Ocean County’s tourism industry in New Jersey continues to get bigger and bigger. And, according to Joseph H. Vicari, freeholder and chairman, Department of Business Development and Tourism, there’s nowhere to go but up.

 “Tourism is a $4.3 billion industry in Ocean County, but by the end of this year I’m predicting it will be at $4.4 billion,” he says. “Every dollar that tourism brings into the county circulates seven times, providing jobs, paying taxes and strengthening our local economy.”

Food Trends To Fall For

As the head chef of AD Catering | Events in Hoboken, Anthony Pino requires himself to be innovative. “We try to create the trends ourselves,” says Pino. And no one is a better expert on up-and-coming fall trends than the man generating them.

The industry veteran explains the key to creating trends follows one rule: “It comes down to customer service,” Pino says. “We make what the customer is asking for.”

Signature Drink - Pumpkin Smash

Step inside Chakra to a sexy, stylish setting. Handcarved Cambodian reliefs are set within walls crafted of 120-year-old textured bricks, and an eclectic New American menu keeps taste buds guessing. Located in Paramus, Chakra celebrated its 10th anniversary in April 2014. Chakra also welcomes private events for groups from two to 250.

INGREDIENTS:

—1 oz. Four Roses Bourbon
—1 oz. Bols Pumpkin Smash
—.5 oz. pear puree
—.5 oz. house-infused spiced vermouth*
—1 dash lemon juice
—4 pods green cardamom
—1 dash of Peychaud’s Bitters

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