Hey, reader! Yes, you reading this. Want to get involved in the Northeast M+E Best of 2019 readers' choice awards?

Then vote! (And make sure to do it now or before it closes on May 13.)

We've changed the ballot a bit this year, but the goal is still the same: to recognize the best in the industry. Following are five compelling reasons to vote:

  1. Your vote could mean the difference between a winner and runner-up.
  2. Don't see someone on the ballot who should be on it? Write it in and we'll add them.
  3. It doesn't take a lot of time. There are 25 categories, but you only need to vote in at least 10.
  4. It's a neat way to support the people and companies that make the Northeast meetings and events industry great.
  5. Unlike the impending 2020 presidential election, voting for NEM+E Best of 2019 is a pleasant and positive process for all participating parties.

Check out last year's winners, editor's picks and photos from the Best of 2018 event.


The Mills House hotel has been a piece of historic Charleston’s streetscape for generations. Come 2023, it will celebrate its 170th anniversary. 

Though it is currently a Wyndham Grand Hotel, it will be relaunching on Oct. 1 as a Hilton Curio Collection hotel through RLJ Lodging Trust. The hotel is undergoing a refresh from top to bottom. 


There’s new talent joining the board of VisitPITTSBURGH. At the convention and visitors bureau most recent board of directors meeting, Chairperson Meredith Meyer Grelli announced five new board members for open positions. They include:


The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) has announced that Karen Dougherty Buchholz is the new chair of its board of directors. Currently serving as the executive vice president of administration for Comcast Corporation, which is headquartered in Philadelphia, Buchholz succeeds longtime PHLCVB chair Nicholas DeBenedictis, chairman emeritus of Aqua America.