As an editor, I get sent a lot of pitches. Each day, my inbox is flooded with different products, venues and services. It’s true that it takes a lot to get noticed, but I do glance over each and every one of them. I was sent one a while back from a place called Stumpy’s, a new spot for teambuilding. It wasn’t the name that caught my eye, though…it was the activity! Stumpy’s is a hatchet throwing facility in Eatontown. Yes, you read that right, hatchet throwing. It’s like darts but with a hatchet.
Our first annual Best of PA Readers’ Choice awards event is rapidly approaching!
This fun and inspiring industry event is our first chance to celebrate the winners in almost every category in the meetings and events industry. Best hotel? Best meeting planning company? Best caterer? Yup, we have those winners and so many more. It’s a great way to network and enjoy a fantastic view…did I mention it’s at Top of the Tower?
Summer is all about the road trips. If you’re looking for a day adventure for your group that’s economical and convenient, consider crossing the border into Indiana and head to Indianapolis
The dynamic city of Asbury Park, N. J., is set to open a new hotel in spring 2016—the first opening in the area in more than 50 years.
The Asbury, a product of the real-estate company iStar, combines the Victorian-era history of the era with its vibrant social culture.
The project is a collaboration between David Bowd, known for creating the Salt Hotels brand, and Anda Andrei, iStar’s creative lead for the Asbury Park redevelopment project and the former design director for the Ian Schrager Company.
The Philadelphia Area Chapter Meeting Professionals International is gearing up for its 28th Annual Silent Auction.
The auction, which will take place on Dec. 9 from 5–8:30 p.m. at the Touchdown Club at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, raises money for the organization to help further education and give industry professionals a way to connect.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy Elder was recently hired as the events manager for the Lake Geneva Chamber of Commerce and CVB.
The Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau recently jazzed up its advertising campaign for the fall season with a name of “That’s a Fact,” which showcases the area’s top autumn assets in a fun, creative way.
Chef hats off to local Cherry Hill, N.J., student for flexing his cooking chops for a good cause.
Specifically, Daniel Marcus, an elementary school student, has entered Uncle Ben’s Brand Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest—a contest through the rice product company’s national program that encourages children to start cooking at an early age to help them make healthier choices.
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.”