Just like the rest of the world, the hospitality and travel industries slammed to a halt when the pandemic hit last March. Some sectors within them had built-in solutions to focus on, such as hotels limiting capacities and restaurants focusing on takeout and delivery. But for many businesses within the related meetings and events realm, there were no natural alternatives to turn to.
New Jersey meetings
The New York and New Jersey chapters of the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE), along with the Banquet Event Strategic Task Force (BEST Task Force), held an in-person gathering in August, their first since the start of the pandemic.
Summer’s bounty is the inspiration behind this product launch luncheon’s design.
Hiring temporary wait staff for events can be a great way to fulfill your service needs and working with an agency can make the process easier, but there are some things to consider. Linda DeMartino, owner of Waiters Are Us in Glenwood, shared some expertise on the topic.
When you want something that sparks both the appetite and a conversation, hire Nomad Pizza’s unique food truck. This isn’t your average white box truck. Instead, it’s a restored 1949 REO Speedwagon that just so happens to come equipped with a wood-fired brick oven. Thin-crust pizza that makes even the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig LaBan ooze with compliments is what Nomad does best, with two locations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Hopewell, New Jersey. The truck is limited to events within 30 miles of Hopewell.
Pascal & Sabine is an imaginative restaurant from the creative minds of the SMITH hospitality group. Located in Asbury Park, this restaurant is named for the two main characters of the French film, The Red Balloon. Inside, it’s European brasserie with the volume turned up and the food is French inspired.
—2 oz. vodka
—1 oz. lemon juice
—1 oz. simple syrup
DIRECTIONS: Shake/strain into highball glass over fresh ice/mint sprig garnish.
What goest on behind the scene of a successful trade show? More than you could imagine! First, let’s start with your marketing objective for exhibiting at a particular trade show. So often I hear that companies continue to exhibit at a particular show because, “We’ve always done it and if we don’t our competition is still there and attendees might think we are out of business.” At first glance, this might make sense; however, if you are not getting qualified leads from the show, it’s not worth going. No sense throwing good money after bad.
Erica Peitler was a bit of a wonder drug for the pharmaceutical industry. “Captivated by how drugs work,” Peitler began her career as a pharmacist before transitioning to marketing and brand management roles at several pharmaceutical giants. While she seamlessly ran multimillion-dollar divisions, Peitler was especially known for her ability as a transformational change agent. She was the one to bring in when a company or division was veering off course.