New Jersey Meetings and Events Magazine

Relax & Rejuvenate at Ocean Place's Newly Redesigned Spa

Maybe it's the ocean views, as the resort fronts the Atlantic Ocean with a stretch of sandy beach. Maybe it’s the amenities—think 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. Or, maybe it’s the convenience, since it’s only one hour south of Manhattan by car, train or ferry. Whatever the reason, Ocean Place Resort & Spa has been a favorite of leisure and business travelers alike for 27 years.

Local Wine Bars Hit the Spot for Meetings and Events

You don't need the knowledge of a sommelier to enjoy a fine glass of wine, and in New Jersey, you don’t even need to go to a vineyard or upscale restaurant to try different varieties, as there are numerous wine bars throughout the state offering hundreds of selections.

For those looking to add a little elegance to their meetings or events, a wine bar is the perfect venue. Here are six spots pouring terrific wine in inviting spaces.

Beyond the Border: Escape the Madness at J.W. Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

Orlando is synonymous with Disney. It’s almost Pavlovian. You hear the name and you immediately conjure up an image of the Mouse. What if you could visit Orlando but stay far from the madding crowd? The J.W. Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes fits the bill. This palatial resort is blissfully free of the hustle and bustle of nearby Disney and offers a regal style reminiscent of Europe. The best part? Partnered with the adjacent Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, this resort is truly a world unto itself.

3 Tips on Delivering Benefits to Your Sponsors that Won’t Cost a Dime

You're at a planning meeting for an upcoming event and the conversation arises about “getting sponsors” to support the event financially with hard dollar (cash) and soft dollar (services) sponsors. For more than 20 years, I’ve been collaborating with sponsors for events and conferences. The most successful sponsor programs always begin by asking, “Why should a company support the event?” Once the answer to that question is crystal clear, strategically developing the target list to contact makes sense and has purpose.

Meet Strongman Eric Moss: The Inspirational Speaker

Eric Moss was not always a “strongman.” As a kid he battled eczema and turned negative comments from others into a career as a strongman and inspirational speaker. Moss speaks about how a strongman mindset can also be applied to business and life. His main programs include: Steel Forged Self-Esteem, Becoming Strong Enough To Lead From The Front and Witness the Power of Our Potential. The programs focus on self-esteem enhancement, leadership cultivation, overcoming adversity, resilience and perseverance.

Private Dining Concierge Takes the Guesswork Out of Corporate Dining

Our neighbor to the north, New York City is a wondrous place bursting with energy and excitement. Of course, the city can also be intimidating, especially for those who may need to book a private dining event. With so many different restaurants to choose from, how does a planner pick the right one? Enter Private Dining Concierge. The online service is free for planners and is searchable by neighborhood, cuisine, size, price and even special features, such as audio-visual capabilities, outdoor seating and more.

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