New Jersey Meetings + Events

Event Snapshots: ILEA New Jersey North's "Amaze-Balls"

ISES New Jersey North Chapter held its monthly membership meeting on Jan. 26 at the Morris Museum in Morristown. The event was titled “Amaze-Balls” and spotlighted Jen Slaw, a professional juggler who used juggling as a way to demonstrate work-life balance. The event’s 60 participants were divided into teams of two to demonstrate focus, communication and trust.

Get to Know New Jersey's Ever-Expanding Crop of Uberstylish Hotels

Stylish interiors curated by a celebrity interior decorater. Restaurants run by world-famous chefs. Surf lessons outside the lobby door. Are we in Miami? Nope, it's the New New Jersey, where stylish hotels have been quietly making their mark. With two newcomers debuting this summer, the scene is about to get a whole lot hotter. 

Tips on Building Relationships with the Media

Ever wondered exactly what media coverage can offer your event and organization? Although media coverage is not the only public relations category businesses need to pay attention to, it can be an invaluable tool. The time and energy pay off in many ways, though not all of them are obvious. With Google searches numbering nearly 6 billion each day, your event’s (and organization’s) first impression may be its online presence.

Local Zoos and Aquariums are Wild Enough to Host Your Next Event

Zoos and aquariums aren't just for elementary school field trips; they also make unique and unforgettable venues for meetings and events. Read on for a variety of spots across the Garden State.

ANIMAL TALK

Cape May County Park & Zoo

A Cheat Sheet to the State’s Classic Picnic Locations

Has it been too long since you've enjoyed a company picnic? There’s nothing quite like spending quality time with your team under the sun (and away from the ringing phones, artifi cial lights and to-do lists). With a variety of venues to select from, why not start planning your picnic today? Below are four parks and one special event planner who exclusively plans picnics, ready to help you trade your flats for flip-flops.

Frogbridge Picnics & Special Events, Millstone Township

FormSet's Modular Walls Transform Any Space from Dull to Amazing

A one-stop shop for all of your special events, FormSet is a modular wall design system created specifically for the special events industry. Started in 2014 by company president Jeff Guberman, FormSet has quickly become a household name in the industry, priding itself in offering a rental design system that gives clients the ability to easily design their own backdrops, screen surrounds, columns and archways with the free Design Your Own web-based app.

Venuelust Connects Planners with Unique Venues

Most businesses start with a particular need and for Jamie Whittaker, co-founder and president of Venuelust, it was all about finding a beach house for her sister-inlaw’s wedding. Whittaker worked for a special events company in California at the time. “My job was visiting venues and getting on their preferred vendor list,” she explains. When talking with her sister-inlaw, she couldn’t believe how difficult it was to find a unique venue. She launched Estate Weddings and Events in 2008 and rebranded it as Venuelust one year ago.

Venue Spotlight: Prallsville Mill

It might not offer all-you-can drink cocktails or chaises by an infinity pool, but Prallsville Mill might just be the all-inclusive setting you’re seeking for your next event. This historic mill complex, comprised of 10 acres with 10 buildings, enjoys one of the most picturesque settings in central New Jersey. Nestled along the tow path in Stockton, Prallsville Mill is integrated into the waterside park and has unmatched views of the Raritan Canal, Delaware River and Wickecheoke Creek.

SG Worldwide Delivers Wine and Spirits from India

SG Worldwide has only been in the United States for the past two years, but it’s taking the East Coast wine and spirits industry by storm. Based in Edison, SG Worldwide imports wine and spirits from India. In just two years SG Worldwide, with Bobby Garg as president and CEO, has distributed products to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and California, with plans to reach every state.

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