The Lehigh Valley has gone through a transformation, and there is no better place to witness this renaissance than at SteelStacks. This 10-acre property was home to the Bethlehem Steel plant for nearly a century. The plant served as a prosperous economic facility within the area, employing tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians. Before closing its doors in 1995, the Bethlehem plant produced steel for countless structures across the country, including skyscrapers, bridges and arenas like the world-famous Madison Square Garden in New York.
Pennsylvania Meetings + Events
Few backdrops are more scenic than that of a pristine golf course—such as the Olde Homestead Golf Club in New Tripoli. Add multiple unique venues to the 18-hole championship course and you have a wonderful setting to host a special event.
“One of the great things about Olde Homestead is that each event venue is separate from the daily activities of the golf course, but you are still in the middle of the course and surrounding farm giving you that awesome environment,” says Justin Smith, general manager.
The Fairmont Pittsburgh is a gracious blend of old and new. Inside this towering space—the only Gold LEED-certified hotel in Pittsburgh—is the chic Andys Wine Bar. Just in case you think we made an editing error and omitted the apostrophe, it’s intentional, since this bar pays homage to the city’s two favorite sons—Andy Warhol and Andrew Carnegie. Andys draws hotel guests and locals alike for its convivial atmosphere, prime location, and creative cocktails.
Daniel Love thinks of every event as a stage production—it should always leave you wanting more. That’s the philosophy he brings to his Philadelphia-based full-service catering company, Catering By Design (CBD). “Every event, every catering job is a theatrical experience as well as a culinary experience; all engage your senses like theater,” says Love.
History reigns in this region near the Mason-Dixon Line.
The Philadelphia Area Chapter of Meeting Professionals International’s annual awards gala was held at the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel on June 17. This year’s event was styled after 1920s-era supper clubs.
With the largest indoor waterpark in the United States and the third largest convention center in the state (Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are No. 1 and No. 2, respectively), it’s safe to say that Kalahari Resort has been eagerly anticipated. It was a massive undertaking and one that, according to owner Todd Nelson, was expected to take at least five years. Instead, they finished in three and created 1,000 jobs along the way.
Most farms in America have a rich history of providing food for the community, with many dating back hundreds of years and several generations of workers, but did you know these farms open their barns and scenic pastures to planners for unique events?
What is furry, green and beloved by fans the world over? The Phillie Phanatic, of course! You don’t need to be a baseball fan to know and love this playful mascot. In fact, Forbes magazine rated the Phanatic as one of the most recognized mascots ever. From his “whammy,” a finger-shaking hex, to his “whomp,” a hula hoop-style shake, the Phanatic knows how to woo a crowd. It’s what makes Tom Burgoyne, the man behind the mask, love the job so much.
Sports are all about teamwork. So play for the day at a sports complex and you'll help build a sense of camaraderie among employees or members of groups and organizations. Sports complexes are facilities with courts for basketball, volleyball and tennis, and indoor and outdoor fields for baseball, softball, soccer and more. And many sports complexes host corporate meetings and events. Additionally, these facilities often have conference rooms or spaces that can be converted to accommodate meetings or events.