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Enjoy Erie for Your Next Great Lake Destination

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Food Trucks Bring the Party to You

Food trucks have been a sta- ple of big cities, college campuses and just about anywhere else that you find folks on the go and in need of quick, cheap eats.

Escape to the Florida Coast with This Creative Tablescape

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A bit of digging uncovered this keynote speaker’s roots and a scene was designed to make her feel like she was at home in Florida.

Venue Spotlight: Bucks County Playhouse is Ready to Treat You Like a Star

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Located on the Delaware River in the artsy town of New Hope, the Bucks County Playhouse is a beloved theater hosting plays and musicals starring Broadway performers, as well as concerts, comedy performances and film screenings. What you may not have known is that the Playhouse is also a venue: That means corporations and organizations can host meetings and presentations on the same stage that in recent years has been graced by such stars as Tyne Daly, James Earl Jones, Marilu Henner and Marsha Mason.

Tips on Networking Effectively & Avoiding the "Sleaze" Factor

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Do you network to 'pitch' your firm and get clients? Or do you network to build a bond with someone in your field? Whether you network for selfish reasons (getting clients) or a personal connection, it works, and statistics support its value:

» Eighty percent of all professional oppor- tunities are found through networking. *

» Effective networking can increase busi- ness performance by 30 percent. **

Room With a View: Spirit of Philadelphia

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Organizational events and meetings are often vitally important to group success and cohesion, but rarely memorable experiences. Spirit of Philadelphia seeks to change that by offering a completely customizable event experience—on water. The Spirit of Philadelphia cruise ship can accommodate meetings, company outings and client events in a memorable, modern setting. It boasts three climate-controlled decks and an open-air rooftop lounge.

How to Get the Most From Event Volunteers

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Event volunteers can make a hectic day much less so. Whether the free help is family and friends or people you’re meeting for the first time, streamlining the process will improve your ability to get the most from your volunteers. When coordinating volunteers, clear communication is essential. Emily Lalone, president and owner of Lalone Marketing, has supervised 25-30 volunteers at each of eight book signing events since 2013.

Signature Drink - Brazil's Caipirinha

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Brazil’s national cocktail is the caipirinha, made with Fogo de Chão’s own cachaça, which is similar to rum but made with sugarcane juice instead of molasses. You can make it in the traditional manner with a silver cachaça or with an aged spirit for a premium version. 

INGREDIENTS 
—2 oz. Fogo Silver Cachaca 
—1 lime sliced into wedges 
—1 oz. simple syrup (2 tbsp sugar) 
—6 oz. ice

Event Snapshots: PAMPI After 5 Meeting

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The Philadelphia Area Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (PAMPI) held its monthly meeting on January 21 at the Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard. There were a little over 90 people in attendance at this networking event, which invited industry executives to greet, meet and eat while making new friends.

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