Stockton & Partners, Inc., the Philadelphia-based full-service planning and destination management company, has partnered with Global DMC Partners, a global network of independent destination management companies.

“We are delighted to welcome Stockton & Partners, Inc. to Global DMC Partners,” says Catherine Chaulet, president, Global DMC Partners. “Kate Stockton’s [president, Stockton & Partners, Inc.] enthusiasm and desire to excel as a premier DMC is infectious and her innovative vision, attention to detail and dedication to the success of each project is exactly why Stockton & Partners, Inc. is the DMC to work with in the Philadelphia region, southern New Jersey and Delaware.”

Stockton launched her company more than 20 years ago. Their services include event planning, meeting planning and destination management services. Clients can hire the organization to design the entire event or just a portion of it.

“Stockton & Partners, Inc. is excited to partner with Global DMC Partners, the only true global network of independent destination management companies,” says Stockton. “We are particularly honored to be the exclusive DMC representing Pennsylvania for Global DMC Partners.”

Atlantic City

Last year was the highest grossing ever for the United States commercial gaming industry.* Meeting planners who hold gatherings at casinos may just feel like they’ve hit the jackpot, too. Casino-based events provide one-stop convenience—the amenities of convention centers and bountiful hotel rooms, plus activities, dining, and nightlife. 

 

Doreen Guerin grew up an Air Force brat, living in Texas, Louisiana, and later England and France. When she was 13, her parents moved to Queens and, Guerin says, “I’m a New Yorker through and through.” That’s apparent from her accent as well as her dedication to the Javits Center, where, as the senior vice president of sales and marketing, she oversees the booking and event-related operations for more than 170 events each year. 

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If you want to be sure your meeting in the Northeast will strengthen team bonds, consider holding it at Cliff House Maine. Nestled on 70 acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, the luxury property offers 226 guest rooms, including 40 suites, an adjacent 18-hole golf course, and 25,000 square feet of conference and meeting space that can accommodate up to 300 attendees. Venues include the Atlantic Ballroom, with its double-height panoramic windows offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean.