Donate to PAMPI's Annual Auction

The Philadelphia Area Chapter Meeting Professionals International is gearing up for its 28th Annual Silent Auction.

The auction, which will take place on Dec. 9 from 5–8:30 p.m. at the Touchdown Club at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, raises money for the organization to help further education and give industry professionals a way to connect. 

Foodie Culture Hits Gettysburg

The Civil War may be the first thing that comes to one’s mind when thinking of Gettysburg, but a close second should be the food offerings available to the nearly 3.7 million visitors and thousands of meeting and conference attendees each year.

Winter Is in the Air

All planners know the importance of looking ahead—the earlier the details fall into place, the less stress one has to deal with as the event nears.

A smattering of event venues have started holding receptions decorated for holiday parties to give planners an idea of what a holiday event would look like there and to have soirees booked far in advance. We know Christmas in July sounds crazy, but it really is a planner’s dream. With all the heat and sunshine, winter feels light-years away.

Masters and Makers @ Meritage - The Ultimate Napa Valley Food and Wine Experience

This February, the Meritage Resort and Spa will host the second annual Masters and Markers @ Meritage. This weekend-long food and wine event features the best of Napa Valley and Sonoma County vino and farm-fresh creations. Guests can also enjoy interactive seminars and culinary classes at the event, taking place Feb. 13- Feb.

City Winery Napa Offers Extensive Private Event Space

City Winery Napa at the Historic Napa Valley Opera House is both a performance venue and a distinctive option with numerous private event spaces for meetings, events, and celebrations alike. With a private dining room, main theatre, restaurant, tap room bar, and patio all with varying seating and layout opportunities, this location has a lot to offer.

Santa Barbara's Hotel Milo has a New Identity

How can a hotel make a name and a niche for itself in a crowded marketplace? In Santa Barbara, the 122-room facility once known as Hotel Oceana has new ownership and a new name, Hotel Milo. The name and ownership change (it’s the Independent Collection’s 10th property) presents opportunities for the harborside boutique property to redefine itself. 

Signature Drink - The Local

The cocktails at Local Kitchen and Bar in Ferndale change seasonally, but its classic drink, The Local, is a favorite all year long.

—1.5 oz. Bulleit Rye whiskey
—1 oz. simple syrup
—1 oz. lemon juice
—A shot of malbec wine

Mix whiskey, simple syrup and lemon juice and finish with the shot of wine.

Courtesy of LOCAL KITCHEN & BAR // 248.291.5650


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