Blog Category: California

35 Years. And Counting!

Relatively few people in this world have done something of significance for 35 years in a row. Personally, I have managed to be married for under 20 years, a dad for only 18 years and a participant in this industry for 25 years. Miracles do happen!

Our colleague Madelyn Marusa, however, …

Nashville Hits a High Note!

What was once a small city nestled between bluegrass and the Smokies, Nashville is now the hottest destination for meeting planners.

Why meet in Nashville? Music City has been a hit with meeting planners and delegates for decades, but expanded offerings and worldwide attention over the last few years have propelled …

Spring Cleaning – Not Just for Your Home

This past weekend, many turned their clocks an hour ahead and “Sprang Forward”. While many are chagrined at the thought of losing an hour of sleep, this practice can only mean one thing: Spring is on its way. And with that, one looks forward to thawing out of the winter …

Hot Hotels in Northern California

Take a tour of the exciting new hotels that have popped up in the various destinations we service in Northern California, including bustling San Francisco, serene Napa Valley, our cutting-edge tech hub in the South Bay and the ever-expanding East Bay. And after looking at what’s hot in Northern California, …

When Florals Aren’t Enough: Thinking Outside the Vase

In the mid-1990’s, Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, hosted a dinner party for fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta. Finding the flower arrangements to be a little too uninspiring, she went to her chicken coop. Setting up a small menagerie on her dining room table, she forewent the flowers and …