News & Updates

Event planning tips, venue updates and exciting happenings from around the state.

Never remember a face? A new AR facial-recognition app could jog your memory

Never remember a face? A new AR facial-recognition app could jog your memory

Sep 17, 2018
What do Brad Pitt, chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and the late neurologist Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, have in common?
Events Remain High Priority Even With Rising Costs

Events Remain High Priority Even With Rising Costs

Sep 11, 2018
Executives know that events work for promoting their brands and driving business. A big opportunity exists, though, for organizations to get smarter about how they spend on events and making the most of the data they produce.
Meet Vermont: Colleges & Universities

Meet Vermont: Colleges & Universities

Aug 30, 2018
As students return to school around the country it is a good time to look at Vermont College's and Universities as venue options for a future meeting or event. In Burlington, two great locations are available,…
Five Pillars Of Strategic Events

Five Pillars Of Strategic Events

Aug 27, 2018
When thinking about your next event, keep these strategies in mind.
New platform launches to contain business travel costs

New platform launches to contain business travel costs

Aug 14, 2018
new website will include travel advice and tips, education, and effective strategies on how to lower costs, improve employee productivity and satisfaction, ensure traveler safety and security, design a travel policy, and ultimately drive a company’s revenue growth.
Designing Meetings for Millennials

Designing Meetings for Millennials

Aug 08, 2018
As a group millennials are different from their elders, and the meetings world is figuring out just how that can impact events.
Meeting Planners Turn To Mobile for Event Sourcing

Meeting Planners Turn To Mobile for Event Sourcing

Jul 31, 2018
Corporate confidence is high, so more meetings are taking place offsite. This is putting pressure on planners to source and plan events more efficiently, so many are turning to mobile tools to help.
Meet Vermont: Jay Peak

Meet Vermont: Jay Peak

Jul 31, 2018
Vermont offers and abundance of mountain locations to consider for your next meeting or event. In the northern part of the state, fondly referred to as the Northeast Kingdom, you'll find Jay Peak Resort.…
40 years ago, Lincoln estate purchased by nonprofit

40 years ago, Lincoln estate purchased by nonprofit

Jul 27, 2018
Forty years ago today, Hildene in Manchester, VT was purchased by the nonprofit group, Friends of Hildene
Major League Fishing comes to Vermont for the first time!

Major League Fishing comes to Vermont for the first time!

Jul 24, 2018
The Vermont Convention Bureau just finished up a successful week with Major League Fishing. Congratulations to Tom Carton for his efforts in making this event happen!
How To Grow Event Attendance

How To Grow Event Attendance

Jul 24, 2018
To help meeting planners crack the attendance code, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has published "How to Grow Attendance," a four-part research series about event marketing strategies and best practices.
The 12 Best Things To Do Outdoors This Summer In Vermont

The 12 Best Things To Do Outdoors This Summer In Vermont

Jul 16, 2018
Now that summer is finally here, we’re all excited to get outside in the summer sun. Here are 12 great things to do in Vermont if you want to spend your summer outdoors. These spots will show you some of the best places in the Green Mountain State. Have fun!
How To Get A Big City Meeting On A Small Town Budget

How To Get A Big City Meeting On A Small Town Budget

Jul 09, 2018
To make a big impact on a small budget, small and mid-size cities should be considered by meeting planners.
Vermont's Historic Equinox Resort Completes Renovation

Vermont's Historic Equinox Resort Completes Renovation

Jun 28, 2018
Next month, renovations will be complete at the luxury resort in Manchester, VT.
Meet Vermont: Stratton and Manchester

Meet Vermont: Stratton and Manchester

Jun 20, 2018
Mountain venues provide attendees with a breath of fresh air and organizations with a chance for their team or group to really connect, be insightful and get things done, distraction free. Tucked away…
Vermont leads nation in 2018 maple season production

Vermont leads nation in 2018 maple season production

Jun 19, 2018
Nearly two million gallons of Vermont maple syrup produced helped by an extended season.
American Airlines Adds Direct Burlington-To-Chicago Flights

American Airlines Adds Direct Burlington-To-Chicago Flights

Jun 11, 2018
Great news for travelers working their way east from Chicago or points further west. American Airlines will be running two non-stop flights daily. Meeting planners and Event planners start broadening those horizons - the Burlington, VT area just became much more accessible!
Meet Vermont: Lake Champlain

Meet Vermont: Lake Champlain

May 30, 2018
Lake Champlain at 120 miles long and 12 miles wide is the largest lake after the great lakes. Two unique properties sit along the shores of Lake Champlain and offer your attendees an unconventional meeting…
Member Spotlight: Alpine Amusement

Member Spotlight: Alpine Amusement

May 29, 2018
Alpine Amusement is Vermont and New England's leading casino night rental company and has been in business since 1991 serving the New England and Northern New York regions. Alpine Amusement specializes…
Meeting Rooms of the Future’ to Be Flexible, Engaging

Meeting Rooms of the Future’ to Be Flexible, Engaging

May 24, 2018
As planners push to "create experiences," venues are adapting their facilities.