Event Snapshots: Visit Bucks County Celebrates Tourism Day

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    1. Attendees enjoying complimentary water ice from Annie’s Water Ice. 

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    2. Tethered hot air balloon rides with the U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team. 

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    3. Face painting. 

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    4. Jerry Lepping addressing guests.

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     5. Jerry Lepping and William Haas with several spring grant recipients. 

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    6. Attendees enjoying a Mission BBQ meal. 

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    7. Bill Haas, owner of Pen Ryn Estate and president of Bucks County CVB Board of Directors, Jeff Marshall, president of the Heritage Conservancy, Molly Lowell, Mercer Museum, Lisa Tremper Hanover, director and CEO of the Michener Museum, and Jerry Lepping, president and COO of Visit Bucks County. 

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    8. Balloon making for the kids. 

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    9. Awards ready for presentation: Hospitality Leadership Award went to Naomi Naylor, executive director of Quakertown Alive!; Guest Service Excellence Award went to Natalie Blumberg, director of sales at the Holiday Inn Express in Quakertown; Rising Star Award went to Jessica Nugent, aquatics director at Sesame Place; Community Service Award went to Discover Doylestown; and Dedicated Partner Award went to Joe Capone, executive director at Friends of Washington Crossing Park.

Visit Bucks County hosted its annual Tourism Day Celebration on May 3, 2016. This year, the celebration was held from 4-7 p.m. at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Visit Bucks County kicked off the event by recognizing five inspiring tourism and hospitality professionals in its annual Travel and Tourism Week Awards. VBC also announced 31 spring tourism grant recipients, with over $200,000 allocated for various marketing programs, exhibits and initiatives.

The Pennsylvania Meetings + Events second annual Best of 2017 readers’ choice awards were held at The Fuge in Warminster on Oct. 4. The event was attended by 85 industry insiders who anxiously awaited the announcement of each category’s winners, selected online by the readers of the magazine. The Fuge, home to the centrifuge where the astronauts trained to adjust to the G-force of the rockets, played up its otherworldly theme with blue-and-white lighting and space-themed accents, including a bar tucked inside the base of the centrifuge.

 

Mark Ryan makes is mark and takes the lead at Robert Ryan Catering and Design.

 

Philadelphia's Festival O presents a new take on an old saw about how you get to Carnegie Hall (practice, practice, practice), but in this case, it’s plan, plan, plan. “We started planning for this four years ago,” says Frank Luzi, vice president of communications for Opera Philadelphia.