More than a Foodie’s Guide to Easton
Philadelphia-based Brûlée Catering has been acquired by Comcast Spectacor.
Ron Shah is no stranger to the meetings industry. During business school at New York University, he worked part time in sales at the New York Seminar and Conference Center.
Now, that experience has paid off. Shah created Bizly—an on-demand platform for booking private meeting rooms at luxury hotels by the hour. Featuring a curated selection of hotels across a variety of styles, Bizly focuses on spaces that boost productivity, connectivity and inspiration for an increasingly mobile workforce.
In our Winter 2017 issues, we’re featuring the tech companies that were part of the 2016 ibtm America TechCollective in partnership with DAHLIA+. Because we can only fit so much in print, read on here for our full interview with Dade J. Gaylord, vice president of operations, Zerista, by JackRabbit Systems, Inc.
Zerista is an event management website and mobile app that allows event organizers and attendees to manage schedules, set up meetings, generate leads and participate in games that encourage event learning, discussion and collaboration.
Guests take home a lot from events: lessons from industry experts, business cards from networking contacts, notepads, pens and countless USB drives. But now they can take 3-D selfies. Staramba is revolutionizing the world of event photography by using mobile, full-body 3-D scanners to create minifigurines of attendees.
Hand lettering isn’t just for the artistically gifted anymore thanks to The Lettermate, a translucent addressing stencil. Complete with a ruler edge, four horizontal die cut windows and halfway point indicators, your trusty guide will ensure aligned and straight writing. This handy 4-inch-by- 5-inch plastic tool works with virtually any envelope, from square shape to the long rectangular #10 size. Spice up invite and thankyou notes, or use it to make name tags and place settings. There’s minimal room for error, but loads of space for creativity.
The PHLCVB posted its highest year of bookings ever with 856,663 room nights secured for future years, surpassing last year’s bookings by 1.2 percent. Almost 75 percent of those room nights are related to meetings and conventions taking place at the PCC, with the rest tied to meetings taking place at regional hotels and other venues. In total, the convention groups booked in 2015 are estimated to generate more than $1.1 billion in economic impact for Philadelphia and the region.
Going to a conference only to leave with a headache from loud speakers can be counterproductive. In a large conference, it can be almost impossible to find a place in the auditorium that doesn’t either leave you with ringing ears or straining to hear from being too far away.