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-Heather and Mary Jo, Sales Team:
As we head into the beginning of summer, Saratoga is gearing up for another great conference and racing season. If you have not used the Saratoga Convention and Visitors bureau to assist you with an upcoming event in Saratoga, please let us know when you are coming! We would not want you to miss out on all the wonderful marketing tools, volunteers, complimentary services, brochures, etc. that we can provide to you and your attendees. We want to help insure your conference in Saratoga Springs is an outstanding one!
We look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming ESSAE Annual Trade Show
here in Saratoga on Thursday, May 31st. It is our pleasure to be hosting this great networking event once again in Saratoga. Be sure to stop by our Saratoga Isle for some fabulous Saratoga themed giveaways and surprises, as well as our wonderful hotel and attraction representatives. A great time is sure to be had by all!
Please remember that we are here to work with you to insure your entire event is a great success! Please contact Heather McElhiney or Mary Jo Janis today to set up a site tour of our beautiful city and all it has to offer.
Featured News & Updates
Don't Miss The Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau's Annual Golf Tournament on Tuesday, May 22nd at Saratoga National Golf Club!
Open to Bureau Members, Potential Members, Planners and Friends
$150 for Golf and Reception, $600 for a foursome, and $40 for Reception Only.
11:00 AM -1:00 PM: Registration and Lunch Expo
1:00 PM: Golf Shotgun Start
6:00-7:30 PM: Awards Reception
Not a golfer?
Sponsorships are still available!
• Hole in One Sponsor – Flores Fine Art Gallery –Anyone who gets a hole-in-one, will receive a $5,400 custom print commissioned or in current gallery!
• Most Unique Golf Fashion Sponsor – $650 small painting by Flores Fine Art Gallery
Northeast Biomass Heating Expo enjoys tremendous success from recent conference in Saratoga!
“Outstanding sessions. Extremely well-organized event,” wrote one attendee. “No better opportunity to have focused time with collaborators working to build the infrastructure for biomass heating,” wrote another. And one of my favorite comments, “Biomass has come a long way in the last 4 conferences...”
Click here to read article!
The Firecracker 4, a four mile road race, is gearing up for their 6th year in Saratoga Springs, and is looking to be their largest race ever. The 2012 race will take place on Wednesday, July 4th
and will feature monetary awards to top finishers and teams, scholastic, public safety and military team competitions, and will incorporate the USATF Adirondack Club Team Championship. This is a community event with all fund raising to benefit the athletes and the community. Immediately following the race, the All American Celebration will kick off with a Grand Parade, patriotic pooches, live music, All-American BBQ and Dessert Festival and contest, Classic Car Show, Historic City Tours, and more family oriented activities. There are several ways you can be involved with the race– from registering as a runner, running as part of a team, or through sponsorship. To register as an individual or as a company team, please go to www.Firecracker4.com
. If you are interested in sponsorship please contact Peter Goutos: firstname.lastname@example.org
, 518.316.4445 or Bob Vanderminden: email@example.com
, 518.744.5646 or please click here
. Come for the race, stay for the celebration!
SaratogaArtsFest - Buy your 2012 ARTSPASS!
to buy your 2012 ARTSPASS. You can also purchase an ARTSPASS at the following locations: Impressions of Saratoga, Saratoga Beads, Mimosa Gallery and at the Skidmore College Bookstore.
You can afford to explore - programming for all ages and all interests!
Entrance to most events is gained via an admission pass, which is good for the entire weekend. One low price gives you access to multiple events over four days – an incredible value when compared with what you would pay separately for so many performances and activities!
Adults (including Seniors) may purchase a $35 ARTSPASS with premium year-round benefits; youth (5-17 - $5 each), students (ID Required - age 18+, $20 each), and military (active or retired, $15 each) may purchase a discounted Festival Pass.
Residence Inn is now running a 20 meg circuit which means guests can watch streaming movies and media and there will be a smooth flow of information!
In an issue of Mamatoga, which is distributed as an insert in Saratoga Today
was recognized as “Best Saratoga Event” in the Moms’ and Kids’ Choice Awards!! Click here!
2012 NYRA Group Sales
Hilton Garden Inn Meeting Room Package
When planning your event, allow the professional staff at the Hilton Garden Inn Saratoga Springs to assist you in creating the corporate atmosphere you desire. Our Saratoga Meeting Room Package will save you time and money by including everything for your event in one low affordable rate. Click Here for more information!
June 3-6 rates starting at $129 with 1 Complimentary Break. June 24-28 rates starting at $139 with 1 Complimentary Break. Based on availability. Minimum of 40 total room nights. Call 518-226-4701. Also, specials in July & August!
Upcoming Saratoga Events
Attention Meeting Planners!
Join Us for the Saratoga Familiarization Tour!
May 1-14---Saratoga Springs Horse Show---1200 ppl
- August 26-28, 2012 - click here for more information!
- The Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau (SCTB) and Saratoga hospitality community are delighted to be hosting a FAM for our meeting and event planners. This tour will focus on planners who have interest in booking conferences and meetings in Saratoga.
May 2---New York State Art Teachers Association---500 ppl
May 2-6---New York Council of Health-System Pharmacists---300 ppl
May 3---Saratoga Hospital's Annual Just for Women Dinner---250 ppl
May 3-5---National Association of Women in Construction---60 ppl
May 6-7---New York State Conference of Mayors---250 ppl
May 7---School Administrators Association of New York State---75 ppl
May 7-8---Quandt's Food Service---Trade Show
May 7-9---Association for Community Living---120 ppl
May 9-11---Home Care Association of New York State, Inc.---300 ppl
May 11---Saratoga County Office for the Aging
May 11-13---Saratoga Rowing Association's 2012 States---2500 ppl
May 12---Five Guys Fighting---Public Invited
May 12-18---ASMC 2012 Annual IEEE/SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturers Conference---175 ppl
May 15-16---New York State Unified Court System---150 ppl
May 15-18---New York State Local Government Technology Directors Association---200 ppl
May 18-19---Skidmore College Commencement---1000 ppl
May 20-23---LeadingAge New York---600 ppl
May 21-26---Semiconductor Industry Association---70 ppl
Attention Meeting Planners
– would you like to hear about all of the services that the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau has to offer? If so, call/email Kathy Denkenberger today to set up an appt. You will be surprised to hear about all we can do! – 518-584-1531 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Have we created a Landing Page for your upcoming meeting?
• Are you planning an off-site event? – Need our help with locating a venue?
• Do you have any “on your own” meal times?
• Would you be interested in holding a “Dine-Around”?
• Do you need volunteers to assist at your meeting?
Passkey/GroupMax – Housing
If you are holding a convention in Saratoga and would like to use our new housing tool - please reach out to us today to find out if your group qualifies for this valuable service.
The NYS Council of Health-System Pharmacists will be holding a Blood Drive on Saturday, May 5 from 8- 11 AM at the Saratoga Hilton. To schedule an appointment, go to the Red Cross website and enter the zip code of 12866 and schedule your donation!
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Take a Trip to Ticonderoga, NY - Buy One Get One Free Deal!
Experience the adventure of historic Fort Ticonderoga in New York and save big when you take the Adirondack. Get one free companion fare with the purchase of one regular adult fare now until October 28 when you travel to Ticonderoga, NY between April 1 - October 31, 2012. With the Adirondack spanning New York City to Montreal, you and a friend can start anywhere along the route and head to Fort Ticonderoga for less. for more information, visit www.amtrak.com
Receive a 15% discount on all travel within New York State – also includes the Adirondack to Montreal. View rack card.
Available exclusively through iloveny.com
SPAC 2012 Events
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Megabus started a new daily service which runs between Burlington (VT), Saratoga Springs and New York City. Saratoga Casino and Raceway has been designated as the only stop for the new Saratoga route.
The pick-up and drop-off point will be located near the South Entrance to the Casino, off Crescent Avenue. This is the same location that CDTA stops on their route. A Megabus sign will be posted so that guests have easy visibility of the location. The Saratoga service will be offered nonstop seven days a week.
Trips from Saratoga to Burlington are scheduled to leave at noon with trips from Saratoga to New York City scheduled to leave at 7 p.m. Megabus passengers will be able to park-and-ride, leaving their vehicle in any of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway lots.
Tickets are offered online only and are very affordable. The Megabus ticketing system always offers the first seat for $1.00, then increasing gradually with the maximum ticket price at $19. Visit www.megabus.com
for complete schedule and ticketing details.
Boca Bistro to Open in May
The owners of DZ Restaurants, David and Roslyn Zecchini, announced a projected opening date of May 25th for their fourth restaurant, Boca Bistro; a Spanish Bistro & Tapas Bar.
Boca Bistro joins the family of DZ Restaurants which includes Chianti Il Ristorante and Forno Bistro in Saratoga Springs and Pasta Pane in Clifton Park.
Located at 384 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, construction of Boca Bistro began in March and can be followed online on the Boca Bistro Facebook page along with the DZ Restaurants Twitter feed, Flickr Page and Pinterest Board.
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