The Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau cordially invites you to attend its
24th Annual Meeting and Reception on
Tuesday, March 24th.
"Cookin' Up Business in Your Own Backyard!"
Meet your friends and neighbors – and a few famous chef look-a-likes you might recognize. What better way to welcome spring and maybe even stir up some business,
right in our own backyard!
March 24th at Longfellows Restaurant from 5:30-7:30 pm
Open Bar, Reception featuring a backyard barbecue, Program, Networking & Dessert
$35.00 for members, $50 for non-members
Please R.S.V.P. by March 17th
To register online, Click HERE! or look for your printed invite in the mail!
A few days prior to the start of the Destination Showcase trade show, Destination Management Association International (DMAI) once again offered their highly rated Sales Academy I and II. While Sales Academy I is meant for the destination sales professional with less than two years experience, Sales Academy II is designed for destination sales professionals with three or more year’s experience. Heather traveled to Washington, DC a few days early to take part in Sales Academy II, a two day educational peer-to-peer session designed to address advanced selling concepts, questions, best practices and ideas. The course allows for bureau sales people from around the country – and sometimes world – to discuss the state of the industry, what works and what does not, popular and upcoming trends, creative problem solving, prospecting methods and so much more. Twenty two people from 19 destinations participated in Sales Academy II, allowing for Heather to bring back a wealth of knowledge and ideas from some of our industries most enthusiastic and talented purveyors.
Marie Moynihan and Heather McElhiney represented Saratoga while exhibiting in the Destinations Showcase Conference & Expo on February 26th in Washington D.C. This is one of the meeting industry’s largest forums exclusively bringing corporate, government, association and independent meeting planners together with exhibiting destination marketing organizations (DMOs and CVBs) from the U.S. and beyond.
Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) hosts this expo twice a year (D.C. in February and Chicago in June). There was record attendance for this year’s February showcase. Marie and Heather met a large number of meeting planners as they visited the Saratoga booth for information. Both are now busy following up with the contacts they made at the show and working to bring new business to our community by hosting their meetings & conferences.
The New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association is holding their 2009 Conference & Expo at The Saratoga Hilton and Saratoga Springs City Center on
April 26-28th! For more information on registration or exhibiting, please contact Meeting planner Trish Bergan at email@example.com or call (800) 642-5313 ext. 107.
To register, go to www.nyshta.org; registration due date is April 6th.
Click here for the Exhibitor Information
Click here to read the Conference Brochure
The Bureau would like to congratulate Sharon Byrne of RealtyUSA for being the #2 real estate agent in the Capital Region! The Capital Region's Top 100 Real Estate Agents was featured in The Business Review. It is an accomplishment to be proud of!
Also in the Business Review, was the list of 40 under Forty winners for 2009. Among the honorees was Bureau member Joshua Hiebel owner of Saratoga Wine Exchange! The program recognizes 40 businesspeople with business accomplishments and community involvement all under the age of 40. Congrats!
Starting April 1st, 2009, Northeast Shuttle Service will begin daily airport shuttle service to and from Saratoga County hotels to the Albany International Airport!
To make a reservation by phone, call (518) 235-8100 or go online to www.northeastshuttleservice.com
Bureau's Annual Meeting
60 Railroad Place
Saratoga Springs, NY
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March 11-13---National Academic Advising Association---300 ppl
March 13-15---Youth for Christ---900 ppl
March 18-20---NYS Athletic Administrators Association---400 ppl
March 23-24---Curtis Lumber---2,000 ppl
March 25-26---Empire State College--All College Conference---300 ppl
March 26-27---NYS Health Facilities Assn., Inc.---120 ppl
March 26---Empire State College---800 ppl
March 27-29---Northeastern Woodworkers Association---Public Invited
March 27---NYS Dispute Resolution Association.---40 ppl
March 28-31---NYS Therapeutic Recreation Association---100 ppl
March 30-April 1---NYS Reading Association---800 ppl
The Bureau is always finding new ways to communicate to our audience. One section on our website is dedicated to blogging. Blogs are a media strategy that helps stay in frequent contact with existing and potential customers. The whole Bureau staff contributes to the blogosphere on a regular basis.
Through our blogs, we share industry tips, comment on and discuss issues related to the industry and life in general, explain new technology and gadgets emerging in the market, and much more! Click here to view our blogs!
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Reopening Of Museum
The National Museum of Dance is proud to announce that we will reopen on March 17, 2009.
The 2009 season marks the grand opening of the Ballet Russes exhibit from our permanent collection celebrating the centennial of the historic and influential ballet company. We are also excited to announce that “On Broadway” will re-open as a newly expanded exhibit chronicling the progression of Broadway and dance from the 1900s through today. Tommy Tune will be inducted into the C.V. Whitney Hall of Fame on August 2nd. We have added to our fun and lively Children’s Wing and are excited to announce the opening of our newest permanent exhibit about the Washington Bath House.
2009 Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
For more information on upcoming events and events visit www.dancemuseum.org
Saratoga Wedding & Event Boutique Now Open
Over 40 of the area's finest wedding & event professionals are showcased all in one location! Planning your wedding just got easier! From reception venues, catering, photography, bridal wear & accessories, entertainment, flowers, favors, spa & hair, transportation, invitations and much more! Find everything you need to help you plan your wedding or event. The Boutique is conveniently located at Image Photo & Events, 63 Putnam Street in Downtown Saratoga. Call 584-0049 or visit www.saratogaweddingboutique.com to see the partners of the Boutique and upcoming events. Open Tuesday Saturday 10-5:30pm, Thursday 10-7pm.
Saratoga Wedding Expo
The Expo will take place at the Saratoga Wedding & Event Boutique located at Image Photo 63 Putnam Street on April 5th 1-4pm.
Free admission! Meet with over 45 wedding professionals, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, music, promenade of fashions, and over $4500 in prizes & gift certificates.
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