January 6-8---Pharmacists Society of the State of New York---185ppl
January 15-18---Youth for Christ---1,600ppl
January 19-21---Farm Family Insurance Company---400ppl
January 21-24---Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York, Inc.---700ppl
February 12-14---Dance Flurry---4,000ppl
Restaurant Week Results
2009 RESTAURANT WEEK ANOTHER SUCCESS!
The Bureau’s Restaurant Week webpage had 16,780 hits from November 10th —December 10th. That number increased from last year by 2,080 hits!
The Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau would like to thank all of the sponsors for their support this year and contributing to the success of Restaurant Week. We had more sponsors and special promotions offered during the week than previous years!
From the completed surveys, first place winner of $250 worth of dining gift certificates was Fred Bock, second place was George Sloan with $150 and third place was Nick Boccio with $100. We’d like to thank Primo’s at the Inn at Saratoga, Cantina, TIZNOW, Fifty South, Limoncello, Wheatfields Restaurant, The Wishing Well, Olde Bryan Inn, Longfellows Restaurant, The Jonesville Store, and Sushi Thai Garden Restaurant for donating the dining gift certificates.
Kathy D., Fred Bock and his wife, and Connie
Springwater Inn Restaurant
"I’ve been a member since 1998 and I don’t know where I’d be without the Saratoga Convention Bureau. The Bureau brings conventions and it helps business year round."
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2-8 oz. chicken breasts, boned and halved
Flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon shallots
2 grilled Portabella mushrooms cut into 1/2 inch slices
4 Roma (plum) tomatoes, cut into quarters
2-3 oz. Martini and Rossi dry vermouth
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup cooked northern beans
1 cup roasted red pepper puree
1 cup sautéed escarole
Freshly grated pecorino Romano cheese
Lightly dredge chicken breasts in seasoned flour. In a large skillet, sauté in hot olive oil until golden brown. Remove chicken adn set aside.
Add shallots to same pan, and cook until translucent. Add mushrooms and Roma tomatoes, cooking for 1 minute, Add vermouth, salt and pepper-check seasonings and set to the side.
Place chicken in an oven-proof dish and finish cooking at 350º F (for approx. 10-12 minutes)
In a small sauce pan place the cooked beans and red pepper puree; warm to heated through, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Place the hot bean and red pepper mixture in large soup plate or dinner plate, and top with sautéed escarole. Arrange the chicken so it is leaning up against the escarole and garnish with mushrooms and tomatoes. Top with freshly grated cheese and garnish with fried leeks.
White win can be substituted for dry vermouth
Prepared by Chef Anthony Panza
Panza's Restaurant is located on the south shore of Saratoga Lake, 510 Route 9P.
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They say you should not look back – only ahead – but I would like to take a moment to look back on 2009 and reflect on all the good things that happened throughout the year.
2009 was a challenging year, attendance was down at many conventions but the good news is – they still came! We experienced this past year what many cities have felt for the last 2-3 years. Overall, we all survived and are looking forward to a solid 2010.
Our sales team attended 4 major trade shows throughout the year. We hosted a FAM Tour in July with 19 clients. In August, we proudly showed our city to the President of Destination Marketing Association International – who had never been here and spent 3 days with us.
Our membership numbers stayed strong – 400 – which is a record high for us.
Chowderfest and Restaurant week were more successful than in previous years with record numbers participating.
Our Annual Meeting, Golf Tournament and Thanksgiving Reception where we recognized 19 Hometown Heroes were all very successful events.
To all of this, we say THANK YOU – to YOU, our membership for your continued support of our efforts to market our beautiful city to convention groups – whether they be local, state, regional, national or international – last year we hosted all of them.
As we look to 2010 – we do so with much optimism – the economy is getting stronger. We will celebrate our 25th anniversary of the bureau in March at our Annual Meeting. Our membership remains strong. We have over 25 groups booked with 500 or more attendees anticipated, plus many, many more with 200 – 500 attendees. This is great news for all of us. There will be people sleeping in our hotel rooms, eating at our fabulous restaurants, shopping in our retail stores, visiting our world famous attractions, museums, parks, golf courses, and using the services of all those in and around our beautiful city. And, how exciting is it that after many years of planning, our Saratoga Springs City Center is expanding! We will finally have more room for all those groups who have “outgrown” our meeting and exhibit space.
Please take a moment to look around us, reflect a moment and say "Wow" – we live and work in a great city, with great people – and we are thankful for all of this.
We wish you a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous 2010! We are truly blessed!
Kathy Denkenberger and the entire staff at the SCTB!
SAVE THE DATE!!
Save the Date for the Bureau's Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 24th at The Hall of Springs.
More details to follow!
Also, the Bureau's Annual Golf Tournament is on Wednesday, May 19th
*REMINDER to Members!
If you want to participate in the 10% discount card on the Bureau's 2010 Ultimate Map, please send in your completed memo by Monday the 11th! Fax it to 518-584-2969. Thanks!
Happy New Year everyone! Your Convention Bureau Sales and Services team is looking forward to a productive, eventful and fruitful 2010. We will continue to “take our show on the road” , promoting Saratoga as near as Albany and as far as Washington DC and all points in between. While Albany sales calls will continue to be a weekly occurrence, Marie and Heather will also be traveling to Boston, Westchester County, New York City, and Northern/Central New Jersey throughout the year, meeting with both established and potential clients. We will also consider traveling to other locals as business opportunities dictate.
Looking to the immediate future, Kathy Denkenberger and Marie Moynihan will be traveling to Massachusetts to represent Saratoga at the New England Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting and Trade Show 2010 – a show that has been a success for us in past years. Sales calls are planned along this journey to Boston. Additionally, Marie and hotel partners will be traveling to Washington DC in late February for the Destination Marketing Association International’s annual Destinations Showcase Conference and Expo. Again, Marie will take this opportunity to meet with past and potential clients while in the DC market. Both of these expos will be an excellent way to showcase the exciting expansion of our City Center to prospective clients. This indeed will be a major focus!
Brindisi’s Restaurant will be offering a prix fixe dinner on Monday, January 25, 2010 (5 to 10 pm) as a fundraiser to support Saratoga Arts (The Saratoga County Arts Council at the Arts Center). Arts supporters pay only $25 per person and half the dinner cost will be donated back to Saratoga Arts, helping the arts organization to reach their goals in 2010. Five exciting entrees will be offered, as well as a choice of appetizer and dessert. $25 per person; drinks and gratuities additional. Please contact Saratoga Arts at 584-4132 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange payment. Reservations should also be made with Brindisi’s by calling 587-6262.
Prepare to be mystified and amazed on Sunday, January 17th as the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, New York presents "19th Century Magic and Beyond"--magic show with Tom Verner.
The program will be the first in the museum's always-popular Cabin Fever Sunday series. Held in the Auditorium, the presentation will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. Cabin Fever Sunday programs are offered at no charge to museum members. The fee for non-members is $5.00. There is no charge for children of elementary school age or younger. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, please call the Education Department at (518) 352-7311, ext. 128 or visit the museum's web site at www.adirondackmuseum.org.
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