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#destination The lighthouse at Cape May. The boardwalk in Atlantic City. Grand Cascades Lodge at Mountain Creek and Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon. New Jersey W ith five international airports and 127 miles of picturesque beaches, New Jersey offers convenient locations and inspiring backdrops for events of all sizes. Efficient public transportation and more than 95,000 hotel rooms make meetings easy for your attendees as well. Big or small, New Jersey can do it all. For larger events and conventions, there’s the Meadowlands Exposition Center or the Atlantic City Convention Center. For smaller-scale events try Lambertville’s unique Chimney Hill Estate, the brand new Water Club in Atlantic City or the Grand Cascades Lodge at Crystal Springs, a new resort destination that’s ideal for corporate retreats. And let’s not forget the fun part: New Jersey boasts an unparalleled mix of world-class dining, extravagant shopping, exciting nightlife and 140 beautiful golf courses. to spend a couple of hours seeing a city they’ve never seen before and experience the famous Atlantic City entertainment. Cape May Cape May’s new Convention Hall, which opened in May 2012, is Southern New Jersey’s premier gathering place for the performing arts, concerts, corporate meetings, exhibits and trade shows, seminars, reunions, speaking engagements, banquets and social events. Designed to accommodate up to 1,000 people for the performing arts, Convention Hall can also provide a spectacular venue for meetings and banquets up to 600 people. The new 20,000-square-foot multipurpose facility is located in the center of Historic Cape May on its picturesque beach front, offering a unique and memorable setting for your next event. Long Branch Atlantic City Corporate functions in New Jersey don’t get better than in Atlantic City. But everyone knows what happens outside of meetings or conferences in Atlantic City is just as important as the meetings themselves. Some businesses attend in groups looking for team-building activities. Some individuals attend with a spouse who wants to take advantage of a great opportunity to explore and be entertained. Some come by themselves and are looking 14 @MPIGNY SUMMER 2013 The Jersey Shore provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable meeting destination. With its built-in backdrop of pristine beaches, the Jersey Shore’s excellent meeting and conference facilities will provide you with everything you need to host the perfect meeting. The region’s golf courses, fine dining and exciting nightlife will also offer attendees a fun agenda. Other major attractions include Six Flags Great Adventure, Monmouth Park and Jenkinson’s. Somerset Great thinking takes place outside the board room. Meet in Somerset County and take the golf-loving group on a tour of the United States Golf Association Museum, find caches on a geotrail at Duke Farms or participate in a hands-on workshop at Natirar’s cooking school. Somerset is an affordable eco-wellness destination of parks and arts, renowned events and conscientious indulgences, a destination at the “heart of it all.” Vernon The natural beauty of the Sussex Skylands and its proximity to New York City make it a favorite destination for meetings and tour groups. New Jersey’s “Great Northwest” includes 20 golf courses, snowboarding and skiing, world-class spas, casual and gourmet restaurants, antiques shops, plentiful arts and entertainment, wineries, and seven state and federal parks with numerous trails (including 40 miles of the Appalachian Trail) for hiking, biking and wildlife observation. The Sussex Skylands is home to Mountain Creek and Crystal Springs Resort with its seven world-class golf courses, Minerals Resort and Spa, Grand Cascades Lodge, two luxury day spas, several fine-dining locations, the nation’s largest wine cellar (more than 130,000 bottles), skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, a water park and its two newest attractions – the Zipline Adventure and the Mountain Coaster. @ http://www.naylornetwork.com/mny-nxt/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY- Summer 2013

President's Message
10 Powerful iPad Strategies for Meetings & Events
Revolutionized By Technology
Spotify At Events
Introducing The 2013-2014 MPIGNY Board of Directors
2013 MPIGNY Genie Awards
Member Spotlight
Destination New Jersey
The Summit
New Members
Can You Spot Yourself?

@MPIGNY- Summer 2013