Illinois Meetings + Events Magazine
Marie-Chantal Dalese remembers a wintry day at her year-round winery and bed-and-breakfast. Several corporate team members had been in meetings all day and wanted some play time.
Located just north of Detroit, Southfield quietly offers big-city amenities in the ease of a leafy suburb. Nearly 100 companies on the Fortune 500 list have offices here, and more Southfield residents work in computers or mathematics than 95 percent of the United States. Happily, there is no shortage of incredible event spaces to bring all those great minds together.
The Goldmoor Inn has announced Glenn Griffith as its new director of events. Griffith will all event planning at the 21-acre property based in Galena, Ill.
He brings more thanr 25 years of experience to his new role, previously serving as director of catering in hotels such as The New York Palace Hotel, The Charles Hotel at Harvard Square and Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. He also has owned his own social and corporate event planning company, Glenn Griffith Inc.
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Haley Stein was recently hired as the director of the Sherpa Experience Group in Chicago.
Forget about greeting guests with the same old guestbook. FêteFone lets guests speak for themselves with unique telephone stations. Event planners can go to fetefone.com and select from more than 25 styles that fit their event décor. Once selected, the FêteFone hub arrives at the planned event location at least two days before the kickoff. The best part about the design? No telephone line is required. Guests can pick up the phone, hear greetings from hosts and also leave messages.
Looking for a way to still cook meals at home but just don’t have the time to do it all? Home Chef is a food delivery service with a fresh twist. Great for working professionals like planners, the company makes meal planning and grocery shopping a breeze by giving you meal ideas, shopping for you, portioning everything out and delivering fresh ingredients to your doorstep. All you have to do is cook.