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Black Canyon News

Mandy Volpe - Thursday, April 30, 2015

Our Sodexo Conferencing property Black Canyon Conference Center has some exciting news. They just recently got new furniture for their conference and dining rooms. In addition to the exciting seating changes, guests can now enjoy freshly brewed Starbucks iced coffees while attending their meetings. That is news worth tweeting about!

Be Mindful of Hungry Meeting Attendees

Mandy Volpe - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A concern of many meeting attendees is whether or not there will be a healthy selection from the catering menu or if it will be the typical meeting fare of chicken and one vegetable option. Event planners can rest easy when planning a meeting with a Sodexo Conferencing property because the dining options on-site are less than normal! Sodexo Conferencing properties offer the Mindful eating program which features healthy alternatives to traditional catered meals. Some of the menu items include vegetarian and gluten free options such as couscous and grilled vegetables along with salmon and soups. This leaves meeting attendees happy and well fed. Find a Conference Center in your area to begin planning a meeting that will leave your attendees praising both the event agenda as well as the menu.

Event Spotlight: Thirsty Orange

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Millennium Centre hosted the Thirsty Orange event which capped off the Craft Beer Week in Johnson City. The event took place on the front lawn and allowed guests to sample home brews as well as local craft varieties. This was the fourth year this event took place and was well attended by the community.

Celebrate Easter in California

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It's that time of year again! The time when Pickwick Gardens holds their annual Easter Brunch. Reservations are filling up fast for the day. Call the main office to reserve your table. 818-845-5300 ext. 171. Event will take place April 5th from 10am-3pm and will include train rides, easter bunny fun, and face painting. The menu includes carved roast beef, omelet bar, and a chocolate fountain!

Say Hello To Spring

Mandy Volpe - Monday, March 30, 2015

It was a great weekend at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. They hosted the Delaware Home & Garden Show which utilized the 87,000 square feet of space located throughout the venue. 

Event Spotlight: St. Patrick's Day

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, March 17, 2015

This year the Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House held their annual fundraiser on March 6th at the Millennium Centre. The theme was St. Patrick’s Day Bash and it was filled with all things green and rainbow colored! There was an excellent silent auction and all of the money raised wen to the Ronald McDonald House. Here is a quick peek into the event this year. 

Event Spotlight: American Girl Fashion Show

Mandy Volpe - Friday, March 06, 2015

Our stage is set at Chase on the Riverfront, our ballroom is prepped and anticipation is high for the 2015 American Girl fashion show! We will welcome approximately 2,500 attendees over the weekend who will enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner while cheering on their favorite dolls and models. Each person will receive a goodie bag and be entered for an array of door prizes. We are excited to have little ladies sashay down the runway bringing American Girl dolls to life while raising funds for a great cause. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. For more information please visit

Event Spotlight: Black Canyon Conference Center

Mandy Volpe - Friday, February 27, 2015

The 2015 Institute of Transportation Engineers conference took over the Black Canyon Conference Center this week. Here is a picture of their vendor area. The conference featured keynote speaker Dr. Robert Bertini who’s focused on sustainable transportation solutions. Thank you to everyone who attended and job well done to the conference committee for planning a successful meeting. 

San Ramon Valley Conference Center Good Earth Exhibit

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Have you been to the San Ramon Valley Conference Center recently? If so, you will have noticed a new art exhibit called Good Earth within the hallways of the meeting rooms. The show features artwork inspired by the landscape in the Bay Area. Artists include June Yokell, Kristen Jensen, Charles White, Gerry Severson, Debbie Wardrope, and Norma Webb. The show will last until April so make sure to stop by and view the beautiful photos.

IACC Approved Venues

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Our Sodexo Conferencing meeting venues are IACC approved locations for meetings. As an IACC approved Conference Center, Sodexo Conferencing properties such as the Millennium Centre, Conference Center at Waltham Woods, and San Ramon Valley Conference Center offer CMP (complete meeting package) rates. These rates feature inclusive services with everything from audio visual technology and high speed Internet, to continuous food breaks, conference dining, and ergonomically designed meeting rooms. Our facilities and on-site conference service managers strive to ensure that your meeting gives you all you need for comfort and productivity. To find out more about these two properties, visit their websites: Millennium Centre and San Ramon Valley Conference Center.