Sodexo Conferencing Blog

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.

25th Silver Screen Event

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Millennium Centre was transformed this weekend for the 25th Annual Spirit Gala. It is an annual event put on by the Mountain States Foundation to celebrate how far Niswonger Children’s hospital has come and the outlook for the future. The theme for the evening was “Silver Screen” and everyone was dressed to the nines.  Congratulations on a wonderful evening celebrating the past and the present!

Quinceanera at Sodexo Conferencing Property

Mandy Volpe - Thursday, January 29, 2015

Today we are spotlighting a recent event at Chase on the Riverfront. Recently they held a Quinceañera in the Christina Ballroom. The event featured beautiful up lights from Light Action Productions, stunning floral arrangements by Celebrations Design Group and a sparkling cake by Desserts by Dana. The Christina Ballroom was recently renovated and this was the perfect event to showcase the new room.


For more information about events at Chase on the Riverfront, watch this video.

Event Spotlight: Chase on the Riverfront

Mandy Volpe - Thursday, January 22, 2015

Today’s event spotlight takes place at a Sodexo Conferencing property in Delaware. Chase on the Riverfront hosted a unique event during the winter months. Check out the pictures from the Champs at the Chase Boxing Match held on November 21st

Meeting How-to with Sodexo

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Meetings happen year round, but what truly makes a great meeting? We have three tips to get you started for creating a meeting that will leave your guests feeling like they just experienced the best meeting of their lives.

1.Location. You want to find a location that is convenient for your guest to get to for their meeting. You will want to consider parking, ease of access to the building, and distance from the closest airport. Sodexo Conferencing meeting venues offer locations in close proximity to metro area’s, public transportation, and airports.

2. On-site activities. When choosing a location, you want to make sure there is enough technology, projector screens, tables and chairs, and white boards to help achieve the objectives of the meeting. But have you thought about team building activities? Kicking off the day with an ice breaker can be taken to the next level by convening in the lawn of the Sodexo Conferencing property or even inquiring about on-site team building activities such as ice skating, bowling, or ropes course adventures.

3. Food. Allowing your attendees to be filled with coffee and a warm meal will go the extra mile in terms of happiness for attendees. Many of our Sodexo Conferencing properties have coffee stations in the lobby of the conference centers. We are also known for our catering and therefore offer catered meals as well as stationary buffets that offer a variety of options for every dietary restriction. The dining areas in our locations allow your attendees a break from the meeting agenda to network and dialogue about the meaningful nuggets of wisdom they have gained during the sessions.

Best of luck with your meeting planner and let us know if you need help in discovering a new venue for your next event!

Happy New Year!

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The New Year is upon us. Are you in need of scheduling a Conference, Meeting or Training Event? 

We are here for you! Reasons to book with Black Canyon Conference Center?

Team Building 

Great Service 

...and oh the Food!!! 

Give a call 602-944-0569.