Sodexo Conferencing Blog

Happy Halloween from Sodexo Conferencing

Mandy Volpe - Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween from the Sodexo Conferencing family! 

Meet in Massachusetts

Mandy Volpe - Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sodexo Conferencing properties understands what it takes to host exceptional meetings. For example, the Berkshire Meeting Room at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods features large windows which allows for the natural light of the outdoors to flood into the room. This room at the Massachusetts location allows for guests to meet while lounging in ergonomic chairs during their business meeting. If you are looking to take your company’s meeting outside of your office, give them a call to schedule this flexible meeting space for your next workshop. 

Happy Halloween from Black Canyon Conference Center

Mandy Volpe - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Black Canyon Conference Center kicked off the halloween week with some festive activities. Check out their pumpkin carvings completed by the staff. The guests at the Conference Center for the day were given the scary task of choosing the winner! Head over to their Facebook to get in on the voting action. 

Delaware Devoted Dads Summit

Mandy Volpe - Saturday, October 25, 2014

Recently the Chase Center on the Riverfront hosted the 2014 Delaware Devoted Dads Summit.  The summit gave dads inspirational messages to equip them to lead their families and children well. Get a glimpse of Keynote Speakers James Worthy and James Rodriguez. 

2014 Delaware Devoted Dads Summit Recap from Urbanchirp on Vimeo.

Introduction to Sodexo Conferencing

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Are you new around here? Allow us to introduce ourselves.

At Sodexo Conferencing we manage properties that offer the best in event spaces for your meetings. Our portfolio of venues are located all over the country.  Our venues have dedicated staff to helping you execute events that will leave your attendees proclaiming that it was the best event of their life.  Start searching for a property for your next corporate meeting today. 

The Holiday's are Coming

Mandy Volpe - Monday, September 22, 2014

Our Sodexo Conferencing properties are now taking reservations for holiday parties. Here is a quick glimpse at the menu offerings from the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Give them a call to book your meeting in the Delaware area. 

Chase Center Event Feature

Mandy Volpe - Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Today we feature a wedding from the Chase Center on the Riverfront. They recently held one of the largest Ethnic Weddings of 600+ with a flawless success. From start to finish the bride and groom were pleased with every detail that they worked so hard to achieve. The weekend started with a dinner the night before the ceremony. The actual ceremony and festive baraat took place the next afternoon which led up to a celebratory evening reception. To top it all off, at the end of both nights, the guests were able to take a short stroll through the adjoined Lobby to The Westin Wilmington hotel for overnight accommodations This was certainly a wedding weekend to remember. Congratulations to the happy couple!

New Dining Experience at Waltham Woods

Mandy Volpe - Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Enjoying the Sodexo dining experience at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods just got upgraded. The Dining Room in the Boston, Massachusetts area now features new floor, upgraded lighting, and a new layout to allow guests to move quickly through the action stations. The action stations feature a hot and cold food kiosk as well and new food display tables. Here are a few pictures from the new area. 

New Menu at San Ramon Valley

Mandy Volpe - Sunday, August 31, 2014

The San Ramon Valley Conference Center is proud to introduce a new dining experience to enhance the time spent onsite by our guests. We have added an interactive customized omelet bar for breakfast.  Lunch has an expanded grill menu, more customized made to order dishes and a new Global Cuisine offering.  Dinner has fresh displays, a la minute cooking and table delivery service.  All these changes have really helped to make the space feel like 3 different dining venues. We will be continuing to evolve our food service to create an ever changing dining experience! 

5 Event Planning Tips for Conference Centers

Mandy Volpe - Thursday, August 28, 2014

When planning a corporate retreat, you will find the following check-list helpful for exceeding your attendees expectations.

  1. Wifi- Your attendees want to be connected during your sessions. Make sure the center has free wifi or that you know ahead of time what the fees are to get internet access for your attendees. This will keep them engaged and even Tweeting about your meeting!
  2. Food- Consider the menu options for your meeting. Make sure you choose a location that has a variety of meal options to meet everyone’s dietary needs. Typically our conference centers have buffet options that include a beef, chicken, and vegetarian option. You will even find a salad bar as well as a great dessert option to keep everyone fed for the afternoon meetings.
  3. Parking- Find out the best place for your attendees to park ahead of the meeting. Make sure you provide great directions so that attendees know how to get to the venue and how much parking will be. It would also be a good idea to give directions and shuttle information from the airport to your attendees traveling from out of town.
  4.  Networking areas- Find ways to encourage networking. Are there lounge spaces outside of the meeting room for attendees to gather on breaks? Are there comfy chairs in the lobby where guests can relax in between sessions?
  5. The Content- Who is presenting at the workshop? Will they be engaging and will they have fun icebreakers for guests? Make sure slides are received ahead of time so that attendees can have a pdf copy of the information being shared. They can use this for note taking and to make sure they are following through with the key ideas after the meeting.