Sodexo Conferencing Blog

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.

Event Spotlight: Millennium Centre

Mandy Volpe - Friday, December 19, 2014

Today we are showing you some behind the scenes glimpses at an event at a Sodexo Conferencing Property. 

Recently the Millennium Centre hosted the TSAE Annual Trade show. Here are a few photos from the cool booths that were set up at the property. These booths looked engaging and really drew in the event attendees. 

Holiday Meetings with Sodexo Conferencing

Mandy Volpe - Monday, December 15, 2014

Tis the season for holiday meetings and festive gatherings, but the question becomes how do you incorporate the Christmas spirit into your event. What makes a good holiday party?

  1. Holiday themed team building: Incorporate some holiday themed trivia, cookie decorating team building activities, or event a white elephant gift exchange for coworkers. This will help with camaraderie and add an element of surprise to the holiday meeting.
  2. Festive Foods: One similarity between all of the Sodexo Conferencing properties is that they all have great food! During this time of the year you can expect festive holiday cakes, turkey and cranberry themed entrees, as well as decorations that will leave attendees in the Christmas Spirit.
  3. Indoor location: While breaking outside of the office walls is a good idea, meeting in the outdoors is less than ideal during the winter months. Choose a conference center that has indoor meeting rooms with a view of the outdoors.

Weekend Update: Black Canyon

Mandy Volpe - Monday, November 17, 2014

Weekends are a busy time for meetings around our properties. Check out this set-up for 750 guests at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Arizona. 

Antiques Show at Chase Center

Mandy Volpe - Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The 51st Annual Delaware Antiques Show by Winterthur’s Garden Museum and Library held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront this past weekend was a great success! The opening party was on Thursday with an exclusive first look at the antiques by a small group of people. Leading up to the highlight of the weekend on Friday morning with a presentation by Jessica Fellowes, the niece of “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellows and Antiques Show’s honorary chairwoman. Winterthur organizers were very pleased to report attendance was up by at least 20 percent during the first two days of the show. Locals attended the show to see over 100 show participants from Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware and more!

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.