LINCOLN, Neb. (February 1, 2016)— Share Your Story, Nebraska’s 11th Annual Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop is scheduled for February 22-24, Monday to Wednesday, in Grand Island at the Nebraska State Fair “Raising Nebraska Building” and Grand Island’s beautiful downtown Grand Theatre.
The workshop’s ever popular networking event, Taste & Feel of Nebraska, will be back by popular demand on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Raising Nebraska Building. This event offers the perfect opportunity for vendors to showcase their quality homemade and homegrown products. Workshop attendees are always eager to sample a variety of Nebraska made food and beverage products, including beers and wines.
Hotel’s Horticultural Gallery features Certified Waystations, Pit Stops for Declining State Insect
The Monarch butterfly population has been in decline, but the Illinois State insect is getting some unlikely help with their migration in the western suburbs. At the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center, which features a Horticultural Gallery on their 150-acres of Audubon-certified grounds, waystations are attracting Monarchs on their annual trek south. Due to the spirited efforts of hotel staff and horticulturalist Karen Paquin, who has created an official on-site Monarch habitat, the beloved pollinator is dropping by in significant numbers.
“It’s encouraging to see so many Monarchs enjoy our beautiful grounds,” said Paquin, who spearheads the sustainable ecology program at Oak Brook Hills, an IACC Green Star/Gold Status hotel. “Our Horticultural Gallery not only educates guests on what’s in balance with our native region, but all these pollinators are helping the property’s ecosystem flourish.” The resort is also home to a successful Honeybee program, which includes several on-site hives that house close to a half million more pollinators.
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is in the heart of Milwaukee and the heart of the Menomonee Valley. Our heart has always been at the center of our giving. And now it’s in the name of our signature charity program –
Heart of Canal Street.
ISES Live, the international conference for the global creative event professional, will run a community outreach program alongside its event in New Orleans during August 2015.
A new not-for-profit initiative called the Empty Suitcase Campaign creates opportunities for meeting planners to add CSR to their meetings and incentive programs when there’s no time to include a group activity. The new portal--emptysuitcase.org—features a list of destinations around the globe and everyday items that are in need there, which was compiled with the help of local DMCs.
Meeting and event planners’ days consist of making decisions, countless decisions, from venue and equipment to decorations and team building activities. Now at the top of their list of considerations is environmental sustainability.
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When the recent United Fresh 2015 annual convention and expo wrapped up at Chicago’s McCormick Place, United Fresh donated 39,019 lbs. of produce and 207 lbs. of assorted dry food to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Volunteers helped collect donations from the convention floor, which is filled with fresh produce companies, to benefit those in need serviced by Greater Chicago Food Depository partner agencies such as food pantries, soup kitchen, and other emergency feeding centers.