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Sharing my experience – Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

img_3015Whether you are planning a corporate meeting, social event, family gathering or even a romantic getaway and you are looking for a combination of beach, pools, golf, spa, tennis, fishing, dining and more, you should consider the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, just 31 miles (a 35-minute drive) from the Jacksonville International Airport. The Inn offers 250 rooms and suites in many different room type categories and 25,000 feet of meeting space.

After a warm personalized welcome and check-in, I was escorted to my room in the Peyton House which was a beautifully well-appointed oceanfront room, newly decorated, absolutely beautiful and spacious. I loved the set-up of the room. It included a well-appointed kitchenette (which was very handy), king bed, a desk, sitting area and private balcony. The bathroom was spacious with a tub, separate shower and separate toilet. Ponte Vedra offers 2 signature 18 hole golf courses and provides for golfers of all skill levels; check out this article. http://florida.twoguyswhogolf.com/reviews/pv-ocean.html it pretty much spells it out. The courses are well groomed and very scenic. The whole area of Ponte Vedra is just beautiful and this is the place to stay when you go to visit.The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club’s spa is an abundant 30,000 square feet of relaxation. For group events, the  22 treatment rooms, spa café, sauna, jacuzzi, pools and the facility in general provides everything you could possibly need. I enjoyed the many dining options from casual grill style to ocean view fine dining at the Seahorse Grille. The food and service were excellent at every dining outlet on the property. I also got out and enjoyed off-property dining options; dinner on the deck at Aqua Grill, lovely cuisine and atmosphere at Restaurant Medure and JAX beach. At JAX, rent a bike and pick up a slice at Joseph’s Pizza. Additional great dining options include North Beach Fishcamp, Azurea at One ocean, Flying Iguana, Ocean 60, Marker 32 and Ragtime Tavern. Back at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, the expansive fitness center came in handy to burn a few of the gained calories while enjoying the local fair. There is also great fishing in the Jacksonville area. Plan ahead and charter a captain to take you out from Mayport Marina. You can head out easily to the crystal blue ocean waters from the St. Johns river inlet. Fish are teaming in the local waters. It didn’t take long to find action and observe pods of dolphin swimming the beautiful waters! My visit was over the Fourth of July holiday and I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to the Red, White & Boom event held at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St Augustine on July 3rd. The “VIP” party included open bar and buffet dinner and perfect views of the fantastic fireworks show. We had fun playing bean bag toss and closed the night with a towering game of Jenga. On the 4th of July, staying put at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club was the thing to do. Activities fun and food were abundant and when evening arrived the fireworks up and down the beach were just amazing. The beach at Ponte Vedra comes alive over this holiday weekend with families and fun for all ages. I just sat on the beach and took in the spectacular fireworks from every direction…..it was magical!

Utilizing the expertise of Meeting Logistics for site selection and full service event planning will save you hours researching the best venue for your next corporate meeting, incentive or event.

Celebrate National Nurse’s Day

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National Nurse’s Day is observed annually on May 6th.  This day raises awareness of all nurse contributions and commitments and acknowledge the vital role nurses play in society.

Here are some gifts to thank a hard-working nurse that has made a difference in your life. Or if you are in the medical industry, consider these products to reward the nurses at your company next year.

If you want pricing for any of the items above, or if you want to see more options, please contact Meeting Logistics at 908-771-0804. Our online catalog can be viewed here.

 

Protecting Yourself From the Zika Virus

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The Zika virus is spread through an infected mosquito that bites a person. The virus can be found in Africa, Southeast Asia, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico and in some parts of the United States. The symptoms include a rash, fever and joint pain; the symptoms usually resolve on their own. There is currently no vaccine to prevent the Zika virus. The best prevention is to avoid mosquitos, wear long sleeves and stay indoors.

The CDC recommends using “insect repellents with one of the following active ingredients: DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or para-menthane-diol.” Here are other prevention methods from the CDC.

Pregnant women are at a high risk and should avoid travelling to destinations with Zika outbreaks due to the risk of birth defects. Here is a link to the active countries with current Zika virus transmission.

Will the fear of the Zika virus impact leisure and business travel? What if you already have a trip planned to an area with a known Zika outbreak? I was reading a recent Meeting & Conventions magazine and they had an article about the type of clause you need to protect your event against Zika.

Meeting & Conventions magazine advises that you can protect yourself legally. “You can include a contract provision that your group is allowed to cancel without liability when the government issues an advisory against travel to the location of your event. The wording must also define what constitutes the need the cancel the program outright.”

Meeting Logistics stays up-to-date on all of the latest news and information that can affect your event. Our focus is total client satisfaction and delivery of impeccable execution. With years of industry experience, Meeting Logistics, LLC is a solid reliable company who has delivered successful services in an ever changing environment.

Are You Looking for Golf Accessories?

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It’s officially golf season on the east coast. There are over 1,000,000 golf events in this country each year. The average golf tournament in the US raises $5,000. We can help you execute your charity event so it is flawless and raises money for your charity of choice. Is your company golfing for charity or will you be in a tournament?

Studies have shown that playing golf is good for your heart, lowers stress and golfers can burn up to 1000 calories in a single game. Your marketing campaign will be a success when you add your business logo to golf supplies.

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We carry the hottest golf accessories including: hats, visors, apparel, ball markers, golf towels, umbrellas and tournament kits. Simply visit our online catalog here to access more than 1,000 golf related products.

No golf outing would be complete without branded golf balls and golf tees – your logo will be seen on the green all day long. We have you covered with some of the biggest brand names like Titleist, Wilson, Callaway and Nike.

Meeting Logistics would love to help you plan your next gold related event. We can also tie in any promotional product around a specific theme or event.

Outdoor Team Building Idea – Sand Sculpting!

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Companies are constantly trying to come up with fun and innovative new team building activities for their employees. Socializing outside of the workplace has been proven to increase productivity in the office and boosts employee morale.

There are team building activities like “Top Chef” style cooking classes, scavenger hunts, murder mysteries, painting classes and much more. With the warmer weather fast approaching, consider going to the beach to sculpt sophisticated sand castles. Or perhaps get the help of an expert to sculpt your company logo out of sand. In this fun and carefree team activity, your group will learn to improve upon these important skills:

  • Better group communication
  • Goal setting
  • Planning and accountability
  • Collaborative idea sharing
  • Creative problem solving
  • Conflict resolution
  • Time management

 

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Participants get a brief lesson on sand castle construction and how to use the molds sand tools. Employees break into teams and pick a design to build. The team is comprised of six to eight people and the work must be agreed upon and divided amongst participants. This activity usually requires two hours and requires access to sand and water.

At the end of the time limit, a judge picks a winning team based on creativity, complexity of the sand castle design, artwork and team effort.

We can help plan a fun afternoon in the sun at the beach for your group.  It is the perfect way to encourage collaborative idea sharing while getting out of the office in the summer.

 

Products To Help Your Office Go Green

Earth Day is April 22 so it’s time to green up your office. Here are some simple ways that you can make a difference and show that you care about the environment. We carry all of these eco-friendly promotional products in our MTG Promotions division. We have an easy to navigate online database where you can search for a vast array of products, which can be found here.

 

RSXZI-GJYNOIn the workplace kitchen, you can replace styrofoam and paper cups with reusable custom mugs. You’ll lower expenses in the long run, and employees will have an eco-friendly way to sip their coffee or tea. You can also buy inexpensive stainless steel flatware to replace plastic utensils that end up in the garbage as waste.

 

NWVSH-GVRBPGive employees branded lunch bags with your company logo. You’ll be helping them reduce their eco-footprint, save money on lunches out, and you’re providing them with a useful gift that’s eco-friendly not just on Earth Day, but every day.

 

 

 

YXXAE-ITRNUNearly every office uses large quantities of paper. When making copies, set your machine to use both sides of paper to cut your consumption in half. Instead of throwing away old documents, shred them and reuse them as packing material in shipments. Try to use recycled paper whenever possible. This cute recycled spiral bound notebook comes with a recycled ballpoint pen, sticky notes & flags and would be a green additional to any office.

 

JXZXC-GGVMKLike other appliances, computers can be major energy hogs. This Eco-Snooze Button (right) is environmentally friendly, saves energy and is made with recycled plastic. By pushing the button you can send your computer into sleep mode, saving all your work behind a computer password.

 

RQYZH-HEOELThe Switch Plate Energy Saver is a thermometer switch plate cover that features an insulating foam gasket to seal out drafts and a swivel dial that reads Fahrenheit on one side and Celsius on the other. It shows your the ideal temperature range to be in so you use less electricity while remaining comfortable.

 

 

TWUUC-LBLXOPlants in the workplace help reduce stress, enhance employee attitudes, increase productivity, and improve air quality. This versatile indoor garden (right) can be affixed to various vertical magnetic surfaces, such as refrigerators and file cabinets. Included suctions cups also allow for placement on windows and other smooth surfaces.

 

Let us know if you’d like pricing and more information on any of the promotional products that we’ve highlighted in our blog. They can all be branded with a company logo and would make excellent employee gifts or customer giveaway gifts.

Planning A Company Picnic or BBQ?

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Are you planning a company picnic, BBQ or corporate outing? Branded promotional products can add fun to your event. We have promotional gifts that your entire team will enjoy. Our full line of picnic and outing promotional giveaways offer you exactly what you need to make your event a success. Search online on our massive catalog for hundreds of ideas.

Once you find something that interests you, please give us at call at 908-771-0804 or email us at info@mtglogistics.com.

Are You Ready for National Doctor’s Day?

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We can provide you with all of your medical-themed promotional items that can be branded with your company logo. National Doctor’s Day is March 30, be ready! Our online database of unlimited promotional products can be found 24 hours a day 7 days a week at www.mtgpromotions.com. Once you find something you like, simply contact us for a friendly no-obligation quote.

One World Observatory, The Ultimate View
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In the heart of downtown Manhattan you’ll find One World Observatory. It is located at One World Trade Center in the Northwest corner of the World Trade Center site. One World Observatory offers exquisite event space with over 9,000 square feet of flexible space which can accommodate up to 330 guests for receptions.

It spans three levels but the observatory’s primary event space is located on the Horizon Level  on the 102nd floor. This architectural marvel provides truly unforgettable views of the Financial District, Hudson River and the rest of the city.

The Facebook page for One World Observatory has this amazing video of the sun setting in a short 30-sec time lapse video. Take a look here. What a view from the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

If you would be interested in having your event at this stunning location, please contact us so we can make it happen!

Give Your Attendees A Memorial Timepiece

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With Bulova’s “Gift In Time” program—planners pick the plan and product in their specified price point and the Bulova sales team creates a customized experience for attendees. On-site sizing is also available for an extra fee. The recipients receive a gift voucher and simply make their selection at the redemption table.

Bulova will provide several different styles including a gift box and gift bag. These can include both strap and bracelet models. The initial watch selection will be decided upon before the event takes place. Custom imprinting of logos or designs is available on most watch dials for an extra expense.

If this is something that interests you, we can contact their corporate sales division and set up a proposal for you. This meaningful event would add an extra sense of appreciation for your attendees.