New England Society of CVBs Newsletter

Celebrating over 20 years as an organization

March, 2011 Spring Issue

In This Issue
Chatham Bars Inn
Greater Springfield CVB
Greater Portland CVB
Greater Hartford CVB
Vermont Convention Bureau
North of Boston CVB
Newport, RI CVB
Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
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Chatham Bars Inn


Chatham Bars InnNESCVB thanks the Chatham Bars Inn 

for hosting our recent quarterly meeting in Cape Cod, MA. Chatham Bars Inn has been an idyllic Cape Cod hotel family vacation retreat noted for its excellent service, fine cuisine and beautiful surroundings since 1914. The Inn is nestled near the heart of Chatham on 25 beautifully landscaped acres overlooking Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Greater Springfield CVB  


MMBring your Board Meeting to Springfield  

on us!  Come and explore all that Springfield and the MassMutual Center have to offer to your association.  We supply the room, equipment and food.  You supply the attendees.  Call the MassMutual Center convention sales team at 413-787-6610 to hear about this exciting offer, and visit to learn more about the venue.

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Greater Portland CVB


PortlandConsider Greater Portland's unique venues for a memorable group event ~ The historic Captain Daniel Stone Inn & Restaurant in the village of Brunswick, Diamond's Edge Restaurant, a short, scenic ride from Portland, and Grace Restaurant located in the heart of the Old Port, each provide a stunning setting.  Kennebunkport's White Barn Inn & Spa offers premier meeting space with renowned dining for a memorable experience. Come explore picturesque Maine this season!  

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Greater Hartford CVB 


FinalFinalhartfordIn the next few months alone, the Greater Hartford CVB will be on the court, ice and field, hosting major sporting events including the BIG EAST Women's Basketball Championship, America East Men's and Women's Basketball Championship, USA Hockey's National Championships, and the Oakwood Sports Center Memorial Day Invitationals.   This, plus FIRST Robotics' Regional Competition and The Church of Pentacost USA's Regional Easter Convention will mean huge Springtime hotels bookings and busy area restaurants and attractions.

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Vermont Convention Bureau


More than ever, you need an advantage when planning meetings.    

  • Substantial cost savings
  • Return on Investment
  • Abundance of unique venue possibilities
  • Variety of activities at your doorstep
  • Statewide expertise on a truly special destination

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Consider the Vermont Meeting Advantage Program ~  Meet in Vermont!  Click here for more information. 

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North of Boston CVB


ShainLuCelebrate Spring North of Boston

Find the perfect meeting space at the recently renovated Ashworth by the Sea, the only full-service hotel on Hampton Beach, NH. Find modern amenities and breathtaking views at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport. Take your meeting out on the water with Essex River Cruises & Charters, offering unique and custom packages. For more information about spring meetings North of Boston, visit or contact


Newport, Rhode Island CVB


America's Cup Charters is celebrating 25 years of coordinating the top teambuilding activity available in Newport's harbor - an America's Cup Regatta racing classic 12-meter class boats in the waters that hosted this prestigious race for 53 years.    


Perhaps a relaxing match of croquet at the International Tennis Hall of Fame is more your style or, an adrenaline rush at the Outdoor Leadership Program at the YMCA! Contact the Newport Insiders to discover the fun.


Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce 


Cape Cod2Cape Cod lures the International Theater on Ice from Europe to host the first-ever Nations Cup in the US at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center. Known as "Ballet on Ice", this prestigious event will take place April 6-10, 2011 with 30 teams from four different continents and 30-50 teams from across the US.  Imagine what the Cape's distinctive 15 towns can offer your group!

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Patti Lloyd, President
Phone:  508-362-9351