New England Society of CVBs Newsletter
Celebrating over 20 years as an organization

October 2010 Fall Issue
"Fall line up in New England"
In This Issue
Eastland Park Hotel
Cape Cod Chamber
Mystic Country/CONNECTICUT
Newport, Rhode Island CVB
North of Boston CVB
Vermont Convention Bureau
Destination Worcester
Greater Hartford CVB
Greater Merrimack Valley CVB
Greater Portland CVB
Greater Springfield CVB
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Eastland Park Hotel

ephNESCVB thanks the Eastland Park Hotel for hosting our recent quarterly meeting in Portland, ME. The hotel celebrates 83 years of history in 2010. Rich in tradition, yet charming and delightfully understated, this downtown landmark is conveniently located in the heart of Portland's acclaimed arts and shopping district. The hotel is surrounded by quaint galleries, outstanding restaurants, upscale shops, and museums, including the Portland Museum of Art making it an ideal location for meetings, weddings and private events.

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce

Cape Cod Travel GuideWe all need a little Cape Cod this fall. Maybe it's a bike ride along a seashore path, following the Arts Trail, shopping in a charming village center, or a day of family fun at a fall festival. Perhaps a relaxing game of golf at daybreak, or a romantic dinner for two at dusk. Let yourself go to Cape Cod this fall, and find good values everywhere.

Click here for seasonal packages and last-minute deals!

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Mystic Country/CONNECTICUT

SabThis fall, take a breather in Mystic Country. Breeze through an autumn day with sea lions and Beluga whales at Mystic Aquarium. Steam aboard the historic Sabino, or see the whaleship restoration at Mystic Seaport. Discover the entertainment and gaming at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods. Less than 3 hours from NY, and less than 2 hours from Boston - perfect for short getaways, business or pleasure. Catch your breath in Mystic Country. New website!

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Newport, Rhode Island CVB

Fall and Winter Seasons in Newport, Rhode Island

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North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Andover Inn is completing a multi-million dollar renovation including guest rooms, function rooms, a 100 seat dining room featuring a stylish tent for events up to 175.

Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury is a oceanfront facility that accommodates banquet table seating, cocktail receptions, traditional theater style conferences, business expos, trade shows, and other events.

Amesbury Sports Park's offers catering, banquets and group discounts for snow tubing on the big hill!

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Visit for more ways

to plan the perfect meeting North of Boston!

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Vermont Convention Bureau

Picture your next meeting in Vermont!

Revel in an ever-changing natural backdrop made famous by picturesque green mountains, splendid autumn foliage and pristine winter scenery. Groups appreciate the easy drive or short flight to Vermont's Northeast location from major metropolitan cities. Enjoy unique group programming around our legendary four season recreation, museums, galleries, distinctive dining, and a multitude of highly rated attractions, festivals and events that are available year-round.

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For more information visit CLICK HERE

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Destination Worcester

Worcester, Massachusetts is alive with events in 2010 & 2011!
From USA Gymnastics' Tyson American Cup and the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS to both the Massachusetts Democratic and Republican nominating conventions! Now is a great time to contact Destination Worcester to secure space for your next event. Call us to find out why Worcester is so accessible, affordable and accommodating. Surprise Yourself!

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Greater Hartford CVB

HARTFORDREVISEDThe Greater Hartford CVB is gearing up for its busy Fall foliage convention season. In fact, many meeting planners specifically book Connecticut this time of year because of the variety of meeting venues and off-site relaxation and recreation opportunities that offer spectacular panoramas of the changing colors of the leaves. From golfing and hiking in dynamic multi-hued locations to "leaf peeping" driving tours, our gateway to New England delivers the most successful and memorable experiences.

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Greater Merrimack Valley CVB

Just 30 minutes northwest of Boston, the Greater Merrimack Valley is a great place for business this fall! Hotels are affordable, accommodating and easily accessible by nearly all of Eastern Massachusetts' major highways.

When the meetings end there is VerillFarmFall
plenty to enjoy, from the splendor of our fall landscape, vibrant arts scene and some of the best ethnic and fine dining north of Boston. See event listings and itinerary ideas at: 978-459-6150,

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Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau presents the Third Annual Harvest on the Harbor - Maine's premier food and wine experience - at Ocean Gateway on Portland's picturesque waterfront. New events this year include The Ultimate Seafood Splash, complimented by The Perfect Pairing. The Maine Lobster Chef of the Year Competition and the Food and Wine Marketplace will complete this year's exciting programming.

Please visit for

more information and to purchase tickets.

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Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau

Visit MassGS2achusetts' Pioneer Valley and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, home of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Your colleagues will love the contemporary design, inspiring artwork, and beautiful orchard setting. With a caf´┐Ż, art studio, state-of-the-art auditorium, spacious great hall, and reading library, the Museum offers your group a number of places to meet and have break-out sessions.

For more information or a virtual tour, visit or call 413-658-1106.

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Patti Lloyd, President
Phone: 508-362-9351