Happy Friday

July 21st, 2016

An open ended survey was passed around the office and lo and behold we had a solid amount of matching answers (not a surprise)! The category with the most matches – our favorite summertime drinks!

The locations varied… while some of us enjoy a drink at a particular restaurant or bar while others are happy to sip and enjoy their own patio (or someone else’s) our drinks selections show we have a lot in common. In honor of this special day of the week we are sharing our team’s favorite drinks to quench our thirst during the summer.

Happy Friday!

Corinthian Events Team’s Favorite Summer Drinks


Sangria has been a summer staple since the dawn of time. (Check Wikipedia – just kidding!) This classic drink can be made with red or white wine. Claudia’s favorite is the Spanish sangria from Toro, Maureen adores the sangria from Cuchi Cuchi and Sarah P.’s favorite is the variety at Legal Harborside – nice choices ladies!

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

Two of our senior team members, Elizabeth and Tamara, both chose Blueberry Vodka Lemonade. Now before you get too crazy with muddling blueberries and hand squeezing your lemons – try pouring blueberry vodka into a cup of lemonade – Voila!

Chilled Wine

Think cool and refreshing, while the sweeter the wine the colder it typically should be served, summertime drinks are always best served chilled. Sommeliers cover your ears… even red wine tastes great chilled in the summer! Courtney prefers her white wine chilled on her deck and Jenni enjoys Rose on her patio.

Mojito and Other Rum Drinks

Rum, oh yum. This versatile liquor is the base for Mojitos, Pina Colados and of course – rum punch. Jill, Megan, Sarah and Natalie all find their summertime fix with rum drinks.

Our Newest Members

It takes time to be in sync… our two newest team members each chose different options! Shira joined us 2 months ago and her favorite is the Margarita. This is Cody’s first week… his favorite is Gin + Tonic.

There is something about a chilled drink on a warm summer evening – Cheers!


VIP Access: Fenway

July 19th, 2016

Whether you are visiting Boston for the first time or you are already a chowdah-sippin’ lobstah-lovin’ Bostonian, a trip to Fenway for a tour is a must on your to-do list.

Fenway Park, known as the ‘most beloved park,’ opened its doors in April of 1912. Fans at this first game witnessed the Red Sox beat the (then) New York Highlanders 7-6. Over the 104 years the park has stood to hold millions of visitors and a lot of wear and tear – but, even with the renovations and fixes over years, the character remains intact. Visiting Fenway Park is an awesome experience for baseball fanatics, history buffs and common folk alike.

At Corinthian Events we strive to bring every event to another level (seriously, ask around), so our trip to Fenway was definitely not your traditional tour.


When the Red Sox win the World Series, they travel as champions by duck boat through the city of Boston. To give our guests ‘the Champion Experience’ duck boats picked them up at the Four Seasons to ferry them to Fenway.


Quacking commenced while the Ducks stuck to land, offering a peak at Boston Garden, Boston Common, Trinity Church, Cheers, and the John Hancock building on the way to Fenway Park.



Continuing the VIP experience – guests enjoyed a catered luncheon in the Partners’ Suite along with a presentation and book signing from Dave Mellor, the groundskeeper at Fenway. Dave has been grooming famous ballparks for 32 years and Fenway has been his home since 2001 – he has a lot of knowledge to share! Now time to check out the stadium…


While not original – the chairs in the grandstand section at Fenway hold a special piece of history. They are the only wooden seats still remaining in all of baseball!


Through a partnership with Green City Growers, Fenway Farms was created to provide fresh and organically grown fruits and vegetables to Red Sox fans dining at the EMC Club Restaurant at Fenway. These farms help to make Fenway one of the greenest ballparks in America!

A Fenway tour rarely allows access to the field. But when your hanging with Dave Mellor and he invites you down – access granted! Dave brought the group onto the grass (step lightly!) for playful pictures.


Ground level – we’ve made it!


Run Dave, Run!


Practicing ‘air’ baseball swings (without a bat) – can’t go wrong posing on the field at Fenway Park! We love sharing our city of Boston with guests and locals all the same.


Our favorite part? The sights, the sounds – the crack of the bat, but the best has to be seeing the guys in action!


Global DMC Connection

July 14th, 2016

Corinthian Events is a proud member of Global DMC Partners, an elite group of the largest global network of hand-picked Destination Management Companies (DMCs). This gives our clients access to event professionals with solid local connections and creative know-how to ensure their programs, not only in Boston and New England but beyond, are exceptional, unique and perfect, anyplace, anywhere.

Every year Global DMC Partners, holds its annual “Connection.” Two hundred participants attended the 2016 Global DMC Partners Connection at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from June 23-26.  The two-and-a-half-day annual event included innovative business sessions, one-on-one appointments, industry specific breakout sessions, an interactive customer panel, site visits, and attendee-elected tours around Punta Cana.  Top meeting professionals and DMC industry leaders from around the world had the opportunity to learn about key industry trends, including emergency preparedness and the direction of the global economy, discuss best practices, meet one-on-one with other DMCs, and network with their peers.


Jill Tate and Mary Douglas, two of the partners at Corinthian Events, attended this year’s conference, making great connections and meeting some wonderful people. Jill, always the ‘hostess with the mostess,’ and chairperson of the Connection Committee with DMC, kicked off opening session by welcoming everyone to the conference.


A Customer and DMC Panel on Emergency Preparedness, one of the industry’s timeliest topics, was hosted by Global DMC Partners President, Catherine Chaulet. The Panel, consisting of DMC and Customer Advisory Board members as well as a few key customers, took a deep dive into what planners, DMCs and hotels are finding to be the most pressing concerns when it comes to emergency preparedness. They also reviewed how to create effective risk management and crisis management plans for both large and small scale emergencies, a hands-on assessment of real life situations from cyber security to climatic threats, and additional security options to be considered around the world.


In between educational sessions they had customer speed dating where clients came to each table to learn about the various locations represented. Corinthian repped Boston (of course!) – not as high tech as Match.com but really fun!

One of their favorite nights was “dress like your city”… here is Jill and Mary decked out as Historic Boston that’s on the cutting edge. “We even put buckles on our flip flops!”

Visiting Punta Cana, their learning didn’t stop inside the conference, they got out to see some of the surrounding areas. Jill learned about Dominican Cigars, while Mary visited the Rum factory! Very educational…

Mary and Jill both spent time exploring the Dominican Republic in their own way. Before the conference, Mary took 4 days to ‘hang ten’ at surf camp. Impressive form Mary! After the conference, Jill stayed to connect with her family, enjoying the gorgeous weather and relaxation.

What an experience this year’s GDP Connection offered. Next year… ITALY & VEGAS!


Rhode Island: Little State, Big Innovators!

July 12th, 2016

Rhode Island may be the smallest state in size but when it comes to leadership, this little state has a huge innovator! Atrion, a progressive IT services firm, hosts an annual leadership symposium entitled the AlwaysOn Leadership Symposium (AOS), where TED-like talks inspire attendees to bring new ideas to transform their companies!

Atrion’s 2016 AOS was held at the Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC) and although we are based in Boston, we handle events all over New England and beyond! At Corinthian Events we love logistics, and managing meetings are our specialty, so when Atrion called, we were so excited to jump right in.

Before we could get our feet wet we had to understand the needs of our client and what the goals for the event were. Using our wealth of knowledge and their initial direction, we created a proposal with all the elements to take their vision and bring it to life – of course with a few additions we dreamt up to bring it to another level! With the proposal reviewed and agreed upon we got to work creating a work back schedule. Our work back schedule is an indispensable guide leading up to the event, we map out the details; every item with timing on ordering and decisions to be made, so nothing is forgotten!

Curious what is involved with meeting management? Every client, company and event is different but to give you an idea…

For Atrion’s AOS we:

  • Managed the Venue
  • Managed the Speakers
  • Managed Registration and Event Logistics
  • Managed Volunteers
  • Managed Hotel Room Blocks
  • Created and Called the Show
  • Designed Floor Plans
  • Strategically Determined Signage Needs
  • Managed all Vendors including:
    • Audio- Visual (AV)
    • Rentals
    • Food and Beverage

Constant communication ensured that new ideas were heard, decisions were made, and that the work- back schedule would be met. Managing meetings is all about details and communication – suffice to say, we got to know our Atrion contacts very well!