So you’re visiting Boston (on a Sunday)…

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

…and looking to avoid the tourists with a visit to a true local neighborhood!

You might enjoy the South End outdoor market.  Most visitors to Boston don’t make it to the lesser known SOWA (South of Washington) district in the South End.  While it may not get as much press as neighborhoods such as the Back Bay, Beacon Hill or the Waterfront, it’s a hip, diverse and artistic neighborhood filled with energy and worth scoping out.

Every Sunday through October 28th from 10am-4pm at 460 Harrison Avenue is the SOWA Open Market, Boston’s original art and indie design market. The market is filled with unique art, crafts, jewelry, clothing antiques, a full farmers market, amazing baked goods and of course, our delicious Boston food trucks are there too.

Being a South-ender herself, Mary often buys her fruits, veggies and meats for the week at the market. It’s a great place to pick up a unique gift, but an event better place to let out some shopping aggressions and take home a great piece that you just can’t find anywhere else.  Often Mary even just heads over for lunch to grab a gourmet grill cheese at the Grilled Cheese Food Truck.  YUM.

Not visiting between May and October? There is also a smaller indoor market on Harrison Avenue all winter long!

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So you’re visiting Boston…

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

…and you want to enjoy live music en plein air.

According to Vic, you should head over to Rowes Wharf any (or every!) weeknight, 6:00 – 10:00 PM, to enjoy the FREE Summer in the City Entertainment Series, provided by the Boston Harbor Hotel through the end of August. Bustling Boston Harbor is the perfect backdrop for you to relish in a variety of music – themes change nightly!

Photos courtesy of Boston Harbor Hotel.

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The Demolition Continues

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

The building across the street is still coming down.  Every 10 minutes our office shakes!

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News Flash! We’re the Only Accredited DMC in Boston!

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Corinthian Events - Boston Event Planning News

Corinthian Events Achieves Coveted ADMC® Status
Boston-based event planning company becomes the only Accredited Destination Management Company in Massachusetts

BOSTON (July 20, 2012) — Boston-based destination management and special events company Corinthian Events has been named an Accredited Destination Management Company (ADMC).  Corinthian Events is currently the only Destination Management Company (DMC) in Massachusetts to have successfully completed the accreditation process.

The ADMC distinction is awarded by The International Association of Destination Management Executives (ADMEI) to DMCs whose services are indicative of the highest quality destination management providers.  Accredited DMC’s adhere to a strict list of standards including ethical operation, the highest level of industry expertise and consistent recognition with successful completion of unique client goals.  There are also very specific insurance levels that must be maintained by all ADMCs.  These standards provide an immediate comfort level for planners when selecting their DMC partners.  ADMEI has done the due diligence and an ADMC is sure to meet even the most stringent client criteria.

A requirement to receive the distinction, Jill Tate, founding partner of Boston-based event company Corinthian Events, is one of a select group of professionals recently awarded the distinction of Destination Management Certified Professional® (DMCP) from The Association of Destination Management Executives (ADME).

Tate is currently the only destination management professional in Massachusetts with this distinction, awarded to candidates who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge within the Destination Management Industry.

“I’m really proud to have achieved this distinction,” said Tate. “DMCP program is important to our industry because it validates the industry as a whole and offers executives a great outlet to continue professional development. Personally, I learned a lot through the process and know that it will serve me well in conducting business on a daily basis.”

Tate has a Bachelor of Science in Leisure Management and Tourism from the University of New Hampshire and began her career planning winter trips for her “summer” friends, eventually leading to a position as cruise director and purser on a small cruise ship for two years prior to entering the destination management field. After seven years working at another Destination Management Company (DMC) she came together with two partners to start Corinthian Events in March of 2000 twelve years later, has never looked back.

Corinthian Events’ client list boasts some of the best known blue chip companies and non-profit organizations, providing personalized service to create over 300 custom events each year. The company’s expertise includes custom special events, unique outings and activities, team-building programs, tours, transportation and full meeting management — overseeing every detail from vendor procurement and audio visual production to décor and menu selection.

ADME represents more than 200 DMCs throughout the world; requirements for DMCP certification include a minimum of three years’ experience in destination management, current employment in the hospitality industry, and demonstration of a high level of responsibility and accountability for the successful completion of destination management programs.

To learn more about Corinthian Events, visit corinthianevents.com; to learn about the accreditation standards for ADMC, visit adme.org.

About Corinthian Events
Corinthian Events is a total event planning company focusing on Special Events and Destination Management. Opening in March of 2000, our three partners offer more than 50 years of combined experience in event planning and production. Our fresh approach to planning memorable events, unique creativity and total attention to detail, combined with our professionalism and excellent track-record makes Corinthian Events one of the premier event companies in Boston and New England. Corinthian Events is certified as a woman-owned business by the State of Massachusetts and is a proud member of the International Special Events Society, the International Association of Destination Management Executives, the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the DMC Alliance. For more information, visit corinthianevents.com.

Contact: Laura Keeler; laura@corinthianevents.com; 617.450.600

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