Meet the Team: Rich

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Loyal. Happy. Dependable.

Meet Rich Tate. He has been an indispensable resource to our Corinthian Events team for 10 years. As bookkeeper, what makes him so important to our team is not just his skill with numbers – which of course is superb – but his carefulness and unassuming way he confirms our invoices, benefits, and other office particulars to keep everything running smoothly – and paid!

What is most important to Rich? His family.

Rich has two children – Annie and Marshall – pictured above. He is married to Jill Tate, one of Corinthian Events’ three partners. Their children have been a fixture at Corinthian Events through the years – they have both worked many events and always provide great attitude and energy to support the team.

The Tate family spends loads of time together working, playing and when time allows – vacationing! During these vacations Rich has had the opportunity to try some pretty interesting foods including, guinea pig, zebra and crocodile. Yum?

Not a surprise here… if Rich were a dog breed he said he’d be a St. Bernard. Most known as gentle giants, this breed is calm, patient and loyal. Perfect choice!

Rich is a very genuine guy. Reflecting on how to spend the day if he were mayor he said, “Do my best to help the homeless find more permanent shelter and places to eat.”

We are very lucky to have such a caring person on the team.

Rich is genuine, loyal and dependable. A family man through and through with loyalty to his kin, Jill and of course – Corinthian Events!


Newport Conference Success

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

“Have ideas… will travel!”

While our home base is Boston, we take pride in planning events in major destinations throughout New England. Most recently, we spent a productive week in Newport Rhode Island, for an internal conference of a Massachusetts based technology company. While we can’t share many pictures – we can share some great ideas to inspire your next conference!

Smart Décor

Internal meetings require smart spending. Choosing multipurpose signage is a great way to brand your meetings while not blowing the budget. Great multipurpose signage can include directional signage with your company logo, font and colors that show your branding while also showing the way to the bathroom!

Purposeful Activities

Team building is one of the most popular concepts to tackle when you have the opportunity. But how can you choose the right activity when there are so many? This takes time – and experience – to get right on. What we can suggest is to think about what you want to accomplish… do you have a large company with teams that don’t typically overlap? We created an “Excellence Showcase,” where teams set up booths which shared their newest or best ideas and the rest of the company walked around with passports – earning stamps from each display.

Insightful Take-Home Gifts

Company culture is a big take home from a successful conference. A tangible item which reminds the attendee of their experience takes it to another level. At this conference, to drive accountability, attendees took “photo booth” images of themselves and their colleagues holding up signs which stated their commitments such as, “hold a shorter meeting.”

Executing a successful conference requires planning, focus and smart decisions. Do you have memories from a recent “knock your socks” off kind of conference? We’d love to hear about it!


Meet the Team: Jamie

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

A good friend listens to your adventures. A best friend makes them with you…

Having just returned from a tour of Europe, Jamie shared the weirdest thing she’s ever eaten – Ox Tail Donut at Duck in Waffle in London (2 weeks ago!).

She said, “It was actually delicious!” Sure Jamie – we’ll take your word for it!

This world traveling teammate is coincidently (or maybe not so), also our transportation guru! Jamie has a mind for organization… handling arrivals, departures, buses, sprinters and coaches with precision. Permitting, timing, parking, she is our leading lady! She has handled logistics for over 1,500 people at once – with some (man power) support from the team of course!

Jamie most values her family and friends. When she is out of the office she is most likely in New Hampshire visiting with her niece and nephew or visiting friends out of state. Check out her nephew here… this little guy came to support his aunt and mom in running the Lundgren 5K Road Race. This road race through historic Londonderry, NH, benefits the local track teams’ scholarship fund.

Running 5ks and executing transportation may sound tough but the hardest thing Jamie ever did was move to Florida, only knowing 1 person!

“… This is also one of the best things I ever did (too).  When I was 26 I moved to Orlando, FL.  I didn’t have a job and I only knew 1 person, but deep down I knew it was what I needed to spread my wings and take on the world.  It took 10-weeks to find a job, but it only took 4-weeks to meet the most amazing friends, who 10 years later and now living in multiple different states we make sure we visit each other at least 3x a year separately with at least one group vacation per year.”

As she continues to take on the world, our team grows stronger with our adventure loving, family oriented, transportation guru – Jamie!


Planning for Fall

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Boots. Sweaters. Pumpkin Picking. Good bye summer, hello autumn.

Boston is an amazing city to visit during any season – especially during the fall! If not for the foliage, a trip to Boston in the fall, can be planned around the events and seasonal activities which happen for only short times throughout the season. As event planners we understand the importance of timing – it is really everything. The old saying is especially true when it comes to the following activities in New England so take note of dates so you don’t miss out!

Foliage is a spectacular sight – while the pictures are gorgeous, taking in the vibrant colors that are portrayed in New England in autumn in person is breathtaking. Come visit Boston and explore the Emerald Necklace. This 1,100 chain of nine parks include the Boston Commons (shown above), Public Garden, Jamaica Pond, and more. Best time to come? This will vary each year but typically mid-October is best for Boston. The first few weeks of October are best for New Hampshire and Maine.


On February 16, 1818 a group of  farmers met and created the idea of a fair “to promote and improve the agricultural interests of farmers.”

Over the last 100 years, this idea has grown into the annual tradition known as the “Topsfield Fair.”  Ample food options provide options for everyone. Some of the most popular include: apple pie, cinnamon rolls, and fried Oreos. Attractions are agriculturally inspired and eclectic including the giant pumpkin weigh-off, sheep show (obstacle course), monster truck pit party, oxen pulling, and a handful of country shows.

Looking to catch the fair? This year’s fair will take place from September 30th – October 10th in Topsfield, MA.

Smolak Farms in North Andover has events all year long but their fall activities are the best! They offer apple picking, hayrides, and a corn maze! We’ve heard it said that it’s not officially fall until their fresh cider donuts are on the shelves! There are lots of other local farms in Massachusetts to explore – we recommend Ward’s Berry Farm in Sharon as well. They have an adorable petting zoo, pony ride and berry picking!

This year will mark the 52nd year of the Head of the Charles Regatta. This event is not limited to just the rowers – spectators have events to keep them busy too including concessions and play by play commentary of the racing located at Reunion Village. Looking to plan a group outing? Tents are available to rent with notice.  Regatta will take place this year October 22-23rd.

Our personal fav is the wine tasting at Nashoba Valley Winery. No reservation required… yet if you are going as a group you may not taste together without one. We always recommend planning ahead! Tours of the winery are available as well on a first come, first serve basis. Enjoy!

Visiting Boston anytime is wonderful. Yet, a trip well timed is like ice cream on your apple pie… not required but always a great addition!


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