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Summer in a College Town: Blacksburg is Not Just for Hokies

If Virginia is for lovers, then the Blue Ridge Highlands is for lovers of beauty. 

Blacksburg, Virginia is strategically nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and if you’re in love with beauty and life, it’s a terrific location to enjoy a summer getaway. 

Blacksburg has all the vibrancy and opportunities for enjoyment afforded in most college towns. Home to loyal students and Hokies. However, you don’t have to be a Hokie to enjoy Summer 2022 in Blacksburg! 

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The INNside Scoop: Getting to Know Damon Strickland of The Inn at Virginia Tech

This week, Cory Falter of the InnSync Show sat down with Damon Strickland, the new General Manager of the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. Not only has Damon been in hospitality for the past 14 years with Crestline Hotels & Resorts, but he is also a fellow Hokie.

As a Virginia native and graduate of Virginia Tech, Damon truly understands our love of this amazing community and we’re thrilled he is on board.

Cory asked Damon about his new role at the Inn, and he shared some great stories about his experience in hospitality and what it takes to be a successful hospitality manager. 

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Virginia Tech Graduation 2022 – Here Are Your Weekend Plans

Congratulations Hokies! You’ve made it! Here we are ready to celebrate Virginia Tech Graduation 2022.

Graduation is a remarkable milestone and an outstanding achievement. This is a significant milestone to mark your lifelong accomplishments; this is a weekend to honor them!

There are plenty of options to mark your graduation weekend, from sharing moments with your family like picnics, taking photos, and dining at the local restaurants.

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Adventures in Blacksburg: 7 Spring Events & Festivals to Enjoy a Fresh New Season

Spring is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. Blacksburg, VA, has no shortage of events and festivals to help you celebrate the season. The town hosts several social and cultural events and festivals with locals showcasing the diverse culture, food, art, and music.

As the spring season approaches, there’s no better time to visit Blacksburg, VA, than now. After all, spring is the ideal time of the year to wine, dine, and make merry as the weather is neither too hot nor too cold.

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10 Best Corporate Apps to Make Your Event a Complete Success

Hosting a corporate event can be a daunting task. There are so many things to think about, from the venue to the catering to the entertainment. But one of the most important aspects of any corporate event is the effective use of technology. You can streamline the planning process, engage your attendees, and make your event a total success with the right tools.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best corporate event apps to assist you with planning, executing, and evaluating your company event.

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5 Reasons to Embrace Bleisure Travel for Company Meetings

When it comes to business travel, there are two main types: the meeting-focused trip and the leisure-focused trip. Most people think that you have to choose one or the other – but that’s not necessarily true. In recent years, a new type of travel has emerged: bleisure travel. Bleisure travel is when you mix a business meeting with some leisure time. This can be a great way to maximize the ROI of business trips!

This blog post will discuss five reasons to consider planning a destination company meeting around a bleisure trip for your team!

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Weekday Weddings: Why They’re a Great Option for Couples

If you’re planning a wedding, you may be considering whether or not to have it on a weekday. This can be a great option for many couples for various reasons! You can save money, have more options for the vendors you want, and have time to actually enjoy the day (or days) with your family and friends and have a better shot at securing your dream venue.

This blog post will discuss some of the benefits of having a weekday wedding.

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9 Tips for Running an Effective Annual Association Meeting

Annual association meetings can be stressful for anyone involved. You have a lot to do and oftentimes with a small window of time to accomplish all the tasks. You are the leader of your association. You need to make people feel comfortable and welcome. So, if you are planning on running an annual meeting soon or want to know some tricks that may help, we have some suggestions to help you along!