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Jump Into Football Season Like a Hokie

With the onset of football season, a powerful energy bursts into the air and is felt by all, especially at Virginia Tech. Every college football team has its timeless traditions, but few have as many and as rich of a fan culture as Virginia Tech. For those of you who are new to Hokie Nation, allow us to introduce you to it!


Four Ways To Make Intimate Meetings Exciting + Unexpected

Communication, teamwork, and creativity are critical for the success of any given business, organization or department. One such way to foster all of these things is through meetings. For meetings to be as successful as possible, they must be engaging. It’s not always an easy task to hold the attention of others in this fast-paced attention-grabbing society, yet that is exactly what must be accomplished!

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Summer is for Seafood, and Now You Can Enjoy Every Friday

Summer is for seafood. Though seafood is delicious year-round, there’s something extra satiating about the flavors of the sea during the balmy summer months. The team at Preston’s, the award-winning restaurant at The Inn at Virginia Tech, are major fans of enjoying seafood during the summer. As a result, Preston’s now offers a Summer Seafood Buffet with a full spread in its recently renovated buffet room. For the next few months, every single Friday gets to be a special occasion at The Inn, and you’re invited to join!


How to Engage Attendees Before and After The Event

Although the term ‘event engagement’ has become widespread in the industry, it still resonates as an essential component to your meeting’s success and its future. Our industry is flooded with engagement methods to leverage DURING the meeting. But, what about building excitement before the meeting even begins?

Or, continuing to keep your content top-of-mind long after the event is over?

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Hike Like a Hokie: 4 Top Trails in Southwest Virginia

Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, the Inn at Virginia Tech is blessed with miles and miles of gorgeous trails and enthralling adventures within easy reach.

Cascading streams, beautiful forests, postcard-picture vistas, wildflowers, and waterfalls. This is what outdoor enthusiasts dream of. To find the must-try hikes near Blacksburg, we turned to the town’s biggest nature fans – Hokies!


Using Humor and Wit to Make Your Event Worth Attending

We’ve all experienced wanting to duck out of a conference session that seemed to never end. Or watched tiredly as a meeting speaker recited the bullet points from their PowerPoint presentation. Yawn!

No matter how compelling and valuable your event programming, modern attention spans are hard to keep. Avoid seeing eyes glaze over or the tell-tale blue glow from a cell phone. Strive to shake things up with every event.