Holidays at AMA in New York City

‘Tis the season of business travel during the holidays; when the inevitable question of business or pleasure is sure to come up. However, when traveling to New York City, especially during the holidays, it doesn’t matter if your soul purpose of travel is business; there are plenty of holiday activities that can bring pleasure to … Read more

Amazon Headquarters Will Be Coming to Crystal City

In the end, it turns out that TWO cities have won the “prize” of Amazon building their new headquarters in their city. One city where a secondary headquarters will be built in New York City and the other will be the National Landing area in Crystal City, Virginia which is just outside of Washington DC. … Read more

Which Social Media Channels are Used Most By Meeting Planners?

The use of social media during events has risen sharply in the past few years. In a recent poll done by Successful Meetings Magazine, readers were asked to talk about their use of social media at meeting events. Of the readers who responded, their jobs broke down as follows: 43% of respondents were corporate planners … Read more

Enjoy These Lively Washington DC Events During the Holiday Season

November and December are the perfect time to take in the vibrant sights and sounds of Washington DC. The air is only a little nippy, the lights are festive, and the capital city is alive with the excitement and colors of the season. There is so much to see and do all year long, but … Read more

3 Ways to Manage Your Stress During the Holidays

Holidays are made fun with lively music and decor, opportunities to visit friends and families, and, of course, time off from work. But let’s face it, winter holidays can also be extremely stressful, more than any other time of year. So how can you take charge of your workday and ease the pressure of this … Read more

Great Reasons for Being Thankful This Season

Attitudes of Gratitude November is the month of Thanksgiving; that time of the year when we gather with friends and family to ritually offer thanks and appreciation to individuals (current or past) who have brought some sort of blessing into our lives. As a culture, we learn to say, ‘thank you’ at a very young … Read more

Top Travel Tips For Work Travel During Holiday Months

Traveling during the holiday months is stressful no matter what your destination. When traveling for work, you may feel extra pressure to meet project deadlines in addition to attending countless meetings and conferences. While work travel doesn’t stop for the holidays, there are ways to make it more bearable with careful planning and by taking … Read more

Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Atlanta, NYC, San Francisco and DC

Some of the most iconic cities in the U.S. also have some of the most fascinating histories behind them. Guess which U.S. city had the first pizzeria? We looked into Atlanta, New York City, San Francisco and Washington DC – each an AMA Executive Conference Centers city – and you’ll be amazed at some of the things … Read more

Tricks & Treats: 5 Tips for Taking Your Meeting From Spooky To Spectacular

Just because meetings are a part of today’s business world doesn’t mean they have to be spooky. With a little pre-planning, you can take your next meeting from spooky to spectacular by following these 5 helpful tips: Beware of the Clock Meetings take a lot of time out of a person’s day. In fact, middle … Read more

Live TV Tapings You Can Attend When Visiting New York City

Who knows, you might be watching TV right now out of the corner of your eye, even while reading this. October 23rd is day to celebrate National TV Talk Show Host Day! This unusual day allows us to appreciate the unique form of humor and storytelling that has become pervasive in our current culture. It … Read more