Paige Feigenbaum

Paige Feigenbaum is a content editor at Smart Meetings. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Psychology with a minor in music business and entertainment industries at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL and studied abroad at the University of Sydney in Australia. Prior to writing about the meetings industry, Paige worked for entertainment news and general news outlets in Los Angeles and New York. In her spare time, she enjoys watching TV, rooting for the Miami Hurricanes, visiting Disneyland, keeping up with celebrity gossip and exploring Wine Country. Her additional interests include figure skating, the Olympics and American Sign Language.

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Drop Anchor in BostonDestinations

Boston has a bit of an image problem. Non-Bostonians may use Cheers reruns as a frame of reference. (So, where is that bar where everybody knows your name? Answer: Across from the Boston Public Garden.) By American standards, the city is ancient, and full of historic firsts such as the 1636 founding of our first institution of higher education—Harvard University.

What’s Open and What’s Closed Due to SoCal Wildfires and Winds?Hotels & ResortsNews

Rapidly spreading wildfires sparked in the Southern California counties of Los Angeles and Ventura this week, causing structural loss, evacuations, closures and cancellations. Homes, businesses, schools, television production studios and the NFL’s L.A. Rams’ practice have all been impacted. As of press time, the most significant impact on meetings is the closure of the northbound…

New App Plays Cupid at ConventionsAppsTechnology

Feeling bummed you’re going solo to all the holiday parties this month? Still looking for someone to kiss under the mistletoe? A new dating app on the scene is designed specifically for conventions! Introducing you to Convexion.

Power of Music Unites Puerto RicoNews

The record-breaking “Despacito” was the song of summer 2017. The catchy Latin tune garnered so much airplay, Puerto Rico Tourism Company named the singer Luis Fonsi the face of its international tourism campaign. As summer turned to fall, Puerto Rico once again made headlines when Hurricane Maria blew through town. The Spanish word despacito translates to “slowly” in English, and Puerto Ricans are taking a slowly-but-surely approach to recovery. There is no denying it will take a while for suburban communities to bounce back, but the encouraging news is that San Juan is fully operational to host major meetings.

Better With Age Versus Fresh Off the VineDestinations

Roll the dice and no matter what property you land on, Napa and Sonoma counties are prime real estate for venues old and new. From a 13th-century inspired castle to the latest restaurant in town, visitors can immerse themselves in an experience spanning centuries, all in one trip. Pull up your pants’ legs and stomp on some grapes, just like Lucille Ball did in the black-and-white days of television.

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‘Tis The Season of Giving with Donation Drives at Hotels and MeetingsNewsTrends

Following Thanksgiving, there’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Those are all days dedicated to consuming. But, today is Giving Tuesday, which is about giving back to those in need. Meeting professionals have long incorporated charitable donations into events. During a year marked by natural disasters across the country from wild fires in…