18 Apr 2017

Are Your Attendees Falling Asleep? Reformatting Your Conference

You may have glanced over the sea of faces at your conferences or meeting and found that some of the audience members looked dazed, glazed…or maybe they were snoring. Not a great sign, unless your presentation is focused on meditation practices and effects. The nature of presenting and speaking has changed, arguably in the same […]
29 Mar 2017

Governor Charlie Baker Visits Southbridge and Central Massachusetts

On Thursday, March 23, Governor Charlie Baker visited some key spots in central Massachusetts, beginning with a lunchtime visit to Southbridge. Addressing a full house here at the hotel, the Governor delivered a speech punctuated by the importance of the state cooperating with local communities. “The health of the Commonwealth is dictated by the health […]
13 Mar 2017

Top Meetings Trends of 2017

In 2016, meeting planners were looking to break from the traditional boardroom experiences and tap into new trends like bringing in the destination or neighborhood. In 2017, we’re seeing that trend continue with as planners are now going out of their way to ensure meeting experiences have that experiential feel. Successful Meetings recently unveiled their list of the Top […]
10 Feb 2017

Love is in the air at The Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center!

February is the month of love. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many are making plans to surprise their special someone with flowers, candy, and gifts to show them how much they care. What better way to say “I love you” than with the perfect getaway? Here at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center, you […]
1 Dec 2016

Set your sights on a free stay with our Frame Game contest!

Ever wanted to win a free trip to The Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center? Here’s your chance! We’re currently having a selfie contest on our Facebook page where fans can submit a photo of themselves wearing their favorite (or funkiest!) frames. All you have to do to be entered to win the contest is Like […]
20 Oct 2016

Community Spotlight: Five Questions with Dick Whitney

We’re excited to introduce our new Community Spotlight series featuring members of our community who make an impact. Our first article in the series features Dick Whitney, who operates the Optical Heritage Museum in Southbridge. Mr. Whitney’s vast knowledge of the eyeglass industry and the history of Southbridge make him the perfect person to kick off our […]
20 Sep 2016

Meetings For The Senses

Meetings expert and senior editor, Johnalee Johnston, explains in the current issue of Prevue magazine how activating our senses in a meeting environment enables us to fully absorb information in a way that is both meaningful and long lasting.  In today’s hectic world where sensory overload is prevalent, this is easier said than done. Here are […]
31 Aug 2016

How Technology is Continuing to Impact the Events Industry 

There’s always something new being brought to the table in the ever-changing world of event planning. Thanks to the advancements in technology, both the events and meetings industries are always improving. Here at The Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center, we’re always staying in the know of the latest technology trends. Here are a few ways that we’re seeing […]
19 Jul 2016

Southbridge: The Perfect Spot to Tie the Knot

Some may find it hard to believe that the first half of 2016 is already over. July is quickly coming to an end, which means many things like changes in weather, the beginning of a new school year, and of course, wedding season! According to Brides.com, September is a peak month for weddings across the […]
16 Jun 2016

Startups Pave the Way for High-Tech Meetings

Gone are the days of boring business meetings, uninspired lectures and mundane workshops. In today’s meetings marketplace, an influx of cutting-edge tech tools have helped enhance  attendees’ experience before, during, and after a meeting. According to Janet Newenham of Meetings & Conventions magazine, here are the top five startups and tech-products that are paving the […]