With PEDA's spring conferences annually held in the state capital of Harrisburg, we continue the practice of holding our fall conferences in various locations around the state, allowing our members and their communities to be highlighted for all they have to offer. This October 6th through 8th, PEDA will hold the 2014 Fall Conference at the Hershey® Lodge*!
The Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau reports that Hershey Harrisburg recently placed 5th in Forbes magazine's rankings of "America's Most Livable Cities". Additionally, the region ranked 13th in RelocateAmerica's "Top 100 Places to Live" and 3rd in last year's rankings of top minor league sports markets by Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal. And these awards are only the tip of the iceburg. We hope you'll join us this October and learn more at the conference website!
Recent PEDA conferences have focused on current issues, industries and trends pertinent to economic development and to the regions selected for these events. As our Conference committee and leadership strive to provide high quality content and venues, we also turn our attention to our members and partners whose participation as sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers allows us to continually improve the experience being offered.
As you read about available sponsorship, exhibitor, and advertiser opportunities associated with the 2014 Fall Conference, I encourage you to also consider partners in your own communities who may benefit from sponsoring this or future conferences or from reserving an exhibit booth at one of PEDA's events. As the statewide association for economic developers, we believe these venues present ideal opportunities to receive continuing education, make new connections, and share best practices. Please consider raising your own profile or that of a partner by participating as a sponsor for the 2014 Fall Conference. The registration brochure hits the streets next month, so make your commitment today in order to maximize the benefits you receive!
Please join our sponsors who have already committed, including:
WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSOR
Room rates for this conference have been negotiated to a discounted rate of $179/night for single or double accommodations and parking is included. To make a reservation, please contact the Hershey® Lodge* directly at (717) 533-3311 or (800) 533-3131 on or before July 27, 2014 or when the room block reaches capacity - whichever comes first - and identify yourself as an attendee of the 2014 Pennsylvania Economic Development Association Fall Conference room block. Reservations may be made at the discounted rate by July 27th or until our room block has reached capacity, whichever comes first. Reservations after such time will be accepted upon availability at prevailing hotel rates.
*Hershey® Lodge is a trademark used with permission.