Go Local!

By Stephanie Davis Smith, March 23, 2015

Attention, culture vultures. From Michigan and Montana to Nevada and North Carolina, local businesses and hotel brands are creating new ways to express their states’ authentic appeal through teambuilding, F&B, locally grown gifts and one-of-a-kind hometown experiences. It’s time to celebrate those who are getting the whole locavore thing right. Planners, here’s to rediscovering a sense of place for your attendees.



“Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.” —Magic Johnson, basketball icon




The Commoner restaurant in Pittsburgh, serves the PA burger made of local grass-fed beef


“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.” —Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French gastronome






“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.” —Jawaharlal Nehru, former Prime Minister of India






“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” —Henry Miller, American author





Austin-centric coasters


“A poem of remembrance, a gift, a souvenir for you.” —Robert Earl Hayden, American poet




—Contributions By Erin Bernhardt, Anna Dunn, Natalie Dupuis, Kelsey Ogletree, Stephanie Davis Smith and Kathryn Drury Wagner

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