If you’ve never been and you want to see what it might be like, watch a video from earlier Galas here
I want everyone to be able to find their way and make arrangements to attend. This is the first time we have held this event outside of Boston, but then our industry scoots back and forth between Boston and Providence all the time.
Here are the particulars:
If you still need to subscribe, you can go here and take care of that right now: http://b19.a70.myftpupload.com/2013/11/party-invitation-2014. Your 2014 subscription or renewal is your ticket to this exciting affair. The cost is $49.95 to have IMAGINE delivered to your home or office for 2014.
Date: January 14th is the magical date (always the second Tuesday of the New Year).
Place: Providence Biltmore Hotel Grand Ballroom, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 03903, telephone 401 421-0700, The hotel is offering their beautiful rooms at discounted room rates of $124 for a Superior King and $149 for a Junior Suite. Be sure you ask for the discount. The hotel will be sold out by Tuesday so if you plan to make a hotel reservation, do it now!
How to Get There: Driving is simple; it’s South on 95 until you see the Providence Exit. The hotel is easy to find. Valet parking is $16 for the event. And there is a parking lot right behind the hotel available. You can take the train. Both Amtrak and the MBTA (an MBTA ride is $10) offer excellent service to and from South Station
Back Bay in Boston. There is an MBTA train at 6:10 pm from Boston and one at 10:40 pm returning to Route 28, Back Bay and South Station, which should work well for attendees. The Biltmore is a 5 minute walk or a shot taxi ride from the Providence Rail Station.
If you are coming from Boston or points north – jump on the Party Bus. It will leave the Boston Public Library at 6:15 pm and return to the Boston Public Library leaving Providence at 10:30 pm. It’s FREE. That’s right there is no cost for the Party Bus, but you will need a reservation to get on. When you subscribe or renew, I will respond with a “thank you” note and the question “do you want a party bus reservation.” Subscribe now if you want to enjoy the fun and convenience of the Party Bus as it will fill up and when it’s full it’s double the fun.
Some of our celebs are carpooling, so that’s something to think about, too. A group from WIF/VNE is doing just that.
No matter how you get there, come for the magic, the celebration, the networking, the food and festivities. You will not leave hungry and if you’ve ever been to an event at the Biltmore you will know what I mean…. You’ll have sumptuous passed hot Hors d ‘Oeuvres, Pasta Creations along with Antipasto and Coffee & Dessert all included. A full bar is available. And don’t forget your swag bag. (By the way, if you have a desirable item you would like to contribute to our prestigious glitter bag, give me a shout).
If you can’t attend, we’ll miss you, but please show your support for IMAGINE by renewing your subscription now. Thank you!
When we assemble all our bright, beautiful, talented, savvy and exquisitely creative guests there will be magic and you will be surprised – I promise. Come to meet our honorees and their accomplished presenters, celebrate all your work, to network and to toast 2014!
Barry Nolan will be our Master of Ceremonies. If you don’t know him just give him a Google! I’ll be announcing our presenters tomorrow so please watch for that!
I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday in Providence! Here again is where you subscribe to get your complimentary ticket: http://b19.a70.myftpupload.com/2013/11/party-invitation-2014.
Hope to see you there!