Haddonfield, N.J., is a picturesque town—and now the whole state of New Jersey will be able to see that with their own eyes. 

New Jersey Monthly selected downtown Haddonfield as the area to grace its September cover for the “Our Favorite Downtowns” article. 

“We are thrilled that New Jersey Monthly selected downtown Haddonfield for the cover of its September issue,” says Haddonfield Mayor Jeff Kasko. “We have always recognized Haddonfield as a thriving and wonderful Downtown; now New Jersey Monthly readers will recognize it as well.” 

The article, a new feature, goes into detail on Haddonfield and 15 other downtowns in the Garden State. 

"New this year, the editorial staff at New Jersey Monthly chose their top 16 downtowns in New Jersey for our September issue,” says Ken Schlager, editor of New Jersey Monthly. “Downtown Haddonfield was an easy pick. We found no end to the downtown topics we wanted to cover, from sophisticated apparel boutiques, to art galleries, to the array of restaurants and well-preserved Colonial buildings.”

Toni Roberts, award winning executive pastry chef at theWit Hotel Chicago, is satisfying everyone’s sweet tooth this holiday season with the reintroduction of an exclusive Thanksgiving to go dessert menu. Whether you’re currently embracing everything pumpkin spice or a self-proclaimed chocolate connoisseur, the menu features a little something for everyone.

 

As with most facets of the meetings and events industry, the art of managing an event budget is a true balancing act. And while it’s easy to get wrapped up in the nitty-gritty, Eventbrite revealed a pleasant surprise in its 2018 Pulse Report (which surveyed 1,200 planners), finding that event budgets overall appear to be on the rise. But where exactly are those budget dollars going these days and how can planners best spend to craft memorable moments?

 

According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, about 1.5 million Illinois workers are employed in the food and fiber system, ranking it as one of the top states in dependency on agriculture. The state’s 72,500 farms utilize 75 percent of Illinois land, including some of the most fertile soil in the world. While nicknamed “The Prairie State,” Illinois is truly a land of plenty and a hub for agritourism—with some of the largest agriculture-focused events (holding the potential for major economic impact) taking place inside its borders.