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MCCA Chooses LocalNav as Exclusive Itinerary and Activity-Planning Provider

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (the "MCCA"), which runs the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, has entered into an agreement with LocalNav, Inc. ("LocalNav") to deploy and promote LocalNav's signature activity-planning and metrics-gathering platform for attendees at MCCA conference and events. LocalNav is a fully brandable, hosted solution for tourism, hospitality, and event organizations that provides visitors with a hassle-free way to explore a new city or region. Through the partnership between LocalNav and the MCCA, LocalNav will become the exclusive provider of itineraries to MCCA attendees, and the activity-planner will be incorporated into the MCCA's mobile apps and various web properties, as well as within the convention centers themselves during events.

 

"When we decided to add maps and navigation to our mobile apps, we didn't just want a graphic with an overwhelming list of all the amazing restaurants and attractions around our convention centers and throughout Greater Boston," said Steve Snyder, the MCCA's chief information officer. "LocalNav helped us accomplish a solution that can guide attendees based on their interests, the type of event they are attending, and how much time they have to explore. We are excited about our partnership with LocalNav, and look forward to working collaboratively to provide even more fun, interesting activities and location-based functionality for our customers."

 

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"The outside marque at the BCEC not only added excitement around our event but it attracted buzz in the surrounding community and drew the attention of the media who put photos of the digital display in their press articles about our event!"

- Cory Bolotsky, MassChallenge, Inc

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@MassConvention: Excited to welcome local artist Marlon Forrester to the Hynes! ow.ly/CNttZ On display through Jan.14

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MCCA Chooses LocalNav as Exclusive Itinerary and Activity-Planning Provider

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (the "MCCA"), which runs the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, has entered into an agreement with LocalNav, Inc. ("LocalNav") to deploy and promote LocalNav's signature activity-planning and metrics-gathering platform for attendees at MCCA conference and events. LocalNav is a fully brandable, hosted solution for tourism, hospitality, and event organizations that provides visitors with a hassle-free way to explore a new city or region. Through the partnership between LocalNav and the MCCA, LocalNav will become the exclusive provider of itineraries to MCCA attendees, and the activity-planner will be incorporated into the MCCA's mobile apps and various web properties, as well as within the convention centers themselves during events.

 

"When we decided to add maps and navigation to our mobile apps, we didn't just want a graphic with an overwhelming list of all the amazing restaurants and attractions around our convention centers and throughout Greater Boston," said Steve Snyder, the MCCA's chief information officer. "LocalNav helped us accomplish a solution that can guide attendees based on their interests, the type of event they are attending, and how much time they have to explore. We are excited about our partnership with LocalNav, and look forward to working collaboratively to provide even more fun, interesting activities and location-based functionality for our customers."

 

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"The champion of this department was Levy Restaurants, an event and catering company associated with Hynes Convention Center. Levy’s cupcakes were basically beyond words. I’ve never tasted a better crafted cupcake in my entire 26 year-cupcake-eating-life."

- Jessica Cickay, Food Blogger

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@MassConvention: Our Signature Boston Exhibitor Services team has five tips to make your Boston booth planning so easy that you... fb.me/1LpWe4wfd

@MassConvention: Excited to welcome local artist Marlon Forrester to the Hynes! ow.ly/CNttZ On display through Jan.14

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Boston ranks second in pedestrian safety survey

Boston is famously home to the bean and the cod --- and maybe to bad drivers as well. When it comes to churlishness and bad attitude behind the wheel, Boston is reputedly second to none.

 

So it comes as a bit of a surprise perhaps that Boston was second in a new survey from Liberty Mutual Insurance that ranked major US cities by pedestrian safety.

 

The thoughtful observer might conclude that in a city awash with truculent and heedless drivers, pedestrians would be continually at risk. But when it comes to pedestrian safety, only Seattle eclipsed the Hub.

 

In drawing up its survey, Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance said it arrived at its results by examining city statistics and measuring perceptions of residents and commuters.

 

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“As a small non-profit, serving vulnerable women and children, we struggle to meet their needs with our limited budget. Donations from the Conventions C.A.R.E. program not only provide needed supplies to our families, but they also help to preserve our resources during these challenging times.”

- Robert D. Monahan, Julie’s Family Learning Center, South Boston, MA

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@MassConvention: Excited to welcome local artist Marlon Forrester to the Hynes! ow.ly/CNttZ On display through Jan.14

@MassConvention: Our Signature Boston Exhibitor Services team has five tips to make your Boston booth planning so easy that you... fb.me/1LpWe4wfd

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Signature Boston Signs Two Partnerships to Improve Customer Experience

Signature Boston has added two partnerships to strengthen its portfolio of services available to meeting planners working at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center by offering Digital Event Solutions and Registration Services.

 

The new partnerships come as part of an ongoing effort of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority’s (MCCA) Strategy & Product Development Team to improve the customer experience, supporting the promise of a Signature Boston experience, according to bureau officials.

 

Through a partnership with Digitell Inc., a web-streaming industry leader committed to helping clients leverage content to drive attendance and increase revenue, the BCEC and the Hynes will now offer more digital event capability.

 

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Testimonial

"The outside marque at the BCEC not only added excitement around our event but it attracted buzz in the surrounding community and drew the attention of the media who put photos of the digital display in their press articles about our event!"

- Cory Bolotsky, MassChallenge, Inc

Social

@MassConvention: Our Signature Boston Exhibitor Services team has five tips to make your Boston booth planning so easy that you... fb.me/1LpWe4wfd

@MassConvention: Excited to welcome local artist Marlon Forrester to the Hynes! ow.ly/CNttZ On display through Jan.14

Feature Photos

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Boston ranks second in pedestrian safety survey

Boston is famously home to the bean and the cod --- and maybe to bad drivers as well. When it comes to churlishness and bad attitude behind the wheel, Boston is reputedly second to none.

 

So it comes as a bit of a surprise perhaps that Boston was second in a new survey from Liberty Mutual Insurance that ranked major US cities by pedestrian safety.

 

The thoughtful observer might conclude that in a city awash with truculent and heedless drivers, pedestrians would be continually at risk. But when it comes to pedestrian safety, only Seattle eclipsed the Hub.

 

In drawing up its survey, Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance said it arrived at its results by examining city statistics and measuring perceptions of residents and commuters.

 

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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@MassConvention: Our Signature Boston Exhibitor Services team has five tips to make your Boston booth planning so easy that you... fb.me/1LpWe4wfd

@MassConvention: Excited to welcome local artist Marlon Forrester to the Hynes! ow.ly/CNttZ On display through Jan.14

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