FALL 2020


“Be as bold as you can be. Some of us are on our knees, so that means just trying to stand shows boldness. Some of us are still standing, but never take that for granted.

Don’t just stand there thankful that you are standing…MOVE! Ask yourself…where are you in this crisis and what are you going to do next?

Unique Venues CEO, Chuck Salem

In this publication, you will find pertinent information regarding the re-opening of venues and ensuring trust among professional and social planners, the benefits and advantages of booking a venue outside of a large metro area, tips for planning a hybrid meeting, and a spotlight on member venue, Chase Center on the Riverfront that hosted a recent historic event.

At Unique Venues, we have developed and provided free educational webinars for venues and planners as a resource to navigate through these unprecedented times. You can always find COVID-19 related resources and registration links for all of our webinars by visiting www.UniqueVenues.com/resources. We encourage you to watch the recordings of our past webinars on our YouTube channel as well.

If you have suggestions for content for future webinars or magazine article content, please email marketing@uniquevenues.com.


In Every Issue

Publisher's Letter by Alyson Salem

Unique Venues Member Directory

View our extensive list of members located in the United States and Canada, perfect for hosting your next meeting or event!

Food For Thought

Thornton Distilling and Brewing Co., part of the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitor's Bureau in Illinois, shares a warm cocktail recipe that is perfect for the changing season.


A Communication Primer for Re-Opening and Ensuring Trust

By: Leora Halpern Lanz | ISHC Boston University School of Hospitality Administration

As states and provinces roll out their respective phases of (COVID) re-opening, it is imperative that we, as venue operators, comprehend our new ways of conducting business and become proactive and effective in communicating them. We want to ensure that our outreach instills a sense of mutual understanding and trust, so that our clients return, and business slowly but surely resumes.

Unique Reads

Off the Beaten Path

We have long been promoting the idea of holding events at venues that are out of the ordinary, special, and yes…unique. But what we have recently discovered is that venues "off the beaten path" are the kind of venues that may actually be the safest during COVID-19.

Road Trip: Calgary

From large conference centres to intimate meeting spaces, Calgary has the perfect venue for every one of your events. Sitting in the foothills of Canada’s Rocky Mountains, Calgary offers guests gorgeous views.

Trending Now: Hybrid Meetings

Hybrid Meetings are taking shape within the hospitality industry and are trending with event professionals everywhere. With hybrid meetings, you get the best of both worlds - combining the advantages of meeting in-person with the modern technology of today that allows meeting attendees to tune-in virtually from the safety and comfort of home.

The Main Event

Joe Biden accepts the Democratic nomination at Unique Venues member, Chase Center on the Riverfront in Delaware. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how they pulled off this huge event.

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