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    How to Network at a Business Conference

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Give yourself a way to get ahead in your career by taking full advantage of the upcoming convention. Making connections with other attendees can help you formulate relationships that could lead to new opportunities in the world of business.

    You can begin to network before the conference even starts. Spend some time researching the attendees who have said they are coming so you are well informed when you can talk to them in person. Be proactive about introducing yourself at the convention and show your interest in getting to know the other person. Although you want to give everyone the opportunity to talk, you should also avoid talking to only one person for long periods of time.

    The hotel conference rooms at Turf Valley provide the ideal location for your next convention. Our hotel halls offer all of the space you need and our rooms provide a comfortable place to stay the night. To learn more, visit us online or call (443) 364-9022.

    Spotlight on the Ultimate Girlfriends Getaway Overnight Package

    Last updated 5 months ago

    An overnight trip with your best friend could be just what you need to de-stress and enjoy some quality bonding time. With the Ultimate Girlfriends Getaway Overnight Package at Turf Valley, you and your friend can enjoy the following:

    You will stay in a room overlooking our luscious golf course with two queen beds for two nights. With a bottle of our best house wine and a cheese tray that comes to your room as soon as you arrive, you and your friend can instantly start to relax. You can also enjoy room service and two hour-long spa services. Eat your lunch in the spa, dinner at Alexandra’s, and sip some cocktails in the Fairway Lounge.

    At Turf Valley, we want you to feel completely pampered at all times. With our notable spa and our convenient location between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., we provide the ultimate getaway space. To learn more or to book your overnight stay, call (443) 364-9022.

    Planning Your Summer Staycation in Howard County

    Last updated 5 months ago

    A staycation is a combination of staying at home and vacation time. It’s a great alternative to conventional vacations, and living in Howard County, your local staycation will be the perfect Summer “getaway.” Take a break from your everyday routine and unwind right at home.

    Take a Walking Tour

    Experience the essence of Howard County by taking a walking tour during your staycation. Several organizations offer Howard County tours that explore historic towns embracing our county’s rich history, and some even take you through haunted areas. Check out available walking tours on the Visit Howard County website.

    Visit Museums

    Howard County is home to several museums that embrace African American history, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and the history of Howard County. Use your staycation as an opportunity to learn more about the county you live in – something you don’t get to do every day! The Howard County Historical Society Museum, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station, and African Art Museum all offer something to explore.

    Taste the Local Eats of Howard County

    The “eat local” phenomenon is huge. Support local restaurants in Howard County while on your summer staycation for new and interesting dining experiences. Alexandra’s American Fusion offers seasonal menus featuring fresh ingredients, and the new Turf Valley Towne Square features diverse restaurants. If you don’t know where to start, check out local blogs, such as The Bare Midriff and 2 Dudes Who Love Food, for reviews on some of Howard County’s many restaurants.

    Relax and Unwind at the Spa

    Treating yourself to a relaxing day at your favorite spa during your staycation can go without explanation. Vacations and staycations are meant to be relaxing getaways. Perfect for Summer, The Spa at Turf Valley offers a Sweet Orange and Citrus Pick Me Up using raw sugars combined with freshly-squeezed citrus blends to detoxify, energize and strengthen your body.

    Enjoy Nature and the Outdoors

    Patapsco Valley State Park is a great adventurous activity for your summer staycation. Activities include hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, mountain biking, jogging trails, tubing and more.  Its waterfalls and exciting moments spent here will surely make your Howard County staycation one to remember.

    With all of the activities, sights, and history that Howard County has to offer, planning your summer staycation will be as exciting as a traditional vacation. Spend time with your family, friends during your time away from the routine of your everyday life. Happy staycation planning!

    Photo Recap: 2014 Preakness®Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Turf Valley hosted the Preakness®Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival Thursday, May 15-Saturday, May 17, 2014. Here's a quick look at some of our favorite photos from this year's festival.

    View more photos from the Hot Air Balloon Festival on our Facebook page!

    Stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter for more special events, photos, and more.

    Hot Air Balloon Festival Contest Winners

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Turf Valley is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 Preakness® Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival Photo Contest.

    We asked festival attendees to submit their photos capturing the Dusk Balloon Glow, Glow of Dawn, Turf Valley Aloft, and Festival Favorite.  One winner from each category, selected by a panel of judges, will receive a canvas of their winning photograph, a $25 iTunes Gift Card, and a Limited Edition 2014 Preakness® Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival Pin.

    And the winners are…

    Dusk Balloon Glow - Jinal Contractor

    Glow of Dawn – Paul Denbow

    Festival Favorite - Philip Reely

    Turf Valley Aloft – Twitter User @lkp773

    Congratulations to our winners! To claim your prize, please send us a message on Facebook or Twitter.

    Thank you to those who shared and submitted their Hot Air Balloon Festival photos with us on Facebook and Twitter. Check out our official 2014 Preakness® Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival album on Facebook! 

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