Friday, May 29, 2015

How to Beer Fest: 9 Tips to Make Your First Beer Fest Experience Awesome

Are you a newbie to the huge beer festivals that take place all summer long? Maybe a friend invited you to the summer kick-off festival at a local brewery and you have no idea what it is or what to expect. Don’t fret! With this “How to Beer Fest” guide, you’ll be ready for a beer fest of any size.

Tip #1: Pace Yourself

You’re going to be at the beer fest for a while, so you’ll want to make sure you take it in stride, especially if you’re at the type of festival with unlimited samples.

Tip #2: Eat and Drink Water

While you’re enjoying all the delicious beer, make sure you eat food and drink plenty of water. Drinking on an empty stomach is never a good idea! If you’re allowed to bring a bag into the event, stash a bag of pretzels and a water bottle in there.

Tip #3: Be Ready for Long Lines

The lines to grab a beer can get long at times, but you’ll meet plenty of new friends while you wait. Long beer lines also means long lines for the bathroom, so keep that in mind, too.

Tip #4: Enjoy the Activities

The activities can vary depending on who’s throwing the party, but most festivals have games, live music, and maybe even food trucks. Festivals like these are perfect to go to with a group of friends and you’ll have a lot of fun socializing and enjoying the entertainment.

Tip #5: Bring Cash

Don’t leave your house without cash and your ID!

Tip #6: Be Prepared for the Weather

If it’s an outdoor event, you are going to want your sunglasses and a hat. If it’s an outdoor event and it’s raining, make sure you bring a rain jacket.

Tip #7: Dress Accordingly

Wear comfortable, casual clothes. You’re going to an event where people are drinking all day long, so there is a chance you’ll end up going home with some beer on your clothes. Leave your 4” heels at home for this event. Sneakers are ideal since you may be walking around all day.

Tip #8: Transportation

Before the day of the event, do some research to find the best public transportation to take; or go with a designated non-drinking driver. Be responsible!

Tip #9: Have Fun

This one is easy. You’re going to a beer festival. Enjoy it!

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Friday, May 1, 2015

2015 CWE Auction & Gala Celebration

Last Saturday night, April 25, GAP Promo joined CWE in celebrating their 20th Anniversary at their 2015 Auction & Gala in Boston. It was a fun-filled evening packed with great entertainment and wonderful people, and we were thrilled to be a part of it. At GAP, we believe giving back is important, and as a certified Women Owned Business, this event was a special one for us.

For those of you who don’t know, the Center For Women & Enterprise has four local chapters of the WBENC (The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council). CWE is a non-profit organization that helps people start businesses. When you support CWE, you are supporting women-owned businesses get started and become established.

Typically, CWE will raise close to $500,000 at this annual event. This year, GAP participated in helping raise money for various scholarships. We donated several silent auction items including a Tito’s Handmade Vodka Retro Trailer Grill, a Yuengling Swag Pack, and some fashionable tote bags. We also donated selfie sticks and sunglasses, which were placed at the tables for the guests. They were a huge hit! We think those selfie sticks can even help out with CWE’s Selfie Campaign.

Participating in events like this help create opportunities for women-owned businesses and help them to become economically self-sufficient, strong, and successful. GAP Promo was honored to be there and we look forward to future CWE events!

Check out some photos from the event: