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NEPA Alliance Annual Dinner
October 1, 2015

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance will be holding its Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, Pocono Manor, PA.

About Kalahari

Kalahari-LogoThe latest and greatest of Kalahari’s family of authentically African themed waterpark resorts and convention centers is now open – Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, in Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania!

Experience the 100,000 sq. ft. Indoor Waterpark featuring a retractable roof, stand-up surfing or body boarding on the FlowRider, the twists and turns of the Anaconda and Swahili Swirl waterslides, relaxing lazy river and indoor/outdoor family hot tub, tons of activities for the little ones and much, much more!

Settle into one of their 457 beautifully appointed guest Rooms & Suites, take in one of their many incredible Dining options, enjoy the fast-paced action in the Family Entertainment Center, or rejuvenate at Spa Kalahari and Salon.

Keynote Speaker

This year’s keynote speaker will be Brandon Igdalsky, President & CEO, Pocono Raceway.

Brandon IgdalskyBrandon Igdalsky, grandson of Pocono Raceway founders Dr. Joseph and Dr. Rose Mattioli, was named President of Pocono Raceway in July of 2007. In August 2011, Dr. Mattioli retired from the CEO position and named his eldest grandson President & CEO of Pocono Raceway.

Prior to his present position, Igdalsky worked and observed every aspect of the operation of Pocono Raceway since he was thirteen years old. He started off in the sanitation department and worked in the facilities sewer plant before making the rounds to all other departments within the organization. Over the course of the years his duties included maintenance, track services, operations, concessions, sales and marketing.

Pocono-RacewayIn 2008, Brandon spearheaded a move that would make Pocono Raceway a global leader in renewable energy. After two years of negotiations, permits and contracts, ground was broken in May of 2010 for what would become the largest solar powered sports facility in the world. The three megawatt Pocono Raceway Solar Farm, consisting of 39,960 American made ground-mount photovoltaic cells on 25 acres of Raceway property, was commissioned on August 25, 2010. It has become the primary electric energy source for the Raceway.

Brandon serves on multiple boards including Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau Executive Board, Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department Commission, PA Tourism Partnership, Green Sports Alliance, Rail Riders Advisory Board, as well as a member of the YPO, and serves on their Family Business Network Executive Board.

Brandon and his wife, Suzanne are proud parents of twin daughters Madison and Mackenzie.

Dinner Reservations

A reception will be held starting at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. Attendance costs: NEPA Members receive one complimentary ticket; additional Member ticket – $65 per person; NEPA Board Member – $55 per person; Non-Member – $75 per person; Tables of 8 – $55 per person. Please RSVP by September 24, 2015. Cancellations after September 24, 2015 are non-refundable.

Door Prizes

Dinner reservations include a chance to win several door prizes including:

4 – Tickets 300 Level Seating for Pocono Raceway (2016)
4 – Kalahari Water Park Day Passes
$50 Kalahari Resorts Gift Card

Pocono Raceway’s mascot Tricky will also be making an appearance.  Door prizes will be awarded at the end of the dinner. (Must be present to win.)

Courtesy Room Block

Kalahari is offering guests the discounted group rate of $169 per room per night on Thursday, October 1, 2015. (All room rates are subject to 6% sales tax and 3% hotel tax.)  Rates are for up to FOUR guests in a room and include passes for the indoor water park.  To reserve your room call 855-356-9208, mention you will be attending our event and ask for the NEPA Alliance group block rate.


From I-380 South: Take Exit 3 (Mount Pocono) and turn left onto Route 940 (East).  Take Exit for Route 314 on the right.  Turn right onto Kalahari Boulevard.

From I-380 North: Take Exit 3 (Mount Pocono) and turn right onto Route 940 (East).  Take Exit for Route 314 on the right.  Turn right onto Kalahari Boulevard.

GPS coordinates: 41.104916, -75.382005.  For a detailed map and directions click here.

To make your dinner reservations or for more information,
please call 570-655-5581 or 866-758-1929.


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