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Call of Duty — Organize a Group Volunteer Event

Call of Duty — Organize a Group Volunteer Event

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | December 26, 2017

More and more often, companies are recognizing the value of incorporating volunteerism into their corporate objectives. Read more...

Best Laid Plans — Is Everyone Where They're Supposed to Be?

Best Laid Plans — Is Everyone Where They're Supposed to Be?

Ask the Expert | Gary Range | November 28, 2017

Logistics and event coordination present myriad challenges, especially if the event and the venue are large. What to do? Read more...

Safe Side — Travel Safety Tips for Groups

Safe Side — Travel Safety Tips for Groups

Ask the Expert | Ruth Wikoff-Jones, Sr Event Purchasing Manager | October 25, 2017

Group travel for business presents a host of complex challenges — budget, logistics, booking venues, etc. But in addition to all these considerations, these days planners must factor in the safety of their group. Read more...

Big Deal — Negotiating the Best Hotel Rates

Big Deal — Negotiating the Best Hotel Rates

Ask the Expert | Sean R. Schuette, CMP | September 26, 2017

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How to negotiate the best hotel rate. Read more...

Fun and Games — Fun-for-Everyone Activities at Resort Retreats

Fun and Games — Fun-for-Everyone Activities at Resort Retreats

Ask the Expert | Kelli Wawro, Sr. Event Planner | August 31, 2017

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some fun activities to engage your group offered at resort retreats? Read more...

Trim the Sails - How to Fit a Cruise into a Tight Budget

Trim the Sails - How to Fit a Cruise into a Tight Budget

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | July 26, 2017

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I fit a boat charter cruise into a tight budget? Read more...

Tee up - How to Plan a Successful Golf Tournament

Tee up - How to Plan a Successful Golf Tournament

Ask the Expert | Jenny Stendahl, Golf Operations Manager | June 27, 2017

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I plan a successful golf tournament? Read more...

Free for All — Ten No-Cost Services CVBs Offer

Free for All — Ten No-Cost Services CVBs Offer

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | May 23, 2017

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some no cost services CVBs offer? Read more...

Get Personal — Branding Your Banquet

Get Personal — Branding Your Banquet

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | April 26, 2017

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some ways I can brand my event? Read more...

Eeny Meeny Miny Moe — To Which Venue Should You Go?

Eeny Meeny Miny Moe — To Which Venue Should You Go?

Ask the Expert | Cookie Coleman, Creative Director & Executive Producer | March 28, 2017

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I choose the perfect venue for my event? Read more...

Healthy Choices — Menu Planning for Every Appetite

Healthy Choices — Menu Planning for Every Appetite

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | March 03, 2017

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: Healthy Menu Choices for Every Appetite. Read more...

Meet Your Match — How to Write an Effective RFP

Meet Your Match — How to Write an Effective RFP

Ask the Expert | Kris Decker, Content Editor | February 02, 2017

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How to Write an Effective Event RFP Read more...

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U.S. Meetings Industry Generates $330 Billion Annually

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Press Release | January 12, 2018

The meetings industry generates a whopping $330 billion annually in the United States, according to a soon-to-be-released study. Read more...

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Take 5 Event Destinations | January 16, 2018

With the highest ranked park system in the nation, multiple and easily accessible transportation options, world-renowned arts and theater, unique, spacious meeting venues and much more, Minneapolis, Minnesota is one of the most desirable destinations for meetings and events in the country. Read more...