Blog Archive: Dec 2018

Santa Barbara Is Shining!

Coastal vistas, striking beauty, and rejuvenating resorts – no place is quite like Santa Barbara. It’s not hard to convince people to attend meetings in this highly desirable destination – offering a unique getaway experience where mixing business with pleasure comes naturally.

Having experienced quite a year after fires and floods, …

35 Years. And Counting!

Relatively few people in this world have done something of significance for 35 years in a row. Personally, I have managed to be married for under 20 years, a dad for only 18 years and a participant in this industry for 25 years. Miracles do happen!

Our colleague Madelyn Marusa, however, …

A Feast for Every Diet

Meeting planners know that after the venue selection, the teambuilding exercise, and the final night gala, the last thing on the menu to plan is…well, the menu. More and more, we are seeing that meeting attendees are becoming increasingly conscious of their diets and overall health. With a large group, …

Nashville Hits a High Note!

What was once a small city nestled between bluegrass and the Smokies, Nashville is now the hottest destination for meeting planners.

Why meet in Nashville? Music City has been a hit with meeting planners and delegates for decades, but expanded offerings and worldwide attention over the last few years have propelled …

Check-In Faster with Facial Recognition

As meeting planners, our jobs often rely on successful first impressions. When introducing ourselves to a new client, we shake hands, make eye contact, wear a suit—whatever it takes to make a client feel at ease. It’s said that people make up their minds about something in the first 7 …