All posts by Sophia Bennett

Looking to host a corporate event in a centrally located state with amazing culture and entertainment options, high-quality food and beverages, state-of-the-art conference facilities and safe, walkable communities?

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Looking to host a corporate event in a centrally located state with amazing culture and entertainment options, high-quality food and beverages, state-of-the-art conference facilities and safe, walkable communities?

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Accommodating people with disabilities is the law, but there are plenty of reasons for companies to go above and beyond to create a welcoming environment for these folk

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Accommodating people with disabilities is the law, but there are plenty of reasons for companies to go above and beyond to create a welcoming environment for these folk

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There are many good reasons to utilize volunteers at special events. Having people willing to lend a hand can help decrease a staffing budget and provide better service for participants. Peer-to-peer interactions on a planning committee or at a registration desk, allow association members to get to know each other better, which can help them […]

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There are many good reasons to utilize volunteers at special events. Having people willing to lend a hand can help decrease a staffing budget and provide better service for participants. Peer-to-peer interactions on a planning committee or at a registration desk, allow association members to get to know each other better, which can help them […]

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Before the economic crash of 2008, team-building events were often passed over in favor of conferences or fun-filled parties, according to Sharon E. Sullivan, president of Sullivan Custom Planning Inc., a full-service destination management company that serves New England and is based in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Before the economic crash of 2008, team-building events were often passed over in favor of conferences or fun-filled parties, according to Sharon E. Sullivan, president of Sullivan Custom Planning Inc., a full-service destination management company that serves New England and is based in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Attendees Will Love This Destination’s Mix of Venues and Activities

DECA, which helps high school and college students prepare for careers in business and entrepreneurship, typically hosts around 19,000 students, parents, teachers, advisers and other stakeholders at its annual International Career Development Conference

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Attendees Will Love This Destination’s Mix of Venues and Activities

DECA, which helps high school and college students prepare for careers in business and entrepreneurship, typically hosts around 19,000 students, parents, teachers, advisers and other stakeholders at its annual International Career Development Conference

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There are plenty of compelling reasons to consider a meeting or incentive trip at sea. “From the immersive exploration experiences at each destination to the spacious comfortable suites onboard, from the exquisite cuisine at all restaurants to the expert personalized service at every turn, your attendees will be able to experience the ultimate memory-making travel […]

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There are plenty of compelling reasons to consider a meeting or incentive trip at sea. “From the immersive exploration experiences at each destination to the spacious comfortable suites onboard, from the exquisite cuisine at all restaurants to the expert personalized service at every turn, your attendees will be able to experience the ultimate memory-making travel […]

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The Proper Presentation Can Make a Meeting ... the Wrong One Can Break It

One thing Keegan Hooks has learned during her many years in the event industry is that food and beverage can be the hidden variable that makes an event highly memorable or criticized.

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The Proper Presentation Can Make a Meeting ... the Wrong One Can Break It

One thing Keegan Hooks has learned during her many years in the event industry is that food and beverage can be the hidden variable that makes an event highly memorable or criticized.

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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Utilizing New and Recently Renovated Hotels

Using new or recently renovated hotels for meetings comes with many benefits — everything is brand-new or greatly improved. But there are plenty of risks involved as well…

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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Utilizing New and Recently Renovated Hotels

Using new or recently renovated hotels for meetings comes with many benefits — everything is brand-new or greatly improved. But there are plenty of risks involved as well…

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Onsite Visits Sponsored by Local CVBs or DMOs Are a Win-Win For Planners and Venues Alike

Familiarization or FAM trips allow meeting planners to visit a destination and determine if it’s a good fit for future conferences or other events.

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Onsite Visits Sponsored by Local CVBs or DMOs Are a Win-Win For Planners and Venues Alike

Familiarization or FAM trips allow meeting planners to visit a destination and determine if it’s a good fit for future conferences or other events.

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Reno Has Just as Many Exciting Options as Its Glitzy Neighbor Las Vegas

The meetings, conventions and incentive trips industry has continued its own dramatic upswing, to the point where Las Vegas is now one of the biggest and most beloved event destinations globally. Reno has also seen tremendous new investment in hotels and resorts.

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Reno Has Just as Many Exciting Options as Its Glitzy Neighbor Las Vegas

The meetings, conventions and incentive trips industry has continued its own dramatic upswing, to the point where Las Vegas is now one of the biggest and most beloved event destinations globally. Reno has also seen tremendous new investment in hotels and resorts.

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