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“Sit” Away from Me: 11 Seating Configurations that Encourage Physical Distance

June 2, 2020

By Olivia Orman The meetings and events industry has heard it time and time again: COVID-19 will drastically shift the way we gather from here on out. As we slowly begin to ease back into face-to-face functions, honoring physical distance policies administered by local and national health organizations is a must.  However, this will require […]

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New Properties Coming to Kansas: A Sneak Peek for 2021 and Beyond

June 2, 2020

By Olivia Orman The state of Kansas is developing many new properties, ranging from hotels to sports complexes and unique facilities, which are slated for completion in 2021 and beyond.  to learn about the latest venues where you and your company can coordinate your meetings and events upon their opening. The Hard Rock […]

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View the MEET Kansas Statewide Venue Openings Resource

June 1, 2020

MEET Kansas is closely monitoring the state of facilities around Kansas with live updates.  Their back-to-business venue resource displays meeting and event spaces that are open, reopening, or permanently closed in the Central, Eastern, and Western regions.  The following categories are featured in this resource:  Casinos Convention Centers Hotels and Resorts Museums Teambuilding Facilities Restaurants  In addition, each facility listing contains a link […]

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The Event Safety Alliance Releases Reopening Guide

May 12, 2020

The Event Safety Alliance recently released a reopening guide for event professionals that provides several checklists and considerations to make going forward, thus paving the way for safer functions as everyone begins gathering again. This resource covers crucial aspects planners will need to account for under the “new normal”. Featured topics include: Determining when it […]

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The Top 5 Business Strategies Leaders Must Adopt During Times of Crisis

May 6, 2020

By Shelley Armato Entrepreneurs, business owners, and company leaders in every industry are living in a state of overwhelm right now. The rules of business have changed seemingly overnight, and many are struggling to adapt to the new normal of our current reality. The number of decisions business owners and leaders need to make daily […]

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Hotel Occupancy Rose Slightly This Week

April 30, 2020

Reflecting the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. hotel industry reported significant year-over-year declines in the three key performance metrics during the week of 19-25 April 2020, according to data from STR. In comparison with the week of 21-27 April 2019, the industry recorded the following: Occupancy: -62.2% to 26.0% Average daily rate (ADR): […]

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Report Reveals Kansas March Hotel Occupancy Compared to Previous Year

April 30, 2020

The 2020 State of Kansas Hotel Report created by STR compares Kansas’ hotel performance in March 2020 to its hotel performance in March 2019.  The following fluctuations occurred over the period of a year: The occupancy % in Kansas is currently -32.3%.  In March 2019, Kansas saw 56.6% occupancy, and this rate lowered to 38.3% […]

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8 Tips and Tricks for Conducting Stronger Conference Calls and Virtual Meetings

April 15, 2020

By Kate Zabriskie Due to prolonged shutdowns and stay-at-home orders, organizations have had to embrace virtual meetings more than ever. In fact, it is the only way companies can meet and continue to do business. It is vital that virtual meetings are executed efficiently, especially during this pandemic, to help one another overcome these challenging […]

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Report Shows States Hit the Hardest by COVID-19’s Impact on Tourism

April 15, 2020

  Wallethub recently released a report that displays COVID-19’s nationwide impact on tourism.  To determine how severely COVID-19 has impacted tourism in each state, the following metrics were factored into the calculations: Share of Businesses in Travel & Tourism-Related Industries Share of Employment in Travel & Tourism-Related Industries Share of Travel & Tourism Industry Generated […]

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