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CMSA Conference & Expo Selects Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center

July 24, 2012

CLEVELAND (July 24, 2012) — Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) has announced that the 24th Annual Case Management Society of America (CMSA) Conference & Expo will be held at Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center (CMMCC) in downtown Cleveland, June 17 – 20, 2014. The CMSA Conference & Expo is expected to welcome more than […]

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IMMPA Announces New President, Board of Directors, Advisory Board

December 6, 2011

ST. LOUIS, MO (December 5, 2011) – The International Medical Meeting Professional Association (IMMPA) announced its 2011-2012 officers and directors, who were selected in June at the IMMPA “Engage, Enlighten, and Educate” Annual Meeting and Conference Conference at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. Scott Graham, President of Excellent Meetings in Chillicothe, Ohio, was inducted […]

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RECESSION REWARDS: Motivating Employees Doesn’t Have To Mean Big Bucks.

July 9, 2010

 The firestorm over monetary bonuses at AIG revealed not only the landmines that come with governments bailing out corporations, it uncovered a more basic truth: in tough times, rewarding with money seems foolhardy. Not that a hefty bonus doesn’t feel good, but wouldn’t you trade in that check for job security? Most would. And anyway, […]

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NEW ASSOCIATION TARGETS MEDICAL MEETING INDUSTRY

June 9, 2010

A new professional association taking shape in Missouri will keep a finger on the pulse of the medical meeting planning industry. Planners will get a formal introduction to the International Medical Meeting Professionals Association (IMMPA) when it launches at this year’s Missouri Meetings and Events Expo in Kansas City on November 3, 2009.  The association, […]

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IT’S EASY BEING GREEN

June 9, 2010

At the St. Louis Area Meeting Planners International conference in late 2007, St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission president Kitty Ratcliffe said the world is expecting the United States to turn over a new leaf in the push for environmental responsibility. It may seem like a task as broad as the sky, but “green” experts […]

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BUDGETING BASICS:Trimming the Fat for a Full-Flavored Event

June 9, 2010

   So you want to throw a champagne-and-caviar event on a chips-and-salsa budget? Never fear! We’ve picked the brains of some of Missouri’s top meeting and event experts for ideas on how to plan fabulous events your guests will long remember – while still staying true to your limited budget. The goal, they all agree, […]

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FEEDING THE MASSES: Expert Formulas to Help You Plan

June 7, 2010

   The location is perfect. The food is fantastic. The conversation is buzzing along. Your event is a success.    And then, halfway through, disaster strikes. You run out of chicken kabobs, you run low on crackers, no one is touching the stuffed mushrooms but the cookie trays are looking dangerously sparse.    It is […]

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APEX: Accepted Practices Exchange

June 7, 2010

Here’s a quick quiz for those of you who plan meetings. If you have a speaker who says she needs a podium to place her notes on during the presentation, what should your venue have ready when she arrives?         A) Podium         B) Lectern         C) Any of the above    Let’s say you […]

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Risky Business: What You Don’t Know About Event Insurance Can Hurt You

June 7, 2010

 “In this world you’ve just got to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.”    Lucy Maud Montgomery was talking to young girls when she penned these famous words a century ago. But she might as well have been talking about a company picnic, a benefit concert or a golf tournament in 2008. […]

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Disabilities and the Meetings Market

June 7, 2010

  Imagine signing up for an event and being prevented from entering because the facilities aren’t configured for your needs. Or being unable to book a hotel stay because there are no accessible rooms to accommodate you.    These are issues sometimes faced by disabled persons. However, they don’t have to be the case, especially in […]

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