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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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Transportation 101: Your Attendees in Motion

June 7, 2010

Transportation companies say their services are often an afterthought in the mind of today’s busy meeting planner. Groups often call late in the game, causing a last-minute scramble for available vehicles and drivers.    But it doesn’t have to be that way. Providers say that when you’re in the early stages of orchestrating an event, […]

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DIAGNOSING THE MEDICAL MEETING: Identifying Key Differences and Similarities

June 7, 2010

  Is there really a difference between a medical meeting and any other business or educational meeting? It depends on where you focus.    “The logistics of meeting planning are universal whether it’s for physicians, nurses or real estate agents,” says Judy Brandes, special events planner and CME programs coordinator for St. John’s Mercy Medical […]

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