All posts in "All MEET Missouri"

Need some fresh silent auction ideas? Electronic devices are in fashion.

December 4, 2010

 What’s missing from the silent auction table in this photo? There are no bid sheets. You see three items, and no bid sheets. Your silent auction can now “go digital” through the use of handheld electronic devices. There are a handful of companies offering electronic bidding technology. Each has their own approach. At this […]


Branson Airport out grows Kansas City & St. Louis

October 27, 2010

BRANSON, MISSOURI  – The Airline and Airport News & Analysis website has awarded Branson Airport (BKG) the U$ ANNIE Prize 2010 “Fastest Growing US Airport 100,000-500,000 passenger category.”  Opening just over 15 months ago, seat capacity at the Branson Airport has more than doubled in only one year of service as a result […]


Site visit, FAM & Fun; Corporate Event Trends Uncovered

September 2, 2010

  Greetings! Come and tour the Coronado Ballroom and Meeting Facility and be amazed as Rob Schaefer presents:  ” Corporate Event Trends Uncovered” Join Rob Schaefer as he explores the current world of event trends and shares with you some secrets taken from the region’s most well executed events.  Put the tips you learn from […]


NEWS From Meet: Soup Sippers, Old School Cool, and Groovy Bubbles

March 1, 2010

Soup Sippers This winter, these warm and tasty sips will have your guests saying “the weather outside is frightful, but the passed hors d’oeuvres are so delightful.” Soup sippers take a selection of cozy seasonal soups, place them in double shot glasses and make them an easily accessible appetizer whether positioned at food stations or […]


Faces & Places

March 1, 2010

On Friday, October 2, 2009, the St. Louis Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) hosted a crazy bowl fall fundraiser at Olivette Lanes in St. Louis. Left: Katie Conoyer, St. Charles Convention Center; Jada Parks, International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP); Jani Torrence, Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Lighting Up the Stage For a Cause

December 1, 2008

By Bill Beggs Jr. It was the late afternoon of July 18, a few hours before showtime at the Branson Convention Center, and the head of Midwest Concerts and Events had a cell phone at each ear. Gary Bartlett was tying up loose ends for the John Tesh concert at 7 that evening. Bartlett handed […]


Soul Food for the Heart

June 1, 2006

Soul Food for the Heart By Michael Humphrey Some food historians believe the term “soul food” was first used to describe meals prepared after Sunday worship by and for African Americans. But it can also be argued the cuisine got its name from the diners’ reaction. Soul food is so good, you can have your […]


Tuning In To Small-Town Charm – Columbia offers unique art, music and food

December 22, 2005

By Bill Beggs Jr. The hippies came to town and never left. “Turn on, tune in, drop out,” however, isn’t quite the anti-establishments creed it was in 1968. These days, “turning on” might mean no more than tasting a Missouri merlot in a unique eatery, soaking up a supercharged stout at Shakespeare’s Pizza, maybe sipping […]


Letter From the Editor

March 20, 2005

Poets and wise folk through the ages have written eloquently on the promise of spring, so I won’t insult them or you be re-hashing their words. The bottom line is simply this: by winter’s end, we are tired of dragging our heavy coats around, sick of watching the weather report with a ball of anxiety […]

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