All posts in "MM&E Fall 2011"
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Letter From the Publisher

September 8, 2011

It’s fun getting older. This year Missouri Meetings & Events celebrates TEN years of helping meeting and event planners and industry suppliers connect with each other. The cover represents ten years of industry coverage of the top meeting facilities in the state. We are lucky to have great marketing partners and devoted readers who continue […]

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Rob’s Rules: Global Trends

September 8, 2011

  By Rob Schaefer I recently returned from a trip to the Mediterranean with stops in Italy, Greece and Turkey – a region from which so many culinary influences emerge. With advancements in technology, and transportation being what it is today, we can no longer cling to the safety of our regional market. We are […]

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Where to Get Prizes When No One Is Donating

September 8, 2011

By Sherry Truhlar Your auction committee was excited about the gala until the donation rejections piled up. Sound familiar? Perhaps businesses in your locale are tapped out. Or maybe your group isn’t the “premier” organization in town and you’re struggling to secure better donations. If you’ve been directed to plan a gala that includes an […]

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Getting the Most Out of Sponsorships

September 8, 2011

By Lisa Lance According to the IEG Sponsorship Report, North American companies spent $17.2 billion on sponsorships in 2010, a 3.9 percent increase over the previous year. Your own organization may have participated in this trend as a sponsor of an association meeting, a sporting event or a charity fundraiser. But as companies continue to […]

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Here and Now, Celebrating 10 Years of MM&E: Part 2

September 8, 2011

By Heather McNeill In the summer issue of MM&E, we looked back 10 years over the history of this magazine to see where we have been. We revisited the landmark events that changed this industry, as well as the technology and trends that altered the ways we interact with our clients and our families. Now, […]

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United After the Tornado, Joplin is Still Serving Visitors

September 8, 2011

By Heather McNeill After the devastating tornado that hit Joplin on May 22, 2011, recovery efforts will understandably take time. Yet, even now, just months after the calamity, many of the community’s businesses are still operating, and facilities are still open and able to serve visitors and meetings. Joplin’s fighting spirit is proving to be […]

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ME Trends

September 8, 2011

‘Stache Bash It is not often that facial hair makes a relevant appearance in a discussion involving event trends. However, the mustache has been doing just that. While the actual decision to grow this distinct line of hair still raises eyebrows in the fashion world, its appearance in fake handlebar form is getting support on […]

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Right at Home in the Wilderness

September 8, 2011

Right at Home in the Wilderness: Big Cedar Lodge is an oasis of creature comforts in a setting of natural beauty By Julia M. Johnson Just ten miles south of Branson lies a sanctuary that offers meeting planners and guests the best of both worlds – a wealth of amenities and activities surrounded by some […]

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Natural Beauty at an Affordable Price: Riechmann Pavilion

September 8, 2011

By Melissa Gilliam Columbia offers no shortage of facilities for hosting events. And the Riechmann Pavilion stands out among them for its adaptability, its no-frills amenities, its unbeatable location and its affordable rates. Adaptability The Riechmann (pronounced “Rickman”) Pavilion is a multi-purpose space that is equally adaptable for retreat groups, weddings, business events and parties. […]

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Flexibility Served Up One Italian Recipe at a Time: Favazza’s Restaurant

September 8, 2011

By Hannah Psalm Vohra Selecting a proficient restaurant with an inviting ambiance is not always the easiest decision to make when planning an event. Favazza’s Restaurant on the Hill in St. Louis, MO, makes this selection process much simpler by providing a pleasurable atmosphere with ample meeting and event space, just a few miles from […]

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