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

June 28, 2011

Thank you to the United States Marines Honor Guard for presenting at our 2011 St. Louis Missouri Meetings & Events Expo, “Boot Camp.” It was a very powerful reminder that the sacrifice our servicemen and women make allows for our freedom. I also want to thank the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel for being our HQ, […]

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Rob’s Rules: InterVIEWED

June 28, 2011

By Rob Schaefer Every week I watch a parade of individuals walk into our offices to fill out an application, drop off an application or drop by to see if we are hiring. And about 90% of these individuals would never be hired simply because of

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Avoiding 10 Common Pitfalls of Meetings and Events

June 28, 2011

By Jamie Vollmer Event and meeting planning is one of a few fields where a lack of perfection or a simple mistake can wreak havoc and turn hundreds of people against you in a single moment. It is the fear of these mishaps that leaves many planners tossing and turning through the night, contemplating every […]

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Celebrating 10 Years, MM&E Looks Back

June 28, 2011

By Heather McNeill When Missouri Meetings and Events put out its first issue in the summer of 2001, there was no question the industry would have its ups and downs. But no one could have anticipated the issues the magazine would cover – the catastrophe of 9/11, the recession and its after-effects, dwindling

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Chateau on the Lake

June 28, 2011

By Heather McNeill The idea was visionary: a European-style castle tucked away in the Ozark Mountains, overlooking the blue waters of Table Rock Lake. The Branson resort would be upscale, and guests would be treated to the finest food, accommodations and meeting space.

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ME Trends

June 28, 2011

Dressing up Chairs Take a moment to picture a chair cover. Chances are what will come to mind is a white satin piece  with a sash of color used and overused at weddings across the country. Well, erase that image and instead replace it with a bouncy party dress or a sleek sophisticated gown, because […]

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All Roads Lead to Historic St. Charles

June 28, 2011

By Heather McNeill To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Missouri Meetings & Events, we have been looking back at the destinations we have covered, and one spot that stands out is St. Charles. So much has been worth visiting in this historic city, famous for being Missouri’s first state capital and the launching spot of […]

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The Savoy Ballroom Has Got That Swing

June 28, 2011

By Heather McNeill Andy Walls has seen many event spaces. With his wife Anne, he has co-owned a dance instruction company for years, and has performed and taught in all kinds of settings, including ballrooms, church recreation rooms, parking lots and backyards. So, it’s no surprise that when he and Anne began designing the Savoy […]

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