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Letter From the Publisher

December 30, 2010

Does your world seem smaller? Have you had particular events in your life that made you think your connection to Africa, Europe or China was not so distant or strange after all? Welcome to globalization. If you’ve not had this experience, just wait.

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Rob’s Rules: Hip to Tip

December 30, 2010

By Rob Schaefer Isn’t it funny how people feel completely comfortable buying an expensive item for themselves, but agonize over what to tip someone? Americans spend a total of $26 million in tipping each year. And although most gratuities are now standardized, people still seemed confused about who, when and how much.

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Global Business with a Local Impact: St. Louis – Stuttgart Sister Cities bring German culture and business to Missouri

December 30, 2010

By Lisa Lance Sister Cities International was formed out of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1956 White House conference on citizen diplomacy as an initiative to create partnerships between communities in the U.S. and cities around the world. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the St. Louis – Stuttgart Sister Cities (SLSSC) organization, which was […]

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The Impact of Higher Education on Future Hospitality Employees

December 30, 2010

          By Heather McNeill It should come as no surprise that higher education has taken a hit in this economy, especially in regard to funding. Yet, other effects on higher education are less than straightforward. For example, some colleges are seeing declining enrollments in certain fields of study because there are […]

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Government Meetings: Planners work toward cost-conscious events

December 30, 2010

By Lisa Lance According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the current recession officially ended in June 2009. As the economy takes tentative steps toward a recovery, public scrutiny continues to focus on how government funds are spent. With criticism of high profile and costly meetings in the not-too-distant past—think of the $440,000 executive […]

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ME Trends

December 30, 2010

Table Tennis Takes Center Stage When you hear “table tennis,” childhood memories of a rickety table in the basement, a couple paddles and whatever balls you could keep away from the dog may come to mind. It wasn’t what you would call trendy or cool, well, until now. Table tennis is officially cool. From the […]

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2010 Kansas City Expo Review: Planners Get a Dose of Healthy Networking, Education and Fun

December 30, 2010

By Heather McNeill Healthy individuals are more effective in their work, making better decisions that can positively affect the health of those around them. That was the message of the 2010 Missouri Meetings & Events Expo, Healthy Meetings & Events Start With You, held September 27 and 28 at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. “Education […]

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Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice?

December 30, 2010

Believe it or not, there are more ingredients to a successful winter event. By Patti Curran A planner forum at the Coronado Ballroom and Meeting Facility turned into a trip around the world for more than 30 event planners on Wednesday, September 15. Rob Schaefer, columnist for Missouri Meetings & Events and Vice President of […]

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