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A Historic Site with Contemporary Style and Savory Fare – Soulard’s Restaurant

November 22, 2011

By Doug Cumpton   For a unique dining experience in an intimate setting, Soulard’s Restaurant is sure to please.  Located one mile south of downtown St. Louis in the historic Soulard neighborhood, Soulard’s Restaurant opened its doors in 1977 and has since built a quality reputation centered on home-cooked dishes prepared with only the finest […]

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An Odd Idea Bears Fruit: Belvoir Winery

November 22, 2011

By Stephen Lindsley Residents of Kansas City’s Northland have long been intrigued by the imposing brick structure that overlooks Highway 291 in Liberty, Mo. For decades the massive Odd Fellows Home has been a local landmark, though it was long ago abandoned, slowly succumbing to the effects of time and the elements. Now, through the […]

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The Charcoal House: Doing What It Does Best ~ Fine Dining

November 22, 2011

By Stephen Lindsley There are occasions when the meeting you are planning is something a little special. It may be a celebration, or an important chance to host a valued partner or prospective client who is in from out of town.  It might be an occasion that calls for a generous, candlelit dinner with attentive […]

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Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

November 22, 2011

Events come in many different shapes and sizes, with many different purposes. While some may be a social celebration or fulfill a business need, others may be responsible for raising funds and awareness that could change lives and communities forever. Those who organize fundraisers may work on the staff of a nonprofit, be a volunteer […]

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People Update

November 22, 2011

SPRINGFIELD CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU ANNOUNCES THREE ADDITIONS TO STAFF Jane Rips and Dustin Burke joined the Springfield CVB as partner development mangers, and Katie McBride is the new sales department administrative assistant. Rips and Burke are responsible for advertising sales in bureau publications and on its Web site – www.SpringfieldMO.org –  and developing relationships […]

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Industry Update

November 22, 2011

THE HILTON GARDEN INN SPRINGFIELD PRESENTS KID-FRIENDLY ECO-TOUR, PLAY TIME IN SALT WATER POOL The Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield, Mo., is designed with the planet in mind. Built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Standards, the hotel features amazing energy and resource-saving elements including a salt water swimming pool. The idea for […]

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Increasing Your Odds of Finding the Perfect Event Space

November 22, 2011

By Stephen Lindsley An afternoon or evening spent at Fairmount Park Racetrack in Collinsville, Ill., is always a special treat. Every year its event staff adds more ways to take advantage of the facility – and the fun – for groups of all sizes. Just minutes from downtown St. Louis, with a sprawling facility and […]

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ME Trends

November 22, 2011

BEING DRAMATIC Planners have a reliable set of tools for incorporating a theme into an event – food and beverage, music, graphics and décor. However, sometimes the traditional just doesn’t cut it and something dramatic is required. Few things deliver a theme like incorporating professional actors into an event. Actors in costume bring an event […]

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A Bit of Europe on the Mighty Mississippi

November 22, 2011

Meeting planners and guests alike revere this historic town with a French twist. By Julia M. Johnson One of the most colorful reasons to visit Missouri is the town of Ste. Genevieve, situated 60 miles south of St. Louis along the banks of the Mississippi River.  Founded in the mid-1700s by French Canadians, this history-filled […]

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Making Green Meetings the Rule, Not the Exception

November 22, 2011

By Stephen Lindsley In October 2008, a new committee was formed at the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) to develop a set of voluntary green standards for the meeting and event industry. The final wording of the standards is now on the verge of being approved. The ASTM, in conjunction with the Convention […]

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