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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

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    Variables and Variants

    At this very moment there are many variables – and variants – to take into consideration. Event planning and management has always been challenging. Now it’s beyond challenging; there are many unknowns, and a lot of conflicting and confusing information coming at us from every platform. It’s a wonder any of us can even plan[...]

  • To Mask or Not To Mask

    This pandemic is not going to end anytime soon. Event Managers are tasked with keeping up with the latest information, which includes the ever-looming, ever-changing, ever-challenging question of when to include mask mandates and what do they look like. Here are some resources for you: The CDC website is a good start. At their site[...]

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    The Now Foodie

    In-person meetings are happening! And hopefully, they will continue to happen. Of course, where there are people, there is food. Here are some yummy food trends to keep an eye on! Safety: Due to COVID, people are hyper-aware of food safety. Be sure to consult with your venue to understand what protocols they have in[...]

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    Olympics Tokyo 2021

    The big event that couldn’t happen last year is now scheduled for this year (sound familiar?) Yes, Meeting Planners, the Olympics are here, and we are definitely in for the excitement, the thrills and, well, the heartaches. Those reading this blog my not have the athletic prowess to participate in the Olympic games, but planners[...]

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    What Now?

    Without a doubt, COVID-19 has transformed our industry. We’ve mastered some skills we really didn’t want to have, like cancelling events. At the same time, we accelerated and mastered our online digital event skills in order to keep our audiences informed and connected. So, what now? In recent blogs, I’ve shared a lot about hybrid[...]

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    Sponsorship Opportunities

    This blog is the third in a series I am presenting on sponsorship. I have shared information about how Sponsorships Start with Relationships and why you need to Think About Sponsorships Yesterday. Today we explore exciting sponsorship opportunities to offer in exchange for their participation. Sure, their logo will be included on the website, newsletters,[...]

I Save You Time

I send out RFPs on your behalf, gather all the information, present it to you in an easy to read format.

This frees up your time to focus on the details of your meeting.

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I Save You Money

HelmsBriscoe is the largest site selection firm in the world.

Putting our negotiating power to work for you means saving money and big pats on the back from your bosses.

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I Save You Headaches

Selecting the perfect location can be a pain!

I review contracts and negotiate with the site to ensure both your company and attendees have a great experience.

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I Save You Heartaches

Attrition costs, contract issues, out-of-the-blue craziness?

Not anymore, call me when the heartaches arise. Together, I am sure that we will get you back on the mend.

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Jill Keeps Me Sane

Jill really does keep me sane We can be looking at 15 different properties at any given time, Jill keeps it all organized, reminds me of the pros and cons of each property and is truly concerned about finding the best possible location for each meeting.

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