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Jill Stone

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Dad, The Joke’s on You!

Dad Jokes

We are soon to celebrate Father’s Day! In honor of fathers everywhere, I would like to turn your attention to the Dad Joke. I love Dad Jokes! I love them so much I share them on my Facebook page. Dad jokes are not appreciated by all. Some define a dad joke as “an unoriginal or[...]

Meeting Planning 2030

Meeting Planning 2030

Let’s boldly go where no meeting planner has gone before. It’s the year 2030. Here is a glimpse of what that year looks like for the meeting planner? Let’s ponder the possibilities! Blurred Lines: The idea of virtual meetings seemed as something that would occur a bit further into the future, but as we all[...]

The Panel Primer


A panel discussion for your event is a great way to bring together a group of industry experts to share their knowledge and guidance, while also allowing your audience to participate with questions and comments. Panels are a relatively easy addition to your event, but they can do require a bit of planning. Here are[...]

Mother Meeting Planners

May is the month we celebrate mothers. Whether or not you are a mother, if you are a meeting planner, you definitely have a sense of what it’s like to be a mother. We are the caretakers of many when it comes to those that take part in our events. We plan for the future[...]



Happy April 20th, otherwise known as 4/20, or 420, which is slang for marijuana use. If you were in San Francisco today, you may head on over to Hippie Hill to celebrate cannabis with a big crowd. In case you are going, please do pay attention to their FAQs, which includes information like it being[...]

QR Codes for Events

QR Codes

QR Codes are eye-catching and a great way to lead people to information.  Plus, they can be placed just about anywhere. Believe it or not, QR Codes have been around since 1994. They were invited by Masahiro Hara to optimize and manage “inventories of an ever-expanding range of automotive parts.” At the time, bar codes[...]

The Holidays are Not Over: March Part 2

holidays not over

In my last blog I talked up the many, many fun things to celebrate in March. My goodness, there was a lot to celebrate! I only made it through half the month, so I hope you are well rested and got in a good nap on March 14th. We are now gearing up for more[...]

The Holidays are Not Over: March Part 1

holidays not over

We gave thanks, decked the halls, rang in the New Year, sent chocolates and flowers to our Valentine and celebrated Washington’s B-day. Then there’s March (trombone slide). Hold on there! Just because there are no bank holidays, does not mean there is nothing to celebrate. Some of us will celebrate the more known holidays like[...]

Conference + Family = Winner!


For many families, an impactful result of pandemic living was how it transformed homes into virtual work spaces and educational centers. Our worlds got smaller and more compacted. Household inhabitants were vying for bandwidth, spending every meal together and, well, spending almost every minute together. That said, about one-third of Americans cited that being able[...]

Happy Valentine’s Week (yes, week!)

Valentine's Week

Starting today, celebrations of all things lovey-dovey kick off, it’s Valentine’s Week. Each day has its own focus and we are taking this a step further with an amazing itinerary on where to celebrate each day. Rose Day, Monday February 7, 2022 First stop is Pasadena, California, home of the famous Tournament of Roses Parade![...]