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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

Matchmakers of the Meeting World

Site Selection

meeting

It’s not always love at first site selection in the world of meeting management, but one thing for sure, when it comes to matchmaking, you can’t beat meeting planners. Our cupid-like ways have the power to create love connections wherever we go and here is how we do so: Wine, Candles and Chocolate: Many an… Read More

Football Food

Fun

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Super Bowl LII happens this Sunday, February 4th. We will watch Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots. Memorable commercials will ensue. Justin Timberlake will rock the half time show. And we will eat. We will eat our weight in chicken wings, nachos and more. Personally, I hope to be invited to a party where the… Read More

Drone On: Using Drones at Your Events

Attendee Experience Event Planning Advice

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Drones have been around awhile, but their uses continue to grow each and every day. Before you take to the skies there a few IMPORTANT rules and regulations you should definitely be aware of, check out this article on MeetingsNet for the facts. Before the Event: Use drones to capture footage to promote your event… Read More

Solutions for Resolutions

Uncategorized

If you’ve made your resolutions for the year, you are more than likely still all in at this point of the year. But a month from now, those resolutions may be forgotten, only to be revisited again next January. Rather than let this occur, let’s talk about some solutions for your resolutions. Don’t Bite Off… Read More

Happy Neutral Year!

Technology

neutrality

Well maybe not. Net Neutrality is defined as “the principle that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites.” In other words, what we have created is an internet that is a level playing field; no matter who… Read More

Hotels Maybe

Fun

hotels

Happy Holidays to you! It’s time for one of my favorite holiday traditions…a little caroling fun! Wishing you a holiday full of wonderful memories and much fun!  … Read More

Food and Drink Trends 2018

Attendee Experience

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Last year I shared some food and drink trends for 2017; these included healthier sodas, new and interesting teas, and “free” food as in dairy-free, gluten-free and allergen-free. As we close out the taste bud trends of this year, let’s take a look at what’s in store for 2018. Meat alternatives are going mainstream. Look… Read More

Happy Nostresstivus!

Event Planning Advice

nostresstivus

We are in the thick of the holidays. We are all making our lists and checking them many times over. We are hoping that the let it snow waits until we are let out of the stores and back in our beds while visions of sugar-plums dance in our heads. And good ole St. Nick… Read More

ID Please

Travel and Hospitality

ID

Fellow travelers hear this – as of January 22, 2018, “passengers with a driver’s license issued by a state that is still not compliant with the REAL ID Act (and has not been granted an extension) will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel to board their flight”. Basically… Read More

Fly Dine Drive

Travel and Hospitality

fly dine drive

Last week I shared some awesome apps for finding a great place to stay and for finding your way around. This week we are going to look at some other travel apps that have come onto the scene. Fly Looking for a fly on the cheap, check out Dealray. This app requires a $9.99 per… Read More