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Jill Stone

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Event Planning Advice

In person meetings are making a comeback. As many people are “getting back out there,” there is some trepidation; people are feeling less confident about the social interactions to come. Help your attendees get the conversation started with these effective and fun ideas! Q&A: By beginning a conversation with a surprising question, things are sure to… Read more

Tax-Free Time!


With all the uncertainty around the economy, many of us are in for a bit of a breather from taxes for back to school supplies. Participating states plan this event for different Sales Tax Holiday Weekends beginning at the end of July and through August.  Each state handles it differently; be sure to consult your… Read more

Save Money on Meetings

Event Planning Advice Meeting Planning Economics

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Keeping an eye on the budget and spending wisely is a consistent concern for meeting managers. As gas prices rise and affect air travel costs, as the world continues to open creating demand for meeting space, and the myriad of other changes going on at this time, budgets are a top of mind subject. Here… Read more

Dad, The Joke’s on You!

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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… Read more

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… Read more

Mother Meeting Planners

Meeting Planning Experience

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… Read more


Event Planning Advice


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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more