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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

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

420

Event Planning Advice

420

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

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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

Fun

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

The Holidays are Not Over: March Part 1

Fun

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… Read more

Conference + Family = Winner!

Travel and Hospitality

family

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… Read more

Happy Valentine’s Week (yes, week!)

Fun Travel and Hospitality

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… Read more

Planners Remain an Important Asset

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Over the past couple of years, how we plan events and meetings has changed and pivoted more than ever before experienced. And these changes do not only apply to our work life, the pandemic has profoundly affected all that we do – how we home, shop, sleep, dress (leggings anyone?) and more. The dust has… Read more

Meetings 2022

Event Planning Advice

Meetings 2022

Happy 2022, Meeting Planners! I consulted with my crystal ball (aka Google) and traveled to the ends of the internet to find information to help you navigate this new year. Here is what you need to know: Compression is a word being tossed about as a way to explain what is happening in meeting space… Read more