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Jill Stone

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Culinary Chronicles: Bid Farewell to 2023’s Forgettable Food Trends

Meeting Planning Experience

Let’s reflect on the culinary highs and lows of the past year. 2023 brought us some unforgettable food trends, but not all were palate-pleasers. And so, we bid adieu to the trends that missed the mark. Over-the-Top Milkshakes aka Freakshakes: While extravagant milkshakes adorned with every imaginable sweet treat – fruity cereal, marshmallow fluff,  an… Read more

The Future of Hotels: Upgrades and Innovations

Site Selection Travel and Hospitality

Hotels are undergoing a transformation like never before. The future of hotels promises not only comfortable accommodation but also sustainability, cutting-edge technology, unique experiences, and customized rooms that cater to individual preferences. Let’s delve into these exciting advancements that are reshaping the way we stay. Sustainability – Green Stays for a Greener Planet In a… Read more

Taylor Swift and Meeting Planners: A Surprisingly Similar Symphony

Fun

When you think of Taylor Swift, you probably think of chart-topping hits, sold-out stadium concerts, and her knack for crafting captivating stories through her music. That said, you may not immediately draw a connection between the pop sensation and meeting planners – those unsung heroes responsible for orchestrating successful conferences and events. However, upon closer… Read more

Luxury Ice Ice Baby

Meeting Planning Economics

Who knew that one day frozen water would become so fancy! A 2020 survey by Bosch, found that a whopping 51% of Americans declared themselves as “ice obsessed.” The ice cube has moved way beyond the standard freezer tray or gas station version. If you want a great “ice breaker” for your next event, load… Read more

Fun and Festive Thanksgiving Games for the Whole Family

Fun

Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together, share a delicious meal, and express gratitude for the blessings in their lives. In between the turkey and pumpkin pie, it’s always a great idea to add a bit of fun and entertainment to your Thanksgiving celebration. That’s where games come in! These engaging and laughter-inducing… Read more

A Blog by a Bedbug

Travel and Hospitality

Hi, I am a bedbug, and I would like for you to hear me out. Halloween is in a few days, and I know that this is a time when people like to celebrate what goes bump in the night and other creepy crawlies – I think you would consider us in this category. We… Read more

Fueling Productivity: Healthy Snacks for Meetings

Attendee Experience

Recently, I shared ways to create a dynamic experience for your attendees. One suggestion was to create a station filled with  healthy snacks. This will aid in keeping energy levels high and minds sharp. In this blog post, we’ll explore a variety of nutritious and delicious snacks that are perfect for fueling productivity during meetings… Read more

Creating a Dynamic Experience for Your Attendees

Meeting Planning Experience

Dynamic Experience

Meeting professionals are marketing and information curators. They understand the importance of staying up-to-date with the ever-evolving landscape of the events industry. Let’s explore some exciting event trends that are shaping the industry and creating dynamic experiences for attendees The New Norm Over the past couple of years, the world has witnessed a major shift… Read more