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Jill Stone

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Pin Up Events

Have you ever thought of creating pin boards around your events? There are endless possibilities and it is really worth your consideration! Here are some great ideas for you! Create boards with pictures from the event (post them throughout the day and during the event). Make sure to encourage others to participate, all you need[...]

Event Branding

You hear a lot about “branding” now-a-days. It is an important part of any company’s presence in the market place. The brand is an idea or image that brings people to a place of knowing; they know what the brand stands for, what service or product it provides, it’s overall message, and the emotion/feeling/statement behind[...]

What’s In a (Meeting) Name?

Names are important. Many parents name their children after relatives that had or have a special place in their life. Sometimes they search for a name that has a strong meaning behind it. In the movie, “Where the Heart Is,” the main character, Novalee, is contemplating a name for her yet-to-be born child. She tells a[...]

Festivals for Foodies

Food is included at most, if not all festivals! But some festivals are created around food. Here are some interesting festivals about the nation that you may want to check out: National Cherry Festival is celebrated at Traverse City, Michigan. It will be here before you know it, so head on over soon (July 7[...]

Conventions are a Serious Business

Although those that are not in the hospitality industry think that all meetings and conventions are just an excuse to party, a la Fred Flintstones’ Water Buffalos Convention (Grand Poobah included), those of us “in the know” know that meetings and conventions are serious business. It is a place where people commune to exchange information[...]

Meeting Planner or Miracle Worker?

Maybe it is our can-do attitude, our difficulty in saying “no,” or our undeniable confidence in what we do, but meeting planners are often times viewed as modern-day miracle workers. And though the honor is quite appreciated, at times it can make us feel a bit wiggy, causing us to want to ask, “Are you[...]

Hi-Tech Scavenger Hunt

The uses of QR Codes are staggering! You can create QR Codes that will point to a website, carry your contact information (like a digital business card), go to a video, even contain a quote or secret message. With this in mind, here is a fun idea for your next meeting. You can create a[...]

All-Inclusive in the USA

The allure of the All-Inclusive Resort is quite enticing. Think of the easy budget planning; all the sleeping rooms, meetings space, food, beverage, gratuities, fees and more conveniently rolled into one price. Since meeting planners always seem to be short on time, this option may be a fantastic and easy way to go; especially for[...]

New Fun Meeting Ideas

Keeping your meetings fresh with interesting ideas is always a good idea. It is a way to set you apart and add that extra bit of something. Here are a few ideas for you to include in your next event: Have some inexpensive t-shirts made up for the staff. The t-shirts can have the name[...]

Add a Touch of Royalty to Your Next Event

Prince William and Kate’s wedding was the first Royal Wedding in West Minster Abbey in 900 years; keep the spirit rolling and add some “royal touches” to your next event.  Here are some ideas to get those creative juices flowing! Rather than a coffee break, how about a high tea á la the Brits. High[...]