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Jill Stone

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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[...]


I have talked about QR Codes in the past and I dare say that at this point QR codes are more popular than ever! The potential for their application is ever more diversified, offering a greater range of possibilities. A recent feature from M&C highlighted that the team at VisitPittsburgh wear custom lapel pins which[...]

Meeting Planner Personality Traits

Hey Meeting Planners, this may not come as a surprise to you, but you have a certain set of personality traits that make you aces at what you do. Even though it may not surprise you, it should make you feel pretty darn good. These are admirable traits, and not everyone has them. So pat[...]

Meeting Planning is a Top 50 Career!

Meeting planners rejoice! Your career rocks and has made it into the top 50 careers of 2011. This is according to a report by US News and World Report. The US News shares the following positive outlook: “Employment of meeting and convention planners, who hold 56,600 jobs nationwide in 2008, is expected to grow faster[...]

Who Are You?

“Who are you? Who, who, who, who? I really want to know.” ~ The Who Even though years of experience being an expert in your field is important, when it comes right down to it, people do business with people they know, trust and like. The easier you are to know and trust, the more[...]