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Planning the Perfect Sales Meeting

By | May 27th, 2015|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

There are two kinds of meetings: important ones and really important ones. And considering that your entire sales team may get together only once a year or more, the sales conference is often the highest-profile meeting you plan.

Three details every bride should know before the big day

By | May 7th, 2014|Weddings|

Krakora Studios There are obvious questions you need to have answered before your wedding, such as where the wedding will be, the number of guests and the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses. But there are other important details that should be squared away with the venue well before the big day, information that often goes overlooked until the last moment. Read on to make sure you’re getting this essential information. […]

The Impact of Going Green at Your Next Meeting

By | June 5th, 2013|Sustainability|

As a meeting planner, it’s important to stay ahead of the sustainability curve by presenting attendees with venues and services that are held to the highest environmental standards. Many measures once considered mere eco-friendly trends are now expected by event attendees. Not only is Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center the first convention center in the United States to receive the LEED-EB silver level certification, but our own Monona Catering is extremely environmentally conscious as well. […]

Six Unique Dessert Ideas for an Elegant Wedding

By | December 6th, 2012|Weddings|

What’s the latest trend in wedding cakes? Well, how about a wedding without one!? Many couples tend to go for a more unique approach to dessert these days including candy buffets, petite desserts or cake pops. This playful, new spin on the traditional wedding cake presents couples with many options to serve their guests on [...]

Menu Planning: The Sizzle Is in the Detail

By | September 28th, 2012|Meeting Services and Coordination|

Craving an event menu that will satisfy attendees’ appetites and minds? Catering to both can be creative and budget friendly. Consider these four tips to please and impress attendees: Make special dietary needs a focus of your menu. Gluten free and vegetarian options are just two examples of special arrangements that may need to be made for attendees. Don’t make them an afterthought. Instead, highlight these one or two unique items on the event menu. Then, round out those items with the more mainstream options. You’ll be perceived as a great host, and you’ll maximize your catering budget. Showcase local fare for out-of-town attendees. Work with a certified catering professional, like Monona Catering, to explore items that could add a bit of local pizzazz to your event. For example, at Monona Terrace, a variety of Wisconsin cheeses, meats and samples of craft Wisconsin beers frequently add the “welcome” to the reception. […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Serving Drinks at Your Next Business Event

By | July 5th, 2012|Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Selecting the right beverage service for an event can be a weighty task. As an event planner, or meeting organizer, you know a smooth beverage service can enhance a seamless event flow resulting in focused, energized attendees. Here are a few simple guidelines for choosing a beverage execution that’s perfect for your next business event: […]

Tasteful Impressions: Four Catering Tips to Impress and Energize Guests

By | May 17th, 2012|Meeting Services and Coordination|

Meals and breaks are times to refresh and recharge your business event attendees while keeping them engaged. Whether sharing an elegant sit-down dinner or a cup of coffee and a fresh-baked pastry, your catering choices create a backdrop for sharing insights and camaraderie. Follow these four catering tips to plan the perfect food and beverage options for your corporate event: […]