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Five Can’t-Miss Event-Planning Tools and Resources

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:30+00:00 December 13th, 2012|Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Planning an event takes a lot of work. Thankfully, there are several tools and resources available that can make planning a corporate event or conference more manageable. Seeking help from a certified meeting professional (CMP) at your venue is an important and helpful first step, but the following list of tools and resources will help [...]

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Six Unique Dessert Ideas for an Elegant Wedding

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:30+00:00 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 [...]

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Power On: Ensuring A/V and Technology Success at Your Next Meeting

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:30+00:00 November 12th, 2012|Meeting Services and Coordination|

There is no meeting blunder more noticeable than a glitch in A/V or technology. Microphones that don’t work, projectors that can’t display a presentation and lighting malfunctions: we’ve all experienced these speed bumps during what should be a great event or meeting. Ensure your A/V and tech needs are met by following these simple guidelines [...]

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Working Together To Achieve a Green Meeting

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:30+00:00 October 23rd, 2012|Meeting Services and Coordination, Sustainability|

Recycling receptacle, Monona Terrace rooftop As a meeting planner, your number one priority is to make sure that your attendees are happy and satisfied. However, meeting planners also feel a growing obligation to be environmentally-conscious, choosing meeting options that leave a smaller carbon footprint on our planet. Working with an eco-friendly meeting facility like Monona [...]

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Menu Planning: The Sizzle Is in the Detail

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:31+00:00 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 [...]

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10 Tips to Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck When Booking Your Event

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:31+00:00 August 29th, 2012|Location Considerations|

When it comes to thinking about your conference budget, it’s important to ensure that each dollar spent by your company goes as far as it can and provides a maximum return on investment. Get the best value for your dollar by considering these 10 event planning tips: Set a date early. Setting a date and [...]

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Five Ways to Achieve a Green Wedding Reception

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:31+00:00 August 24th, 2012|Weddings|

Some people might have you believe that “it’s not easy being green.” With so many things to consider when planning a wedding reception, thinking about the environment might seem like another worry. However, it is becoming simpler —and more fun—to apply “green” principles to weddings and receptions. There are easy ways to reduce your impact [...]

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Plan Powerfully with a Dedicated Meeting Professional by Your Side

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:31+00:00 August 3rd, 2012|Meeting Services and Coordination|

You’re charged with planning the next corporate event or conference, and there is a long list of things to consider: attendees, location (venue), catering, hotel stay, meeting content, etc. Deep breath. The great news is you’re not alone in the planning process. Often venues will provide the support of a dedicated meeting professional once you [...]

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

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:32+00:00 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: [...]

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Pinpoint the Perfect Location for Your Next Corporate Event

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:33+00:00 June 27th, 2012|Location Considerations|

Are you in charge of planning the next corporate event? You already understand the importance of choosing the right location, so after determining the goals and objectives of your meeting, one of your first tasks should be to select the city and venue that will host your event. Selecting the right host city can significantly [...]

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