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Getting Started on Going Green

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: Sustainability, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Checklist: Getting Started on Going Green Most event planners today want to “green” their events. But if you’re just getting underway, the commitment can seem overwhelming. Where do you begin? To get you started, we’ve [...]

Here’s What’s Hot:

By | September 15th, 2016|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , |

The Wedding Trends The Pros Are Seeing Right Now Wedding magazines love predicting what’ll be hot — and certainly what’s not — each year. And that made us wonder: Just what are the trends that [...]

Five Questions Your Venue Rep Will Ask

By | July 15th, 2016|Categories: Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination|

Five Questions Your Venue Rep Will Ask Planning the perfect event begins with finding the perfect venue As a meeting or event planner, you know that finding a sales representative who asks the right questions—and actually listens to your answers—can save you countless hours and headaches. […]

A Healthy Obsession with Quality

By | March 8th, 2016|Categories: Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|Tags: , , , |

Monona Terrace earns prestigious Wisconsin Forward Award Sometimes good enough is good enough. But not if you’re aiming for excellence.

Going Green Earns a Gold

By | February 4th, 2016|Categories: Sustainability|Tags: , , , , , , |

Monona Terrace is recognized with the second highest LEED rating Before the world was talking about green buildings, Monona Terrace architect and visionary, Frank Lloyd Wright, pioneered an organic approach. By focusing on construction that [...]

Everyone’s Mad for Madison

By | January 8th, 2016|Categories: Tips For A Successful Meeting|Tags: , , , , , |

Our recommendations of what to do when you come here to explore You know how every once in a while you discover a town that stays with you long after you return home? Our visitors frequently tell us that Wisconsin’s capital city of Madison is one such spot. If you’ve been here for a convention and are longing for a return visit, consider this your official invitation to come back and stay awhile, no matter the time of year. We’ve even made it easy to plan your itinerary by sharing our personal recommendations of “must-do’s” and favorite activities—straight from people who live and work here. So welcome to Madison. Enjoy your stay. […]

It’s Party Time!

By | September 10th, 2015|Categories: Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Five new twists on the year-end office bash Oh, the office holiday party—and the resulting images in your mind. Off-tune karaoke perhaps? What about that time your boss over-eggnogged? Or channeled the Seinfeld show and danced like Elaine? […]

Building Excitement Before Your Event

By | July 14th, 2015|Categories: Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

How to use simple tactics to fire up the crowd Attendee engagement. It’s a phrase you hear—and most likely repeat—with every event you plan. With good reason. “You need to grab attendees’ attention before they even step foot inside your venue so that they arrive already excited for the event itself. They’ll come ready to learn, network and contribute. But maybe even more importantly, long after they return home, they’ll remember how they benefited,” offers Meg Statz, CMP, event services manager for Monona Terrace. “That makes for happy customers—and ones who will likely want to return to a future event that you plan,” she says. […]

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