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March 2020

Features

Inviting Colorado Restaurants for Post-Meeting Meals

Throughout Colorado’s meetings-friendly destinations, groups have many restaurants to choose from where they could unwind over a great meal. Here are eight standouts.

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Consider These 5 East Coast Spaces for Your Next Meeting and Event

Stay up to date on the latest venue openings and property renovations, including these found in the East.

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5 New and Renovated Southern Hotels to Consider for Future Meetings and Events

Stay up to date on the latest venue openings and property renovations, including these found in the South.

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These 5 Western Hotels Offer Slopeside Breakout Sessions, Food Carts and More for Meetings and Events

Stay up to date on the latest venue openings and property renovations, including these found in the West.

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Europe, Mexico and Bahamas Offer 5 New Venues for MICE Planners

Stay up to date on the latest venue openings and property renovations, including these found around the world.

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Western Canada Offers Intellectual Value for Learning and Engagement at Conferences

Western Canada has many industry specialties and intellectual capital that it can offer specific groups for in-depth learning and connections. Read this guide to choose the best city for your group.

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How Biophilic Design in Meeting Spaces Can Boost Productivity

Biophilia is working its way into some of the world’s most popular meeting spaces. Read how conducting business in spaces with natural design elements like living walls, clean air, natural light and more can boost attendee productivity.

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Destinations

4 Ways to Bond Under the Sun in the Inland Empire

For groups looking to escape the lights and noise of L.A., three main areas in the Inland Empire offer sunny respites packed with unique meeting spaces and a trove of group activities.

 

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Inviting Colorado Restaurants for Post-Meeting Meals

Throughout Colorado’s meetings-friendly destinations, groups have many restaurants to choose from where they could unwind over a great meal. Here are eight standouts.

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4 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors When Meeting in Michigan

Get some fresh air in between meetings in Michigan. Here are some quick group activities outdoors in Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Traverse City.

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4 New Hotels in 4 Downtown Mid-American Cities

Stay up to date on the latest venue openings and property renovations, including these found in Mid-America.

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New Meetings and Events Developments Have Charlotte Rocking

Charlotte, North Carolina, is a meetings destination on the move, welcoming a convention center expansion project that will add a significant amount of meeting spaces, new meetings hotels and a variety of intriguing offsite venues within its convention district. Read more.

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Birmingham Boom: 6 Must-See Meeting and Event Venues in Alabama’s Thriving City

From a vintage motorcycle museum to a 33-acre garden, Birmingham, Alabama, boasts a variety of interesting meeting and event venues—and it’s ready to be your next southern destination.

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4 Farm-to-Table Restaurants in Madison for Meeting Groups

Meeting in Madison? These farm-to-table restaurants bring Midwestern wholesomeness and incredible dining. Learn more.

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Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater and Sarasota Add Compelling History and Culture to Meetings

Railroad roots, the Cuban cigar business and rich museums and gardens give the Tampa Bay, St. Pete/Clearwater and Sarasota areas unexpected charm and culture. Read more.

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How Chicago’s McCormick Place Diverts Almost 100% of its Food Waste

Chicago’s McCormick Place—the largest convention center in North America—now diverts almost 100% of its food waste. Read on to see how.

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Western Canada Offers Intellectual Value for Learning and Engagement at Conferences

Western Canada has many industry specialties and intellectual capital that it can offer specific groups for in-depth learning and connections. Read this guide to choose the best city for your group.

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4 Noteworthy Teambuilding Activities in Northern Virginia

From vineyards to Mount Vernon, add to your meeting or event with these noteworthy group activities in Fairfax, Loudoun County, Alexandria and Richmond.

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More Headlines

Vegas From the Vault: Inside the Las Vegas News Bureau’s Archives

Las Vegas News Bureau Archivist Kelly Luchs walks Meetings Today through the Bureau and the history of Vegas through images—plus explains how your group can partner with the Las Vegas News Bureau to cover your events present day. Read more.

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Dive Into a 100 Course Meal at Your Meetings and Events

100 Course Meal is an immersive experience for up to 200 guests that is sure to leave meeting and event attendees surprised and satisfied. Read more.

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Multicultural Meetings Musts From Marriott

Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson talks with Seema Jain, director, multicultural affairs for Marriott International about the hotel giant's Culture Days program. Jain travels the world training Marriott staff on how to best serve the cultural needs of its very diverse clientele, and offers critical information to meeting planners on how they can do the same for their attendees.

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The Rise of Plant-Based Alternatives on Event Menus

Chefs at prominent meetings and events properties are noticing a consistent uptick in plant-based alternatives requests from attendees. Read why and dishes they’re serving.

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10 Coronavirus Crisis Communication Tips

Whether or not you intend to cancel your event due to the coronavirus outbreak, it's important to understand that this impacts every event right now. Here are 10 tips you can use to ensure that you are communicating effectively to those who matter. Read more.

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Coronavirus Context: Michael Dominguez Shares His View

COVID-19 is fluid and complex, and due to the speed of information, there are many important pieces to the overall story that are being left out of the conversation. ALHI President & CEO Michael Dominguez shares some of the facts to battle the hysteria that is upending the meetings and events industry. Read more.

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How to Protect Against Coronavirus

The spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, has upended the travel industry as well as any facility where public gatherings are held or where a large amount of people congregate. That includes office buildings, airports and meeting and convention spaces. Implement these procedures to protect everyone in the environment.

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Garden Gulf Prawn Cocktail

Matt Steffen's Garden Gulf Prawn Cocktail Recipe.

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Brand This Private Cubical ‘Phone Booth’ in Your Meeting Space

Cubicall Custom Phone Booths are a sponsorable option that allows your audience a place to rest their feet, charge their phone and enjoy privacy for a phone call or focused work. Read more.

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No Time to Stagger Spa Treatments? Try These Outside-the-Spa Options

Meeting schedules can be complemented by spa services that give attendees a taste of a resort’s signature treatments. Reenergize them to participate in the business at hand by bringing treatments into meeting environments and out of the spa. Read more.

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Essential Travel Wellness Tips From Naturopath John Ayo

Naturopath John Ayo has made his living on the road for more than 30 years, including as a meeting planner for IBM. Here are his tips for ensuring the health of your attendees, and yourself, at meetings. Read more.

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How to Smash the Hierarchy in Corporate Meetings

Creating an environment that fosters cross-hierarchical communication and socialization is a challenge that may seem easier said than done, but by implementing some key strategies and meetings formats, getting C-suites to walk hand-in-hand with the rank-and-file is an achievable goal. Read more.

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