September 2018

When I decided to write the September 2018 Friday With Joan blog post with a headline inspired by "Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" and interview families in the business, I asked Marcus Bales, who has been collaborating with Mike Whitney, to consider coming up with a parody of the song famously performed by Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings and written by Ed Bruce and Patsy Bruce to go along with it. I am grateful to Marcus for the lyrics and to Mike for his perfect rendition. Were I you, I’d hire them for work for your meetings to add some pizzazz!

July 2018

In my related Friday With Joan July 2018 blog post you’ll gain some insight into obstacles to professional development and ways to work around them. Reading is a relatively easy way to advance yourself and your career. Here, I provide some links and suggestions for your list.

July 2018

Meetings Today contributor Carolyn Blackburn interviewed Jennifer B. David, Senior Marketing & Communications Manager with the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC), to discuss recent updates to the facility. The GCCC, which features 373,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, wrapped a two-year $140 million renovation and expansion project in July 2017 to improve the overall guest experience, including the installation of an impressive art collection and local F&B concepts.

Newsletter Subscriptions

Meetings Today Newswire – Up-to-the-minute industry news distributed Tuesday - Thursday.
New & Renovated – Monthly highlights of facilities in various stages of renovation.
Meetings In A Minute – Brief video tips from planners and suppliers - distributed twice a month.
Friday With Joan – Monthly update from Joan Eisenstodt.
Michael Cerbelli's: The Hot List™ – Michael Cerbelli identifies fresh trends in the ever-changing events marketplace. Distributed every other Monday.


Subscribe today to stay up-to-date on the meeting industry.

Check the boxes of the newsletters that interest you, enter your email, then submit the form.