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MEET OVER EATS: The restorative restaurant: The Preston at the Chase Park Plaza invigorates guests with culinary invention.

November 4, 2016

Article By Julia M. Johnson St. Louis-area meeting professionals have long relied on the Chase Park Plaza Hotel to host events of memorable elegance.  Now, there’s a new option at the iconic midtown property:  The Preston, a ground-floor restaurant offering private gathering space, a bar, and an inviting main dining room.  It’s named for Preston […]

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The meeting industry: What’s new, what’s coming up – A Q & A with MPI’s Paul VanDeventer

November 4, 2016

After attending MPI’s World Education Congress in June 2016, MM&E’s Julie Johnson caught up with MPI chief executive Paul VanDeventer for some thoughts on the current state of the meeting and event world.  VanDeventer has led the Dallas-based professional development organization since 2013. MPI, which stands for Meeting Professionals International, operates via 90-plus chapters and […]

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DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT: St. Charles, An Eventful Destination – Missouri’s original state headquarters offers “capital” meeting space and activities.

November 4, 2016

Article By Bill Clevlen Perhaps you could say it was Lewis & Clark who first made St. Charles a popular meeting place. The famed explorers started their historic westward trip here along the banks of the Missouri River in 1804. More than 200 years later, St. Charles, the state’s first capital, is still a great bet […]

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Smart Drinks – The Intelligent Choice for Events

November 4, 2016

By Chef Martin Lopez What if I could offer you a variety of event-friendly beverages that are fun, interactive, healthful, and delicious? Read on to learn about exciting, alcohol-free blended drinks that can step boldly outside the norm, add color to your events, AND prove beneficial for your guests and your meeting budget. Got your […]

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Industry Trends You Need to Know

November 4, 2016

Article By  Barbara F Dunn O’Neal, Esq. As we move through the year 2016, here are two summaries of key trends we have observed among our association and foundation clients, and among meeting and hospitality industry members.  We’ve included corresponding legal issues relevant to each area. Top Trends among Associations and Foundations Membership Associations continue […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Hospitality SLUnited: Networking that Works

November 4, 2016

Article By Julia M. Johnson Each spring for the past three years, St. Louis-area meeting professionals have counted on Saint Louis University’s Hospitality SLUnited gathering to put them in front of key industry contacts.  And each year, the event delivers enlightening content, prime networking opportunities, and enjoyment for all. This year’s SLUnited gathering was the […]

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