All posts in "Fall 2016"
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COVER STORY

November 4, 2016

Rail Excitement Returns to Union Station LHM offers new ways to “conduct” business at one of St. Louis’ most iconic landmarks. By Julia M. Johnson The best thing about St. Louis Union Station is that it’s always been a conduit for the new and different.  As hordes of diverse travelers once streamed through the rail […]

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MEET OVER EATS

November 4, 2016

The restorative restaurant The Preston at the Chase Park Plaza invigorates guests with culinary invention. 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 […]

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FEATURE

November 4, 2016

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

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DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT

November 4, 2016

St. Charles, An Eventful Destination Missouri’s original state headquarters offers “capital” meeting space and activities. 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 […]

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FACILITY FOCUS

November 4, 2016

Meet where life is sweet  A Portfolio of  St.Louis event spaces and catering lends spice to gathering By Julia M. Johnson   Creative planners, take note:  St. Louis city is home to two “newer” gathering spaces that deserve a prominent place on your menu of event venues.  Owned by a company known as 23 City […]

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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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FACILITY FOCUS

November 4, 2016

It’s Wild Out Here   Springfield’s newest attraction is sparking key conversations about conservation.   By Julia M. Johnson   If you’re going to be hosting events in southwest Missouri anytime soon, here’s your chance to do it with an eye toward saving the planet and its species. Formally opening later this year is the […]

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Industry Trends You Need to Know

November 4, 2016

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.

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SPOTLIGHT

November 4, 2016

Hospitality SLUnited: Networking that Works   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. […]

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