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The Time to Align Hospitality Industry Workplace Policies with Millennial Values is Now

August 23, 2017

 Article by Roger L. Ridenour, M.A., SHRM-SCP In the Summer 2017 issue of MM&E, we discussed the exceptionally high employee turnover rate in the hospitality industry and how we can begin to address this problem through Generational Management. We reviewed the formative life experiences and work values of four generations of employees, and we briefly […]

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Generational Management Can Help Hoteliers with High Employee Turnover

May 25, 2017

Article by Roger L. Ridenour Hello, Hoteliers! I understand you’ve got a serious problem with employee turnover. Various studies agree that hospitality industry employee turnover is typically twice the national average for all industries. A study by the American Motel and Hotel Association found annual turnover in the hotel industry to be on the high […]

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Medical, Scientific Meetings Find Good Hosts in K.C., Plant Themselves at St. Louis’ Expanded John Danforth Center

February 21, 2017

By Lisa Lance Whether your organization is rooted in the medical field or you simply want to explore a scientific venue for your next event, Missouri has some great options. Convenience in Kansas City Benita Stennis, director of scientific affairs at the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA), coordinates the organization’s annual conference. The event alternates […]

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Keeping It Kosher: Must-Know Tips for Accommodating your Event Guests

December 2, 2016

 By Rob Schaefer In our modern world, planners are faced with myriad dietary restrictions, food allergies and special requests as they’re designing meeting menus.  As we are a global community, cultural and religious requirements also become part of the list of event food considerations.  Although it sounds intimidating and finding an appropriate event location may […]

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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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Our Lives Are a Series of Events…Are You Planning Well?

July 20, 2016

Article by Gayle Wilson Rose and Alison Allman   It’s easy to procrastinate when planning for events that don’t have a deadline. Yet, when an event is a week away, a good event planner quickly can pull together necessary action items. In matters of health, however, it is usually too late to act once the […]

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Event Insurance: When You Need Special Assurance

December 29, 2015

Article by Stephen Lindsley There are times when the most popular keynote speaker or lavish sit-down dinner may not be enough to grab the attention of potential event attendees. It is at these moments in the life of a meeting planner when thoughts may turn to more spectacular enticements such as a giant inflatable water […]