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Midas Hospitality Purchases Staybridge Suites in Independence, Mo.

December 13, 2016

Hotel renovations to begin January of 2017 Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently purchased the Staybridge Suites Kansas City-Independence for $9.8 million.  The 102-room hotel is located at 19400 E. 39th Place South in Independence, Mo.


Special Thanks to all Lodge at Old Kinderhook FAM participants

November 10, 2016

We would like to give a special thanks to the Lodge at Old Kinderhook in the Lake of the Ozarks and the planner professionals who took part in our November 6-7 FAM tour at the property. Attendees enjoyed outstanding meals, beverages, networking, a special guest appearance and horse drawn carriage rides throughout the day and […]


Educon Early-Bird Registration now Open

November 9, 2016

Early-Bird Registration is now open for EduCon 2016, the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) St. Louis Area Chapter’s annual conference. This one-day conference, taking place on December 7, 2016, provides a full day of industry educational sessions, networking opportunities and more to area meeting planners, students, and suppliers.


High Speed Rail’s Transformative Impact

November 8, 2016

High-speed rail will transform the Midwest by transforming the way we travel. Dramatic reductions in travel time, combined with increased flexibility and lower user cost, will mean that people travel more often.


8th Annual Ozarks Beerfest

November 8, 2016

The 8th annual Ozarks Beerfest  will be taking place on Saturday, November 19th at the Springfield Expo Center.  Admission is $30 in advance and $40 at the door.  This is a  21 years  and above event with live music, food from favorite area restaurants, and of course, samples of unique beers from microbreweries and distributors […]


Halloween fun, St. Charles-style

October 28, 2016

Take a journey through Halloween history at “Legends and Lanterns,” St. Charles’ celebration of the calendar’s scariest holiday.  Festival runs October 22-23 and October 28-30, along Main Street. Attractions include Scarecrow Glen, Dia de los Muertos Plaza, horse-drawn hay wagon, Pumpkin Glow, late night shopping, and more. Call (636) 946-7776 or visit for more […]


Honoring indigenous peoples

October 4, 2016

Join the American Indian Student Association at Washington University in St. Louis for a candlelight vigil in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day. It’s scheduled for Monday, Oct. 10, at 6 pm in the Buder Gathering Gardens, Hillman Hall.


Oct. 20 “Future of Health-Care Compliance” webinar announced

September 28, 2016

  Involved in medical meetings?  Join Maritz Travel’s senior director of health-care compliance, Pat Schaumann, for a free webinar on the current health-care meeting landscape. Schaumann will discuss what is driving change in the medical meeting industry, and what planners need to know about staying in compliance with global medical meeting spend and reporting regulations.  […]


Learn more about Standing Rock pipeline protest in ND

September 8, 2016

Many Americans, including MM&E publisher Joe Clote, have Native American family history and are watching the Standing Rock situation in North Dakota with grave concern. Standing Rock Sioux and members of other tribes are staging a peaceful protest, concerned that plans for a nearly $4 billion, four-state Dakota Access Pipeline pose a threat to tribal […]


Cahokia Mounds

August 31, 2016

Learn about the American Indian experience at Cahokia Mounds Mark your calendar for September 10 and 11, 2016 – that’s when the Cahokia Mounds Historic Site in Collinsville, Ill., will present its American Indian Educational Days.  Admission is free; hours are 10 am to 5 pm.  Bring your family and enjoy the work of American […]

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