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The Grande Dame of the Lake: A Renovation Restores The Lodge of Four Season

February 21, 2017

By Lisa Lance A fixture at Lake of the Ozarks since it opened in 1964, The Lodge of Four Seasons is a retreat with all the amenities necessary to plan a variety of meetings and events. In 2016, the 358-room resort completed a transformational $15 million renovation. How has the renovation changed things? “The overall […]

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What’s the Beef? The Meat for Meetings

February 21, 2017

By Bill Beggs Jr. We set out to find more than a plateful of steakhouses in Missouri that are great spots for meetings, and the criteria were just that: meat and meetings. The establishments we surveyed aren’t a ranking, but rather just a sampling of some of the best spots in Missouri to handle the […]

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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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Baseball and All That Jazz

February 21, 2017

 Coming Together in a Prime K.C. Venue By Bill Beggs Jr. Sports and music intersect at a storied Kansas City crossroads. A unique cultural statement is made in the Museums at 18th & Vine, which highlight two important developments in the early 1900s: the national pastime and America’s art form. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum […]

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A Good Day at Blackwater and in Arrow Rock

February 21, 2017

By Bill Beggs Jr. Folks buzzing east or west along Interstate 70 at mile marker 89 may have no idea the past awaits them just three miles north on Hwy. K in Blackwater, Mo., or that fine theater may be enjoyed only nine miles farther north at the Lyceum in Arrow Rock. The railroad connecting […]

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Geared for Growth:

February 21, 2017

 Your Missouri Meetings & Events Spring 2017 St. Louis Regional Expo is the place to be! Mark a prominent spot on your calendar for the next MM&E St. Louis Regional Expo! Be sure to join us May 8 and 9, 2017, at the state-of-the-art St. Charles Convention Center. Our theme—“Geared for Growth”—emphasizes that many moving parts […]

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Learn to Protect Yourself

February 21, 2017

By Det Trent Koppel Krav Maga, aka:”contact combat,” is a self-defense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from aikido, judo, boxing and wrestling, along with realistic fight training. It is known for its focus on real-world situations and extremely efficient and brutal counter-attacks. Krav […]

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The Saint On the Other River

February 20, 2017

St. Charles Giving the Stl a Run for Its Meetings By Bill Beggs Jr. Saints “Chuck” and “Louie” could almost be neck and neck per capita in the meetings and events business. But to some self-important, provincial St. Louisans, St. Charles is that unknown burg way over yonder on the other bank of the Missouri […]

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All Aboard!:

February 20, 2017

 The Belton, Grandview & KC Railroad offers a ride through history By Lisa Lance Just 17 miles south of Kansas City, you’ll be pleased to discover the small-town charm of Belton, Mo. And if you’re looking to book a historic excursion for your group, look no further than the Belton, Grandview & Kansas City Railroad […]

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Reducing Food Waste at Your Meetings and Events

February 20, 2017

Do you know that most operations throw away 4 to 10 percent of the food they order before it even reaches a plate? Let’s look at some points on how to control and reduce waste at events. − Serve less food: At conferences do people really want to be stuffed full? − Avoid over catering: […]

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