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Lately at the Lake: Show your event guests what’s new at Old Kinderhook.

July 22, 2016

 Article by Julia M. Johnson Most Missouri meeting professionals know their state is the location of Lake of the Ozarks, a fascinating and fundrenched body of water that’s synonymous with recreation and relaxation. What they’ll also want to know is that it’s home to Old Kinderhook, an event facility, golf course, and residential oasis worth […]

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Just below the surface: The unseen reality of human trafficking

July 22, 2016

Article By Trent Koppel   You may not be personally aware of it, but the nightmare of human trafficking still exists in our world. In fact, it’s surprising how close to home it can be found. Some trafficking ringstry to use hotels, restaurants and other businesses as fronts or headquarters for their trade, so it’s […]

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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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Beyond Travel-Inspired Cuisine – Where the Coffee Bean Reigns

July 20, 2016

By Chef Martin Lopez When you are planning an event or a party, what do you visualize as the drink beside your meal? Wine? Beer? Perfectly understandable. However, I would like to propose something different; have you ever matched a meal with a really great cup of coffee?

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“Balancing the Business and Legal Issues: Key Provisions in Hotel Contracts”

July 20, 2016

Article by Barbara F. Dunn O’Neal, Esq. Regardless of whether it is a “seller’s market” or a “buyer’s market”, negotiating hotel contracts for meetings and events these days is not an easy task. Planners and suppliers must  balance  their  legal  requirements  within  the  confines  of  the business climate.  As a lawyer who represents all types […]

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Organizations & Associations: To the next level MPI’s new member association helps medical planners grow

July 20, 2016

 Article by Julia M. Johnson Few would argue that medical meeting professionals occupy the segment of the event industry that’s most complex and challenging. They are required to balance the changing needs of companies and organizations in medicine, pharmaceuticals, health-care equipment, and other highly technical health spheres. So they need an industry association that’s ready […]

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