All posts in "Summer 2016"
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Cover Story

July 22, 2016

Lately at the Lake Show your event guests what’s new at Old Kinderhook. 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 […]

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Meet Over Eats

July 22, 2016

Tradition and taste Event success is standard fare at Lucas Park Grille. by Julia M. Johnson You’ve probably been there – stuck between the comfortable familiarity of the meeting venue where your groups usually gather, and your attendees’ growing sense of “same old event space” ennui. In St. Louis, there’s a delicious cure for that […]

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Destination Spotlight

July 22, 2016

Take me back to Manhattan Bring your meeting guests “home” to this colorful Kansas destination.  by Julia M. Johnson Manhattan, Kan., has branded itself successfully as “The Little Apple” for a number of years. But this inviting city in the northeast part of the state has meeting and event features that can mean big inspiration […]

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Missouri Meetings & Events Expo Preview

July 22, 2016

Plan It Healthy: Your Missouri Meetings & Events Spring 2016 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 23 and 24, 2016, at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis at 16625 […]

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SAFETY 101

July 22, 2016

Just below the surface: The unseen reality of human trafficking 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 […]

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FEATURE

July 20, 2016

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

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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

By:  Barbara F. Dunn, 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 of groups […]

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GREEN(ER) EVENTS 101

July 20, 2016

Keep the cycle going What recycling centers want us to do with items to be processed By Julia M. Johnson         Ever wonder what happens to recyclable items after you put them in a collection bin? Or what should happento them before they go in? Whether we’re recycling from home or the office, experts want […]

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O&A: MPI MD

July 20, 2016

To the next level MPI’s new member association helps medical planners grow 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 […]

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