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A Venue for All Reasons: The versatile Lodge of Four Seasons turns over a new leaf.

December 29, 2015

 Article by Julia M. Johnson It’s a true sign of devotion to guest expectations when a major hospitality property expends millions of dollars to update itself. That certainly was the idea behind the Lodge of Four Seasons’ latest renovation project, which has extended from its very entryway to the farthest corners of the well-known resort. […]

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Meet Over Eats: Gourmet to Go: A Modern Take on the Box Lunch

December 29, 2015

Article by Solana Shellner As a child, did you ever take a sack lunch on a field trip to the zoo? Or eat out of a lunch box with your favorite Disney character or action hero on the front? Get ready to relive that sense of culinary fun, because St. Louis-based catering gem Gourmet to Go […]

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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 […]

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Missouri Meetings & Events Kansas City Regional Expo: Give and Take: Planners and Exhibitors Come Together at MM&E Expo

December 29, 2015

Article by Solana Shellner Corporate fund raisers, business luncheons, and other events never stop appearing on the calendar, so event planners must be ready with new, exciting, and trendy ideas. Aligning planners with exhibitors and suppliers, all in one place, creates a continuous cycle of education and networking and an exchange of thoughts and experiences. […]

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Meet Over Eats: Meet Me at Vito’s: Vito’s Sicilian Pizzeria and Ristorante and Vito’s in the Valley

December 29, 2015

Article by Solana Shellner Just across Lindell Blvd. from Saint Louis University stands a tribute to authentic Sicilian cuisine, known as Vito’s Sicilian Pizzeria and Ristorante. Its close proximity to campus means that Vito’s knows how to appeal to a young and vibrant audience…and that translates into pizza and other freshly prepared dishes; happy hours; and […]

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Facility Focus: A Glimpse of the Past, Now Boarding: Ship your meeting guests back in time with a memorable trip to the Titanic Museum.

December 29, 2015

Article by Julia M. Johnson Looking for the right entertainment vessel to transport your event guests back to a storied era in maritime history? If you’re planning gatherings in the Branson-Springfield area, consider treating your attendees to a Titanic Museum excursion. As the attraction readies itself for 10th anniversary celebrations in 2016, it’s planning boatloads […]

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Combatting Room Block Pirates Who Is Selling Hotel Rooms to Your Attendees?

December 29, 2015

  Article By Barbara F. Dunn O’Neal, Esq. Guess who is back? Room block pirates! After many years of being the only ones to market and reserve housing for their meeting attendees, many groups have unwanted “helpers” – namely, housing companies soliciting their attendees for hotel room reservations without the group’s authorization. These so-called housing […]

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Green(er) Events 101: Zero-Waste Events Made Easy

December 29, 2015

Article By Laura Allers-Lowry Believe it or not, there are still a few event and meeting planners out there who need a little insight into how to plan a zero-waste event. If you find yourself in this group, have no fear, and listen up! More and more clients, organizations, city governments, and corporations are asking […]

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