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A New Look for AV: A Q&A on Outdoor Events in the Time of COVID-19

August 18, 2020

By Kaitlyn Wallace Moving into the summer months of 2020, outdoor events have gained great success, accommodating large numbers of attendees and staging large scale events for the first time post-COVID-19. But they also come with unique challenges, particularly in the field of effective AV. Weather, such as bright sun or wind, can complicate light, […]

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Same Places, New Procedures: How Missouri Attractions are Safely Handling Visitors

August 18, 2020

By Bill Clevlen Across Missouri, locals and visitors alike are seeking some sense of normal in, what is left of, a tumultuous 2020.  While many of Missouri’s most popular attractions shut down during the spring months, most are now open with new safety procedures in place. I would say most people have shaken off the […]

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Columbia, Missouri: More Than Just A College Town

August 18, 2020

By Astrid Zeppenfeld A quaint college town located halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis might just turn out to be your next business event destination. Why? Because Columbia, Missouri, is so much more than just a college town. Natural Beauty Starting with the backdrop of Missouri’s gorgeous rolling hills, Columbia has quite a bit […]

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Tech Talk: Augmented Reality, Facial Recognition, and Happy Maps

August 18, 2020

Augmented Reality Virtual reality (VR) is one innovation that has already started to become more mainstream at meetings and events.  However, VR’s similar counterpart, augmented reality (AR), has distinguishing variations that allows this technology to convey information differently than VR. While VR only displays computerized graphics, and is limited to visual and auditory projections, AR […]

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Know the Difference: Commonly Confused Terms in the Meetings & Events Industry

August 18, 2020

Click here to download the printable crossword puzzle By Olivia Orman There are several factors that go into coordinating impactful, productive meetings and/or events.  Typically, company planners have a fairly set, yet sometimes extensive, list of criteria they must satisfy by partnering with various suppliers.  To correspond with these service providers, it is helpful for […]

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Branson: Missouri’s Destination City

August 18, 2020

By Anita K. Parran Nestled in the Ozark Mountains is one of the most popular destinations in Missouri for families, companies, and all visitors to the area. Lynn Berry, Director of Communications for the Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau describes it best. “The natural beauty of the mountains and lakes, the unexpected levels of […]

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Post-COVID Legalities and Liabilities

August 18, 2020

Procedures, Policies, Precautions, and Protections By Roy R. Reichold During this pandemic, we have advised our clients in the hospitality industry multiple ways, with our primary approach being the consistency of direct conversation and consulting. We realize that each client’s risk profile is unique, whether they represent a hotel, banquet venue, restaurant, or nightclub.  It […]

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Events Industry Council (EIC)

August 18, 2020

Representing 103,500 event professionals globally, the Event Industry Council (EIC) is one of the largest event industry organizations that influences the industry’s professional recognition and standards.  This organization has created several accreditations and programs that foster leadership and knowledgeability among event professionals. The EIC launched and maintains the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program, the Certified […]

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Missouri Hotel Lodging Association (MHLA)

August 18, 2020

Headquartered in Jefferson City, the Missouri Hotel Lodging Association (MHLA) represents the state’s hospitality industry at the local, state, and national levels. This association’s membership primarily comprises lodging facilities across the state, but also welcomes hospitality organizations such as convention and visitor bureaus, venue/service suppliers, and government leaders.  Members can join the association as an […]

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