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WE’RE REOPENING: Missouri State Penitentiary

May 21, 2020

The Missouri State Penitentiary will begin welcoming back guests beginning Monday, June 1. The facility is committed to the health of visitors and staff and has been working carefully to implement new protocols to ensure a safe environment for all. During the reopening phase, the MSP will perform enhanced disinfection procedures, abide by social distancing […]

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Hotel Industry on Brink of Collapse Releases Roadmap to Recovery

May 20, 2020

With new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing staggering job loss to the hospitality and leisure industry, the American Hotel & Lodging Association today released a “Roadmap to Recovery,” calling on Congress to prioritize relief for hotel workers and small businesses in the next stimulus package. The April Jobs Report showed the […]

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WE’RE OPEN: Magic By Jania

May 19, 2020

Looking for creative trade show solutions for when larger events recommence?  Magic By Jania is the two-for-one salesperson that builds product awareness by entertaining and educating your potential clients! All your company needs to do is devise a powerful sales message, and then, Jania will weave that message into a custom-scripted magical presentation.  The magical […]

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AHLA Report Shows Hotel Job Loss & Rehiring Rates

May 19, 2020

The American Hotel & Lodging Associating (AHLA) conducted a survey of members on May 12-14, 2020 about layoffs, furloughs, and efforts to rehire and retain employees.  Below are high-level findings from more than 900 respondents. Nearly 9 out of 10 hotels have laid off or furloughed staff. Only about one third have been able to […]

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The Lake of the Ozarks CVB Launches Online Spring Auction

May 13, 2020

This year, the Lake of the Ozarks CVB’s spring auction will take place virtually.  Their online auction will open at 9:00 am on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The auction will run through Noon (12:00 pm) CST Monday, May 18, 2020. This is a wonderful opportunity to secure great deals on lodging, shopping, dining, attractions, golf, and […]

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The Event Safety Alliance Releases Reopening Guide

May 12, 2020

The Event Safety Alliance recently released a reopening guide for event professionals that provides several checklists and considerations to make going forward, thus paving the way for safer functions as everyone begins gathering again. This resource covers crucial aspects planners will need to account for under the “new normal”. Featured topics include: Determining when it […]

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WE’RE OPEN: Grand Events / Grand Rental

May 12, 2020

Grand Events / Grand Rental has remained open during COVID-19, and they have implemented new procedures to ensure the safety and health of both clients and delivery drivers.  The following statement was issued regarding their responsive actions: “We have instructed all employees if they experience any symptoms, they must stay home and follow proper isolation […]

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MSAE is Hosting “The Future of Meetings” Webinar for Their Association Members

May 12, 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020  | 1:30 – 2:30 pm Cost: free for MSAE members (this is a members-only event) Join MSAE and their guest panelists for an interactive discussion about the future of meetings in Missouri during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will cover: Meeting space, guest room and food considerations How conferences will differ with […]

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WE’RE OPEN: Kokomo Joe’s Family Fun Center

May 12, 2020

Kokomo Joe’s Family Fun Center reopened its doors on May 6th, with new procedures implemented to ensure the safety and health of guests at their facility.  The following statement was issued regarding their COVID-19 responsive actions: “Our hours of operation have been reduced to spend additional time focusing on thorough cleaning of our facility Periodic […]

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Hotel Occupancy Shows a Third Consecutive Increase Over Past Week

May 7, 2020

STR data for 26 April through 2 May 2020 showed slightly higher U.S. hotel occupancy compared with previous weeks, but the same significant level of year-over-year decline in the three key performance metrics. In comparison with the week of 28 April through 4 May 2019, the industry recorded the following: Occupancy: -58.5% to 28.6% Average […]

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