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Hamilton Hospitality is Offering Free Sanitizer Solution to the Public

March 31, 2020

In an effort to help those around them, Hamilton Hospitality has decided to give away their excess supply of sanitation chemicals to the public during this challenging time.  They will temporarily close all their locations and will offer free sanitizer solution to anyone who wants it. The solution being provided is being mixed to the […]

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U.S. Hotel RevPAR Forecasted to Drop 50.6% for 2020

March 31, 2020

Due to the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. hotel industry is projected to report a 50.6% decline in revenue per available room (RevPAR) in 2020, according to a special forecast revision from STR and Tourism Economics. Outlook   2020 Forecast 2021 Forecast Supply -14.9% +15.6% Demand -51.2% +81.8% Occupancy -42.6% (37.9%) +57.3% (59.7%) […]

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The 2020 Spring Harbor Hop is Canceled Due to COVID-19

March 31, 2020

Due to the effects of the COVID 19, the 23rd Annual Spring Harbor Hop that was set for Saturday, May 2, 2020, and hosted by the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau has been canceled.  This decision was regretfully made in the best interest of keeping our community, visitors, and staff safe and […]

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COVID-19: The Future of the Meetings & Events Industry

March 27, 2020

By Olivia Orman The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted almost all industries across the nation.  Over the past two weeks, perishable goods and sanitation supplies have undergone a growing demand unlike ever before, and meeting and events have witnessed rapid cancellations with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local […]

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Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau to Launch Charitable Giving Program

March 23, 2020

The Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau (JCCVB) is partnering with Capitol City CORK and Provisions (CORK) to launch a charitable giving campaign, #LOVEJC, to support the Jefferson City business community. The goal of the #LOVEJC campaign is to raise money for local businesses feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our hearts go out […]

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Top Hotel CEOs Meet with President Trump to Keep Hotels From Shuttering

March 20, 2020

Leading hotel CEOs met with the White House to discuss urgent economic recovery solutions needed to protect millions of U.S. hotel employees and 33,000 small businesses as travel grinds to a virtual halt across the country.  From Main Street to major cities across the country, hotels everywhere are on the verge of shutting their doors […]

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The 2020 Professional Education Conference is Postponed

March 17, 2020

The MPI Kansas City Chapter has postponed the 2020 Professional Education Conference that was to be on April 16th at the Loews Kansas City Hotel.  This event is now going to take place around October. Please refer to MM&E for future updates and stay healthy, sanitary, and safe. MM&E

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There is Still Time to Register for This Important Webinar

March 16, 2020

Validation Institute (VI) and The Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit are collaborating to bring you this important webinar: Using Technology and Data to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission Risk and Anxiety in the Conference, Hospitality, and Related Industries Tuesday, March 17, 2 PM US EDT Cost: $199 The webinar is designed for leaders in the conference, […]

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Two Human Trafficking Education Events are Cancelled in St. Louis

March 16, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the St. Louis region, the Human Trafficking Collaborative Network (HTCN) has decided to cancel the following two events, in concert with the temporary policy changes in place by the HTCN/WU IPH and NCJW, and St. Louis Organizing Committee. The following programs are canceled: PROGRAM: ADVOCACY DONE RIGHT: 2020 Policy […]

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Attend the 2020 Professional Education Conference

March 10, 2020

The MPI Kansas City Chapter is hosting the 2020 Professional Education Conference on April 16th at the Loews Kansas City Hotel.  Among the many events speakers, Joe Clote, Group Publisher of Missouri Meetings & Events, is giving two breakout education presentations.  Be sure to attend and enrich your career through the various networking opportunities and educational […]

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