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MPI St. Louis Chapter Announces Face-to-Face EduCon 2021 Event

April 9, 2021

On May 21, the MPI St. Louis Chapter will be holding EduCon 2021 at the St. Louis Marriott Grand. The chapter is currently planning a full day of educational programs and networking opportunities.  This event is well attended by meeting planners, suppliers, and students all eager to learn and share experiences.  More details are forthcoming, […]

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MPI Kansas City is Facilitating a Face-to-Face Trivia Night

April 9, 2021

Join MPI Kansas City on May 12, 2021 for a night of mixing, mingling and trivia at Hotel Kansas City- Light Bites, Cocktails and Prizes!  Registration begins at 4 pm, Trivia at 4:30 pm, Concludes at 6:30 pm. Registration Fees $35 Individual Registration $180 Table Registration for 6 people To RSVP, click here. MEET

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GBTA Hails New CDC Guidelines as Huge Step Forward for Business Travel

April 9, 2021

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association and worldwide leader in advocacy for the industry, hails the recently updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that fully vaccinated people can resume travel at low risk to themselves. As part of this week’s highly anticipated update, […]

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GBTA St. Louis Member Spotlight: Shannon Vines

April 9, 2021

By Mattie Yallaly, GBTA St. Louis Chapter Member Shannon Vines has been a member of the Global Business Travel Association St. Louis Chapter since 2019.  Currently serving on the Executive Board of Directors as the Director of Membership, she is responsible for recruiting new members, retaining current members, and helping keep track of dues and […]

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U.S. Hotel Profitability Hits Pandemic High

April 2, 2021

U.S. hotel gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) reached its highest absolute level since February 2020, according to STR‘s February 2021 monthly P&L data release. GOPPAR had come in no higher than US$12.69 for any month since the pandemic’s initial impact on industry performance last March. In addition to improved absolute levels in the profitability metrics, […]

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GBTA St. Louis Membership Spotlight: Lori J. Keely

April 2, 2021

By Mattie Yallaly, GBTA St. Louis Chapter Member Lori J. Keely has upheld her membership with the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) St. Louis Chapter since 2015 and currently serves on its executive board of directors as secretary.  As the secretary, she is responsible for meeting minutes and record retention, as well as serving on […]

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The Governor’s Conference on Economic Development is Taking Place Face-to-Face This Fall

March 30, 2021

From September 8-10, the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development is taking place at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, MO.  Presented by the Hawthorn Foundation, this face-to-face event takes place each year in late summer and features a number of important breakout expert and panel sessions, networking opportunities, and featured speakers.  Registration for this […]

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A Brief Recap Of 612North’s Open House Co-sponsored by MEET Missouri

March 26, 2021

On March 25th, from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm, 612North Event Space + Catering facilitated a face-to-face open house in the VUE room that brought hospitality professionals, engaged couples, and local event vendors together to tour its venue and network with one another.  To comply with St. Louis City health guidelines, attendees wore masks, maintained physical distance, […]

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GBTA Provides Update on Upcoming In-person and Virtual Events

March 25, 2021

By Mattie Yallaly, GBTA St. Louis Chapter Member St. Louis Lambert International Airport Briefing Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, Director of the St. Louis Lambert International Airport, will be providing a virtual briefing for the St Louis Lambert International Airport.  She will be detailing recent air travel statistics for our region and the country as well as developments […]

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The Cheshire Saint Louis Offers Easter Staycation Specials

March 24, 2021

Earn a Free Room This Easter Between March 28th through April 8th (based upon availability), guests at the Cheshire Saint Louis can enjoy their 2nd room complimentary when booking two rooms for a minimum of two nights. Third Night’s a Charm Special Considering a long weekend stay?  The Cheshire’s Third Night’s a Charm special gives […]

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