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The City of Moberly is Now Accepting In-Person Meetings & Events

June 11, 2020

Moberly is open for business and leveraging its quaint town for central Missouri meetings and events.  Though it may be small, Moberly contains a variety of gathering space to accommodate a diverse range of functions. Moberly’s largest facilities are the Moberly Area Community College’s Activity Center, which is 57,000 square feet, and the art-deco style […]

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Fogarty Services Partners with POWERplex to Run Outdoor Events

June 11, 2020

To begin reintroducing outdoor events that comply with physical distancing guidelines, Fogarty Services has collaborated with POWERplex to provide staging, staff, and management for all the “Drive-In St. Louis” events. “Drive-In St. Louis” has made it possible for large outdoor movies, concerts, and graduations to take place post-COVID-19.  As the name suggests, attendees sit in/around […]

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The Radisson Branson Creates Light Display Message Using Hotel Rooms

June 11, 2020

To spread appreciation for frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Radisson Branson illuminated the message “We (heart) U” through its hotel room windows.  This message has a very symbolic meaning, which was outlined by Joel Knoblauch, Human Resources Administrator for Combs Hospitality, to Tim Church with the Branson Tri Lake News. “The meaning of […]

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Grand Events / Tent & Event Rental Upgrades Equipment Sanitizer to Keep Clients Safe

June 11, 2020

For the last 25+ years, Grand Events / Tent & Event Rental has serviced rental equipment to the meetings and events industry.  Though they lost nearly 100% of their booked and anticipated business overnight due to COVID-19, Grand Events / Tent & Event Rental has taken additional measures to keep their business circulating and their […]

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LoRusso’s Cucina Has Extended Their Business Hours

June 10, 2020

LoRusso’s Cucina has extended their weekend-evening hours!  Dine-in dinner service is now available Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 5 pm to 8 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 5 pm to 9 pm.  In addition, delivery and curbside will also continue to be available. They will also be offering happy hour in the lounge, Wednesday through Friday […]

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Moonrise Hotel Launches Touchless Check-in Tool Upon Reopening

June 10, 2020

To make its facility as touchless as possible, the Moonrise Hotel launched an app that allows guests to perform the following tasks on a smartphone app: Make reservations Check-in Unlock their room Make payments Check out The Moonrise Hotel is also taking additional precautions to keep guests safe.  All rooms will remain unoccupied for two […]

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Venue Updates | June 9th Venue Listing Reopenings & Additions

June 9, 2020

Following the release of the Missouri Meetings & Events Statewide Venue Updates Resource, several Missouri venues have reopened for business that were slated for June 1st, and several more have been added to the resource.  Below are various facilities now open in the Kansas City, Southeast, Southwest, and St. Louis regions: Missouri Venues That Reopened […]

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U.S. Hotel Results for the Last Week of May

June 9, 2020

STR data ending with 30 May showed another small rise from previous weeks in U.S. hotel performance. Year-over-year declines remained significant although not as severe as the levels recorded previously. 24-30 May 2020 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019): Occupancy: 36.6% (-43.2%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$82.94 (-33.3%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$30.34 […]

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Midas Hospitality Opens St. Louis’ First Aloft Hotel

June 8, 2020

Midas Hospitality – a leading hotel development, management and investment firm – recently opened the St. Louis region’s first Aloft hotel in the heart of the 200-acre Cortex Innovation Community. The “different by design” Aloft hotel by Marriott is located at 4245 Duncan Ave. and offers 129 tech-forward rooms with two meeting rooms and amenities that include […]

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Venue Updates | Week One Overview

June 5, 2020

Following the release of the Missouri Meetings & Events Statewide Venue Updates Resource, several Missouri venues have reopened for business that were slated for June 1st, and several more have been added to the resource.  Below are various facilities that were opened and added, during week one, in the Central, Kansas City, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and […]

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