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Changing of the Guard: Christine Duffy to leave Maritz Travel

December 27, 2010

Christine Duffy has accepted a position with Cruise Lines International Association beginning February 1. Duffy served most recently as Maritz Travel President and CEO and will be replaced in the interim by Jane Herod – COO of Maritz Travel. Maritz Travel, one of the largest meeting, event and incentive travel management companies in the world […]


Need some fresh silent auction ideas? Electronic devices are in fashion.

December 4, 2010

 What’s missing from the silent auction table in this photo? There are no bid sheets. You see three items, and no bid sheets. Your silent auction can now “go digital” through the use of handheld electronic devices. There are a handful of companies offering electronic bidding technology. Each has their own approach. At this […]


Site visit, FAM & Fun; Corporate Event Trends Uncovered

September 2, 2010

  Greetings! Come and tour the Coronado Ballroom and Meeting Facility and be amazed as Rob Schaefer presents:  ” Corporate Event Trends Uncovered” Join Rob Schaefer as he explores the current world of event trends and shares with you some secrets taken from the region’s most well executed events.  Put the tips you learn from […]


NEWS From Meet: Soup Sippers, Old School Cool, and Groovy Bubbles

March 1, 2010

Soup Sippers This winter, these warm and tasty sips will have your guests saying “the weather outside is frightful, but the passed hors d’oeuvres are so delightful.” Soup sippers take a selection of cozy seasonal soups, place them in double shot glasses and make them an easily accessible appetizer whether positioned at food stations or […]


Faces & Places

March 1, 2010

On Friday, October 2, 2009, the St. Louis Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) hosted a crazy bowl fall fundraiser at Olivette Lanes in St. Louis. Left: Katie Conoyer, St. Charles Convention Center; Jada Parks, International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP); Jani Torrence, Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Lighting Up the Stage For a Cause

December 1, 2008

By Bill Beggs Jr. It was the late afternoon of July 18, a few hours before showtime at the Branson Convention Center, and the head of Midwest Concerts and Events had a cell phone at each ear. Gary Bartlett was tying up loose ends for the John Tesh concert at 7 that evening. Bartlett handed […]


Letter From the Editor

March 20, 2005

Poets and wise folk through the ages have written eloquently on the promise of spring, so I won’t insult them or you be re-hashing their words. The bottom line is simply this: by winter’s end, we are tired of dragging our heavy coats around, sick of watching the weather report with a ball of anxiety […]

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