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A New Look at the Lake:

December 28, 2015

Article By Julia M. Johson At Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club, Marina and Indoor Waterpark in Osage Beach, there’s hardly a corner that remains untouched by the property’s recent renovation, which began in 2014. Its fresh appearance and atmosphere are bringing a new wave of notoriety to the picturesque Lake of the Ozarks destination – and plenty of second looks […]

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Meet Over Eats: Pinstripes – More Than Just Good Eats

December 28, 2015

Pinstripes Bowling Bocce Bistro serves up food with a side of fun. Article by Anita K. Parran If you want an extraordinary dining and entertainment experience, Pinstripes Bowling Bocce Bistro in the upscale Overland Park, Kan., neighborhood of Prairiefire is more than worth a visit. The 33,000 square-foot, two-level, American Italian bistro is not only […]

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The ABCs of A/V

December 28, 2015

Audio-visual providers help planners project event success. Article by Bill Beggs Jr. Not sure how to operate that whiz-bang digital projector you ordered for your meeting of 50 orthopedic surgeons? Don’t worry – a knowledgeable audio-visual partner can help you navigate complex technology and achieve your meeting objectives. Depending on your meeting venue and budget, there’s an audio-visual solution […]

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Kop’s Korner: Five Good Reasons for Keeping an Eye on Your Finances

December 28, 2015

Article by Det. Trent Koppel The information I am about to share with you is no secret, but it’s the kind we often overlook until it’s too late. Throughout my career in law enforcement, the number one type of crime I have had to investigate has been financial fraud. Whether it involves the illegal use of credit cards, checkbooks or corporate accounts, […]

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Feature: A Grand Slam for Branson

December 28, 2015

Youth baseball players will gain real-world experience at Ballparks of America. Article by Emma R. Frey Professional baseball is a true love of the Midwest, and youth baseball is a training ground where those dreams begin. The summer season is always filled to the brim with weekend tournaments, traveling, and the smell of hot dogs and popcorn wafting […]

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Facility Focus: Pole Position Raceway

December 28, 2015

Get Behind the Wheel Pole Position Raceway feeds the need for speed. Article by Julia M. Johnson There aren’t many spaces in Missouri where your group can eat, drink, network, and floor it around curves in a high-powered racing kart, all under a single roof. There is one spot in the St. Louis suburb of Crestwood, however. […]

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Food and Beverage: At the Cultured Table with Chef Martin Lopez

December 28, 2015

Spring into easy food preparation. Article by Chef Martin Lopez As a chef who works year-round creating beautiful menus for events and holidays, one of my favorite seasons is springtime. It is bright and colorful, with flowers blooming – a new beginning, and fresh air. It’s the perfect time to incorporate brilliant colors into your […]

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Facility Focus: The Old Glass Place

December 28, 2015

Finer Things The Old Glass Place elevates gatherings to a higher art. Article by Julia M. Johnson Springfield already is home to a variety of eclectic celebratory venues, but the mix got even more interesting in 2014 with the addition of The Old Glass Place. Launched in May from the recesses of a venerable brick landmark on […]

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There is Nothing Fine About Fine Print

December 28, 2015

Costly ‘Boilerplate’ Provisions in Contracts By Barbara F. Dunn O’Neal Esq. Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP With much focus on provisions such as services, fees, cancellation, and force majeure, many event professionals may be bleary-eyed by the time they reach the end of the contract. Yet often at the end of the contract are the “boilerplate” provisions which could be very costly […]

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Leadership Profile

December 28, 2015

She’s All about Kansas City A tour through the life of the Sprint Center’s Brenda Tinnen. by Anita K. Parran Every day brings new challenges for the woman at the helm of the Sprint Center sporting and concert venue in downtown Kansas City. Brenda Tinnen is senior vice president and general manager for AEG, which […]

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