All posts in "Spring 2019"
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Cover Story: Lake Time!

March 20, 2019

By Astrid Zeppenfeld “What are your plans for the weekend?” “Oh, we’re going to the lake.” Such a popular end-of-the-week conversation around the watercooler in companies located in Missouri. For a while, Ididn’t know what my colleagues were talking about. Not having grown up here, I had not the slightest inkling of how truly beautiful […]

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People Update: Olivia Orman

March 19, 2019

Olivia Orman is a St. Louis native that began interning at Publishing Concepts on February 1, 2019. As a self-published author of two books, she plans to further her writing abilities through continued book publishing and magazine journalism. Keep an eye out for her quarterly column, coming summer 2019!

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People Update: Jordan Truitt

March 19, 2019

Jordan Truitt has recently joined the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau team as Marketing Consultant where he and his team will represent member businesses. Jordan Truitt has been a Lake resident for many years and has proven success and experience in print and insurance sales and customer service.

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People Update: David Shipp

March 19, 2019

David Shipp was promoted to Director of Member Service for the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitors Bureau. David was hired as a Marketing Consultant for the CVB in October 2017. David began his career in law enforcement before immersing himself in the Lake Ozark tourism industry working for both Celebration Cruises and Seven […]

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People Update: Dana Maugans

March 19, 2019

Dana Maugans celebrated 20 years of employment at the Springfield, Missouri, Convention & Visitors Bureau on Jan. 16. Maugans leads the sales force that works to bring group business, such as convention and amateur sporting events, to Springfield. During her tenure as sales director, thousands of people have visited the city due to group events […]

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Faces and Places: 2018 SLAHA Annual Meeting and St. Louis Aquarium Tour

March 19, 2019

(Left to Right): Astrid Zeppenfeld (MM&E), Joe Clote (MM&E), Janine Driver (Founder of “The Body Language Institute”), and Michelle Hoog (MM&E) pose for a group pic, featuring their “steeple power pose” after Janine’s keynote presentation at the 2018 SLAHA Annual Meeting in December. (Left to Right): Judge Michael Noble, Joe Clote (MM&E), and Johnny Danrich […]

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Industry Update – Historic Hotel Reopens in St. Genevieve

March 19, 2019

Following a top-to-bottom restoration, the Hotel Audubon recently added seven spacious boutique style rooms to the historic property. A Ste. Genevieve landmark since 1903, this storied hotel at the corner of Main and Merchant Streets was named after one-time resident John James Audubon. Part of a three-phase redevelopment, the Hotel Audubon joins the Audubon Grill […]

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Industry Update – Hotel Saint Louis Now Open

March 19, 2019

After the $68 million renovation, Hotel Saint Louis, one of only 30 Louis Sullivan-designed buildings left in the world, is now open as an Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott. The Sullivan-designed Union Trust building, which was built in 1893, has been brought back to life by Amrit and Amy Gill, owners of  Restoration St. Louis, […]

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Industry Update: GrowthZone 2019 Association Survey: Strategies that Lead to Membership Growth

March 19, 2019

GrowthZone, a software and networking services provider whose mission is to help associations grow and maintain their active membership base, recently released their 2019 Association Annual Survey results. GrowthZone surveyed association professionals across the U.S. and Canada. The majority of which were from associations that had under 500 members, had an operating budget between one […]

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