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Healing the Meetings and Events Industry: Reopening Post-COVID-19

June 11, 2020

By Kaitlyn Wallace As I’m sure we are all tired of hearing, the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept through much of the US and globe at large has caused an unprecedented lockdown of businesses and nonessential services in most states. However, after weeks of readjusting, struggling, and turmoil, one by one, states are beginning to […]

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Setting the Standard: 7 Tips for Antivirus Meetings Post-COVID-19

June 11, 2020

By Kaitlyn Wallace As the country watches newly reopened states with bated breath, every industry is scrambling to adjust to ever-changing health and safety measures behind the scenes. This is particularly true for the meetings and events industry, which has historically relied on large gatherings with high levels of interpersonal contact– all of which are inadvisable […]

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Travel Considerations to Make as Stay-At-Home Orders Lift

June 11, 2020

By Bill Clevlen If you are thinking to yourself that the most useless purchase of 2020 was a calendar, you are not alone. As the coronavirus jolted the world out of any sense of rhythm, it is easy to forget what a day it is sometimes, let alone plan ahead. As a travel writer, it […]

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The Way We Do Business These Days: Are Virtual Meetings Here to Stay?

June 11, 2020

By Astrid Zeppenfeld What was decades ago an unimaginable concept has become just the way we do business these days. I am talking about virtual meetings. In the “good old days”, business executives and associates got together every-so-often for a face-to-face meeting in a dedicated space. When it was available for the particular sized group […]

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In Memory of Dave Gillette: President of Charity Resource LLC

June 11, 2020

This May, our industry lost a valuable friend.  Dave Gillette owned Charity Resource LLC, an audio-visual (AV) company, and he was highly respected in the meetings and events industry. Missouri Meetings & Events could always count on Dave to make the stage look cool, whether it was washed in complex lasers or simple can lights.  […]

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Tech Talk: Meeting Software Overview, Virtual Reality, and Meeting Planner Apps

June 11, 2020

Meeting Software Overview The meetings and events industry had to quickly adapt virtual gatherings, due to the inability to meet face-to-face.  Even the companies that solely relied on in-person functions, with no prior knowledge about virtual meetings, had to immerse themselves in the realm of digital get-togethers. Below is a chart that reflects commonly used […]

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Facility Focus: Reconnect at the Regalia

June 11, 2020

By MM&E Staff As we begin to get back to work in our new “normal”, some companies may consider initiating their first face-to-face function in a while, at a leisurely location to reconcile the downtime over the past couple months.  However, where does one find accommodations that blend luxurious resort amenities, elegant meeting and event […]

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Take Advantage of the Current Financial Mess

June 11, 2020

By Ami Kassar There is no ignoring a societal crisis, especially one that is global. Particularly in the professional community, it is a game-changer in many ways. Plenty of organizations are dealing with life- and business-threatening situations, and we can only hope for the best. Yet some organizations, especially those whose current and future prospects […]

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Safe Serve: Rethinking, Restructuring, and Readapting Food and Beverage Functions

June 11, 2020

By Rob Schaefer COVID-19 has changed our world and immediately reconfigured the structure of the hospitality industry.  With every food service provider, restaurant, and catering company in the state clamoring to cook, serve, and sell, how are we going to accomplish this with minimum risk?  I believe the key principles for success are to accept, […]

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