All posts in "Winter 2004-2005"
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Letter From the Editor

December 21, 2004

We are ready to embark upon the holiday season … or, as my friends and I like to think of it, three months of chocolate. When I was a child, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas were distinct holidays with what seemed like expansive lengths of time between them. Now they seem to form a three-month glut […]

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The Ten Habits of Highly Successful Fundraisers

December 21, 2004

By Kevin Mitchell No matter what type of planner you are, eventually you will be asked to get involved with a fundraiser. Fundraising events are a key component of the event industry, but they are twice as tough: not only does the event itself have to be great, it has to successfully raise money for […]

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Canning Spam: Will It Change How You Market Your Next Meeting Or Event?

December 21, 2004

By Barbara F. Dunn and Nathan J. Breen On December 16, 2003, President Bush signed the “Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003,” otherwise known as the “CAN-SPAM” Act.  The Act took effect on January 1, 2004, and it preempts all of the various state electronic mail laws that previously applied to […]

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Creating An Enduring Legacy

December 21, 2004

By Michael Humphrey Fifty years ago, Beverly Pistilli went to a downtown Kansas City business to interview for a job. She and her husband, Phil, had just moved from New York and she needed to find work. Phil had a job at the prestigious Muehlbach Hotel, owned by the legendary hotelier Barney Allis, but the wages […]

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The KC Expo in Review: Planners “Elected” to Learn

December 21, 2004

It was a landslide! The election-themed Missouri Meetings and Events Expo in Kansas City Sept. 9 gave more than 100 attendees the opportunity to learn, interact and network with one another and with suppliers. MME hosts two expos annually, one in the St. Louis area and one in the Kansas City region. The 2004 Kansas […]

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I love my computer… and I’m terrified that it will crash! Find out what kind of hardware and software some of the busiest planners in the state use to maintain their sanity and to deliver excellent service to their clients.

December 21, 2004

Let’s face it: none of us could do without the various forms of technology we use every day. Like the rest of life’s conveniences, e-mail, cell phones and hard drives have become inextricably woven into the fabric of our lives, and many of us would be lost and panicked without them. And while we’re admitting […]

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Wireless Nation

December 21, 2004

Adapted from the Missouri Meetings & Events Expo presentation by Euclid Strayhorn If you don’t know what a hot spot is, you need to find it! No, it isn’t on your body – it is probably in a public place. And Euclid Strayhorn is here to help you find it. Over the past year, Euclid […]