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Cape Girardeau: Southern Charm on the Banks of the Mississippi

December 20, 2017

Article by Lisa Lance The town of Cape Girardeau is located on the western bank of the Mississippi River just off Interstate 55 midway between St. Louis and Memphis. Brenda Newbern, executive director of Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau (VisitCape), noted the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, which offers daily commuter flights to St. Louis, will […]

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MeetOverEats: Westport Social offers good food and big fun: LHM’s new upscale gaming lounge off to running start

December 20, 2017

‘Article By Stacy Ross The day after it opened in September, Westport Social hosted two corporate events, and it hasn’t stopped since. Corporate event business took off from the very beginning, Sales Director Jessica Utterback said. Early on, two television stations ran stories about the innovative concept and “The next day, my email exploded,” she […]

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Business auf Bayrisch * Business Bavarian Style

December 20, 2017

Article By Astrid Zeppenfeld Oktoberfest. What do you think of when you hear the word “Oktoberfest”? Most Americans have by this third sentence conjured up the typical image of the Bavarian Liesl in her Dirndl holding–at a minimum–seven(!) beer steins. Truth be told, I myself (born and raised in Germany) conjured up that same image, […]

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2017 Kansas City Regional Expo was a Splash!

December 20, 2017

Missouri Meetings and Events Expo took place on October 4-5th at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Independence, MO. The Expo offered educational sessions that covered topics such as crisis management, basic meeting planning, working with professional speakers and the future of culinary in Kansas City. The Crisis Management Panel discussion highlighted the […]

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Facility Foucus: Experience Chocolate at Bissinger’s Caramel Room for a Memorable Event: Décor,Chef, Rooftop Terrace Help Set Venue Apart

December 20, 2017

Article By Stacy Ross Wearing personalized aprons, guests at a recent corporate event at Bissinger’s Caramel Room got a little taste of what’s involved in making the company’s famous truffles. Marble slab tables were brought up from the factory below and, with help from the head chocolatier, guests created their own ganache centers and “tempered” […]

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How Millennials are Changing the way we all travel: Working Harder. Spending Less. Sharing More. And Driving Industry Innovation.

December 20, 2017

Allianz Global Assistance Study of Americans’ Travel Expectations in 2017 Shows Millennials are Improving Travel for Everyone. — Paydays aren’t as large and vacations aren’t as long, but the millennial traveler is having a profound impact on how all Americans will travel in the future, according to an analysis of travel throughout the 2017 peak […]

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Why Training Means a lot to Millenials

December 20, 2017

Article By Evan Hackel When baby boomers took their first “real” jobs upon entering the workforce, their demands and expectations were ridiculously low by today’s standards. On their first day on the job they got an employee handbook that they took home and scanned while eating dinner or watching TV. Company training, if there was […]

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Parlez-vous “Event Planning”? Sprechen Sie “Let’s have a meeting”?

December 20, 2017

Article By Astrid Zeppenfeld Driving down highway 64/40 the other day, I passed the Swedish furniture store IKEA. Having established itself in St. Louis in the fall of 2015, this store is jam-packed at any given time of the day, every day of the week. Famous for its low-cost, at-home-assembly furniture around the world, insiders […]

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The Midwest – The Future in Culinary Arts

December 20, 2017

Article By Chef Martin Lopez During our educational discussion session for the Missouri Meeting & Events Expo 2017 in Independence, MO, I had the pleasure to host top chefs from the KC area. These included internationally-renowned Chef Alejandra Kauachi from Mexico Lindo Cooking School of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico; Chef Andrew Parkhurst, territory manager […]

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