7 Tips for Mastering Bleisure – Where Business and Leisure Meet

Whoever said don’t mix business with pleasure hasn’t heard of “bleisure” trips. This new travel trend — a combo of “business” and “leisure”— has travelers extending their work stays by tacking on vacation days before or after their business trips. And really, why not?  Think about it: you’re already...read more

Maui Jim: Create Meaningful Connections through Experiences

Have you ever been given a gift that’s been wrapped in its plastic shopping bag with the tag still on it? We aim to give gifts that make others feel good, appreciated, and valued. But regardless of what’s inside, sometimes the careless delivery devalues the impact and meaning behind the gift. When...read more

7 Tips for Bleisure Seekers

Whoever said don’t mix business with pleasure hasn’t heard of “bleisure” trips. This new travel trend—a combo of “business” and “leisure”—has biz travelers extending their work trips by tacking on vacay days on either end. And really, why not?  Think about it: you’re already investing the travel...read more

5 Reasons You Need To Host Your Next Meeting On Florida’s Paradise Coast

Even the most experienced planner will admit that it can be challenging to constantly organize creative and memorable meetings. That’s why choosing the perfect destination is so important, it sets the stage for any great meeting. But planning doesn’t have to be all hard work. See why more and more...read more

Do You Know the 8 Elements of a Perfect RFP?

Request for proposals (RFPs) are an essential part of the event planning process. Most event organizers send RFPs because they are meeting in a new city and/or do not have an established track record at a particular venue. They could also just be looking to change due to a flux in meeting...read more

How to Successfully Plan a Recurring Event That’s Never the Same

This is our fifth year hosting an annual meeting for our Cvent clients, prospects, and industry experts. In 2012, Cvent started its annual conference for just over 240 corporate meeting and event planners in our backyard - Washington D.C.  Over the next three years, our conference grew significantly...read more

12 Strategies to Increase Attendee Engagement

  Long before I was involved in event planning, I designed and facilitated training development for major corporations as an employee and an independent consultant. Through this experience, I learned that event and conference planners can greatly boost attendee engagement by borrowing strategies...read more

Turning Stone Resort Casino: The Perfect Location for Your Event

It’s your event and it’s your good name. The staff at Turning Stone Resort Casino is ready to assist you in creating an event to remember. You’re invited to discover an exceptional experience at the Northeast’s most memorable location for meetings, conventions and events. Our event planning...read more

10 Terrific Themes for Corporate Events

Whether you're planning business meetings, brainstorming sessions, galas, or team building, the right theme will set the tone for corporate events. Themes can also be instrumental in conveying complex information during presentations, conferences and training and development programs. Use your theme...read more

Newport, Rhode Island: You Don’t Have to Be a Vanderbilt to Experience the Best of the Best Here

WHERE TO STAY Downtown Newport boasts 920 hotel rooms in four recently renovated convention properties featuring 70,000 sq. ft. of aggregate meeting space—and that’s in addition to luxurious boutique properties which offer property buyouts, inns and more than 700 hotel rooms in neighboring...read more
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