5 Questions to Ask During Membership Satisfaction Surveys

Often, an association is only as good as its members. Its dedication and participation are what makes the chapter worthwhile. So, it is always vital to keep your finger on the pulse of your membership. As your chapter grows, it can be hard to maintain a personal level of interaction with more

Howard County: Maryland’s Best Kept Secret

Howard County offers a great location!  We are nestled between Washington DC and Baltimore - consider us the “green in between.”  We offer affordable facilities and unique meeting venues ready to accommodate meetings of every size.  Boasting lakefronts, golf courses and Town Center Hotels, you more

5 Ways to Power Up Your Planning Strategy with Pokémon Go

Since the launch of Pokémon Go, traveling mobs of people attached to their smartphones is not uncommon. But what is it about the Pokémon Go phenomenon that’s causing people to walk aimlessly around their neighborhood to catch imaginary creatures? Meeting and event planners take note. Here are more

CrowdCompass New Feature: Icons for Schedule

Delightful event experiences are all in the details. But details take time and focus and that’s not always something event planners have a lot of. On the CrowdCompass technical team, our goal is to make it easier for event planners to incorporate those delightful details into your event. One more

CrowdCompass New Feature: Gamification

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create an event that educates attendees and provides an environment that helps them network with industry leaders and peers. You must inspire them to do great things. Oh, and you must keep them entertained, but not in a distracting way. No, more

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Sets the Standard

When it first opened 30 years ago, the 186-guest room Tower at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa just outside of Traverse City, Michigan, set a new standard for meeting accommodations in Northern Michigan. The recently completed $7 million renovation of those Tower rooms re-establishes that standard. more

The Beauty of Brussels, Belgium

As the capital of the European Union, Brussels offers endless unique attractions, a multicultural philosophy, and political activity that spans across 500 million Europeans. Planners looking to host meetings and events in Brussels will be pleasantly surprised at the reasonable prices and more

Explore London's Top 10 Attractions

With direct flights to 348 destinations and more than 125,000 hotel rooms, London provides the perfect meeting place for your next event. Jump on a Eurostar train to get from London to Paris or Brussels in just over 2 hours, or explore the more than 1,000 venues in the city. London also more

5 Things to Expect From Your Banquet Event Order

A Banquet Event Order, commonly referred to as a "BEO," is a document that outlines the details of your event. It serves as a guideline for the hotel to execute and communicate logistics to all necessary hotel departments. The onsite Event or Catering Manager builds the BEO and will typically more

Find Relaxtion at Secrets Papagayo in Costa Rica

​ Located on the stunning Papagayo Peninsula in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, the Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica seems like a million miles away from the chaos of everyday life. A short 20-minute drive from the Liberia International Airport, the secluded resort is perfectly situated on a serene more
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