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70 Strategic Meetings Management Services

Three years ago, I had a conversation with a meetings supplier who was interested in offering Strategic Meetings Management Services.  He asked, “Don’t we just have to install a meetings management technology system and then we are finished?”  I put the phone on mute, said a few words in shock, and took a deep breath and said, “uummm…..no, there are quite a few more things to do.”  With that, I developed the 70 Services of Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) in 2010 because I knew that many people thought the same thing. 70 more words

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Video: 4 Secrets of Card Payments

Corporate Credit Cards, Procurement Cards, Meeting Cards and Ghost Cards have become a common payment method in the travel and meeting industry. And, rightly so, because paying for products or services via a Card vs. 43 more words

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Getting Serious about Food and Beverage Practices

Let’s face it, sometimes hotel food is less than desirable, food is wasted, and money is lost.  It is time to get serious about Food and Beverage practices.   64 more words

Do you have THE GUIDE? Crisis Management for meeting and events

I’ve been working in my hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan now for about a week as my home in New Jersey is still without power. Thankfully, our house is safe is Scotch Plains, New Jersey … but my husband and dogs are living by candles and flashlights. 21 more words

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