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Embracing the Sober Curious Movement

June 7, 2024

In recent years, a significant cultural shift has emerged with the rise of the sober curious movement.  As more individuals explore a lifestyle that embraces moderation or abstaining from alcohol, event professionals need to adapt their strategies to accommodate these attendees.  In this blog post we’ll dive into the concept of the sober curious movement…

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Corporate Event Planning: How to Create an Event Budget

May 2, 2024

Are you in charge of the corporate event planning budget for your workplace’s next major event? Lucky you because if you’ve just started on this adventure, you already know that budgeting isn’t just a small task—it’s one of the few factors that influence every aspect of the event planning process. You may ask questions along…

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How to Find the Right Partner for Strategic Meetings Management

May 1, 2024

Strategic meetings management is about more than just organizing gatherings—it’s about amplifying the effectiveness and impact of important events. Elevating standard meet-ups into high-impact events is not easy, which is why you need a planning partner by your side. If you look online, you can find dozens of planning professionals that can help you. The…

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Corporate Event Planning: Our Favorite Venues in Detroit for High-Impact Events

January 30, 2024

With so many anticipated meetings and events, Detroit needed to up its venue game. In the last couple years, we’ve seen some great venues pop up to accommodate the growing interest in Detroit. Here are just a few of our favorite:

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Safe and Inclusive Events: Tips for Harm Reduction

September 26, 2023

As event planners, our primary goal is to create valuable and enjoyable experiences for participants. While we often focus on event content and logistics, safety and inclusivity should also be at the forefront of our planning process. Harm reduction goes beyond just addressing substance use concerns; it encompasses a wide range of considerations that ensure…

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8 Tips to Transform Your Meeting into an Experience

June 16, 2023

  Participants’ expectations for events have shifted significantly over the past few years. Now, more than ever, planners must exercise thoughtful efforts to ensure that cultural sensitivity, accessibility and sustainability are parts of their events, creating the ultimate experience for all attendees. Below are eight ways that planners can transform their meetings into an experience….

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Destination Management Company Contracts:  Best Practices You Need to Know

November 5, 2021

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person events have started to make their comeback. Now, planners must deal with a mix of old and new challenges, as it seems there is no shortage of COVID variants, hurricanes and wildfires to keep everyone on their toes. In addition, destination offerings (venues, restaurants, etc.) have changed considerably over the…

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10 COVID-19 Safety Considerations When Booking Your Next Venue

September 23, 2021

We are more than a year into COVID-19 and there are still so many unknowns in the event industry. With the pandemic still looming and vaccinations available, it may be time to rethink your needs and expectations in a venue. Want to know more? Read on for more safety considerations when booking your next venue.

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Decision Time: What Makes Sense for Your Next Event?

July 27, 2020

Where do we go from here? Things are changing rapidly every day, and tomorrow is unknown, making it more challenging than ever to plan an event. Yet that doesn’t stop the need for people to connect — now more than ever.

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A Guide to Virtual Site Visits

June 23, 2020

As the country begins to reopen amidst the pandemic, many companies have new policies in place when it comes to their employees’ business travel. What was once a simple trip for a planner to visit a venue in person might not be an option for the foreseeable future. This results in the need for virtual…

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Planning Safe Live Events

June 18, 2020

As live events return, the rules of gathering seem to be changing daily and you may find it tough to keep up. What steps do you need to take to provide a safe environment? How do you minimize staff and participant exposure to COVID-19? How do you socially distance at events? Reinvent your event to…

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