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Special D Events

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

Safe and Inclusive Events: Tips for Harm Reduction 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…

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8 Tips to Transform Your Meeting into an Experience

June 16, 2023

8 Tips to Transform Your Meeting into an Experience   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…

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Destination Management Company Contracts:  Best Practices You Need to Know

November 5, 2021

Destination Management Company Contracts: Best Practices You Need to Know 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,…

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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

Planning Safe Live Events 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?…

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5 New Considerations for Your Venue RFP

June 1, 2020

As planners begin envisioning what the future of in-person events will look like, they will need to consider what is being asked on their RFPs. Now, more than ever, it is critical to gather and compare how each venue is handling the health and safety of its guests. We have highlighted five factors for planners to consider before sending out their RFPs to potential venues:

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Virtual Event Management

May 27, 2020

Your audience may be quarantined, but does your event need to be?  The answer is no!  The service partners and technology exist to help you continue to train employees, motivate your sales force, recognize greatness, inspire your team, and simply continue to connect.  Engagement is more important now than ever. 

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5 Ways to Keep Your Conference Attendees Energized

February 11, 2020

As event managers, we know how important it is to create a dynamic environment for our attendees. The more they engage, the more likely they are to find value in the experience. Incorporating movement into meeting design supports that goal. Here are five ways to keep participants energized.

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