COVID-19

Risky Business

June 29, 2021

When COVID-19 swept through the nation, Cheri Davis, owner of Cheri Denise Events, was among the planners navigating a sea of cancellations. She always knew contract language was important, but in the chaos, she witnessed how good and bad contracts played out. She explains that planning for the unexpected begins in the negotiation stage. “It’s too late after the unexpected happens,” she says. As we return to the meetings and events game, it’s essential for planners to include contract language that highlights coronavirus risks, and protects them legally and financially if someone gets sick. […]

COVID-19

Not Another Virtual Happy Hour!

March 8, 2021

Technology providers are working to alleviate this Zoom fatigue, however, with the introduction of unique virtual team building experiences. […]

Personal Development

The ABCs of the CMP

February 22, 2021

The CMP has been elevating professional meeting planners for 30 years and is designed to enhance the industry through advanced education and experience. […]

Planner Tips

Come One, Come All

February 8, 2021

Meetings and events matter. But to have an impact, events must provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all involved. […]

COVID-19

Upskilling in a New Era

January 18, 2021

It’s no surprise that 2020 will be heralded as a turning point for the meetings and events industry since the coronavirus singlehandedly caused an economic crisis of epic proportions. With this market being hit particularly hard, when can we start to resume cautious optimism? The short answer is now. […]

COVID-19

Case Study: Pivoting to a Virtual Fundraiser

January 4, 2021

Make-A-Wish hosted an online gala and raised $600,000 two weeks after the COVID-19 shutdown began. Over 650 people typically attend Wish Night, which includes a cocktail hour followed by a full dinner, a diamond pull, wine pull, silent auction and a two-hour program. […]

COVID-19

The Hybrid Approach

November 23, 2020

Hotels and convention centers are innovating new ways of keeping guests safe while still promoting business as usual with hybrid meetings […]

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