It’s a mesh of cultures, you have the university. You have a huge retirement community. We’ve got government and military, but you’ve got your local flair. And our food is amazing. We’re known for our food.
The 2014 Small Market Meetings Conference (SMMC) took place September 28-30 in Mesa, Arizona, for approximately 275 meeting planners and industry vendors.
Two problems in business — negativity and not listening — might have an uncommon and seemingly unorthodox cure: improvisation, the art or act of composing, uttering, executing or arranging anything without preparation.
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Open since 1766, The Omni Homestead Resort is one of the last remaining grand resorts of America. The 2,000-acre estate offers hospitality and charm from its home in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia. With 483 opulent guest rooms and more than 72,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space, there is plenty of room to roam about the resort while feeling right at home with the hotel’s variety of amenities.
It’s easy to understand why coastal Virginia has long been a staple in meeting planners’ repertoires: It lies well within proximity of the northeast corridor of major U.S. cities from Baltimore to Boston. However, as the region continues to draw from the state’s interior strength and the seacoast’s natural resources, there are more reasons to consider holding meetings there in 2015 than ever before.
Considered among the best public gardens in America, Longwood Gardens has been charming the hearts of millions of visitors each year since opening more than a century ago.
Having a meeting in a state or national park immediately signals that the event will be different. It’s not in a brand-name hotel next to the airport; it’s at a lodge in the wilderness. Meeting rooms don’t overlook a concrete jungle; they deliver views of forests and waterfalls. And attendees feel the difference.
Rolling hills and beautiful horse farms draw visitors to Lexington, and they stay for the variety of interesting attractions.