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Meetings Leaders: 
Louisville’s Cleo Battle

When it comes to the professional career of Cleo Battle, the track world’s loss has become the hospitality industry’s gain.

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Blind Them with Value!

Jeff Blackman shares what he’s learned about value and service from frequently buying sunglasses.

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A Conversation About Hiring Speakers

Ed Rigsbee interviews an influential meeting planner about how to use the right powerhouse speaker to impress at a high profile event.

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Authenticity in Ann Arbor

Vickie Mitchell shares how a new hotel concept brings school spirit to hospitality and meetings in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Find Your Grit and Keep Going After Tough Times

Do you have a contingency plan for yourself? Unless you prepare, a number of situations can impact your abilities as a meeting professional.

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Planning Transportation like a Pro

Though it sometimes seems that transportation is the outcast of meeting planning, if it’s not done right, it will be the number one event complaint.

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Five Things You Need To Know About CVBs

Part of educating planners is busting some stubborn myths and long-held misconceptions about CVBs.

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Leveraging Your Tablet

Put an iPad in the hands of a productivity expert like Peggy Duncan, and suddenly, what some regard as a toy becomes a business tool.

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When is Next Year for the Cubs?

Jeff Blackman reveals what business lessons can be learned from last year’s remarkable transformation of the Chicago Cubs.

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Current Meeting and Event Trends

Technology is a main focus and the leading influence for top venues and event planners in the upcoming year.

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