Meeting Leaders: Columbus’ Leah Zender

One of the things that appealed to Leah Zender about Columbus was how welcoming it was to “fresh ideas and fresh people.”


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.


Blind Them with Value!

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


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.


Authenticity in Ann Arbor

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


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.


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.


Five Things You Need To Know About CVBs

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


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.


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.