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Sep82017

A Preview of Emerge Omaha 2018

BY rcmaweb|Conferences|RCMA News|LEAVE A COMMENT

The 2018 Emerge Conference, simply stated, is an event for the faith-based event community! It’s a one-stop opportunity for you to begin your year with purpose, intent and encouragement. Emerge is about education—you’ll find five-star education laid out in multiple tracks to help you navigate your educational experience. We’ve confirmed three incredible keynote speakers that will inspire, […]

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Sep82017

A Recap of Aspire Lexington Regional Conference

BY Mark Novelli|Conferences|RCMA News|LEAVE A COMMENT

Nearly 70 RCMA members met in Lexington, Ky., Aug. 14 and 15 for the 8th Aspire Regional Conference. Hosted by VisitLex, Hyatt Regency Lexington and the Lexington Convention Center, planners and suppliers were treated to great southern food and hospitality. An opening reception was held at the downtown Shakespeare & Company venue and featured live music, tasty […]

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Sep82017

Travel Abroad for Your Next Meeting or Event

BY rcmaweb|Suppliers|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

There’s nothing like visiting a foreign country for an exciting adventure that expands your culture and worldview. Why not do the same with your next event? Consider these top 10 cities for your next planning excursion. Recently, Cvent, an event management company, revealed its annual list of the top 25 cities for meetings and events […]

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Sep82017

Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma

BY rcmaweb|RCMA News|LEAVE A COMMENT

This month, we’ve witnessed catastrophic damage and the displacement of tens of thousands of people along the Texas, Louisiana, Georgia and Florida coastlines in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Our hearts go out to all those who have lost their homes, loved ones and so much more. In their time of suffering, it’s […]

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Aug42017

Why Redesigning Your Website is a Good Idea

BY rcmaweb|RCMA News|Suppliers|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

For much of your audience, their first interaction with you is your website. You can see the necessity, then, of an easy-to-use website that’s clean and appealing. Technology is changing every day, which means things can get obsolete fast. It’s important to stay on top, which means updating your website. This doesn’t mean doing a […]

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Aug42017

Staying Prepared

BY rcmaweb|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

We all know it—big or small, emergencies happen. That’s why, when planning your event, it’s important to have an emergency plan in place. This will make you breathe a little easier and ensure that, no matter the issue, you can conquer anything. Your plan should identify potential emergency conditions and what procedures will be followed […]

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Aug42017

Aspire Lexington Is Here!

BY rcmaweb|Conferences|RCMA News|LEAVE A COMMENT

In just a few short days, dozens of faith-based event planners will gather in Lexington, Ky., for the 2017 Aspire Regional Conference. These conferences began five years ago with the intent of providing another connecting point for planners and suppliers in an intimate, regional setting. Intentionally small, these gatherings have ranged in size from 60–100 attendees […]

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Aug42017

A Time for Joy and Reflection

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Forty years ago, Anne Ratterman joined the meetings and events industry as a sales assistant at the Hyatt Regency Louisville in Kentucky. Aside from a 10-year stint as a funeral director for her family business, she never left. That is, until her retirement on June 9. “I have met so many wonderful people and have […]

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Jul182017

Making Event Sponsors Happy

BY rcmaweb|Conferences|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

Sponsorships are key to events—they help give planners the resources they need to throw an event or meeting. It’s imperative, then, that you keep sponsors happy. Here are a few ideas to make sure your relationship stays strong for the years to come. Forge a personal relationship. Work to develop a deeper connection with your […]

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Jul182017

A Pillar of Her Community

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Eighteen years ago, Jamie Mitchell, CMP,  joined the meetings and events industry as the group sales manager for the Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau. After that, she was hooked—CVBs continued to be her place of employment. An RCMA member, Jamie had her last day as the convention sales manager at the Virginia Beach Convention & […]

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