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Feb262015

NO HIBERNATION HERE!

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Meet Minneapolis started out 2015 in good health with the second annual RCMA EMERGE 5K sponsored by Minneapolis, City by Nature. Minneapolis (consistently ranked one of the “Fittest Cities in America“) provided the race participants with a free race t-shirt and encouragement throughout the course. (Thanks to Meet Minneapolis for the photos and article!)

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Feb262015

Teaching hotel trains and hires disabled employees

BY Brittany Trevick|RCMA News|Suppliers|1 comment

Indiana’s first statewide hospitality training institute for people with disabilities will open in Muncie, Indiana, in a few short months. And it’s already attracting new business. The Arc of Indiana Training Institute and Teaching Hotel (also known as the Courtyard by Marriott at the Horizon Convention Center) “is having a huge impact and is a […]

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Feb262015

RCMA Announces 2015 Board Members and Officers

BY rcmaweb|RCMA News|7 comments

PHOTO: RCMA’s Executive Supplier Council meets during Emerge 2015 in Birmingham, Alabama. RCMA is pleased to announce the appointment of board members and elected officers from among its membership. The changes were made during RCMA’s annual conference, Emerge, from Jan. 27 to 29 in Birmingham, Alabama. Melvin Tennant, CAE, of Meet Minneapolis was named board […]

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Feb262015

Caterina’s Club feeds 1,200 homeless children a hearty meal every day

BY Jennifer Babisak|RCMA News|LEAVE A COMMENT

Sylvano Ibay, hailing from a family of Italian restaurateurs, dove into the restaurant business as an eager 13-year-old, busing tables as he worked his way up the ladder. That climb included serving as a food runner, server and bartender before eventually becoming managing partner of the Anaheim White House, an upscale Italian steakhouse and seafood […]

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Feb172015

Keep Data Safe During International Travels

BY Laurie Dove|Suppliers|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

For the 29 million U.S. residents traveled abroad last year, encountering unsecure WiFi connections — and countering the threat of stolen personal information — posed real problems. “Using public WIFI is a recipe for disaster,” said Greg Kraynak, CEO of Cellhire USA.   “When you access personal data, social media, bank accounts, photos, etc., on a public […]

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Feb172015

Mentoring Matters

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By Ted Miller, CHME, CHSP, CGTP, CGMP, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Question:  We have some new staff that joined our organization fresh from college. While he is quite intelligent, he has limited business experience. How would you suggest we help him “learn the ropes” so he is more valuable to us quickly? Answer: One of […]

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Feb172015

Bound for HeavenFest

BY Brittany Trevick|RCMA News|LEAVE A COMMENT

After what will be a three-year hiatus, HeavenFest, the largest Christian music and worship event in the seven-state Rocky Mountain region, officially returned in 2015. The previously one-day festival, which began in 2008 and drew a peak attendance of 33,000 people in 2011, will now be a two-day event on Aug. 7 and 8, 2015. […]

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Feb32015

EMERGE 2015 Highlights

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

RCMA’s Emerge Conference 2015 was hosted in Birmingham, Alabama, and featured an unforgettable look at the city’s many attractions, from an opening reception at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum to a decadent dessert reception at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Along with inspirational keynote speakers, useful educational sessions and this year’s tradeshow with expanded […]

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