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Jun272015
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Give Guests Something to Remember

BY rcmaweb|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

Gift bags for attendees are a nice touch—they will appreciate the thought and will provide them with a lasting memory of your event. Below are a few ideas perfect for your next event. Key chain While the idea is maybe a little antiquated, if enough thought is put into the idea, it can actually be […]

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Jun272015
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These Mammoth Convention Centers Can Hold Any Event—Big or Small

BY rcmaweb|Suppliers|LEAVE A COMMENT

Convention centers abound in the U.S., giving planners an abundance to choose from. To make your decision easier, we’ve rounded up the five biggest convention centers in the country. 1. McCormick Place This Chicago-based convention center is the largest in the country, boasting an astounding 2,600,000 square feet with 173 meeting rooms and four ballrooms—giving […]

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Jun272015
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Get to know Marvin Schmucker

BY rcmaweb|RCMA News|LEAVE A COMMENT

Marvin Schmucker, CMP, is a meeting planner for Mennonite Health Assembly in Wichita, Kan. He also is an RCMA board member. How has RCMA helped you grow throughout your career as a meeting and event professional? Through the RCMA tutorials and networking, I have learned much about effective request for proposals, banquet event orders and […]

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Jun192015
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Dr. K. Shelette Stewart joining us for Emerge 2016!

BY rcmaweb|Conferences|LEAVE A COMMENT

We are thrilled that Dr. K. Shelette Stewart will be joining us at EMERGE 2016 to deliver a keynote message. She has over 20 years of leadership experience in strategic business planning, marketing, and national account sales with Fortune 500 companies including The Coca-Cola Company and BellSouth Corporation. She is a Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program […]

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Jun152015
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Stay On Top of Summer’s Tasty Food Trends

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

The first day of summer is right around the corner, and with the change in season comes a whole host of new catering trends. Even just one of these tasty morsels and drinks will take your event from good to great. Ice Pops Ice cream is a staple on the summer event circuit, but ice […]

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Jun152015
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RCMA Board of Directors Convene In San Diego—Site of Emerge 2016

BY rcmaweb|Conferences|RCMA News|LEAVE A COMMENT

The RCMA Board of Directors received a vibrant presentation of San Diego—the host city for Emerge 2016—by the San Diego Tourism Authority during its semi-annual meeting June 1–2 . Rick Outcalt, senior vice president of Citywide Sales at the San Diego Tourism Authority, coordinated the event and warmly welcomed all of the board members to […]

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Jun152015
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Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Receives Award

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The Minneapolis Marriott Northwest continues its run of high praise with the honor of being named Hotel of the Year for the Americas by Marriott International. The recognition is especially meaningful after a five-year turnaround for the hotel. In Oct. 2010, StepStone Hospitality took over management after the previous hotel—Northland Inn—went into foreclosure. StepStone initiated […]

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Jun22015
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A Taste of Unique Venues Across the Country

BY rcmaweb|Suppliers|LEAVE A COMMENT

Everyone knows décor alone can really make a venue go from great to fantastic. But what if a venue is exciting in and of itself, and the décor doesn’t have to be first in mind? The five venues below stand out all on their own and will wow guests at your next event. Museums are […]

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Jun22015
Norfolk, VA

Aspire with us in Norfolk!

BY rcmaweb|Conferences|RCMA News|3 comments

The September Aspire Regional event in Norfolk, Va., is officially open for registration. The event, taking place Sept. 8–9, is designed to bring together small groups of planners and suppliers in their own area. Each regional event includes enlightening education opportunities with brainstorming sessions; networking opportunities; two tradeshow sessions; and three meals and refreshments. Faith-based […]

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Jun22015
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New Orleans Convention Center Honored as Top Workplace

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The Times-Picayune and Nola.com have released their list of New Orleans’ top workplaces—and the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center made the list. The Top Workplaces were determined solely on employee feedback. Those at the convention center noted their highest satisfaction level was with the pay rates and benefits package. Bob Johnson, president and […]

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