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Nov122015
Dr. K. Shelette Stewart PHOTO

Shelette Stewart to Keynote Emerge 2016

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Growing up, a mantra within Shelette Stewart’s Christian household was to “go to school to get a good job,” and so she did. Stewart, who holds a doctorate degree in business administration, pursued this goal by obtaining degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Clark Atlanta University and Nova Southeastern University.  She then went on […]

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Nov122015
Schaumburg Convention Center

Illinois Senate passes Bill providing cost savings for new conventions

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The Illinois Senate recently passed Bill 508, the Illinois Promotion Act, which will help attract meetings, conventions and sporting groups to the state’s midsized convention centers. Specifically, facilities such as the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill., can provide meeting planners and sporting event rights holders—who may have passed on hosting in the area because […]

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Nov102015
innovation award

RCMA’s Innovation Award – We need your input!

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It’s time to nominate a planner for RCMA’s Innovation Award – to be presented during the closing banquet at the 2016 Emerge Conference in San Diego.   SUBMIT your nomination to:  Dean Jones, Director of Conferences,  djones@rcmaweb.org DEADLINE for submission:  December 10, 2015   Criteria for selection are: Someone who exhibits excellence in their planning of a […]

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Nov32015
Renaissance Chicago

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Breaks Ground

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Renaissance Chicago Downtown completed a $24-million renovation in April—Phase I of a large renovation project slated to debut next spring. Now, the hotel is working on the $8-million Phase II, which broke ground this month. This renovation will include the addition of a 3,000-square-foot ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows—the Looking Glass Ballroom—is included in this phase, […]

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Nov32015
San Diego Register

The Inclusion Date for Emerge’s Directory is Just One Week Away—Act Now

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In nearly two months, the new year will be upon us, and faith-based planners and suppliers will gather in San Diego for the 2016 Emerge Conference. There’s no better way to begin your year than with an inspiring three-day event designed to help you improve your skills, make connections, introduce you to scores of new […]

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Nov32015
Final touch for delicious canapes

Responding to Dietary Trends and Allergies

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In planning an event, it’s imperative to keep in mind dietary trends, needs and allergies. Guests may need alternative menus and you need to be prepared to present these. While attendees should fill out RSVPs indicating this, having day-of backups also is important. Other considerations need to be top of mind both in planning the […]

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