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Feb272016
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Get to Know Denise Searcy

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Denise Searcy is the national complex sales manager for the Sheraton Birmingham and the Westin Birmingham hotels. How has RCMA helped you grow throughout your career as a meeting and event professional? I have been in hotel sales for the past 28 years and the faith-based market has always been my favorite niche market. RCMA […]

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Feb272016
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Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid at Trade Shows

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Setting up shop at a trade show is all about the exposure. If you have a strong presentation, you will more than reap the benefits. But there are a few things to avoid when constructing your setup. Keep these in mind, and your presentation will be much more productive. Attend relevant trade shows. While attending […]

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Feb272016
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Hyatt Program Entices Planners With Charity Donations

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As planners work to secure venues for 2016 meetings and events, the Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol has created an incentive to book through them. Specifically, planners that contract new groups at the hotel by June 20, 2016, for stay dates now through Dec. 31, 2016, can select their favorite charity to receive a donation […]

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Feb182016
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Record Convention Bookings for Philadelphia

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The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced they had record convention bookings in 2015 for future years. The CVB booked 856,663 room nights for future years, beating last year’s by 1.2 percent. Close to 75 percent of those are related to meetings and conventions set to take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, with […]

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Feb182016
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Be Prepared

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Even the most seasoned planners can forget a thing or two, which is why having a “toolbelt” of sorts with critical things you need for any event is handy. Below find valuable tools that will help your event go off without a hitch. An extra phone charger. This is helpful not only for yourself but […]

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Feb182016
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Capture it all with Instagram Feeds

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Like Twitter feeds, Instagram feeds allow guests to see what everyone around them at the event is doing, but they up the ante—people love seeing photos of themselves. You can add these on a second screen similar to a slideshow, a portion of the wall or a big screen. There are a number of web […]

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Feb42016
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Planning for Bad Weather

BY rcmaweb|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

Both winter and the recent storm that hit the East Coast remind us of the necessity to have a backup plan in the case of bad weather. Below are tips you can keep in mind while planning. Tent rental If your event is outside, having a rental tent on retainer is a perfect fix for […]

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Feb42016
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THANKS!

BY rcmaweb|Conferences|RCMA News|LEAVE A COMMENT

It takes a lot of moving parts to create a successful event.  Since all of us are in the event industry in some capacity, it comes as no surprise to know what goes on behind the scenes at an event like Emerge.  Production, exhibits, speakers, logistics, food & beverage, etc…….  But there’s also the part […]

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Feb42016
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Hilton Worldwide Unveils New Hotel Brand

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Last week, Hilton Worldwide announced the creation of a new brand—Tru by Hilton, a midscale category that will feature locations in the US and Canada. Already, Hilton Worldwide—the largest hospitality company with locations in 100 countries and a pipeline of 275,000 rooms—has 102 Tru by Hilton hotels signed on and another 30 in various stages […]

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