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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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Jul182017

Airport App Changes Delivery Game

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In 2017, we can order dinner, groceries, cars and even paper towels to our homes and work without even moving from our chair. Soon, you’ll be able to do the same from the airport. Earlier this month, Airport Sherpa and At Your Gate launched in Baltimore/Washington International Airport and San Diego International Airport, respectively. In […]

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Jul182017

RCMA Pro Waves Goodbye

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After 34 years in the hospitality industry, Margie Washburn is hanging up her hat. Margie first joined the industry almost by accident as a part of the sales team for the Marriott Hotel in Clarksville, Ind. During her interview for a different position, she asked the person interviewing her to explain the job. He said […]

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