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Feb222017
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How to Find Sponsors for an Event

BY Mark Novelli|Conferences|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

Event sponsors can help immensely with offsetting costs. But finding them can be tricky—you have to know when to do it and how to address the potential sponsor. Once you do find the perfect match (or matches), sending proposal letters, determining the audience, finding the right person to contact and knowing the appropriate time to approach a […]

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Oct102016
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Marriott International Finalizes Starwood Acquisition

BY Mark Novelli|Suppliers|LEAVE A COMMENT

Late last month, Marriott International officially acquired Starwood Hotels & Resorts, making it the world’s largest hotel company. “Throughout our nearly 90-year history, we have never stopped searching for innovative ways to serve our guests,” says J.W. Marriott Jr., executive chairman and chairman of the Board of Marriott International. “With the addition of Starwood’s strong […]

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Nov102015
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RCMA’s Innovation Award – We need your input!

BY Mark Novelli|Uncategorized|LEAVE A COMMENT

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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Sep152015

Recruit a Planner and Get $50!

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

RCMA will give you a $50 gift card for each planner you influence to come to Emerge 2016.  That’s right…we’re launching a new incentive for planners and suppliers to request your help in recruiting qualified planners to come to San Diego! What a great friend you’d be, in their eyes, to invite them to join […]

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Sep152015
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The Importance of Mentoring

BY Mark Novelli|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

Mentors are vital resources in all stages of a career—from an early careerist planner to a professional with decades of experience. For those starting out in their careers, mentors can help carve out a path toward career growth, while a mentor for senior-level professionals, can play an important role in helping them achieve their professional […]

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Sep152015
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Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte Launches “Live Like a Local” Program

BY Mark Novelli|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

Looking to branch out of the everyday meeting agenda, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, N.C., just launched a new program to attract clients and excite attendees. Called Meetings on the Grid, the program provides attendees with experiences to explore Charlotte in their free time outside of meetings and during event sessions, as opposed to meeting in a […]

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Sep152015
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RCMA Regional Conference a Success

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

Nearly 90 RCMA members and guests gathered at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel last week for another installment in RCMA’s regional conference series—Aspire. Attendees were welcomed with great coastal hospitality with a cruise up the Elizabeth River on the Spirit of Norfolk yacht.  The vessel’s captain narrated an informative tour that included many points of […]

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Jul302015
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Latrece Williams-McKnight to keynote at Aspire Norfolk

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

Latrece Williams-McKnight will be the Wednesday morning Keynote Speaker at RCMA’s Aspire Regional Conference in Norfolk, VA – September 8-9, 2015.  Her energetic presentation is filled with principles to help you foster integrity, self-discipline and bring about a positive change in your life and that of your organization! She will speak on WINNING WITH ATTITUDE – The greatest difference maker […]

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Jul132015
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Going Green

BY Mark Novelli|Tips for Planners|LEAVE A COMMENT

Industries across the world are working to make their field greener—news of it is nearly impossible to escape. And for good reason. It is incredibly important to be eco-friendly so that we protect our planet for the future. Events can create a large amount of waste, but there are a plethora of ways you can […]

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May142015

Mark Sanborn to Keynote at Emerge 2016

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

Well-known speaker and author, Mark Sanborn, will speak at our annual conference. RCMA’s Emerge is always an exciting event with networking opportunities and helpful educational tracks. Next year is especially exciting as Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, president, Sanborn & Associates, Inc., will deliver a keynote speech. Sanborn is the author of multiple books, including The Fred Factor: […]

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