One community bank’s novel approach to auto lending


Community banking Auto lending Auto industry Growth strategies Virginia Washington DCRather than jump right away into lending to car buyers, Access National will start by offering CRE and M&A financing to dealerships.

Getting value from Google Adwords without breaking the bank!


The post Getting value from Google Adwords without breaking the bank! Google Adwords can be a nightmare if not done properly here are two basic yet important things to understand for all businesses. Pick your Google Adwords budget then make it work.

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Creating Great 360 Video & VR Content Without Breaking the Bank


How Blockchain Can Disrupt Financial Services


blockchain technology could provide a single digital source of ID information, allowing for the seamless exchange of documents between banks and external agencies. Loan repayments Consumer banks, commercial banks. Investment banking, asset management, corporate banking, hedge funds, ForEx trading, clearinghouses, central banks, regulators. All banks, legal profession, real estate industry, regulators. 2bn – World Bank).

Why One Company Is Banking on Highly Produced Horror Experiences—Not Just for Halloween


Wow Your Attendees With These Simple AV Trends


But how do you incorporate AV without breaking the bank and ruining your budget? AV creates a memorable experience. With lackluster AV services, your event might seem to be missing something. What parts are worth the splurge? There are a lot of options so here’s how to make the most of them.

3 Fintech Startups to Watch Next Month

PCMA Convene

Here are three that Bank Innovation will be keeping a watch on next month: Chip At this point, the United […]. EXCLUSIVE— Fintech is continuing to grow, as more startups across payments, insurance, blockchain, and other areas carve out niches for themselves in the financial ecosystem.

Is Blockchain The Silver Bullet For Attendee Experience?


In its most simple form, a cryptocurrency allows people or businesses to exchange money without involving banks or any kind […].

Avoid this PayPal refund gotcha!

Conferences that Work

that could have easily overdrawn my PayPal-tied bank account. I assumed that PayPal would zero out my euro balance and then take their small fixed fee out of my US dollar balance or my bank account. Technology balance bank account gotcha overdrawn PayPal refund transaction fee

Associations exist only in the mind

Conferences that Work

Individual banks were trying to encourage merchants and customers to adopt newfangled things called “credit cards”, but they failed to solve the chicken-and-egg problem that consumers did not want to use a card that few merchants would accept and merchants did not want to accept a card that few consumers used. Embed from Getty Images. Professional, trade, and public interest associations are significant businesses. In the United States alone, associations employ more than 1.6

Leftovers from MGM Buffets will be Transformed into Ingredients for 800,000 Meals

Smart Meetings

Carlos Guia, executive chef of banquets and conventions for ARIA Resort & Casino puts finishing touches on a buffet lunch served at Three Square Food Bank.

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Omni Extends Hunger Initiative Offer to Meeting Planners

Smart Meetings

Some of our properties have taken it a step further, and have created team building events with local food banks as another way for us to give back.”. Nationwide, nearly 5,000 Omni associates have donated 7,705 hours of their personal time at food banks in communities where they live and work.

10 Tips for Attendee Engagement, Part Three: After Your Event

Event Farm

Create a digital memory bank. NFC and RFID -enabled badges or wristbands help to make digital memory banks possible, so consider building this tech into your in-event engagement plan if you’re interested in using digital memory banks as part of your post-event follow-up.

April 20, 2017: How the Tribeca Film Fest Is Embracing Multiple Storytelling Platforms, Why Yahoo Is Banking on Live-Streamed Business Events, Cleveland Cavaliers Launch AR Game for Attendees



TSG called in to police 200,000 at ‘biggest cultural event’

Event Industry News

Organisers moved Great Dorset Steam Fair back a week last year, to run across the August Bank Holiday, and it attracts more than 200,000 people over five days, many families […]. The Great Dorset Steam Fair (GDSF) has commissioned enforcement specialist TSG to patrol and protect its primary areas this summer, working alongside existing security arrangements.

Museum of Ice Cream Opens in San Francisco

Smart Meetings

You can bank on it. There will soon be lines around an old gray granite bank just off Union Square in San Francisco. But angry depositors won’t be demanding their cash. Oh, they’ll be screaming, all right—for ice cream. On Sept. 17, America’s third Museum of Ice Cream opens its doors.

How Event Pros Can Learn from Art Basel's Success

Event Farm

The sheer quantity of attendees and number of guests with larger-than-life bank accounts makes Art Basel very attractive for potential sponsors—not only can they increase overall brand awareness, but they can also make an impression on the people with whom they could do business.

Professional event organisers posted missing at many events

Gallus Events

Here’s the Bank of Scotland organising a “half day workshop” Again, I wonder, has the event been put together by an events professional? Everyone seems to be an event organiser these days.

Replace “brain training” hype with something that works

Conferences that Work

And, though I can’t guarantee that your mind will become healthier, your bank account definitely will be! Driving home from the post office today, I finally heard one too many promotions for Lumosity brain training on my local NPR station.

The Top 11 Free Event Management Software

Capterra Event Management

For payment processing other than cash, check, or bank transfer, you’ll need the pro edition. Update 5/22/2017: This piece has been updated to reflect comments and new software options discovered since the article first went live. We all have our favorite four-letter words. Mine is “free.”.

5 Things To Avoid When Running a Successful Roadshow

Event Farm

We’re lucky to have some amazing customers and friends in the industry who stepped up to the plate and let us use their gorgeous offices and event spaces so that we could pull off our series without breaking the bank.

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George P. Johnson relocates to join London’s Creative Hub

Event Industry News

Johnson (GPJ) has relocated its UK office this week, a move that will embed the agency in the ever-growing creative hub that is London’s South Bank. Global experience marketing agency George P.

How the Consumer Bankers Association Completely Revamped Its Annual Meetings

PCMA Convene

But six years ago, the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) decided to completely revamp the organization’s annual events and find a way to make banking more dynamic. Originally, each of CBA’s eight member sectors — from mortgage banking to auto-loan financing — had its own meeting.

Event Farm's Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

Event Farm

You want to find a way to create a high-quality experience for your attendees without completely breaking the bank.

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Canada’s Nurses Meet, Speak Out in Calgary

PCMA Convene

CTCC also helped the CFNU give back to the community — after the rally on June 9, the convention center arranged for leftover food to be given to a food bank,” Silas said. “It

Bitcoin Explained, For Meeting Planners

Smart Meetings

Pan Gongsheng, vice governor of the People’s Bank of China, told a financial meeting over the weekend that Bitcoin is a bubble waiting to burst, like “tulip mania” in the 1600s and the dot-com crash. What Is It?

When the Second Time Around Isn’t a Charm

PCMA Convene

Among the many missteps that Molisani shared with Convene last year, was scheduling the conference during a bank holiday. (He He thought that “bank holiday” meant only that the banks were closed, not that the whole country took a holiday.) Out and about in Dublin at LavaCon 2016.

Travel Prep 101: The Pretrip Master Checklist

Smart Meetings

Inform bank that you will be traveling. Last-minute duties can easily clutter the mind before a trip. Even though the process might initially seem mundane, between self-care, housekeeping and, in some cases, pet-care, travel prep can develop into a very exhausting endeavor.

“Our Survey Says!” These Are the Top Challenges Facing Event Planners

Social Tables

That moment when you’re banking on a certain dollar amount to come through after a previously successful sponsorship engagement, and it doesn’t. Event professionals are being asked to do more, but they’re not all getting the resources they need to improve their process in a real way.

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5 Cost-Effective Ways to Boost Your Event Profile


This will give you the chance to attract guests without breaking the bank. When working in the events industry, it is vital that you keep a close eye on your costs. This is the best way to ensure that you don’t go over budget.

bluedot’s double win at AIF Congress

Event Industry News

bluedot – the festival that astounded in its first year at Jodrell Bank Observatory with an incredible fusion of music, science and arts – has been awarded two highly coveted accolades at this year’s Association of Independent Festivals at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.

5 Ways to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Connect Your Meetings

Local food banks in Houston, Galveston, Corpus Christi, Beaumont and more communities are in great need of monetary and food donations. You can donate funds online , or if you’re located near a food bank and have the ability, you can bring staples such as cereal, canned fruit and peanut butter directly to the facilities. The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey is hitting close to home for many of our industry friends in Texas, particularly in and around Houston.

NBA targets new audiences with new experience in Spain

Event Industry News

NBA has launched its latest iteration of its European fan experiences ‘NBA Zone’, in partnership with leading Spanish bank BBVA.

10 Event Management Statistics and Facts You Need to Know in 2017 and Beyond

Capterra Event Management

It helps me remember that my emotions or beliefs are not enough sell an idea to my superiors, or to convince me that my bank account balance is sufficient to purchase that new guitar I want.

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SEC announces opening of on-campus whisky distillery

Event Industry News

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) has announced today the opening of a fully functioning whisky distillery, on-site on the banks of the River Clyde.

Collaborating for a Cause: 6 Hotels That Give Back

Smart Meetings

In June, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa donated 3,319 pounds of frozen food to Lowcountry Food Bank, a local food bank that serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina. Sheraton Kuaui Resort.

5 Tips for Driving Event Sales


Using social media is a great way to promote your event venue without breaking the bank. Depending on the time of year, the scope of your event offerings, or any number of other factors, sales may not always be where you want them to be for your private events program.

Top 5 Outcomes of Philanthropic Team Building

Smart Meetings

Whether it’s books for a local school literacy program or boxes of food for a nearby food bank, your company will help provide tangible benefits to a group in need.

A Guide to Choosing a Email Marketing Service


While these “good” systems won’t break the bank, they aren’t giving you what you need to communicate effectively and efficiently to your clients. Bulk emailing sucks! Yes, we said it, it does. Personalized bulk emailing (as much as it sounds like an oxymoron) rocks.

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45 Degrees & The Fairmont Queen E Turn Food into Art

Canadian Special Events

Honorary co-chairs of this unique event were Manon Brouillette, President and CEO of Vidéotron, Éric Bujold, President of National Bank Private Banking 1859, and Alexandre L’Heureux, President and Chief Executive Officer of WSP Global Inc.