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.

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


Getting value from Google Adwords without breaking the bank!

Arlo Training & Events Software

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.

New Bank of CA Stadium Equipped with Options for Meetings

Smart Meetings

The post New Bank of CA Stadium Equipped with Options for Meetings appeared first on Smart Meetings. Designed by Gensler, Banc of California Stadium will be the home of Major League Soccer’s latest expansion team, Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC).

Creating Great 360 Video & VR Content Without Breaking the Bank


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



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June 13, 2017: Sponsors Drop Public Theater Event Sponsorship Over Trump-Inspired ‘Julius Caesar,’ Ad Agencies Weigh Importance of Cannes, Orlando Remembers Pulse Victims With Day of Memorial Events



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.

Event Marketing Plan Tips: Align Goals, Use Free Stuff and More


Using SEO, techniques such as guest posting, Q&A platforms such as Quora, email and social media, and many other techniques, it’s possible to grow a core following without breaking the bank! Creating event marketing plan can often be an overwhelming experience.

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Create an Experience via Innovative Stage Design Ideas, and More


Superfly, one of the biggest players in this industry, is banking on the cross between the musical and social experience that these festivals offer. We all want our audiences to feel special when they come to our events.

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New Dorset home for Bestival

Event Industry News

Bestival has left the Isle of Wight for the Lulworth Estate in Dorset, Rob da Bank announced this morning. We’re super excited about our shiny new Bestival adventure,” da Bank said. “We

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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 […].

The top 10 tech trends shaping the events industry in 2018

Event Industry News

Below are Banks Sadler’s Top 10 Event Tech Trends and how they will shape the events industry in 2018. In the events industry, new technology innovations continue to spring up, helping us to better communicate and connect with our audiences. From A.I

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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.

My New Favorite App: Monzo

PCMA Convene

Monzo is an app that allows me to create, manage, and use a bank account (with a “funky” pink card they provide) entirely through the app, with no international fees. I will soon be able to also make bank-to-bank payments, get my salary paid in Monzo, as well as set up direct debits.

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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.

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SpotMe to open new office in New York City

Event Industry News

Image: New York, New York, United States – October 9, 2009: People walk past Noguchi’s Red Cube in front of the HSBC bank building in New York.

Insomnia61 Gaming Festival enjoys biggest event yet

Event Industry News

The UK’s biggest gaming festival enjoys most popular event to date, attracting over 68,000 attendees The UK’s biggest gaming and tech festival enjoyed its highest attendance to date when it returned to the Birmingham NEC over the August bank holiday weekend.

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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.

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Quadrant2Design® to exhibit at International Confex 2018 for the first time

Event Industry News

For the first time, exhibition stand specialists Quadrant2Design® will be exhibiting at International Confex 2018, the UK’s leading B2B exhibition for event organisers, to launch their new ‘Freedom2Exhibit®’ plan.

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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.

Corporate Event Buyers increase by 25% at the London Summer Event Show

Event Industry News

The London Summer Event Show returned for its fourth edition on 23 - 24 January at central city venue Banking Hall. It was the 8th event in organiser Story Events boutique event exhibition series (which also includes the London Christmas Party Show).

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Behind the scenes at Bristol Harbour Festival 2016

Event Industry News

Bristol Harbour Festival occupies a three-mile site, traditionally the preserve of car parks, museums, banks and local businesses, so stakeholder management is a critical element for organiser Richmond Event Management.

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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.

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Nutickets introduces its cutting-edge cashless technology for live event organisers

Event Industry News

In today’s rapidly developing world of touch & go transactions, a smartphone is more than a computer, radio and sat-nav, it’s a bank card and we are fast becoming a cashless society!

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.

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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.

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A new kind of association service — Open Collective

Conferences that Work

One interesting feature allows an umbrella organization to empower local or networked chapters/projects to raise money and have their own budget, without having to open a separate bank account for each one.

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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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Guest Blog – What advertising can learn from the UK’s largest light festival

Event Industry News

Installations appeared in King’s Cross, Fitzrovia, Mayfair, London’s West End, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, Victoria, South Bank and Waterloo. The UK’s largest light festival, Lumiere London produced by Artichoke, illuminated the capital last weekend to crowds of people. It is a curation of world class art works created by a number of international artists who showcased in key areas of central London.

17% record increase in visitors at the London Summer Event Show

Event Industry News

On 24 – 25 January, central city venue the Banking Hall welcomed nearly 900 event buyers through its doors for the third edition of the London Summer Event Show, a boutique exhibition showcasing the best in summer event venues and suppliers.

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.

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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.

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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.

3 Things Gen Xers Need to Know About Engaging Millennials


Nowadays, I can open up my banking app with my fingerprint, and pay my bills sitting on my sofa in the middle of the night. My Millennial colleague keeps showing up to work wearing ripped jeans.

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Showforce crew the Henley on Thames Festival

Event Industry News

The quintessentially British festival, set on the banks of the Thames, returned for its 34th outing, with a showcase spanning classical music, rock, pop, jazz, opera […].

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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.

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.

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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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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

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