4 Major Reasons to Plan in Iowa (Besides Its No. 1 Ranking)

SmartMeetings

Smack-dab in the middle of the country lies Iowa. Iowa offers a whole lot more than just cornfields and tractors, though. Based on 77 measures across eight categories, Iowa was top in the nation for its stellar infrastructure, health care, opportunity and education. This is the second year of the report, and last year Iowa came in sixth overall. Here are Iowa’s rankings in the eight categories: Infrastructure: first. The Magnificent Iowa State Fair.

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The 25 Healthiest American Cities to Meet In

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are the San Jose, California metropolitan area ; Ames, Iowa; Boulder, Colorado; and Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa and Wisconsin were also well-represented, with three regions each on the list. Ames, Iowa. Iowa City, Iowa. Dubuque, Iowa.

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How Four Creative Cities Attract Business Events

PCMA Convene

I think contrary to what our current president might think, the United Nations’ designations and the spirit of collaboration that takes place through all of the countries and cultures at UNESCO is something that we very much celebrate and want to be a part of,” said Josh Schamberger, president of the Iowa City/ Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. This year, Iowa City celebrates 10 years as a UNESCO Creative City of Literature. IOWA CITY, IOWA. ‘It On Dec.

4 Cities That Will Change Your Perception of the Midwest

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From James Beard-nominated chefs in Ferndale, Michigan, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to historic theaters in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Hutchinson, Kansas, the culture and entertainment options of some of its smaller cities are challenging preconceived notions of Midwestern life and putting to rest the notion that this part of America is “flyover country.”.

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College and Universities That Prove the Midwest is Best

Unique Venues

Iowa State University. If you have to be in the middle of anywhere, the middle of America is a great place to convene. Not only is the Midwestern U.S.

Ascent: Dave Jefferys on Why ‘We Wanted to Stand Up and Be Counted’

PCMA Convene

The organization is working with researchers at Iowa State University on a project that examines the direct, indirect, and induced economic impact from the LGBT meeting community. “We

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Fire Certificate For Canopies – What You Need To Know

Ins'Tent

If you are looking to buy a brand-new custom canopy for your business it is essential that you look for one that is flame-retardant and that you verify that it comes with a canopy fire certificate.

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How Much Does Event AV Cost – Whiteboard Wednesdays 9

Endless Events

For example, with our company, if, uh, we had an event who is looking to do an event in what’s a city called Pella, Iowa. You might be thinking to yourself, “I’ve never heard of Pella, Iowa.” Well, turns out there’s only one AV company in Pella, Iowa.

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Try Going Back to School for Your Next Meeting

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Graduate Hotels This Chicago-based company runs nine hotels on college campuses—Ann Arbor, Athens, Berkeley, Charlottesville, Lincoln, Madison, Oxford, Richmond and Tempe—and has plans for three new locations—Iowa City, Minneapolis and Seattle—in the next year.

15 Commonly Missed Event Planning Checklist Details

Hubilo Blog

States in which you need an ABC license : Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Any marketer wishes to improve his or her performance and boost profits.

Catch a Warm Reception in Des Moines, a Cool Town

Connect Your Meetings

Situated in downtown Des Moines, Iowa Events Center features 37 meeting rooms, 150,000 square feet of exhibit space and a 28,800 sq.-ft. Greater Des Moines is a metro full of unexpected delights waiting to be discovered. In our city, you can count on all the amenities of a big metro without all the fuss.

Postcards From Montreux: Accor Hotels’ Global Meeting Exchange in Switzerland

PCMA Convene

The Fairmont Le Montreux Palace has been a draw for visitors since 1906. I can’t say that I wasn’t warned. Earlier this year, en route to New York’s JFK airport for an overnight flight to Switzerland, I mentioned to the taxi driver that I was headed to Montreux. His face lit up.

Where You’d Least Expect Them

PCMA Convene

Creative Cities Austin, Texas, and Iowa City, Iowa, were also there, representing UNESCO’s Media Arts and Literature sub-networks, respectively, as were three Creative Cities candidates — Carrara, Italy; Kansas City, Missouri; and Lexington, Kentucky.

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Eight Brilliant Meeting Sites Along Solar Eclipse Path

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The eclipse will pass over portions of Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, but research what specific locations will get to enjoy totality, some of which are very remote and uninhabited.

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2018 Education Conferences: The #1 Education Events Guide

Bizzabo

Iowa City, IA. Last Updated May 4, 2018. One of the best ways to network and learn about the latest trends in education is to attend an educational conference. Here's a look at some of the top 2018 education events.

7 Easy Ways to Break the Ice at an Event

SmartMeetings

I’m from Montana originally, but my business is in Iowa.”. There is perhaps no more paralyzing fear than standing alone in a crowded room of strangers at a networking event or during a break between sessions. But there are a few things to consider that make this scenario less stressful.

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A Romantic and Unforgettable Newport Beach Wedding - Sarah and Ryan's wedding aboard the Newport Mojo

Hornblower

I was living in Iowa City and engaged to someone else when Ryan was promoted to my area manager. Start Planning Today. We love when we get to plan a wedding as sweet as the couple themselves. Despite living in Minneapolis, Sarah and Ryan made the decision to get married in Southern California.

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Smart Women 2017: Innovators

SmartMeetings

Company or organization: Conference Event Management in West Des Moines, Iowa. Tracy Blair. Job title: Director of sales and marketing. Company or organization: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. What I love about my job: I enjoy the art of the sales process and meeting execution.

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Smart Women 2017: Industry Leaders

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Company or organization: Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau, Iowa. Cara Banasch. Job title: Senior vice president of business development and strategy. Company or organization: New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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Smart Women 2017 – Innovators

SmartMeetings

Company or organization: Conference Event Management in West Des Moines, Iowa. Tracy Blair. Job title: Director of sales and marketing. Company or organization: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. What I love about my job: I enjoy the art of the sales process and meeting execution.

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The Way Forward 

PCMA Convene

Like the guy from red Iowa chatting over lunch with the woman from blue New York. Illustrations by Sébastien Thibault. It was a unique opportunity for dialogue. Two and a half months after Britain’s stunning vote to leave the European Union, the Washington, D.C.–based

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Smart Women 2017 – Industry Leaders

SmartMeetings

Company or organization: Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau, Iowa. Cara Banasch. Job title: Senior vice president of business development and strategy. Company or organization: New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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5 Midsize Cities Using Their Local Knowledge Economies to Bring In Meetings

PCMA Convene

In many cases, bigger isn’t always better: cars, personal technology, portion size — and, increasingly, cities. Walkability, value, and friendliness can be strong drivers for why planners choose certain destinations over others for meetings.

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