7 Smart Moves at Four Seasons, Squaw Creek and More

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Casino & Hotel, in Hanover, Maryland. Hotels & Resorts News appointment casino creek dallas director four general Hawaii hire honolulu hotel kansas las live management manager maryland napa new president recreation regional sales seasons senior squaw texas valley vegas vice

College & University Venues Revving Up the DMV Area

Unique Venues

Maryland, and Virginia. University of Maryland, College Park, is another option for younger clientele. University of Maryland, College Park. University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Springtime in the Mid-Atlantic

Unique Venues

University of Maryland, College Park, is another option for younger clientele. Here are more of our favorite venues in DC, Maryland, and Virginia: Johns Hopkins University. University of Maryland, College Park. University of Maryland Baltimore County.

College & University Venues In The DC-Baltimore Metro

Unique Venues

University of Maryland, College Park, is another option for younger clientele. University of Maryland, College Park. University of Maryland Baltimore County.

First Class: Meet the Inaugural 15 Over 50

Connect Your Meetings

Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Connect Association is proud to present our inaugural class of 15 Over 50. These individuals are leaders, mentors and stars who moved the events industry forward for decades. We are proud to salute their first-class efforts. . David Bradley. Vice President, Sales and Services. Shreveport-Bossier CVB. Shreveport/Bossier, Louisiana. Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE. Executive Vice President & COO , International Association of Exhibitions and Events.

TalkingTree Creative

Event Industry News

Halethorpe, Maryland, USA 21227. TalkingTree Creative is an award-winning creative events and experiential marketing company headquartered near Washington, DC. While we are based in the U.S., we serve an international client base, meeting our client’s creative needs at venues around the world.

2019 40 Under 40: The In-Crowd

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Silver Spring, Maryland. Clinton, Maryland. Meet the “In-Crowd,” our 2019 Connect Association 40 Under 40. This year’s group celebrates the diversity inherent in the events industry. Honorees range from company presidents to budding CVB stars. They come from myriad backgrounds, using different strengths to advance their organizations and careers. While each has a unique style, this collection of superstars is in on what it takes to create lasting and impactful experiences.

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Live! Casino & Hotel Is Getting Ready to Take Event Spaces to the Next Level

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Voted Maryland’s best casino for the fifth consecutive year by Casino Player Magazine, Live! > Adjacent to Maryland’s largest retail outlet, Arundel Mills ® , with over 200 outlets. For those looking for retail therapy, directly adjacent to the casino is Maryland’s largest retail outlet mall, Arundel Mills ® , with over 200 outlets. Details are emerging around the much-anticipated Live! Casino & Hotel and event space expansion planned for early next year.

2018 40 Under 40: Class Acts

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Crownsville, Maryland. Hyattsville, Maryland. While these event professionals you will learn more about are young, there is much everyone in the industry can learn from them. They are proactively changing the world for the better through conference, meetings and other events. No wonder they are worthy members of the 2018 40 Under 40. Meet the next generation of leaders, these “Class Acts.” Learn how they got here and imagine where they, our industry and our world are going.

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Meetingsbooker.com expands US coverage with Carr Workplaces partnership

Event Industry News

Meetingsbooker.com customers can now book meeting spaces online at any of the Carr Workplaces extensive portfolio around the United States including California, Washington DC, New York, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Meetingsbooker.com, the global leader in meeting venue discovery and bookings is delighted to announce the addition of Carr Workplaces to the platform.

4 Smart Moves for The Adelphi Hotel, Hilton and More

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Tushaar Agrawal Tushaar Agrawal was named hotel manager of Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Helen Watson The Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York, appointed Helen Watson general manager.

How Organizations Build Ties Through Community Service

PCMA Convene

Located in Bethesda, Maryland, The Children’s Inn at NIH is a sanctuary for families with seriously ill children who are participating in research at NIH. Members of PCMA’s Capital Chapter create dog toys from 146 T-shirts that members donated for the Humane Rescue Alliance.

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MGM National Harbor Makes Grand Entrance

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billion, 24-story property, which sits directly off Interstate 95 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, opened Dec. Two years in the making, MGM National Harbor is now officially one of the highest-profile event venue options in the Washington, D.C., The $1.4 Impossible to miss from the outside, the sleek new gaming destination includes 50,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 3,000-seat theater.

6 New Celebrity Chef Dining Experiences

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The new MGM National Harbor in Maryland, a member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), will open in December will several big-name chefs to help catch the attention of meeting planners and attendees.

Try Going Back to School for Your Next Meeting

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Southern Management Corporation The Hotel at the University of Maryland opened at the beginning of September and offers 297 guest rooms, four restaurants, a lobby bar, open-air Zen garden terrace and spa.

SCOTUS Clears Way for Travel Ban

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Appeals pending in Hawaii and Maryland will be heard as early as this week. The travel industry is watching what impact a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday will have on travelers and pending cases challenging the Trump administration’s most recent version of a travel ban.

Creative Problem-Solving and Innovation: The Life of an Event Project Manager

Experient

When Vince is in the Frederick, Maryland office, his days consist of a lot of meetings. If you described the role of an event project manager as “busy,” you may just win the award for Understatement of the Year. Busy” doesn’t even scratch the surface.

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An Early Look at Affordable Care Act Digital Marketing

Audience Partners

One ad in California that “welcomes” viewers “to the financial help” they “need to get health coverage,” or an ad in Maryland that offers “$0 or ow cost health coverage is now within your reach.”

The Business of Government Meetings

PCMA Convene

Hunt Valley Inn sits in the heart of Maryland horse country, which explains its low-slung, lodge-like dimensions and its understated equestrian-themed decor. In case you haven’t had your fill of politics during this election season, let’s talk about government meetings.

7 Smart Moves—at Experience Columbus, Casa Velas and More

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Maryland and all government. Duane Gibson Experience Columbus welcomed Gibson as director of Washington, D.C., regional sales. He’ll work remotely out of the nation’s capital, where he’ll focus on booking conferences requiring more than 550 rooms.

2019 15 Over 50: Stephanie D. Jones, CAE, CMP

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Jones, CAE, CMP, works in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, as s enior director of conference and events management at Water Environment Federation. Stephanie D. As a 2019 15 Over 50 honoree, Jones discusses her passion for the events industry. How I got here: Just like many of my generation, I fell into the events industry. I’ve held several positions from sign girl, manager of housing/registration, director, and senior director.

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Gaylord Debuts New “Infinity Ballroom” on the Potomac

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The contemporary, riverfront ballroom in National Harbor, Maryland, is designed to provide event-goers with a private venue outside of Gaylord National’s main hub of meeting space. The Washington, D.C.,

7 New Hotel Openings and Renovations on the East Coast

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Foxfire, Maryland. This quaint destination in historic Hartford County, Maryland, is perfect for small meetings and milestone events. Gearing up for travel this year and looking for what’s new in town? Our team rounded up a list of hotels in the East that have finally opened (or re-opened) their doors to the public. AC Hotel Miami Aventura by Marriott.

Marriott hotel pipeline ranked No. 1

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The Bethesda, Maryland-based, company has more hotels and rooms coming on line than any other hotel franchise company, according to a new report. Marriott International’s development pipeline is gushing.

TalkingTree Creative shows no signs of stopping in 2019

Event Industry News

TalkingTree Creative , a small but mighty creative agency in Baltimore, Maryland, is celebrating three years of record growth and anticipating an even bigger 2019.

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5 Fundraising Events You Should Learn From

Capterra Event Management

The Polar Bear Plunge in Maryland offers the opportunity for masochists to embrace their inner penguin by leaping into the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of the winter in support of the Special Olympics.

Meet the Team: Jax Kott

a2z Innovation Insider

A few more quick facts about me: I was born and raised in New Jersey and decided to move to Maryland once I graduated. If uprooting my life and moving from New Jersey to Maryland, graduating from college, and finding a new full-time job wasn’t enough then meeting everyone in the entire company for a week of team-building, conversation, and self-reflection was the cherry on top. Meet Jax Kott, Digital Media Marketing Assistant with a2z, in our ‘Meet the Team’ series.

TalkingTree Creative shows no signs of slowing down in 2019

Event Industry News

TalkingTree Creative , a small but mighty creative agency in Baltimore, Maryland, is celebrating three years of record growth and anticipating an even bigger 2019.

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6 Striking Bowling Alleys for Events

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With locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Washington, D.C.,

5 Smart Moves: Who’s Cooking Edition—at Four Seasons, Wolfgang Puck & More

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In between these two stints at Wolfgang Puck, Degroot was regional chef for Tendergreens and executive chef for Potomac 18 Caterers in Maryland. Jorge Gonzalez Jorge Gonzalez is returning to Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita as executive chef.

Meet the Team: Alison Heathcote

a2z Innovation Insider

This is a week where all staff members meet up at hour home base in Columbia, Maryland for team building. Meet Alison Heathcote, Project Manager with a2z, in our ‘Meet the Team’ series. Click to view slideshow. Q: How would you describe yourself? A: I would describe myself as adventurous, compassionate, curious, goofy, and always on a journey to better myself.

3 Brilliant Ideas from Marriott’s Pop-Up Innovation Lab

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23, the Maryland-based hotel giant launched its first Pop-Up Innovation Lab in downtown Los Angeles , providing a new twist on crowdsourcing. Marriott International has gone to the lab—the pop-up lab—to test new hotel innovations. On Jan.

David Cusack

PCMA Convene

Lanham, Maryland. David Cusack , Senior Sales Executive, Hargrove Inc., EDUCATION. The Maxwell School at Syracuse University, master’s in public administration; Colby College, bachelor of arts in classics. MY FIRST INDUSTRY JOB. My first start in events was with Vice President Al Gore.

ATL Airport District Rebranding Leads to Growth

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From our standpoint, when our salespeople travel to trade shows and you’re sitting down with customers, you would tell them you’re from Meet College Park and they’d think you’re from Maryland.

The ‘Smart’ Hotel Room Race Is On

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At its Innovation Lab at company headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, the IoT Guestroom currently consists of two models. Photo credit: Marriott International. Hotel guests are saying they want to personalize their stays. And they want to enjoy technology they already have at home.

5 Earth Day Tips for Eco-Friendly Meeting Planners

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The center offers meeting planners healthful menu options, with more than 60 food products purchased from Local Food Hub, which represents more than 30 farms in Virginia and Maryland.

No Raise for You

PCMA Convene

Ellen Ryan is a freelance writer based in Rockville, Maryland. Lisa Gates, cofounder of She Negotiates, presents at a session.

Leadership Success Via Team-Oriented Work Culture

PCMA Convene

When we outgrew our national office, we built and moved to a new building in 2007 [in Rockville, Maryland]. Arlene A. Pietranton, Ph.D.,

ASAE Aims to Reinvent Meetings with Xperience Design Project

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The Center for Association Leadership, known as ASAE, unveiled Xperience Design Project (XDP) in National Harbor, Maryland, this week at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The two-day event brought together 1,816 association professionals and industry partners. Their challenge: to collaborate on ideas to reinvent their meetings. garibaldiarts keeping the #myxdp co-creators mesmerized and entertained during the #myXDP closing. pic.twitter.com/yOMjPLHpgs.

Trending Now: The Day Of Wedding Coordinator

All Seated

Details Made Simple is now servicing amazing couples in New Jersey, New York City, Philly, DC, Maryland, Virginia and beyond. One of the hottest trends in wedding planning right now is the use of a day of wedding coordinator.

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