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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

The Business of Government Meetings

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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.

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.,

5 Fundraising Events You Should Learn From

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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.

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.

Meet the Team: Alison Heathcote

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Leadership Success Via Team-Oriented Work Culture

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

Event Branding: The 2019 Guide

Bizzabo

A signature color can boost brand recognition by 80 percent (University of Loyola, Maryland). Learn how to craft a solid and consistent event brand that will wow sponsors, attendees and partners in 2019. Features event branding ideas and tips from leading brands.

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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.

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.

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.

What Does the Net Neutrality Appeal Mean for Planners?

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Yet, according to a poll from the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation, more than 80 percent of voters oppose the FCC’s plan to repeal its Net Neutrality rules. You’ve probably seen a lot of headlines today about the repeal of Net Neutrality. So, what’s all the controversy?

America’s Scariest Haunted Houses Are Just Around the Corner

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Haunted Schoolhouse & Laboratory Bennett’s Curse, Baltimore, Maryland Though boasting four different haunted houses, Bennett’s Curse also pushes to give visitors something more.

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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.

You Can Negotiate Away Annoying Hotel Fees

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Wolfe follows chatter on hotel fees on Twitter, and watched as the members of a national nonprofit group recently “went ballistic” over the daily fee charged when they booked at their convention hotel in Maryland. In this case, what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas.

6 Smart Moves at Visit Indy, Le Pavillon Hotel, Kimpton Solamar & More

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Virginia and Maryland to draw large meetings to Indianapolis, which was named the number one convention city in the U.S. Krysten Douglas Visit Indy has promoted Krysten Douglas to senior sales manager, D.C. market. Douglas will work closely with organizations in D.C.,

5 Smart Moves at Philly CVB, Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito & More

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Virginia and Maryland-based associations. Melissa Richter-Piraino Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomed Melissa Richter-Piraino to the post of national sales manager in the convention sales division. She’ll focus on booking meetings for Washington, D.C.,

8 Event Tech Trends for 2018

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Joe Schwinger, founder of MeetingPlay, a mobile event apps company in Frederick, Maryland, says, “The ability to search a database of faces in real time can speed up check-ins and boost security protocols.”. Event tech probably will never replace face-to-face meeting. But new technology can drive those interactions to make events more meaningful. Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871, a tech co-working, incubator and accelerator space housed in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart says in his Inc.

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Which Hotels Rank on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Places to Work’?

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The Bethesda, Maryland-based hotel giant is looking to fill 57,564 jobs. Four hotel companies grabbed spots on Fortune’s list of the “ 100 Best Companies to Work for 2017.” ” The leader of the pack: Kimpton Hotels & Resorts.

ASAE Offers Sneak Peek at Xperience Design Project

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The exclusive, one-day sneak peek of XDP was held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland. This month, ASAE hosted a successful pilot for their newest event, Xperience Design Project (XDP) on Dec.

‘It’s About Learning Through Play’

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It was easier than it sounds; Denmark is roughly the size of Maryland.). In 2004, the LEGO Group was facing a crisis. Sales had plummeted and the Danish company lost more than $200 million in a single year. As debts continued to stack up, bankruptcy seemed inevitable.

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Best Beaches Roundup

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Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts and Texas, all of which boast lovely beaches, did not appear in Tipspoke’s list. During the summer thoughts turn to sun, sea and sand, and beautiful beaches beckon. Two recent surveys identified the best beaches in America.

Brands Taking Stands: 3BL Forum Explores Corporate Activism

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Held over two days in October at MGM National Harbor in Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C., The Long View Sessions at the 3BL Forum explored the role of the corporate responsibility professional as companies balance taking up social causes with turning a profit. In the past few years, as discussions about issues like climate change, gun control, inclusiveness, and gender equity have reached a boiling point, companies have increasingly chosen to speak up instead of staying silent.

How Can Data Analytics Transform Meetings?

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To understand how data analytics can transform meeting planning, forget about meetings and consider how UPS saved $320 million. The shipping company created an analytics system called Orion — short for On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation — to increase efficiency and decrease costs.

National Parks: A Natural Choice for Meetings

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and is also easily accessible from Baltimore, Maryland, and Arlington and Charlottesville, Virginia. A national park adventure doesn’t always require an epic trek. There are a number of options within easy driving distance of major meeting cities.