California Bans State Travel to Four More States; Texas Responds

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As of June 22, Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas are now included on the list. The travel ban additions were created largely in response to recent legislation in Alabama, South Dakota and Texas that may potentially keep LGBT parents from adopting or fostering children.

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2018 40 Under 40: Class Acts

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 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. Melinda Borucki.

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California Travel Ban Provokes Scorn and Cancellations

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On June 22, Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas were added. California ’s ban on state-funded travel to states with LGBTQ discriminating laws has set off a range of reactions in the eight affected states, including a full-blown political feud in one of them.

Where You’d Least Expect Them

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Rapid City, South Dakota. In 2017, it was in Rapid City, South Dakota. Petersburg, Phuket, Marrakesh — those kinds of places,” said Logar, a senior lecturer in mathematics and computer science at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SD Mines), in Rapid City.

5 Tips to Write a Winning Event Proposal

Event Planning BluePrint

Addie Graham Kramer of The Event Company in South Dakota suggests assigning various parts of the RFP to different team members so they’re working in their strengths. Creating winning event proposals is a great way to build your event business and your success in the industry.

Five Star Spangled Meeting Venues

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From Labor Day until Memorial Day, Carver’s Cafe, the only 3-star Certified Green Restaurant in South Dakota, is available to be reserved for events ranging from 25 to 250 attendees. Happy Independence Day! If you’re interested in throwing a bash in a patriotic locale, Smart Meetings has hand-picked star spangled venues to consider from “sea to shining sea.”. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island (New York, NY).

Event Planner Salaries: How Much Should You Be Making?

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If you are event planner and your salary is important to you, it is best that you steer clear of South Dakota. Just like your reputation, your salary will follow you from job to job.

Everything You Need to Know About Starting an Event Planning Business

Event Planning BluePrint

Addie Graham Kramer, who is the owner of The Event Company in South Dakota is a guest on the local news network and she talks about what’s happening around town.