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February 2015

Major Makeover for Maryland Meetings Mecca

February 2nd, 2015
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Major Makeover for Maryland Meetings Mecca
Lehigh Valley Welcomes New Meetings Hotel
New Hyatt Springs into Northern Virginia
Westin Arlington Revamps Event Space
DoubleTree Transformation for Maryland Hotel

Meetings-Friendly Boutique Debuts in Columbus
Hyatt Unveils New Lifestyle Brand
Event-Friendly Georgia Lodges Wrap Upgrades
Western Measles Outbreak Spreads
Hard Rock Plans Third Cancun Resort


Harrisburg, Hershey and Lancaster County dish out delectable offerings
Groups meeting in the portion of Pennsylvania that includes Harrisburg, Hershey and Lancaster County can expect both sweet and savory treats to complement any meeting itinerary.

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SPINCon2014 interview with Shawna Suckow
Meetings Focus editor Tyler Davidson interviews Shawna Suckow about SPINCon 2014

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Rhode Island
Rhode Island might be a charming and storied destination that conjures images of sailing and elegant mansions in Newport, and hallowed grounds of higher education in Providence, but it’s also always evolving to keep in step with the changing expectations of meeting planners.

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Meetings Focus Live! Las Vegas
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: June 28 – July 1, 2015

Do you Book Las Vegas? Connect with suppliers you want to meet! Join us at this fully hosted event including Travel, Food & Beverage, Education, Networking and lots of fun!

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Ultimate Meeting Professionals Guide to Connectivity - February 17, 2015
Sponsored by: Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council, Portola Hotel & Spa, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, Overland Park Convention & Visitors Bureau, Destination Cleveland, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Negotiation Part 1: The Art of the Deal – Hotels & Contracts - 03/11/15, 1pm EDT
Negotiation Part 2: Leveraging Meeting Spend - 03/25/15, 1pm EDT
Destination and Site Selection and ADA Compliance - 04/29/15, 1pm EDT

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Expert insights to boost planner productivity
When it comes to budgeting, there’s something even more crucial than dollars and cents for meeting planners to consider. It’s time. Even if a planner is a whiz at negotiating great deals with hotels and venues, keeping the workload under control can be a much bigger challenge.

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