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Aug 27, 2004

Tricks of the trade

It looks like every profession has them. My favorite two from this article: Attorney Do whatever it takes to fit your contracts onto a single page:....More
Aug 27, 2004

What will they think of next?

Portable travel flower vases--what an interesting idea! Might make a nice pillow gift for those VIPs who spend too much time on the road and would....More
Aug 26, 2004

So much for the nay-sayers

Boston area hotels were weeping, wailing, and doing everything short of self-flagellation at all the business they were going to lose while the....More
Aug 26, 2004

Go, Groton!

I felt a little town spirit for my hometown of Groton, Mass., when I read this press release about a new restaurant that’ll be opening soon just....More
Aug 26, 2004

Those poor, poor students—not!

It might be time to rethink those special student discount registrations, according to an item in this week’s Promoextra e-newsletter: Contrary to....More
Aug 26, 2004

Construction zone ahead?

If you haven't done so recently, be sure to ask your headquarters hotel if they have any renovations coming up--according to an article from BTN,....More
Aug 25, 2004

The fast 50

Tradeshow Week has come out with its list of 50 fastest growing trade shows. Despite my post yesterday about quality vs. quantity, when it comes to....More
Aug 25, 2004

I am a dish drainer

OK, this has to be the dumbest personality test since the one I took that tells you what kind of dog breed you are (I'm a Bernese Mountain Dog), but....More
Aug 25, 2004

OT

This is so off-topic, but I just read on Boing Boingthat someone has had the brilliant idea of editing the original Planet of the Apes movie down to....More
Aug 25, 2004

The next new thing in F&B?

Forget about Atkins, South Beach, raw food, and Vegan--the latest diet craze may just be Mineralarianism. Of course, it's just a joke (I hope!), but....More
Aug 25, 2004

Creating creativity

It's a tough job, but someone has to do it--create a workshop or training course that teaches people how to wake up their creativity. On Fast Company....More
Aug 25, 2004

Today's top meetings headlines

From today's New York Times: Vast Force Is Deployed for Security at Convention Will This Idea Fly? Charge Some Passengers $10 for Showing Up And from....More
Aug 25, 2004

How strategic is too strategic?

A guest blog from Tom Carrier, in response to this post on industry associations’ non-collaboration on their various core competency projects (a....More
Aug 24, 2004

A must-read manifesto

When it comes to meetings and trade shows, the prevailing wisdom has been that bigger is better—just a few more attendees, booths, sessions, just a....More
Aug 24, 2004

More cities questioning convention center expansions

"CONVENTIONAL WISDOM IN QUESTION: With a glut of meeting space nationwide, experts question whether the Morial Convention Center needs a Phase IV....More
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