Resolution (noun) 1.) the thing determined upon; decision as to future action.

Busy Pop

“I resolve to work with a neglected child — my own.” — Michael Reader, CMP, director, enterprise sales and marketing, Conferon Inc., Nashville, Tenn.

Atkins Rules

“Resolution for 2004: Challenge hotel catering chefs to come up with low-carbohydrate food items for continental breakfasts and deli buffets. Attendees love fresh-baked breads and pastries, but more and more are trying to avoid them.” — Michele Snock, manager, meetings and events, Cisco Systems, San Jose, Calif.

Good Citizen

“I resolve to communicate with all of our suppliers on a regular basis, to raise the bar on ethical practices in our industry, to negotiate uniform contracts with suppliers worldwide, and to provide opportunities for the highly qualified but unemployed in our industry.” — Nola Conway, president, LMS Meetings & Incentives, Santa Monica, Calif.

World Domination

“To make every man, woman, and child involved in the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions in North America aware of the Convention Industry Council's APEX Initiative — and how it is developing industry accepted practices that will profoundly change the industry as we know it (for the better!).” — Juli Jones, APEX project manager, Convention Industry Council, McLean, Va.

Be Available

“To always find time to meet with our vendors, sponsors, and partners when they are in town.” — Louise Felsher, CMP, CMM, director, continuing medical education, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Ambitious!

“In 2004, I resolve to successfully implement a process that will result in global meetings consolidation/centralization.” — Sharon Marsh, CMP, manager, internal events, PeopleSoft Inc., Pleasanton, Calif.

Source: Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition

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