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February 4, 2014
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- Spotlight On: Darlene Lyons Named to Advisory Council
- Feature Focus: Choosing a Meeting Destination
- Stellar Buzz: News Briefs From Our MembersFASAE, CAE, CMP
- Solar e-Clip: Newest Members
- Winner's Circle: Win a Trip to Reno

  Spotlight On
Darlene Lyons Named to Advisory Council

darlene lyonsDarlene Lyons, founder and President of EzEvents, Inc., has been named to the Advisory Council.

“I am ecstatic to serve as a member of the Advisory Council,” Lyons says. “I enjoy using the many features offered by Convention I often depend on the site to get my job done with ease regardless if the event task is big or small.”

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  Feature Focus
Choosing a Meeting Destination - Beautiful Views or Business Assets?

TravelThese diverse considerations may not seem important to meeting professionals when evaluating criteria associated with either positioning or selecting a location for an event.

However, a panel of global planners and suppliers at last month’s PCMA Convening Leaders Annual Conference thought it important enough to highlight this topic in the education session “Selecting a Destination Based on Strategic Business Intelligence.”

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  Stellar Buzz
News Briefs From Our Members

stellar buzzCongratulations to Advisory Council Member Mary Power, FASAE, CAE, CMP, for her new role as the Presidnet & CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. 

The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has been awarded its first Platinum Choice Award by Smart Meetings magazine, a leading publication in the meetings and convention industry. Continue Cincinnati article...

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  Solar e-Clip
Newest Members

newest membersConsider these newest members of

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Miami Airport Convention Center - Miami, FL
The Drake Hotel - Chicago, IL
Cincinnati USA CVB - Cincinnati, OH
Embassy Suites Arcadia - Arcadia, CA
Embassy Suites Brea - Brea, CA
Courtyard Atlanta Vinings - Atlanta, GA

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  Winner's Circle
Win a Trip to Reno
refer a meeting professionalEnter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest for a chance to win a four day/three night stay for two plus travel accommodations to the AAA Four Diamond Peppermill Resort Spa Casino!
Enter to Win a Trip to the Peppermill Reno...
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Since 1920, The Drake has remained committed to its distinguished service and historic traditions.

Located on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, The Drake Hotel offers 535 guest rooms, 33,657 square feet of flexible meeting space, 20 meetings rooms, and four on-site dining facilities. Plan your next meeting in Chicago, and experience The Drake standard.

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Learn more about The Drake Hotel.



Bloomington, MN is located just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, St. Paul, MSP International Airport, and is home of Mall of America®. Bloomington has 38 hotels, complimentary shuttle service to and from Mall of America & MSP Airport, and meeting space for groups up to 2,000. 

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Learn more about Bloomington, MN.


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Reward Your Conference in Los Angeles

Send us a new RFP and choose a reward package for your next Los Angeles conference.

-Complimentary wireless for staff/board offices during your conference at the LA Convention Center
-20 VIP Round Trip airport transfers
-Complimentary Welcome Reception or Dinner (up to 25 people)
-Complimentary hot breakfast buffet for 10 staff people up to 5 days

Additional details apply.
Submit your RFP to learn more.



ASAE's Springtime Expo
May 15, 2014
Washington, DC

Registration opens later this month!
Learn more about The Springtime Expo.


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IMEX 2014
May 20-22, 2014
Frankfurt, Germany

Attend the show with the Hosted Buyer Group
Receive complimentary flights & accommodations!

Contact to learn more.



AIBTM - America's Meetings & Events Exhibition
June 10-14, 2014
Orlando, Florida

Register for AIBTM.


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