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January 13, 2015
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- Spotlight On: Innovation + Silicon Valley = San Jose
- Feature Focus: New Year, New Look
- Stellar Buzz: News Briefs From Our Members
- Solar e-Clip: Welcome Newest Members
- Winner's Circle: New Contest!

  Spotlight On
Innovation + Silicon Valley = San Jose

San Jose

San Jose is an emerging destination with an influx of urban development strengthening the city’s walkable downtown core and has earned a reputation as a happy, cool and smart city.

In 2014 The Today Show dubbed San Jose as the smartest city in America, Forbes listed us as one of America’s coolest cities in 2014 and National Geographic recently ranked San Jose as one of the top 10 happiest cities in the world. The city is home to over 110 technology companies and has become a global epicenter of innovation, harvesting thousands of innovative technology companies including Adobe, eBay, Cisco, Netflix and TiVo.

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  Feature Focus
New Year, New Look

feature focus website

As the New Year gets underway, is ready with a fresh update to the website. If you have visited the site recently, you will notice a clean, streamlined new homepage design and improved navigational tabs to help direct users. The new 'my meetings' link allows you direct access to your RFP OrganizationSM charts from any page on the site.

The refresh to the website comes from direct feedback from the CP Advisory Council of meeting planners. The website is now more accessible, with full functionality available on mobile devices and iPads. You can truly check your RFP quotes from anywhere now!

Over the next several months, we will be unveiling many added features and improvements to the overall website and in particular, the search capabilities, which will soon allow users even more customization and freedom to narrow down destinations, facilities and service providers.

If you have suggestions of new features for the website, be sure to let us know!

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  Stellar Buzz
News Briefs From Our Members

stellar buzz
 newspaperCongratulations to Delta Air Lines for being named the top airline by Business Travel News readers for a fourth consecutive year. Continue Delta article... 

Congratulations are also in order for The Lodge at Torrey Pines, for being named to the list of World’s Best Business Hotel by Travel + Leisure’s annual reader survey for 2014. Continue Lodge at Torrey Pines article...

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  Solar e-Clip
Welcome Newest Members

cp logo newest membersConsider these newest members of for your next meeting or convention:

Saint Charles Convention Center - Saint Charles, MO
The National Conference Center - Leesburg, VA
Embassy Suites Valencia - Santa Clarita, CA
Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa, a Kimpton Hotel - Palm Beach, FL
Bonneville Hot Springs Resort & Spa - North Bonneville, WA
Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs - Wilkes-Barre, PA

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  Winner's Circle
New Contest!

refer a meeting professional

Enter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest for a chance to win a four day/three night stay for two plus flight accommodations to the all new Tropicana Las Vegas!

Enter to Win a Trip to the Tropicana...
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We Simply Connect Buyers and Sellers and Get Out of the Way!
cp is the leading commission-free search directory for meeting professionals to find suitable meeting destinations, facilities and service providers.
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Palms Casino Resort offers 60,000+ square-feet of prime conference space including ballroom and breakout space, The Pearl Concert Theatre and unique-themed Penthouse suites, perfect for team building.

Palms’ international in-house catering team, award-winning restaurants, nightlife venues and sprawling pool will make your next corporate affair anything but business as usual.

the palms tower

Learn more about The Palms Casino Resort.



40 years ago, one DC-area facility was purpose-built as a superior learning environment.

Today, The National is expanding upon this rich history so your experience will be exceptional. From intimate training sessions to grand conventions, you’ll find everything you need.

national conf

Learn more about The National Conference Center.



Voted the Best Value City in the US by Meetings & Conventions Magazine, Bloomington is one of Minnesota’s largest cities, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, St. Paul and the MSP International Airport.

We offer all the advantages of a downtown without the hassle of expensive hotel prices or parking fees.

For guest convenience, most Bloomington hotels offer complimentary shuttle service to and from MSP airport and Mall of America®. If your attendees drive, it’s even better. Parking is free city-wide.

bloomington cvb transportation

Learn more about Bloomington.



Winter Meeting Space Offer at AMA Executive Conference Centers
20% off meeting package rates at AMA Conference Centers in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC Area.
Plus no service charges. 

AMA Conference Centers makes it simple and affordable with no food and beverage minimum, free projector and PC use, and continuous beverage service.
There are no setup charges, no hidden fees, and no freight in/out charges.

Learn more about AMA Executive Conference Centers.


 mid america 2015

HSMAI's MEET Mid-America
February 2-3, 2015
The Fairmont Dallas
Dallas, Texas

Register for  MEET Mid-America.



ASAE's Springtime Expo 2015
April 9, 2015
Washington, DC

Register for  The Springtime Expo.


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