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March 30, 2016
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- Spotlight On: Bigger & Better Conventions
- Feature Focus: Must Know Basics of AV (Part 2)
- Hidden Gems: Unlike Anything You Have Experienced
- Stellar Buzz: News Briefs From Our Members
- Winner's Circle: Enter the New Contest

  Spotlight On
Bigger & Better Conventions

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Just 35 miles from DC, The National Conference Center delivers warm hospitality within a dedicated conference environment devoted to learning and development.

Productivity is supported by sophisticated technology, including powerful Internet connectivity, as well as Certified Meeting Professionals that take care of every detail so you and your team can focus on achieving goals.

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  Feature Focus
Must Know Basics of AV (Part 2)

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Union can get extremely complicated and can change from venue to venue and from city to city where Union is required. Union can also be double the price for any labor needs.

This is important to factor when choosing a venue. Read on for a few very important things to remember when it comes to Union.

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  Hidden Gems
Unlike Anything You Have Experienced

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Welcome to the newest section of our newsletter, Hidden Gems, where we will be highlighting special and unusual destinations, services or hotels. If you are looking to spice up your next meeting, you are in the right place!

Step into the sacred lands of the Santa Ana Pueblo and experience a meeting destination like no other. Nestled at the base of the Sandia Mountains in central New Mexico, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa is unlike anything you have experienced before.

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  Stellar Buzz
News Briefs From Our Members

stellar buzz newspaperWhy look at photos of a potential venue when you can experience it through video? Check out these great videos from Members:

Delta Air Lines
Algonquin NYC
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

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  Winner's Circle
Enter the New Contest

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Enter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest for a chance to win a two night stay, dinner and comedy tickets at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino Reno!

Enter to Win a Trip to the Silver Legacy...
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Associated Luxury Hotels International is celebrating its 30th Anniversary.

Impressively ALHI is the longest established and leading independent Global Sales Organization specifically serving the North American Meeting, Convention & Incentive marketplace. Featuring 250+ luxury-level M&I hotels and resorts worldwide, ALHI has 20 GSO offices to serve across North America. 

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Learn more about ALHI.



Want An “Out Of This World” Speaker?
Book An Astronaut

For more information, or to book an Astronaut visit




JQH Secures Marriott International’s Sustainability Award
John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) continues to be a hospitality industry leader, including in sustainability. The company was recently awarded with Marriott International’s 2015 Spirit to Preserve Award for the second time in three years in recognition of JQH’s efforts to be a conservation leader.

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Learn more about the Sustainability Award.



The Manhattan Center, home to the Hammerstein Ballroom and Grand Ballroom is the venue of choice for any event from meetings, product launches and social events to concerts, galas and fundraisers. Conveniently located on 34th street between 8th and 9th avenue, there’s nothing we can’t do.

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 Learn more about Manhattan Center Events.


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Springtime Expo 2016
April 28, 2016
Washington, DC

Register for the Springtime Expo.


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