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                                                       December 4, 2012                                  
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Happy Holidays from ConventionPlanit

Happy Holidays!

We offer our thanks for your continued support, and wish you much peace and great joy during this holiday season and throughout the New Year.  

-Best wishes from the

ConventionPlanit.com Staff

Globe Mouse
We would like to extend a special holiday welcome to all of our new hotel members from the United Kingdom.

Thanks to our partnership with VenueDirectory.com, ConventionPlanit.com now offers meeting planners increased meeting venue options in the UK.  

Search for UK meeting hotels.
 


Reindeer

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, male reindeer shed their antlers at the beginning of winter, while females keep theirs until after giving birth to their young the following spring.

If logic is to dictate the truth, all of Santa's reindeers must have been girls.

Information courtesy of The Christmas Almanac.


Snowglobe

See your house in a snow globe

Click here to see the magic. The website also makes a donation to the Coalition for the Homeless for every house they snow globe.


Tree
Did you know?
The first community Christmas tree was a 60-foot balsam fir erected in New York City's Madison Square Park in 1912. Thomas Edison's electric company strung the tree with 1,200 multi-colored lights.

Information courtesy of The Christmas Almanac.

Save the Date

Holiday Showcase

Association Forum of Chicagoland's 
Holiday Showcase 2012
December 13, 2012
Chicago, IL

Register to attend the Holiday Showcase.

 
   
   Spotlight On: A Season of Giving
 
 
Fireplace

The holiday season is more than just a time for hotels and venues to count on increased revenue from holiday travelers and vacationers. It is a time for them to give back to the communities they serve. Companies from around the country are taking time this holiday season to host events that will raise donations for charity.  Continue Charity article...

 
   Feature Focus: Tips to Manage Risk When Liquor is Served
 
 
Fireplace

Lawyers will tell you whether you’re giving alcohol away or selling it at an event, anyone who has control over the facility or the event is typically liable if an intoxicated person causes bodily injury or property damage as a result of the liquor served at that event. 

The good news is, provided the meeting planner isn't pouring the drinks, they normally would not be at much risk of being held personally liable.  Continue tips to manage risk article...  

 
   Stellar Buzz: Hoilday News from Our Members
 
 

PointsettiaBook with benefits at Kimpton Hotels this holiday season.  The more you spend, the greater the benefits.  Continue Kimpton article...

Howard County Tourism & Promotion welcomes winter with its latest promotion Holiday Happiness in HO-HO-HOward County, Merryland. With a chill in the air and frost on your windshield, it’s time to plan for a winter weekend getaway in nearby Howard County, just 20 minutes from the Baltimore or Washington DC beltways.  Continue Howard County article... 

 
   Solar e-Clip: Mix Up a Holiday Cocktail
 
 

Candy CaneCandy Cane Cooler
Ingredients:
1 tbs crushed candy cane | 1 ½ oz mint-infused vodka | ½ oz B&B (Benedictine and brandy) | ½ oz half-and-half | ice | peppermint stick | mint sprig for garnish

Preparation:

1. Place crushed candy cane bits into pint glass and muddle slightly.
2. Add vodka, brandy, half-and-half and stir.
3. Pour into a shaker with ice. Shake lightly to chill and strain into an old fashioned glass full of ice.
4. Add peppermint stick and stir. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Recipe courtesy of the Food Network.
 

 
   Winner’s Circle: Win a Mountain Getaway to Asheville, North Carolina
 
 
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 travel accommodations to Asheville, North Carolina!

 
 
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