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                                              September 11, 2012                                Newsletter Archives       

        Kiawah Island
Kiawah Island Golf Resort has close to 35,000 sq. ft. of meeting space (18,000 sq. ft. in its Five-Star, Five-Diamond hotel, The Sanctuary and 17,000 sq. ft.
throughout the 10,000 acre island).  

A natural setting allows participants to remove themselves from today’s world and focus business plans without distraction.  

Kiawah Island Natural Setting

Learn more about Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
Welcome, Newest Members!

Consider these newest members of for your next meeting: 

Doubletree by Hilton - Columbia, MD
Quality Inn & Suites Laurel - Laurel, MD
Homewood Suites by Hilton - Columbia, MD
Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel & Suites - Punta Gorda, FL
Sheraton Columbia Town Center - Columbia, MD
Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside - Punta Gorda, FL
Irving Convention Center - Irving, TX
Wyvern Hotel - Punta Gorda, FL

View more recent additions to

Save the Date      
Meetings Quest

The Meetings Quest Tradeshows are the longest running, one-day, educational tradeshow series in the industry. 

Upcoming Fall Shows:

September 19, 2012 - Raleigh, NC
October 2, 2012 - Atlanta, GA
October 31, 2012 - Minneapolis, MN
November 20, 2012 - Washington, DC

Learn more about
Meetings Quest Tradeshows.

IMEX America 2012

IMEX America
October 9-11, 2012
Las Vegas, Nevada

To attend the show with the Hosted Buyer Group (which includes complimentary flights and accommodations), or for more information, please contact 


The Global Meetings & Events Exhibition
November 27-29, 2012
Barcelona, Spain

Attend EIBTM.
  Spotlight On: MEET Connects Industry Experts & Planning Professionals

Meet NationalAffordable Meetings has had a “face lift” and evolved into HSMAI’s MEET – providing a dynamic series of conferences offering a new, invigorating vision for meeting and event planners. 

The 2012 Meet National, held in Washington DC September 5-6, attracted 1,800 planners (corporate, government, association and independent) from organizations of all sizes who met with 250 exhibitors representing CVB’s, hotels, resorts, technology suppliers and a variety of service providers.  

Continue MEET National article...

  Feature Focus: The Power of Please & Thank You  


Power of Please and Thank You

by Ron Kaufman, NewYork Times Best-selling Author

You start your morning running late and sprint into your local coffee shop for your morning cup of joe. As you breathlessly place your order, you notice the barista doesn’t smile at you. She utters a flat, “Here you go” as she hands you the steaming cup—Why didn’t she put the cardboard sleeve around it? you wonder irritably—and moves on robotically to the next customer. As you bolt for the door, hands burning, you think Well, she was unfriendly…when did customer service get so terrible?  Continue customer service article...

   Stellar Buzz: News Briefs from Our Members - Be in the Know

Stellar Buzz

The Modern Honolulu in Honolulu, Hawaii has been accepted as the newest member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI).  Continue Honolulu article... 

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) 2012 Lodging Survey, the most comprehensive industry-wide survey of its kind, polled more than 52,000 U.S. hotel properties regarding in-room amenities, security and technology features, food and beverage options, guest services, sustainability, property offerings, and much more.  Continue lodging survey article...

   Solar e-Clip: Select the Leading Supplier of Event Bags

GNP Branded Gear

GNP is the Leading Supplier of Event Bags & Supplies to Hundreds of Associations Nationwide.

Let GNP be your supplier of choice for your next event.  Call 1-800-401-6000 or visit TODAY!  Learn more about GNP.

  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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