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                                                November 29, 2011                                  Newsletter Archives       

 Affinia Manhattan
Reward Yourself at the Newly Renovated
Affinia Manhattan Hotel

Rates start at just $199. Book your event November 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012 and choose from a selection of rewards:

• $250 gift card
• 50,000 Stash points
• 5 one-bedroom upgrades
Affinia Manhattan Room

Call (646) 424-2600 or go to our website today.

MS Gulf Coast

Plan to play on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We’ll work hard to make it easy on you. Enjoy the beach. Casino resorts.  Stunning accommodations. Mouth-watering dining. Deep-sea fishing. Signature golf courses. And shopping in unique boutiques and factory outlets.
Contact us now. And start planning
to play your way. 

MS Gulf Center

Learn more about the Mississippi Gulf Coast and call 

Wiscsonsin Dells

With more wateroarks than anywhere else in the world, countless activities, over 8,000 hotel rooms and meeting space sized from small and flexible to massive and high-tech, Wisconsin Dells, "The Waterpark Capital of the World!®," is easily considered a meeting hot spot.

WI Dells

Learn more about Wisconsin Dells and their customized planning assistance.

   Save the Date 
Meetings Quest

The Meetings Quest Tradeshows are the longest running, one-day, educational tradeshow series in the industry. 
Anaheim - November 30, 2011

  Learn more about 
Meetings Quest Tradeshows.

Holiday Showcase 2011
Holiday Showcase 2011
December 15, 2011
Hyatt Regency Chicago

Register to attend the Holiday Showcase.
  Spotlight On: Lesson Learned: Don't Retreat, Forge Ahead!


Dave GabriBy David Gabri
President and CEO, Associated Luxury Hotels International

Understandably it can be easy to get discouraged lately, if you watch the evening news or the Sunday morning news talk shows.

We were optimistic that the tiresome onslaught of negative economic news was behind us. After all, we have definitely seen positive signs in our meetings demand that business is back in the “business of business,” which includes an impressive growth in demand for face-to-face meetings.

But the recent stories about the latest challenges to the economy and markets could make you feel like everyone should hunker down and not spend a nickel.  

Continue Dave Gabri article... 
  Feature Focus: Decipher Meeting-Related Carbon Offsets

Convene Green

Does using carbon offsets equal green meetings?

“No,” says Jeff Benavides, LEED AP O+M, Senior Project Manager for EcoPreserve, a sustainability consulting firm based in the Orlando, Fla., area. “Hold green meetings with a larger purpose in mind. First, reduce the use of non-sustainable resources where you can, reuse [and] recycle materials, and then look at using carbon offsets.  Continue Carbon Offset article...

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

The organization responsible for marketing the United States to world visitors has unveiled “Brand USA,” America’s first-ever global consumer brand. Continue Brand USA article...

A strong partnership has allowed Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism to fully maximize marketing funds provided by British Petroleum (BP) to propel the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Foley area to a $200 million summer rebound.  Continue Gulf Shores article...
   Solar e-Clip: PRO Meetings

Kiawah IslandKiawah Island Golf Resort, SC
P.R.O. Meetings from $99:

Productivity: a focused, professional setting
Rewards: resort recreation to balance your session
Opportunities: value rates plus P.R.O. Prizes

Learn more about Kiawah Island Golf Resort.  

  Winner’s Circle:  Win a Trip to Reno Including Round Trip Airfare for Two
Refer a Meeting Professional

Enter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest, sponsored by The Peppermill Reno!  You will be entered to win a two night stay for two at The Peppermill Reno, plus round trip airfare, spa treatments and dinner!  


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