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      Meghan Welborn

      Meghan Welborn is Senior Director of Marketing at VDA Productions. Meghan is responsible for all aspects of client interaction, marketing and public relations. Over the past fifteen years, she has held senior marketing and sales roles in several global design companies.

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      1. Survey Finds Meetings Mean Good (Small) Business

        Explore Meetings Net (16 hours, 56 min ago)

        Survey Finds Meetings Mean Good (Small) Business

        Why the overwhelming majority of small-business owners say they believe in the power of face-to-face meetings

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      2. 18 Inspiring Ideas for Holiday Events This Season

        Explore BizBash Media (18 hours, 20 min ago)

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      3. How ABA Personalized Their Eventtech [Case Study]

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Dec 7 2016)

        How ABA Personalized Their Eventtech [Case Study]

        This is a case study from Wojtek Hoch, CEO+Founder, Nomadic Uno, Inc. More information about Event Manager Blog’s case studies. The Allied Beauty Association wanted to personalize their event experience for attendees. Here is how they achieved it through their event app.   The Event The Allied Beauty Association holds Beauty Shows over two days […]

        The post How ABA Personalized Their Eventtech [Case Study] by Nomadic Uno appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      4. 9 Things Event Planners Should Do in Their Lunch Break

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Dec 7 2016)

        9 Things Event Planners Should Do in Their Lunch Break

        A lunch break is important, but so is what you do with it. Find out what successful people do with theirs and how you can use your lunch break to get ahead in terms of health, productivity and your eventprof career. Ahh the lunch break. Something that event planners often only dream about! We’ve all […]

        The post 9 Things Event Planners Should Do in Their Lunch Break by Editorial Team appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      5. Event Industry Ethics: The Preferred Vendor List

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Dec 7 2016)

        Event Industry Ethics: The Preferred Vendor List

        In no other part of our industry does anything create such a passionate stir as the preferred vendor list.

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      6. 5 Tips for Scripting a Captivating Event

        Explore Meetings Net (Dec 6 2016)

        5 Tips for Scripting a Captivating Event
        By Josh Golden, Creative Director, PCI
        Lights, music, action! How you can play up the drama to engage your audience.
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      7. How To Save Money and Cut Costs on Speakers

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Dec 6 2016)

        How To Save Money and Cut Costs on Speakers

        A keynote speaker can cost a pretty penny and sometimes you don’t get what you pay for because of a disconnect with the audience. So how do you make smart budget decisions while still providing your audience with the thrills and education they desire? The perfect event formula: hire a big name keynote. Market the […]

        The post How To Save Money and Cut Costs on Speakers by Christina Green appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      8. 'Tis the Season for Stylish Event Furnishings with Cort! - Special Events (blog)

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Dec 5 2016)

        'Tis the Season for Stylish Event Furnishings with Cort! - Special Events (blog)

        Don't forget to add statement pieces to your event design . An unexpected bit of flair helps give life to the party. CORT's new white French-inspired Dome chair, or the furry Wagner chair are great ways to add the element of surprise and delight your ...

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      9. 'Tis the Season for Stylish Event Furnishings with CORT!

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Dec 5 2016)

        'Tis the Season for Stylish Event Furnishings with CORT!

        These five steps will help make sure that your glittering holiday events leave a lasting impression!

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      10. Forecast: 9 New Ideas for Winter Events

        Explore BizBash Media (Dec 5 2016)

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      11. 15 Abandoned Event Venues

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Dec 5 2016)

        15 Abandoned Event Venues

        What happens to buildings and venues that are created for an event or purpose afterwards? Can an abandoned event venue be rejuvenated and what happens to them once everyone has left? Whether it is the Olympics, a small conference center or an amusement park, event venues contain an element of history, some become re-used, some […]

        The post 15 Abandoned Event Venues by Editorial Team appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      12. 17 Things You’ll Understand if You Are Dating an Event Professional

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Dec 3 2016)

        17 Things You’ll Understand if You Are Dating an Event Professional

        Dating an event planner has the highs and lows of the tallest, fastest roller coaster. Here are a few ways you know you’re not alone. An event professional is a good catch. They work in a lucrative industry, have a meticulous attention to detail, are more organized than a museum curator, and keep up with […]

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      13. How to Write a Perfect Event Sponsorship Proposal

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Dec 2 2016)

        How to Write a Perfect Event Sponsorship Proposal

        Bringing on sponsors is a difficult but necessary task. If you’re not prepared with the perfect sponsorship proposal, you can bet someone else is. Here’s what you need to know in order to craft a winning sponsorship proposal. Years ago I worked for a company that wanted to make a big impression on the industry. […]

        The post How to Write a Perfect Event Sponsorship Proposal by Christina Green appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      14. AV Technology Trends for Attractions & Live Entertainment Events - Blooloop

        Explore Blooloop Homepage (Dec 1 2016)

        AV Technology Trends for Attractions & Live Entertainment Events - Blooloop

        From fine pitch LED to projection tracking, audiovisual (AV) technology in attractions and events is evolving fast. The biggest challenge is making sure you take a measured approach to using the best of what's on offer. Attractions venues and Live ...

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      15. Pure-Event Planning and Design Offers Five Tips to Hosting a Successful Gathering - Fox 21 Online

        Explore fox21online.com (Dec 1 2016)

        Pure-Event Planning and Design Offers Five Tips to Hosting a Successful Gathering - Fox 21 Online

        Mary Carlson, Owner of Pure Event Planning and Design located in Duluth visited FOX 21 Local News Thursday morning to offer some holiday hosting tips. 1. Make a budget and stick to it. Involve your guests. Don't feel bad about asking them to bring ...

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