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    1. Recent Industry Articles

      1. 10 Best Ideas of the Week: an "Elfie" Photo Op, Giant Snow Globes, a Macaron Truck

        Explore BizBash Media (Dec 19 2014)

        Comment Mentions:   Boston   Chicago

      2. Best of 2014: 10 Most Notable Boston Openings of 2014

        Explore BizBash Media (Dec 19 2014)

        Comment Mentions:   Boston

      3. Finding the Perfect Place for Your Event

        Explore Corporate Event Planning (Dec 18 2014)

        Finding the Perfect Place for Your Event

        Event planners have the same problems world-wide: Finding the right space for the right group at the right time.

        Mike James works with Function Fixers, a United Kingdom-based event planning company that specializes in sourcing unique venues for events, and here he offers some tips from his point of view for finding the right space in a world full of unique venues.

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      4. Association Membership Stretching Boundaries by Creating Memorable Moments at Chapter Events

        Explore Meetingspodcast.com (Dec 18 2014)

        Meetings Podcast for meetings and events organizers who want to produce engaging programs for their attendees. Plus empower organizers with new tips and resources to take their careers to the next level. Go to GrassShackRoad.com/blog for more information.

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      5. Lavazza Invites New Yorkers to Trade Tweets for Coffee

        Explore Event Marketer (Dec 18 2014)

        Lavazza Invites New Yorkers to Trade Tweets for Coffee

        To generate buzz about its entry into the K-cup market, Italian coffee maker Lavazza activated a series of social media-driven events across New York City on Nov. 28 that invited consumers to tweet #LavazzaDelivery for a surprise delivery. In Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, eight branded Fiat 500s (Fiat was a partner) delivered hot beverages to busy shoppers and pedestrians in response to tweets. Lavazza also had a Lavazza Mobile Cafe stationed in the city to act as the hub of the program.

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      6. What Were the Hits and Misses of Meetings and Events in 2014?

        Explore BizBash Media (Dec 18 2014)

        Comment Mentions:   LinkedIn

      7. BizBash's 15 Most Popular Stories on Twitter in 2014

        Explore BizBash Media (Dec 18 2014)

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      8. Best of 2014: 10 Most Notable Los Angeles Openings of 2014

        Explore BizBash Media (Dec 18 2014)

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      9. The National Conference Center Hosts Inaugural Customer Advisory Board

        Explore exhibitoronline.com (Dec 17 2014)

        The National Conference Center Hosts Inaugural Customer Advisory Board

        The National Conference Center held its first gathering of a newly created customer advisory board. At the two-day onsite meeting, the advisory board ...

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        Comment Mentions:   ISES   GSA   National Conference Center

      10. Freeman Names Paul Cunniffe Business Development Vice President for Freeman Expositions

        Explore exhibitoronline.com (Dec 17 2014)

        Freeman Names Paul Cunniffe Business Development Vice President for Freeman Expositions

        Freeman announced that Paul Cunniffe has been named Business Development Vice President of the Exposition division at Freeman. BRBR Cunniffe bri...

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        Comment Mentions:   Business Development   IAEE

      11. Meetings and Events Industry Joins Together to Launch the First Annual North American Meetings Industry Day in 2015

        Explore exhibitoronline.com (Dec 17 2014)

        Meetings and Events Industry Joins Together to Launch the First Annual North American Meetings Industry Day in 2015

        For the first time, the greater meetings and events industry across the United States, Canada and Mexico will join together to host the North American...

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        Comment Mentions:   CMP   Convention Industry Council   Meeting Professionals International

      12. Conferences and Carbon: The Impact Behind the Event - Triple Pundit (blog)

        Explore TriplePundit (Dec 17 2014)

        Conferences and Carbon: The Impact Behind the Event - Triple Pundit (blog)

        There is no absolute authority that tells an event planner exactly what to do and how to address sustainability when planning an event . Shawna McKinley, director of sustainability at MeetGreen, recommends that “Every organization benefits when they sit ...

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      13. The Art of Storytelling at Events

        Explore Corporate Event Planning (Dec 17 2014)

        The Art of Storytelling at Events

        Stortytelling done well is an art that goes back to the beginning of time and continues to play an integral part in media we consume. Brand storytelling at events can have compelling elements that engage attendees and help them fall in love with your particular brand. See how you can improve your user experience at events and make attendees care more about your brand story.

        Read the source article at Event Manager Blog

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      14. NC-CME Is Changing Up Almost Everything

        Explore Meetings Net (Dec 17 2014)

        Coming soon from the National Commission for Certification of CME Professionals: A new certification, an expansion of the current Certified Continuing Medical Education Professionals certification program, new exams, and a new name and logo

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        Comment Mentions:   Alliance for Continuing Education

      15. 5 Ways To Keep Your Career In Gear

        Explore Plan Your Meetings (Dec 17 2014)

        What would you do again, or do differently, to be more effective? See how your answers match these.

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        Comment Mentions:   USA Today