The Planning

The Planning

-The Planning-
BY Cheryl Reid-Simons

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How To Dress Up Your Backyard

Summer is the best season for entertaining. After a long winter and an unpredictable spring, you can always count on summer to host your outdoor event. You can’t beat the late nights filled with warm breezes, the smell of bonfire, and late night chatter. The key to a successful summer night is planning and preparation. Here are some affordable DIY trends that will make your backyard event the talk of the town. Happy planning!

Attend Launches the Next Version of its Event Management Platform

Attend, which started as an app designed to check in attendees, has expanded to help planners foster engagement and track everything during the planning stages. The company is offering a solution for users who want more connection between planners and their attendees.

“Attend is the only app designed to empower internal members of the event team or sales organization at a company to better engage with event attendees,” says Eric Bisceglia, vice president of product and engineering.

Attend Launches the Next Version of its Event Management Platform

Starting from an app focused on checking attendees in, Attend has expanded to help planners encourage engagement and track everything during the planning stages. Users are demanding more connection between the planners and attendees of events, and Attend has just the solution.

Attend is the only app designed to empower internal members of the event team or sales organization at a company to better engage with event attendees,” says Eric Bisceglia, VP of product and engineering.

Improving the Customer Experience

The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Education Foundation (ORLAEF) has signed an agreement with Travel Oregon—the state’s tourism commission—to provide customerservice training for Oregon’s travel and tourism industry. The foundation will use American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute’s Guest Service Gold program and Certified Guest Service Professional designation for the statewide training initiative. All hospitality employees throughout the state will participate in the training.

The STM Drifter Energy Travel Backpack is perfect for meeting pros on the road

Thanks to this new energy-saving travel backpack, you’ll never have to worry about your phone or tablet running out of juice again. The built-in charger gives travelers an extra 15 to 20 hours of talk time, and it’s powered by Smart Power, so your backpack can simultaneously recharge its battery and your electronics, while also emitting minimal heat to protect items in the bag.

Event Survival Must-Haves to Ensure a Great Evening

I recently had the pleasure of attending my first event with Meetings + Events. I had a great time and learned a lot; however, there were several things I wish I had at my disposal to ease the evening. After some reflection, I have come up with an event survival kit filled with various items to help make sure your evening goes off without a hitch. Then you can worry about the potential big problems, instead of how uncomfortable your shoes are and when you will get to finally take them off.

Color Your Contacts With Mini Business Card Holders

Collect and consolidate business cards in style with this fashionable Colorful Mini Card Book v2 available at MochiThings.com. This compact yet effective organizer has 30 slots and comes with three index cards to help you sort your collection. Offered in a variety of six colors, the book can match any style and always looks professional with a leather cover and durable rubber band to keep contacts in place.

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