HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS –JUNE 2024

Just one of the extraordinary inflatables by Disco Designer.

Occasionally, I see event props and décor that are over-the-top incredible. I have worked functions with enormous inflatables that enhance a theme but the ones from Peter Yordanov’s Disco Designer group soar to new levels of creativity, vivid colors, imagination, and yes, size. While there are many enormous inflatables on his FaceBook and LinkedIn

MPI SBO: How to Solicit Strong & Effective Testimonial

Lisa Speer panned for gold, not in a riverbed or deep within a cave walls’ veins. Instead, she targeted a much more valuable and easily accessed resource: her satisfied clients.

In the March 20th, one hour Zoom education session hosted by Meeting Professionals International’s Small Business Owners (MPI SBO) community council, the founder of Speerhead Solutions, a strategic branding business, said that “Testimonials are gold. But simply asking for one doesn’t ensure

MPI SBO CONNECTS: REBOOT & RECOMMIT TO YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

By Karen Kuzsel

Have your New Year’s resolutions for organizing, amplifying, and focusing your business gotten caught up in the complexities of personal and business time management, trying to be all things to all people in order to keep the money flowing in, sorting through business apps for one suitable to your expertise and needs, and trying to keep up with governmental rules, both federal, state or even by

HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS –JANUARY 2024

HOT DEALS!

River rafting with Western River expeditions can earn planners a free trip!

Planners who book a group for a Western River Expeditions’ rafting adventure in 2024 get the entire trip for free.  The charters are for river rafting trips in Southern Utah destinations such as Desolation Canyon and Cataract Canyon as well as through Moab. Early bird bookings have the best selection of departure dates and destinations. User-friendly links also come with supplemental trip information, all designed

MPI SBO- Retreat-for-One Gifts Your Business

If time has been slipping away from you into 2024 and you’re desperate to have a more cohesive business plan, what should you do to get there? (Giving up, pulling your hair out, or pretending it won’t matter because you’ll figure it out “later” are not viable responses.)

The question of best practices for future business planning was the topic of discussion for the November 29, MPI SBO Connects hour-long session on Zoom. The Small Business Owners community is a slice of Meeting Professionals International that offers discussions and information about how to run your business. One way that is done is by offering informal social chat sessions

MPI SBO CONNECTS: HITS, MISSES, AND NEEDS

Lessons the hospitality, meetings & events industries learned from the “great COVID interruption” is that business models may have gotten deconstructed and staffing thinned, but continuing industry professionals dug in and have reshaped businesses to meet the future. Next generations of eager beginners are joining the ranks to reshape the future. It is imperative that valuable experience earned by longtime professionals is recognized and shared with “newbies”, that young staffers build new networking relationships, and that the experienced professionals who have left corporate positions to begin their own small business will evolve and thrive.

The Meeting Professional International Small Business Owners (MPI SBO) community is here to help. The community

MPI SBO: Mentorship Moments – Rebuild, Rejuvenate, Reinvent

What if the road you were travelling on suddenly dead-ended or another path beckoned with possibilities? Would you continue your planned journey or stride forward to see what could happen, prepared to meet unknown challenges?

Fortunately for the hospitality, meetings and events industries, Terri Breining, CMM, CED and CMP Fellow, chose the latter.

As she indicated during the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Small Business Owners’ SBO) Mentorship Moments hour-long Zoom session on May 18, her business journey has never been predictable or traveled in her anticipated direction, but what made her journey remarkable

MPI SBO: IS CHATGPT RIGHT FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS NEEDS?

The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Small Business Owners’ (SBO) April Mentor program on ChatGPT had barely turned off the Zoom microphones and web cameras when the plethora of newer information and controversies about the suddenly-trending Artificial Intelligence (AI) came pouring across the social media-verse faster than a speeding (bullet) train.

If you are an MPI member and want to learn how ChatGPT does or may affect your small business (under 400 staff), click onto MPI’s SBO

6 NEW PRIVACY LAWS CAN DIRECTLY IMPACT YOUR INFO & YOUR BUSINESS WEBSITE

I am not the only person who has entered my personal information into a website that is later hacked. I wish I could say it’s only occurred once.

Because of that, I am acutely sensitive to where my info is captured. That sensitivity is why I want to share an article sent directly to me as a journalist-blogger from Widness & Wiggins PR (Salt Lake City, UT) for their client, WaiverSign.

I hope that by sharing, you will better understand how six new privacy laws (with more coming) may directly impact both how your personal information is collected and what steps your company website must take to protect your customers.