Today's most savvy event professionals know that skillful negotiating is a critical stage of the planning process. These five take-aways from top event planners will have you coming away from your next deal smiling.
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The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is pleased to announce Beth Hoschner, CTA, has been named Customer Relationship Management & Technology Systems Manager. She will direct the day to day management of the organization’s CRM system, provide CRM training to our members and partners and serve as liaison to the organization’s IT and technology providers.
When I started at the CVB 10 years ago, I really thought that it wouldn’t be much different than my previous jobs in hotels sales. What I quickly learned is that selling a destination and selling a hotel and/or meeting room was, in fact, very different!
The most common question I am asked by social, military and religious event planners is ‘what are some creative solutions for planning events on tight budgets?’ Based on the group and their specific needs I have five solid creative budget considerations that can make an event great at a fraction of the cost.
Do your event attendees love “Up-North Meetings” but struggle with travel time, ability to see the area, golf, really and truly experience the resort activities they look forward to AND attend sessions and network like they’re supposed to? What if you could cut the travel time out and get right to those highly sought-after up-north amenities? Did you know you could have the best of both worlds? Where? Right in Greater Lansing, Michigan – and in seven easy ways!
We are busy people. If we aren’t busy, we should be; life is too sweet to not embrace the possibilities. As Time Management becomes a new trend in balance, here are the top 6 tips to practice, practice, practice!
The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is proud to acknowledge local individuals who assist the GLCVB in securing meetings, conventions or other events for the Greater Lansing region. The name and theme of the special program is: Greater Lansing Community Champions; Hometown Meetings Make Good Cents!
January 20, 2017 by Brendan Dwyer, CTA
Greater Lansing offers a host of event space but the largest and most centralized of them all is the downtown Lansing Center. The 125,000 square foot facility is on Michigan Avenue in downtown Lansing, set along the Grand River and connected to the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol by a covered pedway. The facility hosts hundreds of events of all shapes and sizes every year, but is it the venue right for your next event? Here are the top five reasons to host your next event at the Lansing Center:
2017 Event Planning Trends
Something people tend to do at the beginning of a new year is stop and take a good look forward. Everything is ahead; New trends, new challenges, new goals. The meetings and events industry is no different so here are the top five trends and things to watch in the Meetings and Events Industry for 2017.
- Amanda Toy, CMP, CGMP, GMS, CTA (3)
- Brenda Haight, CMP, CTA (2)
- Brendan Dwyer, CTA (200)
- Heather Kim, CMP, CTA (2)
- Kate Mudgett (2)
- Lauren Grattan (1)
- Lauren Williams, CTA (2)
- Lori Lanspeary, CTA (249)
- Mary Chris Hotchkiss, CMP, CTA (2)
- Matt Vande Bunte (12)
- Nate Reens (8)
- Stephanie Wohlfert, CMP, CTA (1)