• ALHI Awards Five Professionals $1,000 Scholarship

    POSTED April 22, 2019

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) awarded five meeting and event professionals with a $1,000 scholarship as part of its commitment to Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). The scholarship will help its recipients earn their Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification.

This year's recipients are Kimberly J. Condon, senior director of operations of PLAC; Lacie Lee Coburn, project manager of Unbridled Solutions; Ashley Halloran, meeting contract specialist of NCM Associates, Inc.; Aline Whitman, global events manager of LinkedIn; and Chiquita Braxton, senior meeting planner of UNOS Meeting Planners.

ALHI's honorees received this scholarship for their exemplary work in the industry. ALHI invited its clients to nominate individuals who demonstrate passion and commitment for meeting and event planning and who would further enhance the industry by upholding the CMP standards and ethics. One recipient was selected from each of ALHI's four North American regions: Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, West and South.

The widely recognized Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa, & Convention Center of Branson, Missouri, has captured the coveted “Best of MidAmerica Award” from Meetings Today magazine. Readers of the magazine determined recipients of the award, voting on a handful of the top MidAmerica meeting sites based off of quality of meeting space, guest rooms, services and amenities, food and beverage offerings, staff, availability of technical equipment, recreational facilities and activities, and overall experience.


Oklahoma City officials recently unveiled the MAPS 3 Oklahoma City Convention Center’s new brand featuring a colorful, high-energy logo.

“Everyone has seen the rise of the MAPS 3 Oklahoma City Convention Center on the east side of Scissortail Park, and its completion will be another MAPS game-changer for our City,” says Mayor David Holt. “Today’s logo unveiling is another milestone on that path.”


Hard Rock International has announced its partnership with Clean the World (CTW), a leading organization in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene). This partnership provides business travelers the opportunity to participate in a team-building activity while giving back to the community by putting together hygiene kits for those in need.