event planners

Historic Ames Boston Hotel Completes $6 Million Renovation

On June 5, the historic Ames Boston Hotel announced the culmination of a renovation project costing $6 million.

Mount Pleasant Area CVB Executive Director Earns Certification

Chris Rowley, the Mount Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau's executive director, recently acquired her certification as a Government Meeting Specialist from the Society of Government Meeting Professionals .

The SGMP certifies employees of government entities through the voluntary GMS program whose  goal is to teach planners and suppliers to plan meetings and events in the most effective way possible for their government employers. The program requires participants to fulfill the ethical, personal and professional requirements that the SGMP specifies.

JW Marriott Nashville Will Cater to Group Business in Music City

Set to open next year, JW Marriott Nashville will soon become a favorite for meeting and event planners. Located right next to Nashville’s International Airport and across the street from Music City Center, the 533-key hotel will boast 50,000 square feet of flexible event space equipped with state of the art audio visual and wireless technology, allowing guests to make the most of any meeting or special occasion.

StageSpot Launches Online Custom Gobo Creator

StageSpot announced the launch of its online custom gobo creator.

The platform was designed for industry professionals and their clients. The creator gives users the ability to choose from more than 75 pre-made templates or to upload custom images and artwork, making the process quicker.

Gobo is an acronym for “Goes Before Optics.” A gobo is a disc made from steel, glass, or plastic used as a partial screen in front of a light.

InitLive: A Deeper Dive into the Winter 2017 Infographic

In our Winter 2017 issues, we’re featuring the tech companies that were part of the 2016 ibtm America TechCollective in partnership with DAHLIA+. Because we can only fit so much in print, read on here for our full interview with Melissa Pinard, marketing manager, InitLive

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