event planning

Kindred Resorts & Hotels Debuts Properties

Kindred Resorts & Hotels has added seven new properties to the family. A collection of independent hotels and resorts focused on the group and meetings industry, these new properties are each uniquely suited for event planning professionals.

Ribyt Handles Every Little Detail of Your Event

Struggling with complicated, outdated spreadsheets is a thing of the past. Ribyt is an innovative new way to handle every little detail of your event, making event planning easier than ever before. Ribyt is a versatile tool that manages all event guest information and experience, whether it’s for a meeting for 20 or an event for 20,000. 

Meet Alexandra Vekich

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Alexandra Vekich was recently hired as an event coordinator at the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as event coordinator at McNamara Alumni Center?

Creative Ways to Get Groups to Digital Detox

Ample reasons and great ideas for gently getting groups to put aside devices. 

Game-Changing Tech Companies Make a Global Impact

An Irishman walks into a bar … an Irish pub, no less, and discovers an opportunity to use technology as a way to engage his audience. Not funny? That’s because it’s not a joke, though the man referenced, John Cosgrove, is in fact a professional comedic emcee from Northern Ireland. He’s also the founder of VoiceHive, a web-based presentation platform for events that Cosgrove conjured up while hosting trivia events at Kieran’s Irish Pub in Minneapolis.

Instagram Inspiration

Just as writers experience the dreaded writer’s block, event planners, too, can get stuck in a rut. The Internet is a great place for sparking ideas, but options are limitless. How does one find inspiration with so many different things to search? Pinterest is a classic go-to, but Instagram might be the stronger choice. Instead of scrolling through an endless amount of pictures—some relevant and others completely useless—following someone you admire will give you more successful ideas you can incorporate into your events. We’ve listed a few accounts that boast exceptional ideas.

Gain Accreditation in the Special Events Industry

Advance and grow in your career by obtaining the Certified Special Events Professional designation from the International Special Events Society.

The accreditation, established in 1993, is given to event professionals who successfully demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for planning and executing all components of an event.

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