• Experience Spotlight: VIP Transportation

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     

    Here's How to Move Through the Windy City in Comfort and Style, by Land, Water and Air. 

  • Experience Spotlight: VIP Transportation

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     

    Here's How to Move Through the Windy City in Comfort and Style, by Land, Water and Air. 

  • Experience Spotlight: VIP Transportation

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     

    Here's How to Move Through the Windy City in Comfort and Style, by Land, Water and Air. 

Silver Car by Audi

When Uber won’t cut it, your VIP guests can get behind the wheel of an Audi from Silvercar. A5 Cabriolet, A4 and Q5 fleets are available to rent out of O’Hare International Airport. Each vehicle comes with GPS and toll tracking. 

Entertainment Cruises

Take in panoramic views of the city skyline from the Chicago River on one of Entertainment Cruises’ six distinctive vessels. The newest ship in the company’s Chicago fleet, The Odyssey Chicago River, is a glass-enclosed, temperaturecontrolled boat that allows guests to dine and relax with views of the city year-round. 

Chicago Helicopter Experience

Groups of up to six can enjoy thrilling tours of Chicago from the sky. Passengers flying during the holiday season will get aerial views of special light displays at Lincoln Park Zoo, Millennium Park and more. 

In 2020, Houston First Corp. (HFC) reported that the city was slated to host 252 meetings and 611,000 room nights. By March 14, the Bayou City had already hosted 115 conventions and 137,400 room nights. Then the pandemic hit, and meetings and events across the country came to a screeching halt.

We asked Michael Heckman, acting president and CEO of Houston First Corp. (HFC) how the health crisis has influenced the organization’s business model moving forward.

 

Chances are, you won’t know you’re living through history until it’s too late. It’s already happening. A chain reaction has been set in motion and the ground has begun to slide beneath your feet.

This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. As a global pandemic sent the world reeling, planners were left grasping for footholds as the event industry was brought to a standstill, and many of the most fundamental elements of live meetings and events were cast in a new light.

 

Great lighting is key. Smart décor is a must. But the mood of any gala, auction or awards ceremony lies largely on the shoulders of its master of ceremonies. Who you choose to represent your cause or organization on stage can be the difference between an event that is “ho-hum” or “electrifying.”

Texas Meetings + Events reached out to three of Texas’s favorite emcees. They shared with us how they got where they are—and what they’re doing now—along with some sage advice.