• Hard Rock International Partners with Clean the World

     
    POSTED October 16, 2019
     
  • Hard Rock International Partners with Clean the World

     
    POSTED October 16, 2019
     
  • Hard Rock International Partners with Clean the World

     
    POSTED October 16, 2019
     

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.

“With this experience, participants are able to build hygiene kits comprising of Hard Rock soaps, shampoos, lotions, toothbrushes, razors and more. They can also create a variety of specialty kits, including women’s, children’s and veteran-specific kits,” says Danielle Babilino, senior vice president of global sales & marketing for Hard Rock International.

Hard Rock International’s mottos “Save the Planet” and “Love All Serve All” are well in alignment with Clean the World’s mission to improve the quality of life for people living in harmful, unsanitary environments and minimizing waste that goes into landfills.

“There are so many ways to approach saving the planet. Clean the World offers a great way to address a huge part of that mission,” says Babilino. “Their efforts to promote ongoing education and to address water, sanitation, and hygiene issues in developing areas is just one way for Hard Rock to tackle this big, important initiative that we have.”

The hygiene kit-building program is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows for corporate and business event groups to work collaboratively and support a good cause while experiencing all the best hotel accommodations by Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos.

“From our 100-room hotel in Davos to our 2,000-room hotel in Atlantic City, each of the hotels in our portfolio is unique to the destination where they reside – from the memorabilia to the interior design – each has its own sense of place,” says Babilino.

A prime site for conventions, trade shows and exhibitions, the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) recognizes that it has a unique opportunity to impact the lives of millions of guests and community members that step through its doors every year. That’s why the center has recently collected and donated 14.1 tons of remaining event items and 12 tons of carpet to various Los Angeles-based nonprofit organizations, in alignment with their commitment to zero-waste initiatives.

 

As with most facets of the meetings and events industry, the art of managing an event budget is a true balancing act. And while it’s easy to get wrapped up in the nitty-gritty, Eventbrite revealed a pleasant surprise in its 2018 Pulse Report (which surveyed 1,200 planners), finding that event budgets overall appear to be on the rise. But where exactly are those budget dollars going these days and how can planners best spend to craft memorable moments?

 

According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, about 1.5 million Illinois workers are employed in the food and fiber system, ranking it as one of the top states in dependency on agriculture. The state’s 72,500 farms utilize 75 percent of Illinois land, including some of the most fertile soil in the world. While nicknamed “The Prairie State,” Illinois is truly a land of plenty and a hub for agritourism—with some of the largest agriculture-focused events (holding the potential for major economic impact) taking place inside its borders.