• Kaeding Management Group Appoints New Management and Announces New Home for Aviation Museum

     
    POSTED October 4, 2016
     

Family-owned hospitality company, The Kaeding Management Group, is experiencing rapid growth. As evidence of this they recently announced newly appointed managers and the creation of a new home for the museum of aviation, Northwest Airlines History Center.

The new appointments include Tim Blaschke who is now the general manager of Crowne Plaza AiRE in Minneapolis; Jamie Goodchild, who will be the general manager of Hampton Inn and Suites Minneapolis University Area; Janessa Bradley, the new assistant general manager of Hampton Inn and Suites Minneapolis University Area; and Nanci Figueroa, director of sales and marketing at Kaeding Management Group, who has been placed on the board of Global Business Travel Association and will serve as treasurer.

Early next year, The NWA History Center will move to the third floor of the Crowne Plaza AiRE in Bloomington, Minn. The museum will feature a collection of photos, model planes, uniforms and other content that focuses on the airline’s history. There will be assistance and guidance from former employees of the airlines; the museum will be available to both guests and non-guests of the hotel.

BIG Wall Décor challenges the notion that owning large, beautiful artwork is only for the wealthy art connoisseur. With more than 20 years of experience printing for luxury brands, the BIG Wall Décor team uncovered a new print/framing solution that makes it easy and affordable (pieces start at $125) to display large-scale, on-trend artwork in trade show booths, at events, in the office, and at home. 

 

The meetings and events industry has faced its fair share of ups, downs, and everything in between since early 2020. There have been lessons learned, approaches changed, and flexibility fostered to keep moving ahead during the pandemic. Let’s take a quick look at what to expect for 2023 through the lens of the 12th annual Global Meetings & Events Forecast, produced by American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel. 

 

Results from the Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) 2022 Incentive Travel Destination Preferences & Their Impact on Motivation confirmed that interest in incentive travel as a motivating sales reward is at an all-time high. 91% of 405 survey respondents described group incentive travel as extremely or very motivating compared to 80% last year. Individual incentive travel was rated even higher as a motivational award at 96% versus 84% last year.