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Define Goals and Objectives to Chart your Meetings, Career and Life

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A Rolex watch, Waterford Crystal, a Birdie in golf. Wouldn’t you say these are examples of excellence? So, how do you define excellence for your meetings, your career or your life?

When I was studying for the CMP exam, Goals and Objectives (G&O) were drummed into us as the ultimate basis for every decision we would make and by which we would evaluate the outcomes. G&O is the very definition of excellence.

Make Your Emergency Action Plan

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The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) recommends having a formal, written plan in place that identifies potential emergency conditions and what procedures will be followed to minimize or prevent the loss of life and property.

Follow this Foolproof Formula for a Can’t-Miss Incentive Trip

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Though they're lumped in with destination meetings and conferences, incentive trips are a special class of event. Many of the “basics” are similar— food and beverage, flights, hotel accommodations—but the priorities are completely different. As a planner, it’s critical to adjust your approach to this unique style of event to ensure your attendees enjoy their once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Emergency Planning Tips Every Planner Needs to Know

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Visualizing success is a powerful way to achieve it. Before guests’ jaws drop upon entering a whimsically decorated gala, and before they walk away buzzing about an engaging meeting, that unforgettable event first unfolds in the mind of a planner. But planning for perfection also means giving thought to the emergencies we don’t want to imagine, and to the disruptions that are unforeseeable.

The Ranch Introduces Customer Wellness Packages for Group Travel

The Ranch has announced three new custom group experiences tthat will be vailable at the Ranch 4.0 at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.

The new packages include hiking, rest, strength, conditioning, massages and yoga. There are three base programs corporate and leisure groups can choose from—Leading & Clean Eating, C-Suite Retreat and Strength in Numbers. The packages are designed to promote both health and wellness, and build strong relationships between employees and employers.

Kimpton Lorien Appoints Director of Sales and Marketing

Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa in Old Town Alexandria, Va., has announced the appointment of Jennifer Montgomery to director of sales and marketing.

Montgomery brings nearly 30 years of hospitality experience. In her new role, she will oversee the hotel’s dedicated sales and catering team, providing leadership and support. The catering team is known for their ability to execute weddings, meetings and events of up to 125 guests.

In Anticipation of August 2017 Opening, Westin Jackson Announces Restaurant

Westin Hotels & Resorts and Wischermann Partners, Inc., announced the official dining concept for The Westin Jackson: Estelle Wine Bar & Bistro.

Located adjacent to the hotel, the bistro Twill feature modern American fare fused with European influences. During the day it is a café bar, which transitions into a hotspot at night.

Meet Awet Sium

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.

Awet Sium was recently hired as general manager of Kimpton Donovan Hotel in downtown Washington D.C.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as General Manager of Kimpton Donovan Hotel?

Tony’s Catering Partners with Occasions

Occasions Catering in Englewood, Colo., announced that they will be taking over Tony’s Catering full-service catering operations. Tony’s Catering in Denver, a division of Tony’s Meats & Market, will continue to offer limited-service catering to its clients as well as pick-up and drop-off.

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