Summer is the best season for entertaining. After a long winter and an unpredictable spring, you can always count on summer to host your outdoor event. You can’t beat the late nights filled with warm breezes, the smell of bonfire, and late night chatter. The key to a successful summer night is planning and preparation. Here are some affordable DIY trends that will make your backyard event the talk of the town. Happy planning!
MPIRMC Coffee Talk generated animated discussion about technology favorites.
Taking conference calls on the road can be difficult. Finding old emails with the dialup information, memorizing the phone numbers and entrance codes, making sure you have access to the right conference call service…it can all be too much to handle away from your desk. That’s where MeetingMogul comes in.
I recently had the pleasure of attending my first event with Meetings + Events. I had a great time and learned a lot; however, there were several things I wish I had at my disposal to ease the evening. After some reflection, I have come up with an event survival kit filled with various items to help make sure your evening goes off without a hitch. Then you can worry about the potential big problems, instead of how uncomfortable your shoes are and when you will get to finally take them off.
A youthful and experienced panel of millennial meeting planners was on hand at Destination Colorado’s annual Town Hall Meeting held last fall at Table Mountain Inn in Golden. Current trends, lines of communication, use of social media, and the evolution of meeting planning and supplier relationships were among topics discussed by four Colorado-based planners: Angela Coleman of KMPG Financial Services, Stephanie Sadri of HelmsBriscoe, Erin Parrott of Kinsley Meetings and Gina Kim of PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.
Hotels in Breckenridge, Keystone and Beaver Creek are shaking up traditional team-building and break opportunities by offering historic tours combined with bourbon and vodka tastings, Guac-Offs, Winter Rescue Challenges and much more.
Incentive trips and meetings, with some time built in for fun, are the perfect places to integrate learning adventures that are uniquely Colorado. Here are just a few that caught my attention from our friends at the Colorado Tourism Office.
There is something about circling around a fire, whether a more controlled experience like fire pits and fireplaces or natural and wild in the form of a campfire or bonfire. As we’ve been out and about visiting properties and taking in unique Colorado experiences, fire keeps coming to the forefront. Is it a trend? We’re not sure, but here’s a glimpse at some of the coolest yet hottest fire settings and performers in the state.
Cozy Mountain Fires
Collect and consolidate business cards in style with this fashionable Colorful Mini Card Book v2 available at MochiThings.com. This compact yet effective organizer has 30 slots and comes with three index cards to help you sort your collection. Offered in a variety of six colors, the book can match any style and always looks professional with a leather cover and durable rubber band to keep contacts in place.
With the holidays upon us, here are a few ideas of how groups can celebrate to tap into what’s happening in Colorado, including enjoying the improvements and fanfare at two of Colorado’s most historic and glamorous hotels, gathering at one of the Mile High City’s newest restaurants and music venues, and heading to the mountains.