• Colorado’s Industry Associations Return to Meeting in Person

     
    POSTED July 1, 2022
     
  • Colorado’s Industry Associations Return to Meeting in Person

     
    POSTED July 1, 2022
     
  • Colorado’s Industry Associations Return to Meeting in Person

     
    POSTED July 1, 2022
     
  • Colorado’s Industry Associations Return to Meeting in Person

     
    POSTED July 1, 2022
     
  • Colorado’s Industry Associations Return to Meeting in Person

     
    POSTED July 1, 2022
     
  • Colorado’s Industry Associations Return to Meeting in Person

     
    POSTED July 1, 2022
     

Anyone who has spent much time in the meetings and events industry knows that the people involved tend to be a social bunch. That’s especially true for the industry associations with chapters in Colorado. It was hard to keep these crews contained during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s nice to see association gatherings back in action, ranging from happy hours and education sessions to annual galas. 

National Association of Catering & Events (NACE) Denver never disappoints with some of the most creative events every year. The photos from Yappy Hour held at the Watering Bowl, a dog-friendly bar and patio in Denver, on June 14 are sure to make you smile. 

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Southern Colorado Chapter gathered at The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs for a lunch and learn on June 15. In his presentation “A Game You Must Win,” speaker Will Matthews discussed how the external challenges of today are also are providing an opportunity for teams and association members to tap into new levels of resiliency, reinvention and creative solutions and to let go of approaches that don't work.

Members of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Rocky Mountain Chapter were encouraged to wear Oscar/cocktail attire for “A Night with the MPI Stars.” The chapter’s annual gala and auction was held on June 17 at Roof16 in Denver. Member awards were presented throughout the evening as attendees embarked on a multiple floor immersive experience.  

The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed its $24 million renovation of the entire hotel and conference center. Renovations began in 2020. 

The North Dallas conference center hotel renovation includes a full redesign of all 503 guest rooms, lobby and public areas, and food and beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel’s 55,000-square-feet of meeting space was updated with new furnishings, technology upgrades, and the addition of a new 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom. 

 

While many know Colorado as a big craft beer state (fifth place ranking in the United States for number of craft breweries) and the founding place of Coors, its place on the nation’s wine map continues to expand. Just as some people prefer an IPA to a stout, some folks are more sauvignon black than merlot. What’s a meeting and event planner to do? 

Go local

 

It’s a magazine editor’s dream to receive an email saying, “I have a great event space I wanted to get on your radar.” Sometimes, the statement leads to a ho-hum, not very interested reaction, but this one has me excited to see the results upon the expected fall opening of Society bordering the River North Art District (RiNo) in Denver. Formerly The Wrangler bar and nightclub, vacant since 2018, the three-story, 15,000-square-foot multipurpose collective at 3090 N. Downing St. will house three concepts: Thrive, Vibe, and Alive.