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3 Tips for Engaging Millennial Event Attendees

Published on: Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:00 by mandy in Marketing Tips,

Have you thought about who is attending your events? Ever wonder how to keep them engaged while learning in order to return to their offices with new ideas? We have a few ideas to keep your millennial event attendees engaged while creating a unique experience for all conference guests....read more >>


Party Planning: 6 Tips for Children's Parties

Published on: Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:00 by mandy in Planner Tips,

Are you faced with planning a child's birthday? Feeling the pressures of creating a Pinterest-worthy 1st birthday party for your attendees to leave feeling wowed? Let us breakdown a few trends for you so that you can run off an plan your child's next party.

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When Disaster Strikes: A Venue's Perspective

Published on: Mon, 09/22/2014 - 09:15 by jason in Colleges & Universities,

Events come with complications but have you ever thought about what the venue staff encounters when disaster strikes? We asked Jason Walley from UCLA to share with us their experience with their own disaster this past summer.

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one”

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The Face Behind University of Florida

Published on: Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:00 by mandy in Colleges & Universities,

We have some pretty incredible venues within our portfolio of Unique Venues members, however the venues wouldn't exist without the wonderful staff that operates them on a day-to-day basis. We wanted to introduce you to Hannah from the University of Florida and let you get to her role of working with meeting planners. 

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The Newest Face of Team Building

Published on: Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:07 by todd in Planner Tips,

Few people would deny that part of running a successful business is ensuring that everyone involved can work together effectively as a team. Unfortunately, not everyone comes to their job with a mind toward working well with others. In fact, studies show that a staggering 31% of employees at well-known companies admit that they are not “group oriented workers”. This shocking discovery has led to the trend of developing new and unique methods of building comradery between coworkers – games.
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Team Building Trends

Published on: Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:10 by todd in Planner Tips,

Check out our latest infographic for 3 trends in team building concepts suitable for your organization's next meeting or event.


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Bowling Green State University Reveals New Student Union

Published on: Wed, 09/03/2014 - 13:01 by mandy in

On August 25, Bowling Green State University revealed their new Student Union. Just in time for a new school year and upcoming conference season, the Ohio campus will open the doors to its redesigned student center. Improvements include resurfacing of building and stairwells, state-of-the-art equipment in the fitness center, renovated locker rooms, a new parking lot, an outdoor patio and more. Look for it to be open to conference guests next summer.

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Radio Show Feature: Social Media for Events

Published on: Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:00 by mandy in Marketing Tips, Planner Tips,

I recently had the opportunity to speak on Deb Krier radio show about social media and event planning. The highlights of the show include talking about pre-conference communication with hashtags and social media pages. Other topics addressed are how to engage attendees during the conference to post tweetable moments and how to identify brand ambassadors. The show completes with a look at the best ways to use social media for a customer service extension and evaluating the conference feedback.

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Summer Fall Unique Venues Magazine Released

Published on: Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:00 by mandy in Magazine Articles,

Our newest edition of the magazine has been released just in time for the Labor Day weekend! You can find it here.

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At Home on the Range

Published on: Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:07 by todd in Camps & Retreats, Magazine Articles, Spring 2014,

If the idea of a campground has you recalling images of Wet Hot American Summer or, worse yet, Friday the 13th, have no fear—these scenic, nature-focused retreats are far from campy.
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