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On the Big Screen

Published on: Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:00 by mandy in

I have a special place in my heart for movies filmed in Georgia. Maybe it is the Georgia On My Mind Pride that I live and breathe, or maybe it is the fact that I feel a little tinge of being famous whenever I see the glimpse of a place I have frequented in the movies. Makes me feel like I live in the Hollywood of the South. The same holds true when I discovered that many of our members within the Unique Venues portfolio, have been the location of a few films. Here are a few highlights of the locations that are showing up on the big screen.

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One Stop Meeting Planning Shop

Published on: Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00 by mandy in Planner Tips,

Picture the big box stores where you can walk in and grab a new dress, some fresh fruit, or new bedding. You can also get your photos printed and fill a prescription all while checking out with one buggy and one receipt. Talk about a one-stop-shop. That is exactly the type of experience Unique Venues offers to event planners.

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Events Get Social

Published on: Tue, 07/22/2014 - 07:00 by mandy in Marketing Tips,

Event planners are using social media throughout the event planning process. Discover some best practices for getting social with events.

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Customer Service That Wows

Published on: Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00 by mandy in Marketing Tips,

I am never underwhelmed by customer service that wows. Say that five times fast. I am one of those weirdos that leaves a review on Yelp ONLY if the experience was unlike anything else. Recently on our Magazine Summit we went to a restaurant where I ordered the wrong thing (I wanted grilled chicken instead of fried) and the servers quickly corrected the situation, even though it was my fault. Within 30 seconds a Manager came over to apologize, offer an appetizer to correct the situation, and ask about the rest of the team’s food.

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Happy Hour Anyone?

Published on: Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:00 by mandy in Venues,

Now this is what I would call a Happy Hour! Miller Conference Center can now serve alcohol at their venue. Big news for this expansive conference center at Salt Lake Community College. The campus, located in Sandy, UT (a suburb of Salt Lake City), is now able to host events with alcohol on certain premises. Interested planners are asked to call the conference department to get prior approvals.

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Event Food on Wheels

Published on: Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:00 by mandy in

Raise your hand if you love food! Better yet, food from the back of a truck. I think Food Trucks are charming because they elicits the same feelings you get when hearing the chimes of the ice cream truck.

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5 tips for planning your holiday party

Published on: Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:00 by mandy in Planner Tips,

When is it officially okay to start talking about Christmas? You know, decorations, party prep, and the never-ending gift list? We think you should at least start talking about your holiday party right now, while it is still hot outside and people are more concerned with bathing suits than winter coats. If you are beginning to plan your corporate holiday party, study these five tips to get you started on creating a party for the history books.
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Tip for Venue Marketing

Published on: Mon, 07/14/2014 - 07:00 by mandy in Marketing Tips,

June was a huge month for Unique Venues leads distribution. Thank you to all of the meeting planners that are using our free search services to get matched with venues unlike anything else.

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3 Dream Venues in North Carolina

Published on: Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:00 by mandy in Venues,

Are you searching for that perfect venue that you have always dreamed of? At Unique Venues, we offer just that. From arenas to stadiums and camps and retreats, we have that special place that you are looking for.

If you are searching for meetings in rural, smaller markets, we have quite a few. Take the lovely state of North Carolina, for example. Known for its beaches and relaxed atmosphere, North Carolina has much to offer not only a vacationer, but for meeting planners as well.

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Venue Checklist for Event Planners

Published on: Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:00 by mandy in Venues,

As an Event Planner, you have a lot of details to cross off on your to-do list. We wanted to provide you with this handy checklist to get you started on choosing a unique meeting venue. Click to see more information about tips for verifying a venue meets all of your event specifications.


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