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Team-Building at Colorado Guest Ranches

By Beth Buehler Guest ranches in Colorado are uniquely positioned to offer team-building activities that provide a fun taste of the West and unite groups in a way that keeps attendees engaged and enthusiastic. Instead of wondering “When will this be over?” the question will be “What’s next?”  Destination Colorado checked in with Brady Johnson,… Read more »



Realize What a DMC Can Do For You

What Can a DMC Do For You? “DMC” stands for Destination Management Company. A DMC is a professional service company with extensive, local knowledge, …established relationships with the best vendors… and all the local resources you need to realize your vision. From transportation… to teambuilding… to brewery tours… …and everything in between! We can plan… Read more »



How to Incorporate Meaningful Team-Building into Meetings

By Beth Buehler Modern team-building has gone way beyond ropes courses and games that make people hide out in their hotel rooms until it’s over. In Colorado, there is an abundance of ways to tap into a destination’s local experiences and scenic surroundings resulting in a large menu of team-building options that are both fun… Read more »



How to Choose Catering Plans for a Destination Meeting

By Beth Buehler  Selecting a caterer and a food plan for a destination meeting ranks right up there with making smart choices for lodging, venues, activities and entertainment. If meeting and event attendees are grumpy about the food, I definitely don’t envy the organizer of the gathering. If the food and beverage experience is top-notch,… Read more »



Meetings and Events Trends for 2019

By Beth Buehler When a press release from ITBM World, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, landed in my email inbox recently, the 2019 trend outlook commentary from four industry pros caught my attention and made me wonder what Coloradoans have to say on the topic. I reached out to three members of the Destination Colorado… Read more »



10 Best Practices for Planning Better Meetings

By Beth Buehler It’s funny how the word meeting can either evoke dread or prompt anticipation. Anyone who is charged with the duty to plan a meeting has the ability to steer the ship either direction, so lets aim for inspiring attendees by looking at 10 best practices. Dial into the purpose. This should be the… Read more »



No Host Bar vs. Hosted Bar: Pros and Cons

By Beth Buehler   The topic of who is paying for drinks at the bar is a conversation that happens for every meeting or event, unless it’s a business or social occasion that doesn’t involve alcohol of course. At various conferences and events I attend for work, many times Colorado wine, beer and spirits are… Read more »



New and Innovative Promotional Products for Meeting Attendees

By Beth Buehler It’s always fun to see what people come up with for promotional products (or swag as we call it in Colorado) that inspire meeting attendees and clients to take the items home or back to the office. That’s what we want, right? The life of our brand and our logo lives on… Read more »



Destination Colorado Celebrates 25 Years in 2018

Destination Colorado, a non-profit statewide resource for meeting and event planners, celebrates 25 years in 2018.  In honor of this silver occasion, a video was put together by some of the key players in the organization including Janie McCullough, Executive Director of Destination Colorado, Stacy Daeffler, Manager of Destination Colorado, several current and past Board… Read more »



Key Site Selection Tips for a Destination Meeting

By Beth Buehler There are many facets to consider when planning a destination meeting in Colorado or anywhere, and this list of 10 tips can help organizers strategically think through the process. Meeting objectives – First and foremost, knowing the purpose of the meeting and having a clear sense of what needs to be accomplished should… Read more »



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