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Colorado Team-Building Companies

Plus a few tips for arranging activities that will truly impact attendees. By Beth Buehler  There are a variety of ways to incorporate memorable and impactful team-building activities into a Colorado meeting or incentive trip itinerary. Among the big questions are who are the Colorado team-building companies, what will it cost and how will it… Read more »



Planning a Meeting or Event in Black Hawk, Colorado

By Beth Buehler Black Hawk is the casino gaming capital of Colorado with 17 casinos. But wipe the thought of Las Vegas out of your mind as this small but mighty town is all about rich mining history that dates back to 1859, a beautiful mountain setting, and loads of great outdoor activities in addition… Read more »



How Far in Advance to Book a Meeting or Event Venue in Colorado

By Sharon Schoeffield Booking an event in the Colorado Rockies typically requires advance planning, more now than in the past. There are many forces affecting the availability of meeting and lodging space in mountain resorts, and this squeeze is not necessarily all due to an increase in conference business. As the population has grown in… Read more »



How to Choose a Corporate Retreat Destination

By Deana Mitchell, CMP, DMCP, CCSE A corporate retreat offers attendees a chance to unwind, accomplish goals, have fun and bond as a team in a unique location. Planning a corporate retreat in Colorado should be equally enjoyable and stress-free as any place you can find! Here are five tips about how to choose a… Read more »



On-Site Visits Worth the Effort when Planning Meetings and Events

By Beth Buehler Whether I’m visiting destinations, checking out venues or taking part in activities to help plan a meeting or event or to develop content for Colorado Meetings + Events and Mountain Meetings, there is nothing like having your feet on the ground and actually experiencing the place and people. As a case in… Read more »



Catering Trends for Groups

By Beth Buehler It’s always fun to hear about food trends in the meetings and events industry. Destination Colorado checked in with Lauren Basil, lead event designer for Biscuits & Berries based in Golden, for the latest trends in Colorado catering. What have been the three or four most standout catering trends for 2019? We’ve… Read more »



Meeting Facilities in Loveland, Colorado

By Beth Buehler Situated in the foothills of the mountains, just 45 minutes north of Denver, Loveland is a gateway to one of the United State’s most visited national parks: Rocky Mountain National Park. However, Loveland easily stands on its own as one of the country’s best small art towns with three sculpture parks, more… Read more »



Meeting Facilities in Buena Vista and Salida, Colorado

By Beth Buehler Chaffee County is home to the Arkansas River Headwaters Recreation Area, a dozen 14,000-foot peaks, a mild year-round climate, and a variety of meeting and event facilities in Buena Vista and Salida. While people of all ages flock to the county to enjoy outdoor recreation, soak in the hot springs and stroll… Read more »



Why Should Your Business Join Destination Colorado?

By Beth Buehler Established in 1993, Destination Colorado is a statewide nonprofit membership association of approximately 130 Colorado-based businesses and destination marketing organizations that provide meeting, event planners and incentive buyers with a platform brimming with services and facilities. Membership is open to hotels, venues, conference centers and applicable meeting service entities that are based… Read more »



What are CMPs and how can they help plan a meeting?

By Beth Buehler When you see CMP (Certified Meeting Planner) behind a meeting professional’s name, it’s essentially an internationally recognized badge of excellence and symbol of credibility, much like an accountant earns a CPA. Having a certified meeting planner or supplier on your team (staff or hired for a specific gathering) helps provide peace of… Read more »



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