How to Negotiate a Meeting Contract

By Beth Buehler   With a solid seller’s market currently in place, contracts and negotiations are getting more complex according to Meetings Outlook, 2018 Summer Edition, published by Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Of those surveyed, 67 percent confirmed the seller’s market status while 55 percent indicated that contract negotiations are becoming more complex. Also, 22.8… Read more »

How to Run Your Own Team-Building Exercises

By Beth Buehler  Team-building provides an important time to rally the troops, engage conversation and connection, and facilitate fun or community service outside of meeting time. There is team-building you can plan on your own, and then there is team-building that is best left to the experts such as destination management companies, companies such CBST… Read more »

Hi My Name Is … Creating more interactivity at your next meeting

By Beth Buehler    If you have looked around at hotel lobbies lately, especially those built or renovated in the past five years or so, they are designed with interactivity in mind. Kimpton Hotel Born and HALCYON, two newer properties in Denver, and the recent upgrade to the lobby space at historic Hotel Boulderado in… Read more »

Tips for Finding the Best Keynote Speakers for Meetings

By Beth Buehler   Most anyone who attends conferences can recall great keynote speakers they’ve heard or people who simply hit home in some way with their message, whether it is the authenticity of their stories, valuable industry knowledge or good humor with a purpose. Keynote speakers can help set the tone for a meeting,… Read more »

3 Suggestions for Planning Group Travel

By Beth Buehler There are a lot of facets to planning group travel, but much of it boils down to some basic things to consider. Here are three suggestions to get you started, along with ideas of how to into Colorado opportunities. Budget – The first thing to know before searching for a destination, venue,… Read more »

Differences Between Business Retreats and Meetings

By Beth Buehler Knowing the distinct purposes of business retreats and business meetings is very important for people who are assigned the task of planning such gatherings or who part of a larger planning team. The leaders of four Colorado-based destination management companies (DMCs) help explain the difference. What is the difference between a business… Read more »

Corporate Team Building Can Help Your Corporate Culture

It’s a beautiful day here in Colorado. My name’s Jay Irwin, I am the CEO of CBST Adventures. The key things that we do, provide experiential leadership to companies, team building, outdoor adventure based team building with a purpose. We also do community impact work. When companies come out with us, what they’re looking for… Read more »

4 Ways to Ensure a Meeting is Green

By Beth Buehler Colorado is a natural place to book meetings and events that are sustainable. A good number of lodging properties, venues, restaurants, attractions and communities are taking their impact on the world seriously and implementing steps to lessen their footprints in a variety of ways. Book green-friendly venues and hotels. When shopping for a… Read more »

Colorado Summer Team Building Ideas

Welcome to colorful Colorado where we have a plethora of summer team building ideas for activities. Did you know Colorado has 322 miles of Gold Medal Fisheries to include 11 rivers and three lakes? Did you know many consider Colorado the US capital of whitewater action? We have everything from mild to wild. Colorado is… Read more »

More Colorado Incentive Travel Ideas

By Dawn Harker of AlpineAccess Hi, I’m Dawn Harker with AlpineAccess, a boutique DMC specializing in Colorado’s mountain resorts. Today we’re going to take a glimpse at the surface of the many offerings that the state of Colorado has for incentive travel programs. With a wide variety of villages, towns and resorts sprinkled throughout the… Read more »

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