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Gilmer Awards presented at NEC
SGMP
Congratulations to this year's Gilmer Supplier of the Year Kimberly Forte, CGMP, and Gilmer Planner of the Year Debra Kilpatrick, CGMP. The Sam Gilmer Award is the highest distinction presented by SGMP. It is awarded in recognition of the planner and supplier member whose service to SGMP over a period of time (not just the current year), and especially at the national level, has significantly contributed to the Society's growth and development.
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PCMA: 3 lessons that will save money on your next meeting
International Meetings Review
It's the word that keeps you up at night. It's the subject of countless meetings and conference calls. It's on every meeting planner's mind. The budget.
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National Conference Center names must-have apps for meeting planners
Successful Meetings
With so many apps available for meetings and events, meeting planners often struggle with the question, "Which ones are best?" A new list attempts to answer their query. Created by The National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia, which assembled it based on interviews with meeting professionals, the list includes 10 top apps designed to keep meeting planners organized and on schedule.
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Field trips: Not just for kids
Associations Now
Arranging field trips for your conference attendees not only gets them out of the traditional meeting room but also gives them the chance to see the industry in action and exchange ideas with colleagues.
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Meetings sustainability: Many shades of green
Associations Now
Earth Day 2015 is still fresh in our minds, and Green Venue Survey and Report has just launched its second annual survey on sustainability trends in convention centers around the world. What better time to look at how well the meetings industry is doing in the "green" department?
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Does maturity really matter in leadership?
By Betty Boyd
Maturity is usually relegated to those individuals who are considered wise and sage. Maturity does not always mean you are of a certain age. Most people view someone that not only is mature but also has a position. Leadership expert John Maxwell relates, "Leadership is a process, not a position." Here are four tips on how maturity does matter regardless of your age in being a leader.
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Survey on pay, job satisfaction will hit employee inboxes soon
Government Executive
The Office of Personnel Management will start emailing the 2015 federal workforce survey to employees across government before the end of April, soliciting feedback on compensation, morale, agency leadership and job satisfaction. Federal workers have until early June to complete the Employee Viewpoint Survey. Some results will be available in late August, with full results announced in the fall.
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Check into the futuristic hotels that push technology beyond free Wi-Fi
Digital Trends
Where technology is concerned, most hotels are behind the times. Sure, they offer amenities like Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, USB ports and perhaps some extras like iPhone docks. But most hotel rooms don't impress. As they increasingly cater to younger, tech-savvy customers, major hotel chains are trying to change by trialing new technologies that could someday make it into guestrooms.
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