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Free Services For Your Huntsville Meetings

Free Services For Your Huntsville Meetings

If it doesn’t cost a dime, why short-change your guests? Whether your chosen career path is that of a conference planning professional or somehow you were picked to head up your organization’s next big event (we’ve all been there), it’s nice to have a helping hand assisting with the tiny details along the way. All […]

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Huntsville: A True Tale of Bourbon, Beer and Bossy Boars

Huntsville: A True Tale of Bourbon, Beer and Bossy Boars

When people ask me where I work, the answer is pretty simple. “I work for the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau.” When these same people ask me what I do, the answer gets a little more complicated: “I promote Huntsville/Madison County as a tourism, meetings and convention destination.” And, finally, when those folks happen to be […]

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6 Emerging Trends To Consider For Your Next Event

6 Emerging Trends To Consider For Your Next Event

    When my husband and I were married, way back and what seems like forever ago in 1994, weddings were generally planned utilizing a pretty basic equation. They might vary in only the slightest of ways – color of bridesmaid dresses (all of mine were able to be worn again, I swear), type of […]

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“Meh” to Magic: 5 Uniquely Huntsville Ways to Impress Your Event Attendees

“Meh” to Magic: 5 Uniquely Huntsville Ways to Impress Your Event Attendees

By Leslie Walker   At some point over the last couple of years, your basic business meeting morphed into a “Simple Chic Symposium” and the no frills barbecue became a “Backyard Bonfire Extravaganza!” Step away from the Pinterest! (Unless, of course, it’s where you found this post.) These days, it’s all about hosting THE event […]

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VBC 40th Anniversary Celebration: 40 reasons to meet at the Von Braun Center

VBC 40th Anniversary Celebration:  40 reasons to meet at the Von Braun Center

  If you’ve spent any time at all in Huntsville, one local landmark has most likely served as a backdrop for some special memories: rocking out to a favorite band, making your first presentation at the annual meeting, dancing with that special someone on prom night or even walking across the stage to collect your […]

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5,4,3,2,1: A countdown (because, of course) to 5 of the Rocket City’s most historic meeting sites

5,4,3,2,1: A countdown (because, of course) to 5 of the Rocket City’s most historic meeting sites

  Throughout my years of planning events and conferences, from both sides of the equation, first as a facility sales representative, later as a corporate meeting planner and now at the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau, I have often heard that more business deals are done at the dining table than at the boardroom […]

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Not just another pretty space: Meeting set-ups that make sense

Not just another pretty space: Meeting set-ups that make sense

  When planning any conference or event, you may begin by deciding the scope of the meeting, scouting a location, and finally deciding what day and time will work best for your attendees. Okay, then what?   During my 20+ years of event planning, I have discovered that once these questions are answered, it’s time […]

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