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Giving Back is a Great Way to Improve A Convention

Meeting planners sometimes need to think about adding more to the meeting/convention agenda. One way is to give back to the community, which can be a great way to change up an event. This idea can become addicting. In fact,

Endorphins Create Better Meetings

One way to get more creative ideas from attendees or employees, is to get their heart rates up and endorphins going.  According to Neda Talebaian Funk founder of Fitist, a fitness startup company, say exercise, specifically running, creates opportunities for

Your Technology Failed. Now What Do You Do?

Technology is sometimes the leading instigator at events or meetings. When the Internet connection is not strong enough or the power goes out what can you do? What happens if the power goes out or the equipment is not working

Meeting Trends

Planning an event takes time and there are tons of details to take into consideration for your special event. Here are some trends that are taking place in the meeting areana. Whether it’s a nod to green meetings or just

Make Your Meetings Pop

Fresh new event décor is sometimes really hard to come up with for an annual meeting. It can be challenging to surprise attendees and ensure a memorable experience. Here are some ideas that should help. Incorporate the season, work it

Always Have A Plan B

When planning an outdoor event, make sure you have a plan b in place just in case Mother Nature decides to throw a temp tantrum with bad weather.   Some ideas to consider would be a cooking extravaganza. Everyone likes

Q & A Part 2

What is a Cyclorama? A raised speaker’s platform Type of lectern Platforms of varying heights used together to create a stage   The answer is c. The varying heights allow the audience to see certain actions on the stage. Depending

Q & A Time

An informal academic or research meeting for the purpose of finding areas of mutual interest is a Buzz session Fishbowl Colloquium Workshop   The answer is c. Colloquium. Today’s participants want to take an active role in their own learning

Expedia: Consumers Want Mobile and Last Minute Booking Ability

Mobile is the fastest growing booking channel for global online travel agent giant Expedia, and the company advises hoteliers to pay close attention this year to optimizing their mobile presence to better facilitate booking. The company is banking on consumer

Sustainable Programs Start With Staff

Sustainability trends are not limited to hotels, with guest frequently trying to live their lives in a sustainable manner as well. Because of this, guests can sometimes be receptive to changes in hotel operations that could benefit the environment. “As

Your hotel is one of the best I have ever visited! Thanks for making my stay super awesome. I would surely recommend you guys.
Mark Anthony
“I hosted an event for work at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel and was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the quality of the food provided by catering. I hope to host future events at your facility.” – Kim Mangan
Kim Mangan
I enjoyed working with you last December on our Christmas Party for the BLET. You are very professional and your staff did a wonderful job.Everyone at the party said the food and JR’s was great!We are looking forward to having the party again there this year.
Toni Cusanelli
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay and for taking such good care of the team, coaches, and support staff this past weekend. The trip went very smooth and the team had their first victory over Millikin in 40+ years! We really appreciate your hard work and wanted to extend our sincere appreciation to you and your staff that made everything possible. Thank you again for your hospitality.
Lauren Cavallaro
I just want to say THANK YOU for everything. I thought the meetings went really well, the guests seemed to enjoy their rooms and stay, the food was fabulous, and we were well taken care of if we needed something. We didn’t have to want or wait on anything!! I have to admit I was very impressed!
Becky Garrett
My stay at the Decatur Conference Center was one of the best stays I have had in my many travels throughout the Midwest.  Thank You!
Irene Paliomentro
My stay was delightful and very relaxing and staff were very welcoming. Thanks for everything.
Marry Ribben