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Don Appetit! The Wilcox’s Gastropub Grub

August 31, 2015 by Lori Smith
Don Douloff, Food Writer

A new entry in Mississauga’s dining scene, The Wilcox operates in the space previously occupied by an Irish pub and before that, Barbizon restaurant. It’s a bright, contemporary, multilevel room done up in a clever Canadian theme (earth tones, tree

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Unconventional Wisdom - To everything there is a season...

August 31, 2015 by SANDY BIBACK, CMM, CMP
Sandy Biback, Imagination+ Meetings

And as the season is about to change to Fall, it is time for me to write my last Unconventional Wisdom blog post.  I’d like to thank Don Douloff who asked if I’d be willing to do this several years

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IncentiveWorks: Spotting Deception in Negotiations

August 18, 2015 by Lori Smith
Pamela Meyer, CEO, Calibrate

BY PAMELA MEYER You know this already: nearly everything in business involves a negotiation—choosing a vendor, renting a location, hiring a contractor, and expanding your marketing efforts. What you may not realize is that the higher the stakes, the more

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IncentiveWorks: Building Stronger Connections

August 10, 2015 by NIKKI PETT
Nikki Pett

There’s a plethora of information out there on making a good first impression; how to dress, how to appear confident, books on how to shake hands (firm, but not too firm) and even how to articulate your words. We’re told

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Leadership: What does work-life balance really mean?

August 9, 2015 by JILL HARRINGTON
Jill Harrington, salesSHIFT

We all strive for the elusive utopia of “work-life balance” (WLB) dangled before us by professional development gurus like a golden carrot. How many of us have quietly berated the boss, pointed a guilt-laden finger at the client or cursed

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Don Appetit! El Catrin's Bold Mexican Flavours

August 6, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

It had been almost two years since I visited El Catrin, the splendidly appointed Mexican restaurant that launched in Toronto’s Distillery District in summer 2013, so I dropped by to see what the kitchen was up to. I’m happy to

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Industry Insider - Is This Your Time?

August 6, 2015 by LES SELBY, CMM, CMP
Les Selby, CMM, CMP

We certainly work in a profession that is constantly changing.  Client and participant expectations, technology, economic conditions, competition and corporate cultures are in a state of constant flux. If you know me personally, you will know that I am a

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Unconventional Wisdom: Return on Investment - Who's Return?

August 3, 2015 by Lori Smith
Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM

Return on investment, return on objectives—what does it all really mean? I’m a huge fan of KISS (Keep it Simple Sandy).  Yes, there are strategic formulas. Yes, there are all sorts of courses, analysis products, etc. that a planner can use.  So, let’s

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Don Appetit! Nirvana's Indian Flavours Rock

August 3, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

I’m always drawn back to Nirvana Indian restaurant, in Mississauga, Ont., to revisit some fave dishes and explore new areas of the menu. True to form, the kitchen doesn’t disappoint, and continues to turn out some of the most deftly

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Don Appetit! Sea Witch’s Fab Fry-Up

July 28, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In the short time it’s been open (it’ll be a year in August), Sea Witch has gained a large and loyal following for its fish and chips. Credit the husband and wife team of Kevin Kowalczyk and Jacki Strahl, who

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Don Appetit! The Musket Fires on all Cylinders

July 24, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For 36 years, The Musket, in west-end Toronto, has been serving up hearty German-Austrian fare to a loyal clientele, and since it had been many years since I’d visited, I dropped by to see what the kitchen was up to. It’s

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Convention File: Supporting City Strategy

July 13, 2015 by GEOFF DONAGHY
Geoff Donaghy, Sydney ICC, president AIPC

Convention centres are generally very big factors in both the life and built form of a city. They are major drivers of visitor traffic and, by virtue of the events they host, of a city’s economic, academic and professional reputation