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Discover Gatineau, your next business destination!

October 18, 2017 by SPONSORED CONTENT

Known for their exceptional quality of life, Gatineau and the Outaouais region have a lot to offer. When it comes to business destinations, Gatineau, in Canada’s Capital Region, is right up there with cities like Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Boasting

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Don Appetit! Tabriz — Persian Food Fit for a King

October 18, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Open a little more than three months, Tabriz Persian Cookhouse, in downtown Toronto, dishes up traditional, authentic dishes prepared with uncommon refinement. It’s homestyle food fit for a king. Case in point: A silky dip made from garlic and ground

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Member Voices: Adding Value with Sponsorship Sales

October 4, 2017 by Lori Smith

As meeting professionals, we add value by taking care of everything clients need to host successful events. Did you know that can also include finding sponsors? Why events need sponsors We know that B2B and B2C events need sponsors for the

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Give With a Meeting and Enjoy Triple Dividends

September 25, 2017 by David Gabri

In the face of natural disaster crises in several regions, including Texas, Puerto Rico, Florida, Mexico and the Virgin Islands, we all want to help. While we definitely applaud financial contributions to charitable and faith-based organizations, and other disaster relief

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Top 10 reasons to use the Cities in Sync program for your upcoming rotation

September 19, 2017 by SPONSORED CONTENT

Time Saving Submit 1 RFP and receive three bids for your group Presentation Cities in Sync will prepare a presentation to take to your board, outlining the benefits of the program to help you get the message across about how

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Don Appetit! Victor’s Marvelous Makeover

September 12, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In September, Victor restaurant, nestled in Le Germain boutique hotel, tucked away on Mercer Street, in Toronto’s Entertainment District, unveiled an extensive makeover to its space and menu. Reimagined by Toronto’s DesignAgency, Victor is a modern interpretation of the classic

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Member Voices: Pro-Active Planning in Events

September 12, 2017 by Michelle Planche, CMP

In the event planning business the planner’s job is the “expect the unexpected.”  Planners must take great measures to be pro-active to ensure a smooth event. Here are eight tips to setting yourself up for success. 1. Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse!

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Don Appetit! The Flour Mill’s Delicious Niagara Inspired Plates

September 11, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Tucked away in the Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel, in Niagara Falls, Ont., the Flour Mill Scratch Kitchen, under the direction of Diego Pasi, turns the region’s natural farmland bounty into gastronomic treasures. In chef’s hands, for example, Niagara’s peerless

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Terms of Engagement

September 9, 2017 by JANICE CARDINALE

I recently read a quote that sums up what we are all hunting for when it comes to audience engagement: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin Let’s

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Event Planning's Two Big "Rs"

September 8, 2017 by SANDY BIBACK, CMP Emeritus, CMM

Welcome to the two “Rs” every planner needs to think seriously about—Request for Proposal (RFP) and Risk Management Plan (RMP). Huh, you say? How are these two related? In more ways than you think. As a planner, what do you

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Don Appetit! Paramount’s Middle Eastern Feast

September 7, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Paramount Fine Foods launched as a single location in Mississauga, Ont., and is now the fastest-growing Middle Eastern food chain in Canada. It’s easy to see why, since Paramount dishes up top-notch Middle Eastern fare at very reasonable prices. Paramount’s

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Bridging the Perception Gap

September 7, 2017 by SANDRA HERRIOT

Have you ever wondered why two people who witness the same car accident provide two different accounts to the authorities? Or why one person reacts positively to your product pitch yet another thinks you are completely off the mark? The