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Seeking a ghoulish great time in June 2013? Then make plans now to attend the 10th Annual Midwest Haunter’s Convention, along with 3000 others, at the Greater Columbus, OH Convention Center June 7-9, 2013. Think this is a harrowing, frightful idea? Think again. Event organizers, local hotels and the convention center are celebrating their partnership and enjoying the growth of Halloween, a multi-billion dollar industry, second only to Christmas in consumer spending. According to organizer, Barry Schieferstein, haunted houses now generate over $500 million in annual sales, and this group, and their supporting personnel, is the target market for the annual gathering.
Schieferstein and Suzanne Zeppernick, National Sales Manager at the convention center, recently shared the history, benefits and successes of this niche group. What is clear is that the partnership between these groups has become a win-win for both entities.
Why not do something totally outrageous this Christmas and make the office party a themed party.
Although people often associate themed dress with clown costumes and play boy bunnies, there are also some classy options that may be more suitable. After all, these are your colleagues and not always your best mates, so think if you wouldn’t mind them seeing you in a bunny costume before you expect other people to dress up.
Remember, when planning a theme for the work Christmas party, that this party needs to be professional and something everyone can look forward to rather than shy away from.
The Waukesha & Pewaukee, Wisconsin Convention and Visitors Bureau held an Amazing Race in August 2012 with 30 meeting planners located within a 65 mile radius of their community. “We wanted to offer a memorable experience about our destination and the only way to do that is in our destination,” said Tammy Tritz, CVB Executive Director. “Visitor research indicated overnight guests were unaware of all of the offerings in our destination, so this was a fun and creative way to get our planner partners out to experience it,” she added. The day also heightened the awareness of off-site experiences and involved considerable community collaboration.
Meeting planner apps blasted into the marketplace in 2012. Each is marketed with assurances of making the life of meeting planners easier by claiming greater organization and cost efficiencies. But with the abundance of new apps for emerging technologies, comes confusion about which app is best and most targeted to improve work efficiencies, add value to meetings and save monies by replacing higher priced technologies.
Take a look at these apps: