Category Archives: meeting planning

AMC Model Benefits Clients During Conference Season

By: Shelly Joines

Being an Association Management Company (AMC) staff member and attending a client’s annual conference is like killing two birds with a single stone. It allows me to apply our best practices to benefit the client while learning from this event and sharing with our other client associations.

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of assisting with one of our client’s annual conferences in Orlando. I have in depth experience in the dental laboratory industry in my almost 9 years at PIAM and it’s exciting to carry knowledge and experience from this to one of its state component members. Continue reading AMC Model Benefits Clients During Conference Season

3 Easy Tips for Preventing Disasters

By Christina Welty, MA

In 2004, in just 6 short weeks, Florida was hit by 4 major hurricanes – Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne.  I was working for another association at the time, busy planning our Fall Seminar & Expo. Of course, staff was keeping tabs on the storms, but no one expected so much damage.  Continue reading 3 Easy Tips for Preventing Disasters

Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue…and Something for You:

By: Caroline Thomas

Have you heard this saying before? Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe. It remains one of the most well-known wedding traditions, stemming from an English rhyme. Many brides round up items for each of these categories for good luck on the biggest day of their life. If you can believe it, in an office staffed with approximately thirty people, four of us are getting married within two months of each other this coming spring.. I am learning so much throughout the process that I want to share how you can utilize these concepts at your next association event, whether you consider yourself to be superstitious or not! Continue reading Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue…and Something for You:

CONTRACTS, RFP’S AND BEO’s… IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS!

By Jill Jackson, CMP

After being involved in RFP’s, contracting and event management for over 15 years, you definitely learn many valuable tips along the way.  Some cause new and exciting enhancements to your events while others cause sleepless nights, chest pains and new wrinkles!

I would like to share seven important items I believe will save the twitching eyes, lost hours of sleep and bring a sigh of relief knowing these important items have been covered. Continue reading CONTRACTS, RFP’S AND BEO’s… IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS!

Fundraising; Friendship/Fun and Fear

By Bennett Napier, CAE

One of our association management company’s clients, is a 501 c3 organization, the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology.

The group’s mission is to (http://www.dentallabfoundation.org/) advance the profession of dental laboratory technology by developing educational curriculum and programs that will be relevant and accessible to dental technicians and other members of the dental team. Continue reading Fundraising; Friendship/Fun and Fear