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Meetings Industry Veteran Pens New Book

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Editor’s note: We’re trying something new! We handpicked a few of our stories from the March issue and decided to give you a sneak peek. You can expect the entire issue online on March 1. Enjoy! Even by multihyphenate standards, Michael J. Lyons is an overachiever. As the 40-plus-year meetings industry veteran and Smart Meetings…

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Category Archives: People in the News

Entrepreneur of the Year

Bill Marriott Named 2016 U.S. Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young

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John Willard “Bill” Marriott, Jr., executive chairman and chairman of the board of Marriott International has been chosen by leading international accounting firm Ernst & Young to receive the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the real estate, hospitality and construction category and the U.S. Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Award. Marriott was selected for pursuing business…

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Category Archives: People in the News

Category Archives: People in the News

Bill Marriott: Setting the Beat

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All photographs courtesy of Marriott International Starwood Purchase is Big, but Just One Highlight of Bill Marriott’s Highly Influential Career Hometown: Washington, DC Occupation: Executive chairman and chairman of the board for Marriott International; served as CEO for 40 years Family: Wife, Donna; four children; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren Education: Bachelor of Science degree in…

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Category Archives: People in the News

Smart Meetings Wins Big at 2016 Digital Nichee Awards

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We’ve done it again! Coming off of two wins for Best eNewsletter and Best Trade Publication (for our October 2015 issue) at the Western Publishers Association’s 2016 Maggie Awards in June, Smart Meetings has racked up two more trophies at the 2016 Digital Nichee Awards, which were announced during the Niche Digital Conference 2016, held…

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Ray Bloom, Chairman and Founder of IMEX Group

Q&A with Ray Bloom, Chairman and Founder of IMEX Group

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Ray Bloom and Carina Bauer Hometown: Brighton and Hove, England Career: Built European Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (EIBTM) and Incentive World before selling both to Reed Exhibitions in 1997 and 2000, respectively; served on Meeting Professionals International (MPI) board 1996−2002 and Society of Incentive & Travel Executives (SITE) board 1993−99; received Presidents Award…

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John Hendricks: An Exceptionally Curious Man

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John Hendricks’ inquisitiveness has generated staggering accomplishments John Samuel Hendricks Birthplace: Matewan, West Virginia Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in history from University of Maryland; honorary doctorate from University of Alabama in Huntsville Occupation: Business leader Career Highlights: Founder and former chairman of Discovery Communications, and creator of Discovery Channel; creator of Gateway Canyons Resort…

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10 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: August 16, 2016

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Cindy Hart Cindy Hart joined Hotel Boulderado in Boulder, Colorado, as director of sales and marketing. She has been a development leader in the hotel sales industry for more than 20 years, most recently as director of sales for Saratoga Resort and Spa in Wyoming. She previously served on the opening team in the same…

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