JT Long

JT Long is Editorial Director at Smart Meetings. She brings 25 years of experience in journalism and community-building and has written books on management and motivation.

Wyndham Acquires AmericInn for $170 Million

Photo credit: AmericInn AmericInn’s portfolio includes 200 mainly franchised hotels with 11,600 guest rooms in 21 states, with 23 more properties in the works. If the deal receives regulatory approval, Wyndham will increase its Midwest and midscale hotel footprint. When asked about the reasons for the acquisition, Geoff Ballotti, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and CEO, […]

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Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Scheduling Another Keynote Speaker

Not every meeting has to revolve around words of wisdom delivered from a keynote speaker behind a podium at the front of a room. Sue Wigston, chief operating officer of Eagle’s Flight, an experiential learning consultancy, says it is time for something new to keep gatherings relevant. “Meetings have included keynote speakers for the last […]