Refugio Garcia

For over a decade, Refugio Garcia has worked as a reporter and content writer for numerous news outlets and global companies based in the Bay Area, composing articles on subjects including general news, health and wellness, financial technology, and most recently, the hospitality industry. He joined Smart Meetings in June as a senior editor, seeking to produce educational and insightful stories for today’s busy meeting planners.
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The Heatwave of the Future Is Here

Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year, according to the National Weather Service, so event planners should closely track heat warnings and advisories issued by local authorities and the NWS to anticipate what additional measures need to be taken to protect event attendees and staff.