Category Archives: News

PETA Pillows Make Unusual Ads

Extended Stay Hotels is slowly emerging from an economic slump after filing for bankruptcy protection last summer. The 680-property chain was bought by a group of investors, Centerbridge Capital, for $4 billion. But there’s certainly still money that needs to be made. And PETA wants to be the ones to help them make it. Tracey…

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Drink It Up

This giveaway is now over. For more chances to win items featured in our Smart Style section, check out the monthly Guess Where contest. It’s hard to argue with TIME magazine—not that I’d know, because I’d never do that. But for those of you thinking about it, I’d think again, because they named SteriPEN as…

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Tune In

The March issue of Smart Meetings magazine is in the mail, so if it hasn’t hit your desk yet, keep an eye out for it soon. You’ll notice this issue has the Smart Meetings Site Solutions wrapped with it, and if you haven’t flipped through it in a while, you’ll notice we’ve added some editorial….

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Ringing in the Chinese New Year

Over the weekend, I attended San Francisco’s Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Festival & Parade. San Francisco is home to one of the largest Chinatowns in the world and the Chinese culture can be found throughout the city whether it’s in Chinatown's bustling thoroughfares and its Asian-style buildings, its many residents of Chinese descent, plethora…

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A Break in the Storm

Cold, rainy weather has characterized our landscape here in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past few weeks. And although I am all for the rain because we really need it, it is nice to have a little escape from the dreary weather, even a figurative one. Last week, that break in the storm…

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A meeting of global proportions

Having the Olympics in your backyard is exciting, if only because it affords you the opportunity to see sights and people familiar. A great recent example is Rick Antonson, president and CEO of Tourism Vancouver, who was given the honor of being one of 12,000 Olympic torch bearers on the path to the Olympic Stadium….

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A Look into Our Lingo

We always hear that Americans are overworked and live life at a light speed. You have heard the reports on the evening news stating that we are stressed out, citing our fast-paced life as a culprit. While we are expected to work harder, especially coming out of this recession, we have a tendency to rush…

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Digging Denver

This week I set out for Denver to discover the city for my April story on Colorado and to attend the GMIC's Sustainable Meetings Conference at the Colorado Convention Center. The first thing I noticed about sunny Denver after I arrived was the architecture. The buildings all have a different character with period designs, brick…

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Pot Peeves

Coffee makes me jittery. If I drink a cup after 2 p.m., I toss and turn half the night away. So when I order a cup of decaf after a nice dinner, it has to be decaf. But how do I really know what I’m getting isn’t laced with legal speed? In a bustling restaurant…

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