IMEX America‘s latest Index of Optimism shows that many in the meetings and event industry are more upbeat about business today than they were a year ago. The survey, taken in March, polled 400 North Americans — 70 percent buyers, 30 percent suppliers — to see how they felt about the industry’s prospects in the […]
We need action more than words at this point.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is one of the biggest corporate buzz words of the past few years. But it’s one of those things that needs decoding to be effective. We hear about carbon footprints, LEED certification, and Energy Star standards, and while they are all important programs that keep corporations on their toes, what does […]
The Marriott & Renaissance State Association Team of Florida recently held a bowling event with a food drive component that collected 386 pounds of food for America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend in Tallahassee, Fla. That donation was enough to feed 296 people in Tallahassee and surrounding counties.
Visit Orlando, its team members and partners contributed more than $515,000 to the local community through fundraising, marketing and in-kind support in 2010. Contributions included: clothing and holiday gift drives; educational initiatives and cash contributions raised during events; and in-kind marketing support for arts and cultural groups.
Every Christmas for the past 10 years, the Hyatt Regency Dallas has given the homeless a special gift: the chance to wake up somewhere safe and warm. In recent years, the hotel has partnered with SoupMobile Inc.’s founder David Timothy, aka “The SoupMan,” to provide a Christmas Eve banquet and housing for as many as 500 local homeless men and women.