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Jill Stone

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Ice Scream for Ice Cream


Ice cream

Shout it from the rooftops, July is National Ice Cream Month! This past Sunday, July 16th we celebrated National Ice Cream Day! Ice cream is appropriate – always! Feeling happy? Eat ice cream. Feeling sad? Eat ice cream. Feeling nostalgic? Eat some old-fashioned vanilla ice cream. Feeling celebratory? Make sure to celebrate ice cream this coming Sunday… Read More

WiFi Wellbeing



We are a mobile society with devices we can pick up and carry and go and work wherever we happen to be. And we rely on public WiFi to connect us while we are out and about. Here are some tips on how to roam about freely and without fear. Proceed with Caution: There is… Read More

Claim Your Independence (from the kitchen)



Independence Day is coming up! Picnics, BBQs, and fireworks are on the way. For the next few years, this holiday will fall mid-week, so most of us are going to need something simple to prepare to take to our celebrations. Going to go out on a limb here and guess that you are a little… Read More




There is a valid reason for the hierarchy created within organizations. People have various competencies, responsibilities and skills. As well, a hierarchy makes someone ultimately responsible for organizational goals, operations and more. That said, it does not mean that only the people at the top level of the organization have the best and highest ideas… Read More

Oops, Your Files Have Been Encrypted!



Ransomware is an extremely profitable scheme for those that have decided to use their talents for evil. How can you protect yourself and your company from such an attack? First, know why it is of great concern. Ransomware is a malicious software that holds your computer system hostage until you pay up. If you do… Read More

Hello College Graduates!



Has it sunk in that you have graduated? Are you excited, but also a bit nervous, about the future? Are you ready to take on the world, is the world ready for you? I’ve been in business for a while now and have a few thoughts I’d like to share with the you: What are… Read More

Summer It: Bring Summer to Your Next Event

Attendee Experience


It is summer and are you ready for your summer events? Make sure to Summer It with these hot ideas! Color It: Think bright yellows, pinks, greens and blues. Incorporate these colors into your décor, invitations, digital media visuals and more. Theme It: Luaus are still a hit. Think flamingos, pineapples, alohas and donuts. Pool… Read More

Safety Features Part 2

Event Planning Advice


Recently, I shared information regarding security during travel from an interview with Robert Riesmeyer of Traveling Aware. As a meeting planner, the responsibility extends beyond personal safety to the safety of attendees. In fact, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to focus on this issue. The U.S. Department of Labor, through the general duty… Read More

Safety Features Part 1

Travel and Hospitality


Most meeting planners are frequent travelers, jetting about the country and the globe, to coordinate wonderful events. Among the skill set of all meeting planners is one that is most valuable and this attention to detail. No detail goes unnoticed by the savvy and organized planner. The detail we will explore today is an important… Read More