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Savvy Planner Tip of the Week

Air Freshener

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | December 22,2014
This device cleans and circulates air.
Budget

VIDEO: In Stock

VIDEO: How a hotel's inventory can help cut your costs.

VIDEO: Talk the Tech

VIDEO: These tips will help you prioritize technology expenses.
Career

Time-Management Trick

Get more done with this simple concentration technique.

Career Maker

Demonstrate your value to the company with this smart tip.
Charity

Bag Tags for a Cause

These distinctive luggage tags help fight the war against sex-trafficking.

Charity Checker

Check out this site before making a donation.
Corporate Social Responsibility

VIDEO: Buy, Then Donate

VIDEO: This tech tip helps save money and does good.

Paper Saver

Click here to find out how outsourcing locally can make cents.
Decor

VIDEO: In Stock

VIDEO: How a hotel's inventory can help cut your costs.

VIDEO: Sign of the Times

VIDEO: Use this trick to save on signage.
Entertainment

Sticky Speakers

These portable gadgets will provide great sound anywhere.

Grow Your Band

One band. Three experiences.
Food and Beverage

Hold-All Plates

This dish is perfect for standing receptions.

Tea-rrific Savings

Work this money-saving strategy into F&B contracts.
Gifts

Bag Tags for a Cause

These distinctive luggage tags help fight the war against sex-trafficking.

Cord-Free

This tiny device syncs all of your big devices.
Green Meetings

VIDEO: Tidy Savings

VIDEO: Be green and save green with this hotel request.

VIDEO: Buy, Then Donate

VIDEO: This tech tip helps save money and does good.
Incentives

Doing Time

If you plan resort meetings or incentives every year, this tip could save you thousands.

Good Timing

When the incentive travel budget drops, consider this.
Negotiation

VIDEO: Let the Talks Begin

VIDEO: Here's one big tip for hotel contract negotiations.

Easy Shopping

This free site brings vendors to you.
Off Site Venues

Bar Bargain

Score a big-name venue without the big price tag.

Ballpark vs. Ballroom

This event idea can cut costs by as much as 50 percent.
Programming

Speaker/Sponsor Site

This site serves as a type of meetings matchmaker.

Easy Shopping

This free site brings vendors to you.
Speakers

Speaker/Sponsor Site

This site serves as a type of meetings matchmaker.

Reality Star Power

Hire a reality cast member for budget-friendly entertainment.
Special Events

Double-Duty Celebration

Add recognition elements to your holiday soiree.

Sit Where the Tree Tells You

This tip adds elegance to seating-card displays.
Sponsors

Speaker/Sponsor Site

This site serves as a type of meetings matchmaker.

VIDEO: Double Up

VIDEO: This request can help cut hotel service costs.
Staffing

Air Freshener

This device cleans and circulates air.

VIDEO: In Stock

VIDEO: How a hotel's inventory can help cut your costs.
Team Building

DIY Team Building

Try these low-cost activity kits.

Game, Set, Match

Check out these team-building ideas that are simple, low-cost and fun.
Technology

Photo Call

This app lets you share photos during iPhone calls.

VIDEO: Talk the Tech

VIDEO: These tips will help you prioritize technology expenses.
Trade Shows

Booth Builder

No budget to hire a professional exhibit or event designer? Try this free online tool.

Rooms for Rent

With this idea, your group won't lose money on excess space.
Transportation

Transportation Checker

Use this site to find the best mode of travel between destinations.

Cab Share

Try this tip to cut down on ground transportation costs.
Travel

Transportation Checker

Use this site to find the best mode of travel between destinations.

Packing App

This app serves as a consultant for your travel wardrobe.

Features

Forecast 2015

Our annual report finds surging group demand, higher room rates, limited airline capacity, continued trade-show consolidation and more in the year ahead.

25 Hottest Ideas of the Year

Here are the most popular of M&C's celebrated daily tips, offering savvy advice on career development, easy traveling, décor, F&B and more.

Getting Fresh With Food

M&C asked some top chefs and caterers to share their most enticing new dishes, along with updated twists on old classics.

The Hosted-Buyer Format Is a Win-Win

Here's why those one-on-one meetings between suppliers and select qualified buyers are becoming increasingly popular at trade shows across the country.

Research

Finally, Optimism Reigns

M&C's latest exclusive survey finds that planners expect healthier budgets and more attendees next year.

Planners Tell Us About 2015

Verbatim comments from M&C's 2015 outlook survey.

Event Themes: Yay or Nay?

How planners develop event themes and other theme-related findings from our latest poll.

Charting Current Airline Fees

Here's an update on what major carriers are charging for ticket changes and checked baggage.
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