June 01, 2001
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts June 2001

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On the SpotWhat single thing would make your job easier?

“I would first ask for more money for my events. I am forever pinching pennies and checking budgets. With the economy undergoing a downturn and hotel costs rising steadily, I find I am scrambling more and more to keep my events up to the same standard.”
Julie Maskas
Program Manager
Society of Fire Protection Engineers
Bethesda, Md.

“Apart from a larger parking lot, I would really appreciate an on-site retreat center for our society a spiritual organization based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner. It would greatly benefit the organization and its members. It also would make organizing meetings much easier...and closer.”
Blanche Price
House Events Coordinator
Anthroposophical Society in America
Ann Arbor, Mich.
“I would love for exhibitors to have the same sense of urgency about meeting deadlines as I do. It is a symptom of society today the faster lives we lead that people increasingly procrastinate. But I guess dealing with that is just the nature of the meeting planner’s job.”
Carla Jeremias
Director of Conventions & Meetings
Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association
Camp Hill, Pa.

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