Easy Eats

The day attendees arrive at a meeting, they might be too tired or late to attend a formal meal. Instead of planning a pricey dinner, host a welcome reception and provide a modest room credit to the hotel restaurant. If you want to foster informal networking at the restaurant, recommend that people wear their badges. Thanks to Lindsay Potts, catering manager at The Little Nell (thelittlenell.com) in Aspen, Colo., for the idea.