Here is a list of 12 unusual places to visit in Milwaukee. Check out #8 and #10, let's see if you can find them the next time you are in town. Link to the article
Meeting Professionals spend a lot of time planning and executing great meetings, but you need to start with a theme or design that is going to be carried through the entire conference. This article provides some great tips for designing a logo for your upcoming meeting or event.
Milwaukee has a National Treasure
Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes) was just named a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation on March 21, 2017. The Domes consist of three domes, one that is a desert oasis, a tropical jungle and a special floral garden. This is a great venue to hold an evening reception or special event. Read more
Milwaukee made the list of one of the most underappreciated cities that people should consider moving to, check out a blurb from the article: Milwaukee, WisconsinBrews and views on laid-back Lake Michigan
City population: 598,078
Cost of living index: 92 (8% lower than US average)
If there's a city more Midwestern than Milwaukee, it's probably Sheboygan. But, that's really just because it's named Sheboygan. How 'bout Milwaukee? Nice people? Check. Lakefront property? Check. Beer, cheese, and sausages? Cheeeeeck. And while Cream City boasts an old-school, working-class, Germanic backbone, this hasn't been Laverne and Shirley's town for a long time. Milwaukee is a diverse cultural capital, boasting a world-class art museum, the world's largest music festival in Summerfest, and more craft breweries than you can shake a Usinger's meat stick at. Nobody's gonna stop you from cracking a cold Miller Lite or PBR, but you may just want to opt for a Brenner or Lakefront instead.
Milwaukee rents average around $1,200 but are far more reasonable the further afield you get from Lake Michigan. The vibrant, youthful set can be found on (warm) afternoons and weekends on that very body of water -- a true stunner. Or sucking down a giant Bloody Mary at Sobelman's. Or conjuring the password at SafeHouse. Or slopping up a bowl of Real Chili. Or reciting Alice Cooper quotes from Wayne’s World. And if you feel like your weekend options are limited, Chicago is an hour and a half (and about $25) away via one of the most dependable Amtrak lines from sea to shining sea. -- Colin St. John, Thrillist contributor
Got Shrinking Room Blocks?
This is a great article from Convene's Meetings Market Survey that recently stated 'on average, one out of every three rooms is booked outside the block', and with companies like Airbnb and other travel sites, it's tempting for attendees to find housing elsewhere. Read more about current industry room block trends from this recent article.
Pabst Brewery has purchased a German Methodist Church and has plans to open a microbrewery, taproom, restaurant and beer garden just West of downtown Milwaukee. This will provide another area for hosting off-site events in Milwaukee, the restaurant will seat 140 people. Read the article
7 Steps to Successful Site Inspections
This is a good article to read for those meeting professionals that are new in the industry and want to make the best use of a site visit or for the more seasoned professional who would like to refresh their objectives while on the site visit, it's a short seven steps to having a successful site visit. Please read
This is a great article filled with many tips on how to make a great first impression at your meeting. Check out the rose tunnel! Article
Milwaukee has so much to see and do, here is a list of the top 10 attractions in the city for you to check out and enjoy. Article
You negotiate for big ticket items like a car or house but even more is at stake when it's your meeting or event and you need to add items that will bring value to your attendees. This article provides eight great tips for negotiating your next event!
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