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2:12 Jon talks about Hospitality Food. Interesting ideas. Chris Canning Hospitality Inc. 10 ways to save on food costs
7:40 Chelsea Piers in Chicago has a great idea of using Aprons with client logos instead of boxes.
9:30 Conventionplanit.com Meeting Planners should talk directly to airlines to get discounts
11:34 Krys Slovacek website Gathering posted on finding resources to become a meetingplanner.
U.S. Department of Labor – Contains a great description of the job, education and training, as well as earnings potential. There is also a downloadable PDF of the same information.
Wikipedia – Contains a list of all the related certifications a planner can earn, along with links to the issuing organizations. Wikipedia also has a separate page for Event Planners.
CareerPlanner.com – Has a very thorough listing of the job requirements/tasks, skills and abilities, as well as basic knowledge requirements for a meeting planner.
PCMA Career Center – Links to the same Dept. of Labor site as I do, but also has some good advice about the job search and explains a bit about the PCMA job boards.
13:30 MPI has a global training on the website www.mpi.org in the community section
14:45 Coach Class Blog by Jeanne Leblancs – Will airline passengers be charged by weight?
15:35 Jon sees a flight attendant the next to go for airlines.
15:59 Offbeatguides.com Offbeat Guides is that it takes open source data from all over the web, Wikitravel, Flickr, Google Maps and other user generated data and puts it into a form factor (in either PDF or bound, sent to your door) that is tailored to your use. You can pick areas or activities that you like, thus cutting down on all of the superfluous data that you don’t need, like Rick Steve’s favorite two star hotel in Kalamazoo. Result? Cleaner, more efficient guidebook.
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