The Planning

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BY Melissa Sersland
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BY R. Chad Dove


The Cart Buddy Allows You to Ride In Style

Looking for a new branding idea? Add a company or event logo to an easy-to-install golf cart accessory created and manufactured by a Texas company. The Cart Buddy, headquartered in Trophy Club, is a cushioned leather cover that slips over the hard plastic railing that flanks the golf cart seat. Not only does it make the ride more comfortable, but it is a stylish way to show off a brand.

How To Dress Up Your Backyard

Summer is the best season for entertaining. After a long winter and an unpredictable spring, you can always count on summer to host your outdoor event. You can’t beat the late nights filled with warm breezes, the smell of bonfire, and late night chatter. The key to a successful summer night is planning and preparation. Here are some affordable DIY trends that will make your backyard event the talk of the town. Happy planning!

Attend Launches the Next Version of its Event Management Platform

Attend, which started as an app designed to check in attendees, has expanded to help planners foster engagement and track everything during the planning stages. The company is offering a solution for users who want more connection between planners and their attendees.

“Attend is the only app designed to empower internal members of the event team or sales organization at a company to better engage with event attendees,” says Eric Bisceglia, vice president of product and engineering.

Golf Tournament 101: What do you do when Mother Nature throws a wrench in your plans?

The experts at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa have some inside tips to help make your next tournament a winner for everyone involved, even if Mother Nature decides to make a disruptive appearance.

The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa’s Hill Country Golf Club offers 27 holes of championship golf, and specializes in meetings and events.

Work with the Pro Shop

Primera Technology Creates the World’s Smallest all-in-one Portable Printer

For meeting and event planners on the go, a working printer can be hard to find. Primera Technology has just the solution: the world’s smallest all-in-one portable printer. Weighing 2.6 pounds, Primera Trio is roughly the size of a hardcover book, which makes it easy to fit into computer bags, backpacks and briefcases for those traveling for business or leisure. “I have a Trio on my desk and at home,” says Jennifer Loegering, marketing manager at Primera Technology.

Toss out traditional agendas and room setups to reach meeting goals faster

If your're trying to foster creative problem-solving and discussion during your next event, consider planning an “unmeeting.”

“Unmeetings,” or participant-driven events that reject strict agendas and lecture-style sessions in favor of group collaboration and problem-solving, are gaining steam as companies and planners realize their potential.

Golf Tournament 101: From marketing to volunteers, golf events require special direction

The experts at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa have some inside tips to help make your next tournament a winner for everyone involved.

Home to Hill Country Golf Club, San Antonio’s only golf course offering 27 holes of championship golf, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa offers a terrific getaway for meetings and events, especially those that feature a tournament or golf element.

Make a Marketing Plan

Golf Tournament 101: Start with flexible dates and continually promote your event

Whether you are a rookie planning your first tournament or can claim the green jacket of a tournament planning master, everyone bogeys a hole or two when it comes to tournament planning and execution. But from weather worries to sponsor snafus, there are things you can do to increase the chances of having your tournament come off without a hitch. So what do most tournament planners do wrong and how can you avoid those same sand traps?


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