Whether you’re planning a golf event or planning to use your clubs at a conference, Ship Sticks can help. Ship Sticks, a golf bag shipping company, works with more than 15,000 golf resorts and venues across the country. And, as you may imagine, the idea is catching on among travelers.

The company ensures a seamless pickup and delivery from your home or club to a hotel, course or resort. Think about it: Instead of toting your clubs through airports or stuffing them into rental cars, they’ll simply be awaiting you at your destination. If for some reason your golf bag is delayed (despite the company’s shipping and tracking efforts), Ship Sticks will pay for a set of rental clubs. And, because the company ships in volume, they can do so less expensively than you could on your own.

We also have a bit of good news when it comes to cool, yet useful, golf gifts. Tin Cup offers personalized ball markers featuring the design of your choice. Using a fine point permanent marker and a Tin Cup stencil, you can leave your mark. Whether you select one of the 100-plus in-stock designs or customize a stencil in keeping with your corporate branding, just think of the possibilities. Not only will personalized golf balls make it easier to find those shots that happen to miss the fairway, but you’ll keep your corporate logo front and center. Wholesale pricing is available for large orders.

In 2020, Houston First Corp. (HFC) reported that the city was slated to host 252 meetings and 611,000 room nights. By March 14, the Bayou City had already hosted 115 conventions and 137,400 room nights. Then the pandemic hit, and meetings and events across the country came to a screeching halt.

We asked Michael Heckman, acting president and CEO of Houston First Corp. (HFC) how the health crisis has influenced the organization’s business model moving forward.

 

Great lighting is key. Smart décor is a must. But the mood of any gala, auction or awards ceremony lies largely on the shoulders of its master of ceremonies. Who you choose to represent your cause or organization on stage can be the difference between an event that is “ho-hum” or “electrifying.”

Texas Meetings + Events reached out to three of Texas’s favorite emcees. They shared with us how they got where they are—and what they’re doing now—along with some sage advice.