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Picture this: One day your company’s top employees are hiking up an active volcano. The next, they’re dining in elegance while sharing stories of swimming with sea turtles and taking hot mud baths. Where else can someone have such a variety of experiences but on a cruise? And they only have you to thank for […]

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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Mr. Rodgers The pandemic known as COVID-19 is affecting industries across the board and having a major impact not only on the […]

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For 50 years, April 22nd has marked Earth Day, an annual event celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Here’s our Earth Day tips for events planning professionals! This year, with international travel and global supply chains restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our shared existence on this planet is being felt […]

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As the event industry adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to look for new ways to keep the attendee experience alive and teams connected as many meetings are being presented virtually or postponed. Since most of the country is under stay at home/shelter in place orders, organizations and their employees are working from home. […]

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Bishop-McCann has been allowing our corporate event planning associates flexibility in working from home for many years; we’re here to share some tips and tricks for telecommuting. There are many benefits that come with working from home, for both employers and employees. In fact, two-thirds of managers report that employees who are given the option […]

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Event professionals, check out these free resources! The presence of COVID-19 has certainly caused disruption and pause within the events industry, but with it planners may have some extra time for the things we have put on the back-burner.  One of those things might be continuing education, and lucky for corporate event planners, there are […]

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Engaging employees at home isn’t something we’ve had to worry about before. COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has penetrated the entire globe, has shifted the way we work, learn, engage, and network.  With bans on gatherings over ten people and many states and municipalities enacting shelter-in-place orders, the ability to gather together with our colleagues […]

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Last week, I had the pleasure of experiencing my first Bishop-McCann Staff Retreat. This retreat brings our company together from San Francisco to Chicago into the heart of the Kansas City Crossroads. During this time, we reflected on the past year, conceptualized the year to come, and came together as a family to refuel our […]

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Smart Badges Make Networking Easy at Meetings and Events Let’s face it, for many people networking at events or meetings is a daunting task filled with a lot of awkward conversation. Most of the time meeting attendees only get a name and maybe a business card from people they mingle with at a networking event. […]

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Earlier this week, I went out to Kansas City to attend my first Bishop-McCann annual Holiday Party. It was a fantastic celebration and reminded me of the value of traditions and rituals, and the comfort of being with special people. Since most of us here spend our days putting together and delivering amazing live meetings, […]

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Obsessed with Immersion by Ronan Vance originally posted to LinkedIn. I subscribe to a number of daily email newsletters because I am innately curious (and due to a case of FOMO when it comes to those organizations and individuals I find most informative and influential). Usually, I just scan them for highlights, but there is…

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At Bishop-McCann, we love to search for exciting, on-site branding opportunities that our attendees are able to experience at their programs. Environmental branding can be utilized as a method to drive home messages from a keynote session or excite attendees for the conference. We believe this is also a perfect chance to provide brand exposure […]

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We all struggle with client gifting ideas. Okay, well at least I do. It’s always difficult to find the right combination of “what’s under my client’s corporate gifting policy” and “what’s a cool and unique idea” that my clients will actually use. I mean, really, how many times have we gotten a portable power bank? […]