Unplanned Obsolescence: Essentials of Growth for the New Year

Submitted by lpsavas@tsnn.com on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 10:26

I like to imagine that years from now I will be socializing with colleagues and, like old soldiers, we will recount stories from the darkest days of our careers way back in 2020. It’s taken a toll on everyone, in more ways than we can begin to catalog. But I am ready to put that pain in the past. None of us — as individuals or as businesses — is standing where we thought we’d be back in January 2020. There’s no point in dwelling on it. All we can do is look around, see where we are now and move forward from this place.

U.S. Convention Centers Transform Into Mega Vaccination Sites

As the pandemic continues to keep many event facilities closed or under-utilized, convention centers across the U.S. are finding new life and purpose by transforming their empty exhibit halls into mass state-run COVID-19 vaccinations sites. Here are several major facilities that are providing this valuable community service, helping to save lives and return the country — including the meetings and convention industry — to pre-pandemic times as quickly as possible.

Calling All Leaders: It’s Time to Shine!

Submitted by mswenson@tsnn.com on Wed, 01/20/2021 - 11:34

I’m no different than most of you. I had a business plan for 2020. It was working nicely in January and February. Then WHAMMO! A veritable meteor hit the earth. COVID-19 was thrust upon us quickly, violently, changing our landscape entirely. Since then, we’ve been at “war” with this pandemic. It’s often felt like one step forward, three steps back.

Gary Hernbroth

After 17 successful and colorful years in the luxury hospitality business in sales and operations leadership roles, Gary Hernbroth founded Training for Winners in 1995. His clients include national associations, companies, hospitality firms, convention facilities, high-tech, public sector, clubs, universities and wineries, to name a few. Hernbroth is also a noted inspirational speaker at events—virtual, hybrid and in-person.

 

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