Author: Tara Melvin (Tara Melvin)

Conference Planning, Part 1:  Will Your Conference Serve as a Road Map?
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Conference Planning, Part 1: Will Your Conference Serve as a Road Map?

When planning a conference or seminar there are a plethora of details to consider making sure that all involve receive a return on investment (ROI).  As an Organizer/Host, the top desired ROI’s are attendance which then correlates to the second return is profit!  From an attendee’s view of return on investment this can vary depending...

Life Celebrated!  Teresa’s 75th Birthday Soiree
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Life Celebrated! Teresa’s 75th Birthday Soiree

We could not have been more excited to get the call from Teresa’s daughters, Helen and Anne, to plan her 75th  birthday shindig! As we gathered to plan the celebration, the trio knew exactly the overall feel they wanted to experience: A modern but casual environment Full of color and texture Soulful food experience that...

A Hidden Charm of Luxury – Inn at Willow Grove
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A Hidden Charm of Luxury – Inn at Willow Grove

  Last week our team had the opportunity to host an event for a group of event professionals at the Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, Virginia for a “Wondrous Planner Experience”; an Aladdin-inspired retreat.  Located approximately 90 minutes outside of Washington, DC and centrally located in Virginia Wine Country, this luxury boutique resort boasts...

8 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Outdoor Event
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8 Tips for Hosting the Perfect Outdoor Event

Being outdoors prevails to Nature’s beauty and evokes tranquility in its purest form, however, there are many caveats to consider when planning an outdoor celebration. Below are a few helpful tips to consider when planning an outdoor event, ie., corporate retreats/team building activities/celebrations, social events, weddings.  Make sure your guests are comfortable. Consider the weather...