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How to Get Involved in the Events Industry as a College Student

As a college student interested in event planning, you may feel you must wait until after graduation to start your career in the events industry, but that’s not true! Here are five (5) strategic ways to immerse yourself in the events industry as a college student. 1. Join Event Industry Groups on Your College Campus…

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Maui, Hawaii: Finding Solutions in Sustainable Event Management

Last year, Maui, Hawaii welcomed nearly 3 million visitors to the island (for perspective, this is compared to approximately 155,000 residents) and it appears that the number will continue to rise, fueled in part by the increased number of flights and air carriers into the market (i.e. Southwest Airlines), additional international audiences, and a continued…

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Sports Incentive Programs That Engage Everyone on The Team

Some of the most anticipated and televised events in the world revolve around sports. From the Olympics and the Super Bowl to the World Cup and the Kentucky Derby, sporting events draw crowds across all cultures. When it comes to planning events around the world of sports, event planners have a unique opportunity to provide…

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The Creative Problem-Solver: Five Questions with Maria Ryan

At Castle, we believe the cornerstone of our success is our talented team of event management and public relations professionals. From creating compelling content for our PR clients to strategizing and producing effective event marketing materials specialized for each client’s unique needs, our team does it all. Each Castle team member brings special skills and…

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Creating Impactful Events for Every Budget: How to Think Outside of the Box to Maximize Your Event Budget

At Castle, the event management team works with clients of all sizes to create memorable events that are planned to leave a lasting impact on attendees. As we begin to map out our 2020 programs, I am reminded that the planning process to every event begins with a discussion about expenses. Even the most extravagant…

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Taking a Gamble: Planning a Corporate Meeting or Event at a Casino Hotel

With the Encore Boston Harbor opening this weekend, I started thinking about the pros and cons of planning a corporate meeting or event at a casino hotel. First things first, a casino hotel might not work for every company or occasion, but there are very good reasons to consider them. Since these properties receive revenue…

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Corporate Incentive Event Planning: Key Considerations for a Successful Program

Corporate incentive programs undeniably help motivate employees to reach new levels of success, boost morale, and provide much-needed employee recognition. With the right planning and resources, basic recognition programs can be transformed into experiences that will be the talk of your company. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind when planning your next…

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Five Things I Learned About Being a College Athlete That Helped Me Succeed in Event Planning

Moving from the soccer field to the office, I never expected the lessons I learned as a student athlete to apply to my internship. The skills that I developed on the field starting when I was first learning to play at age five or six have carried with me into my professional development in the…

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Destinations and Details: Five Questions with Paige Laliberte

Our talented team of public relations and event professionals build the foundation for success at Castle. From planning and executing special events and product launches to developing and implementing integrated crisis communications strategies and social media plans, we do it all. Each of our team members has a different back story and brings unique skills…

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Contracting 102: Modernizing Hotel Contract Terminology

Most event professionals will tell you they spend countless hours reading and negotiating hotel contracts. As a result, we have accumulated a library of “standard” clauses we lean on to protect our clients and events. These clauses are rock-solid, but are they changing with the times? Here are five important tweaks you can make to…

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