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Buzzy

Probably best known as the co-composer of the Bette Midler hit "(You've Got to Have) Friends," I...
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Blind Faith No More

For as long as I can remember, people have questioned the honesty of the election process. From...
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An Easy Way to Help

At check-out, the grocery co-op in our old 'hood would also ask if we wanted to "chip" (add one...
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Forward Thinking

Most Destination Marketing Organizations maintain an "About Us" page on their websites. For many,...
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He's Baaack

Actually, he never went away. While Richard Corcoran is no longer Florida's Speaker of the House...
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Happy Valentine's Day

I know this admission could seriously cut into my musical cred...but, I really like Richard...
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Huey Lewis

35 years after their Grammy, Huey Lewis & the News have just released a new album. And, as you...
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The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Girl Scouts

Those with Marketing degrees have got nothing on a Girl Scout Troop in Chicago. Going door to...
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We'll Never Know

Yesterday, I suggested that we all stop shaking hands in favor of bowing, as fears of the...
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It's Time to Rethink the Handshake

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was working with a regional consortium of DMOs along the...
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More Super Bowl Love

Last Monday morning, I posted that Destination Marketing had won the Super Bowl. In particular,...
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She's Not There / About Her

Quite possibly the first cassette I ever owned was a compilation of a number of '60s British...
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City Appointments to a DMO Board

The Ringgold WV City Council is considering changing its DMO's By-Laws to allow City appointments...
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Tourism is the First Date

Since Longwoods International's "Halo Effect" study, we've been telling clients and audiences...
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Destinations Take the Stage on the Super Bowl

This morning, two destinations are basking in the glow of unprecedented visibility through last...
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Sweet Thang

Terri and I stumbled onto the Covers Channel at the high end of SiriusXM (302) the other day and...
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Mass-Stupidity or Auto-Correct?

Since the Coronavirus has captured our collective attention, people have taken to the internet to...
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Classy Move

Last night's Grammys telecast was supposed to be the coming-out party for the launch of the Las...
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Fallin'

This weekend, Alicia Keys will reprise her role as host of the Grammys (which, let's admit, she...
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Innovation on Stage

It was a number of years ago. I was presenting at a Tourism industry conference somewhere in the...
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Quotes That Make You Shake Your Head

Solvang CA was one of a handful of communities that severed their contract with their Destination...
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Key Takeaways from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020

The Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders in San Francisco In...
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Key Takeaways from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020

The Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders in San Francisco In...
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The End of Tourism as We Know It

Observers of the Destination Marketing sector watched in disbelief as forces within Sedona...
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Neil Peart

We had already posted last week's Music Friday offering when we received the sad news that Rush...
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