Creating Unique Experiences Around the World with Sandy Joyce, Head of Global Event Marketing at Discover

How do you create an entirely unique experience for some of the most well-traveled people in the world?  When most people think of a corporate job, cubicles and blinding hours of computer screen work come to mind.  But Sandy Joyce has shown that while it can be challenging, some corporate jobs might be the most … More Creating Unique Experiences Around the World with Sandy Joyce, Head of Global Event Marketing at Discover

Halloween & Entertainment Costume and Mask Design with Zagone Studios

Everyone knows Spirit Halloween, Party City, and local spots Fantasy Costumes and Chicago Costume, but did you know a local, Chicago staple is the company that provides them along with theater and movies companies with their masks and costumes?  As a planner it’s all about who you know, and for Halloween it’s no different.  To … More Halloween & Entertainment Costume and Mask Design with Zagone Studios

Destination Planning for the Future with Bethanie DeRose

In the vast industry of events, there are so many roles that many of us don’t think about.  They may be under the radar, or incredibly specific.  For planners, many discussions include what goes into the event, how do we make the best use of space, transportation, logistics, etc., and then for others, there is … More Destination Planning for the Future with Bethanie DeRose

Best in the Game: What it Takes to be a Professional Photographer, with Dan Merlo

MerloMedia.com | 773-859-9999 | INFO@MERLOMEDIA.COM | LinkedIn – Dan Merlo | Instagram @MerloMedia In the age of Instagram, it may feel like everyone is a photographer, but when deciding who to hire, it’s about more than just an eye-catching picture.  If you’ve been to any of Chicago Planner Magazine’s events, you may have seen a stealthy, … More Best in the Game: What it Takes to be a Professional Photographer, with Dan Merlo

Virtual Event Feature: 2021 Walgreens Virtual Leader Meeting

Event Overview Event dates: August 30-31, 2021 Event Purpose: Internal Leadership Meeting Attendee Count: 2,000 Virtual Platform Used: Zoom A/V Partner: Resolution Digital Studios Event Summary: More than 2,000 Walgreens team members joined the 2021 Walgreens Virtual Leader meeting that was broadcast from Resolution Digital Studios in Chicago. John Standley, Walgreens president, hosted the two-day … More Virtual Event Feature: 2021 Walgreens Virtual Leader Meeting

From Punishment to Professional: Michelle Dallas Has Become the Queen of Chicago Event Planners

How do you know you’re one of the best planners in Chicago?  When everyone knows who you are.   I sat down with Michelle Dallas, events industry powerhouse, who told me she believes it’s important to recognize all of those who work hard in our industry, and that her goal is to be a helpful resource … More From Punishment to Professional: Michelle Dallas Has Become the Queen of Chicago Event Planners

Questions Every Planner Needs to Ask the Venue

When putting together a live event, there are necessary questions that every event planner should be prepared to ask. While they may seem obvious, it’s surprising how many little details can easily get missed.  Don’t be left scrambling – these topics will help your event be well-organized and seamless. Audio/Visual A/V has a huge range – … More Questions Every Planner Needs to Ask the Venue