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    Hurricane Relief Efforts Continue

      The 2017 hurricane season may be over for the southern U.S., but many people are still reeling from the impact of this year’s major storms. As those who were affected by one of the worst Atlantic hurricane seasons on record continue to deal with the loss of lives, homes, jobs and related stress, a… Read more »

    Top 5 Tips for Golf Tournament Planners

    It’s official: more and more planners are seeing the value in having a tournament as part of their event. Golf pros and meeting professionals at prestigious golf venues across the South have some advice for planners who are curious about adding a tournament to their events. Here are some of the top pieces of advice… Read more »

    Using Music to Energize Corporate Presentations

    Executives, by and large, expect your presentation to be boring. It’s why they ask for the exec summaries up front––so if they have to zone off, they’re still covered. So how do you signal to them, right away, that yours is different? One of the easiest ways is also stunningly effective: play music. Whenever I… Read more »

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    Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort Re-opens

    PALM COAST, Fla. — The Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, re-opened in November following a 13-month restoration project. A ceremonial event, attended by golf, tourism and elected officials, featured a first tee foursome consisting of Lee Elder, the barrier-breaking, four-time PGA TOUR winner; Ivan Lendl, member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame; Brad Hauer, the resort’s director… Read more »

    Iconic Property Re-Opens

    DALLAS — The Statler, an iconic downtown Dallas hotel, recently opened as part of the Curio Collection by Hilton following a $255 million redevelopment. Originally opened in 1956 as one of Conrad Hilton’s first convention properties, The Statler is heralded as a pioneer hotel, bringing many firsts, such as elevator music, to the industry. “Today is a… Read more »

    Florida Keys Reopen to Visitors After Hurricane Irma

    Florida Keys Reopen to Visitors After Hurricane Irma

    The Florida Keys have reopened to visitors, exactly three weeks after Hurricane Irma impacted the island chain Sept. 10. Local officials chose Sunday, Oct. 1, as the official reopening date based on the speedy completion of significant infrastructure repairs, almost total restoration of utilities, and necessity of resuming the tourism-driven economy that employs about 50 percent of the Keys workforce.

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