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The fridge is not your enemy

By Audrey Thomas, CSP, Organized Audrey

 

After dreaming about what it would be like to work from home, avoiding a stressful commute, you have now discovered that dream is a nightmare. We recently polled more than 1,000 people who are new to working from home. They listed distractions and loss of productivity as two of their biggest challenges. Their comments included:

 

  • All I do is eat!
  • It’s taking me longer to get my work done.
  • I can’t get my spouse/kids to realize I still have a job to do.
  • I miss my team
    members...

 

First of all, recognize that the distractions you face today are not the same you faced in your office. You may now have kids, pets, and housework all vying for your attention.

 

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A Milanese DMC Experience

By TERRAEVENTS Italy, a DMC Network Company

 

Earlier this year, our partners TERRAEVENTS Italy extended a warm Italian welcome to the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) when they came to Milan, one of Italy’s most cosmopolitan and vibrant cities.  Home to extraordinary gothic architecture, masterpieces by Da Vinci, side by side with world class shopping and modern design – this destination really offers something for everyone.

 

The below is a flavor of what the IRF board experienced while in Milan – we hope that this inspire’s your next trip to this wonderful city – TERRAEVENTS Italy will be ready for you!

 

Milan’s trams have been an iconic presence in the city since 1876 – so all on board to enjoy a tour of visual delights and curiosities....

 

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Passions Behind The People

Lauren Manuel, DeSilva Meeting Consultants, a DMC Network Company in Hawai’i

 

The memory...

A full moon, sitting at the Mauna Lani Resort at an event called, “Twilight at Kalahuipua’a” when my friend asked me to get up and dance a hula for the Hawaiian style “talk story” event for 200+ people.  I got up, danced a hula and when it ended, my boyfriend got up on stage and asked me to marry him.  My friends sang our first song and we danced with 100 other couples under the moonlight, ocean front at the very spot we were married.

 

The time of day...

Just after sunset at the beach…when the coconut trees cast a shadow on the ocean and the sky above Mauna Kea Mountain behind you is painted in purple and pink.

 

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Going Vegan, Staying Vegan... and Staying Sane

By Aideen O’Keeffe, Marketing Assistant at SoolNua

 

My meat free journey began at the age of 12 when I became vegetarian. For my 21st birthday, I decided to challenge myself and adopt a vegan diet and lifestyle. The idea of merely eating vegetables and fruit terrified me. A life without milk and cheese, now that is scary. I am four years into my wonderful vegan journey and I have never felt better.

 

At 21, little did I know that the decision to go vegan would be the most transformative and profound move of my life. Since adopting a vegan diet - I am the happiest and healthiest I have ever been, my energy levels are sky high, and I rarely get sick anymore...

 

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Miso Broiled Pacific Northwest Fish

By Robert Hartner, Chef

 

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Salmon, Black Cod (Butterfish,) or Halibut fillets, 6 oz portions
    • 1 cup Miso marinade
    • 2 tbsp Soy sauce, low sodium
    • 1/2 cup Red miso paste
    • 1/4 cup Sugar
    • 1/4 cup Mirin or Sake
    • 1/2 Tbsp Garlic, minced
    • 1/2 Tbsp Ginger, minced
  • 1 each Scallions, white part, minced
  • Garnish options:
    • julienne: carrots
    • bell peppers
    • cucumber
    • pickled ginger
    • bean sprouts
    • sliced scallion tops – green part
    • chopped cilantro

 

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DMC / 30th Anniversary

By The CE Group, a DMC Network Company

 

In the 30th year of business for The CE Group, Inc., our DMC team started off 2020 with some incredible experiences. Within a span of just 9 weeks, The CE DMC team oversaw 55 programs for 10 clients, entertained 2,633 visitors to San Antonio, cultivated 14 entertainment experiences, sourced 29 live animals and facilitated 263 river barge rides. What an incredible way to kick off the new year and this milestone anniversary!

 

The way our small and mighty team came together to service these programs was a testament to our strength as a collective effort. To start the year off we implemented traditional DMC services like offsite events and airport transfers...

 

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See the latest industry news and announcements from the DMC Network.

  • PRESS RELEASES         

    April 14, 2020

    With CoVid19 having changed the current face of the meetings, events and incentives industry recently, the DMC Network decided to look at ways to continue to showcase the partners and destinations that are a part of the family, while giving industry partners information on topics that are relevant to them during this period of isolation.  The ‘DMCN Comes Home’ series was born!

    > See press release

    February 25, 2020

    Nicholas Zazzera, former Senior Account Executive at DECO Productions, Inc., has been appointed as President, effective immediately. In his new role, Nicholas will spearhead the company’s strategic growth plans while ensuring client satisfaction working with and through the highly talented DECO Team and industry partners.

    > See press release

    February 15, 2020

    The DMC Network is proud to announce that their partners have been honored with awards in 7 categories at this year’s ADMEI Awards Gala. The ceremony took place at the Sheraton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Saturday February 1st and recognized Destination Management companies within the categories of Excellence, Achievement and Recognition...

    > See press release

    January 9, 2020

    The DMC Network is delighted to announce Global Russia DMC & PCO as the newest Preferred Partner to the DMC Network family. This latest addition continues the DMC Network’s commitment to global expansion in 2020.

    > See press release

    December 12, 2019

    The DMC Network is thrilled to announce that eleven of its partners have been chosen as the 2020 ADMEI Achievement Awards Finalists this year, for a total of eighteen awards. Appearing throughout the categories of Achievement, Excellence and Recognition; many DMC Network partners have been showcased this year.

    > See press release

    October 2, 2019

    The DMC Network is thrilled to announce that eleven of its partners have been chosen as the 2020 ADMEI Achievement Awards Finalists this year, for a total of eighteen awards.

    > See press release

    October 31, 2018

    The DMC Network is delighted to announce that it has partnered with ECPAT-USA, the leading anti-child trafficking organization in the United States.

    > See press release

    October 01, 2019

    The DMC Network is delighted to announce that Event Experience has joined the DMC Network as an Affiliate Partner.

    Event Experience is a Seattle-based DMC and event production company with a recording and editing studio, an audio visual department, logistical resources, and creative planning teams.

    > See press release

    September 16, 2019

    Last week saw The DMC Network’s Annual Talent Search taking place on the Tuesday evening of IMEX America.  This was the company’s 7th year hosting the event in Las Vegas, firmly solidifying it in the trade show calendars of client and industry partners globally.

    > See press release

    September 03, 2019

    The DMC Network is excited to announce that Signature DMC has joined the DMC Network as an Affiliate Partner.

    Headquartered in Buenos Aires, Signature DMC has been creating bespoke incentive experiences throughout Argentina since 2003

    > See press release

    August 29, 2019

    The DMC Network is delighted to announce that ECO Destination Management Services has joined the DMC Network as a Preferred Partner. ECO DMS is a full service destination management company in the Dutch Caribbean in operation for over 31 years.

    > See press release

    August 21, 2019

    Newport Hospitality, Inc. was recently awarded two prestigious Esprit Awards by the International Live Events Association (ILEA) - Best Meeting/Conference Program (Over $500,000 USD) and Best ILEA Team Effort (Over $150,000 USD).

    > See press release

    July 30, 2019

    The DMC Network is thrilled to announce that TERRAEVENTS France has joined the DMC Network as an Affiliate Partner.

    Based in Paris and covering Central and Northern France, this office is the latest addition to TERRAEVENTS’ expanding European portfolio.

    > See press release

    July 23, 2019

    The DMC Network is delighted to announce that Destination South Meetings + Events has opened a coastal division. Based in Charleston, this affiliate is the latest addition to Destination South’s portfolio and will be representing the DMC Network throughout the state of South Carolina and Georgia.

    > See press release

    July 02, 2019

    Last week, Park City and Summit Events, a DMC Network Company, welcomed the 2019 DMC Network Annual Exchange, with 125 industry and media professionals and from all over the globe.

    > See press release

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