Game On: Spaces for Sports-Themed Outings

Wisconsin sports fans are well known for their loyalty and game day exuberance, but even non-followers can find plenty of reasons to enjoy our revered teams and the impressive facilities they call home. Taking advantage of these unique venues for group gatherings is an excellent way to encourage learning, celebrating, and simply enjoying Wisconsin- style fun any time of the year. Lambeau Field, Road America, Miller Park, the Brewers Class A team Timber Rattlers baseball stadium in Appleton or the newest party perch at Madison’s Camp Randall Stadium—all have a lot to offer for corporate outings or family fun.  […]

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Real Racine

Scenic Settings: Wisconsin Harbor Towns

In size alone, Lake Michigan is impressive.  It’s the fifth largest lake in the world and the only one of the Great Lakes located entirely within U.S. boundaries. From the Illinois border to the tip of Door County, the towns and cities along Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan shore are rich repositories of history, culture, innovation, friendliness  and the occasional quirkiness, making each in its own way a first-rate choice for meetings or family outings.  […]

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Executive Dining: Impress Clients with a Private Space

At times during the hubbub of a large corporate event, company executives need to disengage and convene in a quieter setting where important issues can be pondered. If the setting is a private dining room with a touch of style, quietly away from the clamor but still close to the big event…that’s even better. […]

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Culebra Island

Trekking Beaches and Making Friends on Laid-back Culebra Island

Culebra is a tiny island, a mere speck on some maps, a dot off the east end of Puerto Rico that is barely visible from aloft when you fly from San Juan to other Caribbean islands.

I’ve probably not noticed it dozens of times as I’ve traversed the Caribbean, but recently I read a New York Times account about its spectacular beaches and offbeat population, and convinced my skeptical husband that Culebra (pronounced coo-LAY-bra) was worth a visit.

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It’s Time to Rethink Your Approach to Travel Procurement

It was a mid-morning break at a National Business Travel Association (NBTA) conference in Tampa, Florida, and I was comparing notes with Terri Payne, the director of corporate purchasing at GSI Commerce Inc., a global company with US headquarters in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Terri’s home base.

GSI, with over 5,000 employees worldwide, provides e-commerce and multichannel marketing solutions to some of the world’s leading brands—big names like Levi, Elizabeth Arden, NASCAR, Hewlett Packard, Zales, the NFL and NBA, Toys R Us and many more.

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Good food: Options before you board your flight

Toss out the phrase “airline food” and you’re likely to be confronted with groans, blank stares, or derisive comments about the half-ounce of pretzels and three ounces of diet pop that are standard fare on most flights up to three hours. Unless you’re flying up front, you’re better off considering other food sources before you board your flight. Here are a few suggestions that might tempt your taste buds:

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Luggage: Easing the hassle

Seasoned business travelers make every effort to travel lean, boarding flights with only carry-ons, but that’s not always possible, especially for extended-stay trips. Leisure travelers, too, might want to consider these emerging alternatives to the angst of waiting for bags at the luggage carousel or schlepping bags to a hotel after landing:

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Weight of Wisconsin

The Weight of Wisconsin

Most of us who call Wisconsin home can come up with a significant list of reasons why we love it here. Wisconsinites are friendly. The scenery is diverse and exceptional. Our cities are culturally and intellectually rich. We have big-city amenities without the big-city price tag. There is an almost endless variety of activities and experiences that are uniquely Wisconsin.

A meeting planner weighing Wisconsin’s benefits against other and better known destinations is likely to be more objective and analytical.

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