• IACC- Americas Presents Education Awards for Excellence

    POSTED June 10, 2013

IACC-Americas annual conference at Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL, IACC-Americas President, TJ Fimmano presented two major awards that honor significant contributions to IACC education.

Tom Cole, General Manager at the Arden Shisler Center in Ohio, was awarded the 2013 Pyramid Award. The Pyramid Award was established in 2000 to shine the spotlight on IACC members who show a true and long-lasting commitment to IACC education. Cole has served for many years on the IACC Quality Committee, the IACC Learning Network, and was a member of the IACC-Americas Board of Directors. Cole was presented with the IACC Award of Excellence in 2009.

Sean Anderson and Sean Sands have been awarded the IACC Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence was established in 2000 by the IACC-Americas Board of Directors to underscore IACC’s commitment to education and to give heightened recognition and visibility to those individuals who give their time, talent and resources to expand and enhance IACC’s educational offerings.

Anderson has been actively involved in the conference center industry and has played a significant role with the international Association of Conference Centers for more than 13 years and has served on the IACC-Americas Board of Directors since 2008. He currently serves as joint Vice President & Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the IACC-Americas chapter as well as serving on the IACC Global of Directors.

Sands is Corporate Director of Quality Assurance & General Manager at FLIK International and has been active on the IACC Annual Conference Planning Committee for the annual conference for three years. He hosted the IACC Thought Leaders’ Summit in 2010 and served on the IACC-Americas Board of Directors in 2011

Although several cities are opening up again, many offices are still enforcing work from home policies. As they did when Stay at Home first began, plenty of organizations are still offering webinars with insights on how to tackle the new normal. Gaining new knowledge is a great way to use extra time that might have been spent on a commute. 

Here at M+E, we’ll keep the following list updated, as some webinars are live and some are pre-recorded. Please email lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com to add more applicable webinars to the list.


As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.


With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, most people are working from home. Many are social distancing or quarantining with their children, who have transitioned to online classes. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, offices, stores and so much more have been temporarily shut down in many states, affecting daily life in the most unexpected of ways.