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State of the State: The Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel and Tourism is Coming Soon

Hello readers, It’s that time of year again—when the whole state gathers for the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel and Tourism. This year’s event will focus on “The Power of People and Travel” and will be held in Springfield, March 19–22. Registration is now open, and with all these special details to look forward to, reserve your spot now before spots fill up.

The Speakers

Featured guests will include…

Tips From a Pro for Writing the Perfect Toast

There is art to giving a toast at an event. It has to be conscientious, poignant and funny (if appropriate) and mesh with the overall theme of the evening. To learn how to strike this delicate balance, we spoke with Lynn Gaertner-Johnston, business writer, writing coach and founder of Syntax Training, a business-writing training company. Gaertner-Johnson has helped clients such as Microsoft, REI and Port of Seattle perfect their writing skills. Here are her toast-writing tips.

Must-Have Apps for Planners

The National Conference Center, one of the largest meeting and training facilities in the country, compiled a list of the top meeting and event planning apps by combing through all those offered and chatting with industry professionals. Below are their results.

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