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Febuary 2017 Volume 18 Issue 2
Creative Fundraising Ideas
Go beyond the silent auction with these modern fundraising techniques.
Adult Sports Destinations
Consider these cities when planning tournaments for adult sports groups.
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Get to Know Grand Rapids
This western Michigan city is on the rise and hungry for group business. . . .26
The Gem of New England
Newport, Rhode Island, brings a quaint, coastal feel to meetings.
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The Lodge at Deadwood
This resort property showcases the best of the Black Hills.
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Southern Meeting Guide
Discover historic sites, waterfront venues and suburban
destinations that are great for small meetings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
On the cover:
Gorgeous homes overlooking the Atlantic Coast are a hall-
mark of Newport, Rhode Island. Photo by Denis Tangney, Jr.
Courtesy Experience Grand Rapids
Courtesy Visit Muskegon
Courtesy Visit Spokane