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JUL 2017

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Kelly Tyner 866-356-5128 kelly@grouptravelleader.com SMALL MARKET MEETINGS is published monthly by Pioneer Publishing, Inc., 301 E. High St., Lexington, K Y 40507, and is distributed free of charge to qualified meeting planners who plan meetings in small and medium size towns and cities. All other meeting industr y suppliers, including hotels, conference centers, convention centers, destinations, transpor tation companies, restaurants and other meeting industr y-related companies may subscribe by sending a check for $39 for one year to: Small Market Meetings, Circulation Depar tment, 301 East High St., Lexington, K Y 40507. Phone (866) 356-5128 (toll-free) or (859) 225-1452. Fax: (859) 253-0499. Copyright SMALL MARKET MEETINGS, Inc. All rights reser ved. Reproduction of editorial or graphic content in any manner without the written consent of the publisher is prohibited. MAC T. LACY P UBLISHER /P ARTNER maclacy@grouptravelleader.com HERBERT SPARROW E XECUTIVE E DITOR /P ARTNER hsparrow@grouptravelleader.com BRIAN JEWELL E DITOR brianj@grouptravelleader.com DAVID BROWN A RT D IRECTOR production@smallmarketmeetings.com STACEY BOWMAN A CCOUNT M ANAGER sales@smallmarketmeetings.com KELLY TYNER A CCOUNT M ANAGER sales@smallmarketmeetings.com SAVANNAH OSBOURN S TAFF WRITER CHRISTINE CLOUGH C OPY EDITOR RENA BAER P ROOFREADER www.smallmarketmeetings.com For Sales Call July 2017 Volume 18 Issue 7 Using Tech in Meetings These developments go beyond simple event apps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Convention Center Updates New and expanded venues mean more options for meetings. . . . . . . .20 Meet Kansas' Capital Topeka is an ideal small city for meetings in the Midwest. . . . . . . . . . . 26 Northern Kentucky's Appeal New attractions and a variety of venues draw events to Kentucky's Cincinnati suburbs. . . . .30 320 Guest Ranch Catch the Montana spirit at this Big Sky Country resort. . . . . . . .36 Illinois Meeting Guide Discover the unique venues and college towns of the Prairie State. . . . . . 38 20 30 15 On the cover: Visitors enjoy the beer garden at Hofbrauhaus in Newport, Kentucky. Photo by John Lair, courtesy Meet NKY Courtesy Pathable By Vivian Hsu, courtesy Meydenbauer Center Courtesy Meet NKY

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