January 2013

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Meeting planners will save time planning meetings and special events in Wisconsin with the new, free online Event Site Quotes tool at WisconsinLodging.org. This tool allows casual and professional meeting planners the opportunity to enter in all their event site requirements, and automatically distribute their quote request to lodging properties and convention centers around the state, or just in a select area.

Properties able to accommodate the meeting or event details will reply directly to the planner with a competitive quote for the meeting or event.

The easy-to-use Event Site Quotes tool will allow planners to specify:

  • Function space needs
  • Food & beverage needs
  • Sleeping rooms needs
  • Audio/visual needs

By using Event Site Quotes, meeting & event planners will:

  • Outline meeting or event space needs and deadlines just once
  • Save time checking availability of function space AND sleeping rooms at multiple venues
  • Reach more potential sites in Wisconsin than any other resource
  • Select one or many areas in the state

Save time planning your next event – visit Event Site Quotes to get started today!

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The Milwaukee Business Journal has named the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association as one of the top 25 largest state associations. The list is ranked by the number of members in Wisconsin (ties are broken alphabetically). WH&LA is ranked #25, and was ranked #24 last year.

The top five associations include:

1. Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation
2. State Bar of Wisconsin
3. Wisconsin Realtors Association
4. Wisconsin Medical Society
5. Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants

The complete list can be found at milwaukee.bizjournals.com.

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While the AH&LA Stars of the Industry employee nominations are only open to the WH&LA award winners that were honored at our Wisconsin Lodging Conference, there are many Lodging Property Achievement Awards that you may submit nominations direct to AH&LA for.  Visit http://www.ahla.com/Stars/ to review information regarding the various award categories and to submit your information. The deadline to submit your nomination is February 15, 2013.

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