The Incentive for Excellence

An Industry Blog on All Things SITE. Your one stop shop for chapter news, industry events, trends, and tips from the pros.

Young Leaders Give Back with the Beauty Bus Foundation

Young Leaders Give Back with the Beauty Bus Foundation

SITE Southern California Young Leaders worked alongside the Beauty Bus Foundation this week to help pack 600 gift bags for chronically or terminally ill men, women, and children. What a wonderful and inspiring opportunity to work with one of the three charities we highlighted at our 2014 Holiday Event.

SITE SoCal Young Leaders volunteer with Beauty Bus Foundation
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San Diego Food Bank Thanks You

Because of you and your generous donations to the San Diego Food Bank at the May 14th meeting, we were able to assist 174 people in need and we exceeded our goal of 200 lbs!

Together we are making our community a better place!

SITE SoCal Community Services / Charities Committee

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4 Technology Tips for Industry Professionals

Being in Business Development, I am consistently pushing myself and my team to come up with solid event management systems and innovative ideas to integrate technology into our everyday lives. One of our Core Values is Efficient Excellence and it’s important to us to stay on top of what’s going on in the world of technology. We consistently find websites and blogs, great smartphone apps, new ways to use social media, and systems that can streamline our processes.

So, based on my research and that of others, here are a few links that may just make your life a bit easier...

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My Journey in the Event World

My journey in the event world has really taken off since I have attended my first SITE meeting. It all started at San Diego State University - Extended Studies program for Meeting & Events in March 2014. I was highly interested in the incentive travel and destination management field of this industry. I have worked with many production companies and coordinators in my past, but I have never learned about incentive travel and destination management.

I decided to take Geraldine Gatehouse’s Incentive Travel course at SDSU, and from then on, I was enthralled. In the intro portion of her class she informed us of associations to better help students, as well as professionals, connect and network in the industry. I went to SITE’s webpage, found the next available meeting to attend, and registered as a student.

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Food & Beverage Trends

Food & Beverage Trends

At Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, we love to share the good things in life. And what is better than sharing conversation over delicious, mouth watering meals? We are super passionate about creating unique culinary experiences, both in our award winning restaurants, and in our banquet settings. We love to think outside the hotel box and into the foodie mindset.

Some of our latest trends? Ditch the chafing dishes! We have replaced them with beautiful Le Creuset pots to give that “homemade feel”. We let our food do the talking with minimalistic, elevated, displays and natural décor like succulents. We’ve evoked the prohibition era with mixoligists and craft cocktails.

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