Industry

Announcing The Stella Awards, Recognizing Excellence in Meetings and Events

April 27, 2017

The Stella Awards consolidate Meetings & Conventions' Gold Awards and Successful Meetings' Pinnacle Awards into a new, comprehensive program.

Networking and Education Abound at the 2017 SITE Summit

by Alex Palmer | April 10, 2017

This year's SITE Incentive Summit Americas, in Vail, CO, brought together 90 hosted buyers and suppliers.

10 Incentive Travel Facts You Should Know

by Leo Jakobson | April 07, 2017
The Incentive Research Foundation offers insight into incentive programs.

Paramax "Likes" Social Recognition

by Leo Jakobson | April 05, 2017
The incentive firm has released a new engagement and recognition platform with social media tools.

Northstar Travel Group Acquires Industry-Leading Sports, Events and Meetings Platforms From Schneider Publishing

April 04, 2017
The deal includes the TEAMS Conference + Expo and Meetings Quest conferences, and the publications SportsTravel and Association News.

SMU International Education Promotes Global Understanding

by Vincent Alonzo | March 16, 2017

Meeting planners, incentive planners, and tourist boards from all over the world gathered in New York City this month for Northstar Meetings Group's SMU International.

The Current State of Corporate Social Responsibility (Video)

by Leo Jakobson | February 16, 2017
CSR is popular in incentive programs, but it is not the same old "paint-a-school" activity anymore.

Report Ranks Top 'Employment Brands'

by Alex Palmer | February 16, 2017
General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, and AT&T earn top marks.

Weede: Innovative People Strategies Will Not Go Forward Following USMotivation Closure

by Alex Palmer | February 14, 2017
"Starting something new would not replace the old," Weede said.

Maritz Launches LoyaltyNext Gift Portal

by Leo Jakobson | February 09, 2017
Maritz Motivation Solutions' LoyaltyNext Gift Portal  steps away from the "Do Something and Get a Reward" model.

Michael C. Fina Recognition Sale Shows an Expanding Incentive Industry

by Leo Jakobson | February 09, 2017
A major promotional products distributor's purchase of a leading incentive firm shows attempts to expand the incentive market are succeeding.

Anger, Confusion in Wake of USMotivation's Sudden Shutdown

by Leo Jakobson | February 09, 2017
CEO and co-owner promises answers after an investigation, former president responds to angry former employees.