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Partner Spotlight: Halmyre

Event Garde partners with experts we trust to deliver the best. We draw upon the expertise of respected industry leaders to ensure your project gets the talent and attention it deserves. You can learn about more about all of Event Garde's partners here

Halmyre provides marketing strategy consultancy sparking growth for associations.

LEARN: Share with us something interesting you've learned in the last year.

Pandemic really brought to light that life is meant to live, and not only work.

NETWORK: What is your go-to networking tip or trick?

Laugh, smile, engage.  Link with someone who can be your "home base".

TRANSFER: What is your best advice for helping yourself or others apply new knowledge to the workplace?

Open communication and collaboration are key to applying new knowledge.  Always ask questions.

RESOURCE: Please share with us a resource and why you can’t live without it.

I hate to say this, but my phone.

JUST FOR FUN: What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Travelling again.

To learn more about Halmyre visit their website  You can also connect with Kris Knox, Halmyre's Director of Client Partnerships  directly via email at

Innovating Attendee Experiences Despite the Ongoing Pandemic

To ignite some creative thinking among your team, here are just some innovation bright spots to elevate the attendee experience that Aaron has experienced first-hand that you might consider adapting and adopting for those in-person meetings and events on your horizon. 

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Should I Sunset My Program?

Dr. Michael Tatonetti walks through a High-Low exercise that your team can use to quickly determine the value of individual member benefits (or any product your association offers) has for your members.

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By: Aaron Wolowiec | Oct, 1 2021

10 Hotel Challenges to Overcome During Your Next Event

Having attended, planned and facilitated a number of in-person meetings over the last couple of months, following are 10 hotel challenges Aaron experienced that you should be aware of and plan to overcome as you work on fall and winter events.

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By: Walt Phillips | Sep, 24 2021

7 Practical Ways to Design a Better Association Strategy

Strategic planning is one of the most important but intimidating parts of association work. The extent to which your association achieves your goals, and how quickly, depends in large part upon the thoroughness of your strategic plan. There are many factors to consider when designing a calculated association strategy that can guide your association in the short, medium and long term. Here’s advice for thoughtfully assembling a better association strategic plan.

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11 Safe Meeting Observations from the Front Line

Having recently planned and facilitated a number of in-person meetings and events for a variety of clients and industries, Aaron Wolowiec shares 11 stand-out observations for keeping your members and attendees both safe and comfortable.

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Gardian of the Month: Steven Stout

Steven Stout, Executive Director for the Texas Society of Association Executives. is our Gardian of the Month.

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