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NEWS UPDATE 9 Swine Flu Nothing to Sneeze About 11 Planners Share Global Fear of Layoffs 13 Industry Events Calendar THE GREENBRIER GETS A NEW LEASE ON LIFE T Maritz’s portfolio now includes Maritz LIVE: Local Interactive Virtual Events Maritz Goes Virtual ut of adversity is born innovation and new ideas,” said Dennis Hummel, president and COO of Maritz, at an unveiling of the company’s newest product: Maritz LIVE (Local Interactive Virtual Events). Maritz is now offering a suite of virtual services to its vast portfolio. In light of challenges facing the meetings and incentives industry, Maritz has partnered with VELOCITY Broadcasting, the largest, high-definition broadcasting he Greenbrier resort, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, will not be going away anytime soon. The Justice Family Group purchased The Greenbrier resort and 80 percent of the Greenbrier Sporting Club by acquiring stock from The Greenbrier’s holding company. “I am very excited to become part of one of Greenbrier is uniquely ‘West Virginian,’ and I look forward to working with the team to build on its legacy.” Justice also said that he wants to give the resort a new beginning, part of which included dismissing the bankruptcy filed in March. “We are going to take a longterm view by focusing on reclaiming our “O network in North America, to offer immersive high-definition satellite broadcast events. This collaborative approach features complete event management services from planning and creative consultation to production and post-event evaluation, for turnkey execution. Custom-created live television broadcasts combined with interactive technology are featured in private dining rooms equipped with VELOCITY continued on page 13 America’s finest traditions,” said Jim Justice, a West Virginia businessman, in a statement. “The five-star status and making the right investments for future growth,” he said. —Kassia Shishkoff 8 I SM I June 2009 I

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Successful Meetings - June 2009

Successful Meetings - June 2009
Editor's Letter
Maritz Goes Virtual
Management Matters
Food & Beverage
Incentive Insights
Roger Dow Leads the Troops
Life Goes On
The Good Life
Las Vegas Supplement
California Supplement

Successful Meetings - June 2009