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 Dolce International & Successful Meetings Co-Sponsor 
Step By Step Meeting Planning Seminars
 
MONTVALE, NEW JERSEY (May 3, 1999). – Leading conference center company Dolce International and Successful Meetings are co-sponsoring the Step By Step meeting planning seminar series. Facilitated by renowned meeting professionals Joan Eisenstodt and James Daggett, CAE, CMP, Step By Step Seminars offer valuable training and insight into key meeting planner issues including site inspections, the legalities and liabilities of planning meetings, negotiating meeting contracts, Internet resources for the meeting planning industry, and the latest in meeting technology. The seminars are in their seventh consecutive year.

Explains Dolce International Chairman & CEO Andy Dolce, “Throughout corporate America we hear daily about the need for continuing education. Nowhere is that need more prevalent than in the meetings industry. The Step By Step seminar series is designed to help meeting planners bring added value to their jobs and companies by providing them with the tools necessary to plan better, more productive meetings.”
 
Continues Dolce International Director of Customer Education, Andrea Dolce-Singer, “The strength of the Step By Step seminar series lies in the experience and knowledge of its faculty.” Joan Eisenstodt, founder of Washington DC-based Eisenstodt Associates, has worked in the meetings industry for over 25 years. A dynamic speaker and industry advocate, Eisenstodt has been named one of Meetings News’ “25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry” for four consecutive years. In addition, she was honored with one of the first Pacesetter Awards from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) in 1995. James Daggett, founder of Chicago-based meetings management and consulting firm JR Daggett & Associates, Ltd., is a recognized authority and trainer on meetings related topics including adult learning and continuing education, meetings management, technology in the meetings industry, budgeting and finance, and disaster and contingency planning. He is also a recipient the HSMAI Pacesetter Award.

Register for Step By Step seminars by calling (312) 587-7468. The full two-day seminar is available for just $269 or attend one day for $169. The 1999 schedule is as follows:

  • May 13-14  Tarrytown House, A Dolce Conference Hotel Westchester County, NY
  • May 26-27  Hamilton Park, A Dolce Conference Hotel Morris County, NJ
  • June 14-15  Oak Brook Hills, A Dolce Conference Resort Chicago, IL 
  • August 11-12  Hamilton Park, A Dolce Conference Hotel Morris County, NJ
  • October 4-5  Oak Brook Hills, A Dolce Conference Resort  Chicago, IL 
  • October 14-15  The Heritage, A Dolce Conference Resort Southbury, CT
  • November 1-2  Skamania Lodge, A Dolce Conference Resort Stevenson, WA
  • November 15-16  Lakeway Inn, A Dolce Conference Resort Austin, TX
  • December 2-3 Spencer Hall, Richard Ivey School of Business, A Dolce Conference Center London, Ontario, Canada
Dolce International, the global leader in learning through meetings and leisure, represents a growing portfolio of conference hotels,  conference resorts, and private/corporate centers in the United States, Canada and Europe. 
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Contact:
Jennifer H. McDonough
Director, Public Relations
Phone: (201) 505-5909 
Fax:  (201) 307-8837
E-mail: jennifer.mcdonough@dolce.com
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Also See: Hotel de Fregate (France) Purchased by Dolce/AEW Partnership / Jan 1998 
Mixing Business With Pleasure: The Fine Art of Business Entertaining / Jan 1999 
Hyatt Introduces Five Components to its Customer Care Initiative / March 1999 

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