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Forecast for Group Travel into 2022 – Updated

Forecast for Group Travel into 2022 – Updated

Summary: Hotel closures on the horizon in Q1Airline travel increasingSlow vaccine rollout delaying widespread industry recoveryRegional events planned in 2021Group travel bookings starting for 2022 The travel and hospitality industries have been hit very hard through...

Anyone Can Be Creative – Here’s How!

Anyone Can Be Creative – Here’s How!

It’s Human Nature Creativity; it’s one of those traits you either think you possess or you don’t, right? But what is reality? According to a Forbes Councils Member contributor, creativity is for everyone! The author, Ben Plomion, talks about two kinds of creativity:...

Motivation Excellence Celebrates Back to Back Honors

Motivation Excellence Celebrates Back to Back Honors

It’s with great pleasure we announce being honored with the Best and Brightest Companies to work for® in the Nation distinction again in 2020! Motivation Excellence is one of 147 national winners among 1,300 applicants. We hold 2019 honors for this national category,...

Group Travel Forecast into 2022 – Plan Ahead Now

Group Travel Forecast into 2022 – Plan Ahead Now

There is no doubt the travel and hospitality industries have been hit very hard through the COVID-19 pandemic. The damage ranges from critical to dire, depending on the sector. The American Hotel and Lodging Association warned its industry is on “the brink of...

Being Inclusive Leads to a Better Business

Being Inclusive Leads to a Better Business

We all know that feeling of being left out, bullied, embarrassed or far worse. For some it ended in childhood, but for others it continues into adulthood.  It’s reported even bullies tend to be picked on by someone, thus learning the behavior they use to torment...

Put Your Safety Harnesses On – Innovation During a Pandemic

Put Your Safety Harnesses On – Innovation During a Pandemic

Image credit: Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash One of the hottest words in 2020 is innovate. Innovation is often born out of crisis and 2020 has been one whopper of a crisis! The “coronacoaster” is taking us all on quite the ride. Businesses most affected are looking...

Broad-minded Thinking: Is Your Mind Open for Business?

Broad-minded Thinking: Is Your Mind Open for Business?

Let me guess. You’re totally okay with changing your socks every day, but when it comes to changing your mind, it’s an uphill battle from the start? You’re not alone, but wanting to be more broad or open-minded already sets you up for positive change. And just like...

It’s Your Circus – Learn to Juggle

It’s Your Circus – Learn to Juggle

Header Image by Evan Clark That’s it, right? We’re all juggling daily. Between our professional responsibilities and personal accountabilities lies a litany of tasks, errands, desires and dreams to tend to as well. Honestly, there are days getting a shower and a...

Self-Care is Here to Stay

Self-Care is Here to Stay

The philosophy of self-care has been around for decades, but in the last two years, it’s truly taken off as a widely-accepted attribute to overall health and wellness. When I started writing this particular blog, I kept thinking back to our friends in the airline...

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Get to Know ME with Dave Bunge

Get to Know ME with Dave Bunge

Dave Bunge is celebrating an anniversary with Motivation Excellence this month! Read below and watch the video to learn some fun facts about our game-loving web developer. Anyone else out there broken the same bone multiple times? We’re glad you’re all healed now,...

Get to Know ME with Tina Roszak

Get to Know ME with Tina Roszak

We’re happy to give you a little inside peek at one of our Travel Program Managers, Tina Roszak! It’s teammates like Tina who make working at Motivation Excellence a happier place. Just don’t let her get you in her “sights” apparently. LOL. What’s your title and how...

Get to Know ME with Jayne Schmitt

Get to Know ME with Jayne Schmitt

We love to see when people evolve in their roles at Motivation Excellence. Jayne Schmitt is a perfect example of someone who started in one area and shifted as the company grew and changed. It’s also her anniversary month, so wish her a happy 26th year at ME! What’s...

Get to Know ME with Rebecca Steiner

Get to Know ME with Rebecca Steiner

Rebecca Steiner joined our team four years ago and has made a name for herself at Motivation Excellence! Read and see/hear more about her in our Get to Know ME blog and video chat. Then let her know if you want to learn how to water ski!...

Get to Know ME with Shannon O’ Shaughnessy

Get to Know ME with Shannon O’ Shaughnessy

Shannon O’ Shaughnessy is our Get to Know ME spotlight employee this month. It just so happens it’s her anniversary month working at Motivation Excellence! Shannon is a wizard with data and helping our clients set and track goals that tie back to a company’s bottom...

Get to Know ME with Pat Benninger

Get to Know ME with Pat Benninger

At Motivation Excellence, our fellow employees become our friends. In the case of someone like Pat Benninger, who has been at ME for more than 25 years, they also become mentors and trainers and when needed, a shoulder to cry on. We appreciate our team and love...

Get to Know ME with Josee Lunk

Get to Know ME with Josee Lunk

At Motivation Excellence, we take pride in our coworkers; not only their work ethic but also what makes them unique and shine as an individual. This month we’re featuring one of our newer team members, Josee Lunk! You can read and watch all about her in our most...

Get to Know ME – A Conversation with Debbie Potempa

Get to Know ME – A Conversation with Debbie Potempa

Debbie Potempa, our Purchasing Production Manager, has been with us for 23 years. She shares with us what makes working at Motivation Excellence so special, how helping others keeps her motivated, and the one thing that always makes her laugh.

Welcome to Our Team, Rebecca!

Welcome to Our Team, Rebecca!

In late June, we warmly welcomed a new team member to the Motivation Excellence family. Below is the press release announcing our newest Business Development Director, Rebecca Steiner. Rebecca Steiner has been hired by Motivation Excellence, Inc., an engagement and...

Employee Spotlight: Jen

Each month we will be highlighting one of our amazing employees. We’ll ask them some work-related questions and also some not-so-work-related questions – hopefully, you’ll be able to see why we think we’ve got the best people around. Today, our spotlight is on Jen...

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The Reemergence of Group Travel and Meetings

The Reemergence of Group Travel and Meetings

We had a great conversation with our friends at Teneo Hospitality Group regarding the reemergence of group travel and meetings. A new word may even have been coined: Travelutionary! You can check it out for yourself now.

COVID 19 Recovery Plan, Part 2

COVID 19 Recovery Plan, Part 2

If you'd like to see a replay of our live webinar, please complete the form to gain access. It's only 30 minutes and filled with useful discussions about the future of meetings and incentive travel.

COVID 19 Recovery Plan, Part 1

COVID 19 Recovery Plan, Part 1

If you'd like to see a replay of our live webinar, please complete the form to gain access. It's only 30 minutes and filled with useful discussions about the future of meetings and incentive travel.

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