A Full-Service DMC Based In Las Vegas That Can Assist With… Everything

Beyond by Bonotel  www.beyondbybonotel.com       

Going to Las Vegas and need some local advice to figure out what’s possible? Beyond by Bonotel is a full-service DMC based in Las Vegas that can assist with… everything. Think of them as a Concierge Service… they do both groups and individual itineraries. They know everyone. Hotels, Nightclubs, Pool Parties, Dining, Golf, Shows, Entertainment, Team-Building, Transportation… I think I said they do everything and know everyone. Give them a call.

 

 Beyond Bonotel a premier las vegas coporate events planner

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

tinyB is a family-owned business in San Francisco specializing in brigadeiros, Brazilian chocolate truffles

 brazilian chocolate corporate gifts and team building chocolate events

tinyB Chocolates  https://www.tinybchocolate.com/

tinyB is a family-owned business in San Francisco specializing in brigadeiros, Brazilian chocolate truffles that are the country's national dessert. They're made fresh, are gluten-free, with no preservatives and are good, really good. tinyB offers branded business gifts with handwritten notes and drop shipping. They also create unique chocolate-making team building experiences for groups of 15 to 150 anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mmmm. Did I remember to say that the chocolates are really good?

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

For the personalized wow factor in the world of gifts and amenities, Bliss and Bale specializes in premium gifts

 Premium Corporate Gifts

Premium Corporate Gifts

Bliss & Bale  https://www.blissandbale.com/

For the personalized wow factor in the world of gifts and amenities, B&B specializes in premium gifts that are “beautifully made, thoughtfully packaged and visually stunning” (their marketing words but true). Packaged to perfection, and accompanied by a hand-written note, each and every box is a gift to be remembered. 

Bliss & Bale is trusted by their clients to keep up with the latest trends, while sourcing the best products and brands from around the world. Not mass market stuff. In other words, they don’t mess around. If you have some high-end recipients, ask for a proposal.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

Over 20 years in the biz, Mindy and friends provide solutions for your client branded gifts, awards, apparel/uniforms, decorations, and trade show booth needs

 creative Marketing, branded corporate gifts

AIA Moss Marketing aiamossmarketing.com/

Bay Area based Moss Marketing Agency is Mindy Moss. The reason I say it that way is that although Mindy has great people working for her, Mindy is one of those people you want to give your business too because you know she will not stop until you get what you want so you will want more and everyone is happy. With over 20 years in the biz, Mindy and friends provide solutions for your client branded gifts, awards, apparel/uniforms, decorations, and trade show booth needs, (essentially everything) I never know who certifies or ranks anyone, anywhere, but… Moss Marketing is certified and ranked in the top ten of the promotional products and travel industries. You can contact her and ask her what that means. :)

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

Jack Nadel International (JNI) has been in the branded merchandise biz for over 65 years

 branded promotional corporate gifts

Jack Nadel, Inc.  https://www.nadel.com/

Jack Nadel International (JNI) has been in the branded merchandise biz for over 65 years.  They are big and successful for a reason. They help extend your brand through promotional products, printing, direct mail, online-marketing, event support, and other “things”.

They have 26 offices around the world so they have that buying power thing going for them too.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

These super nice folks know what they are doing (and everything there is to know about Sonoma County).

Sonoma County Tourism https://www.sonomacounty.com/

These super nice folks know what they are doing (and everything there is to know about Sonoma County). They can help you find the perfect lodging, venue, supplier… and just tell you the truth about what they think will work for your group and what won’t. Call them first.

Like I said… We had 36 hours and Sonoma County is big, really big, and offers a zillion more things than I just told you about. I will put this in our web site’s Library and keep adding things to it as we go. It’s my job. :)

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

A different meeting and/or event venue in or around Dublin

 airfield estate barn - ireland

Ireland is one of those places I would go back to again and again. Some of the nicest people I have ever met (and you also want them on your side in a bar fight). I could write pages and pages, BUT… for now, I had asked my DMC friend, Derek Wallace with the Wallace Travel Group (http://www.wallacetravelgroup.ie/), to give me an idea about a “different” meeting and/or event venue in or around Dublin. He recommended…

 Airfield estate - ireland - wallace travel group

Airfield Estate is a charitable organization with a 38-acre working farm just outside Dublin. It’s a meeting venue with a difference – It’s truly the Ireland that most foreign visitors never get to experience.

Imagine holding your meeting in a barn (I mean, a barn designed for meetings) with views of open green (as in Ireland) fields. During your coffee break you can wander in the farmyard and pet a Jersey calf and afterwards, for a team building activity – there is churning your own butter and baking your own brown bread from home grown ingredients sourced on the farm. And other farm stuff.  

Airfield also offers Corporate Social Responsibility options for your attendees (it’s a registered charity).  The Learning through teamwork thing.

Next time I’ll tell you about Derek taking me to the Jameson Distillery for a whisky tasting. As far as I remember, it was another Learning through Teamwork thing. Or maybe that was at the Guinness Brewery. Have to check my notes.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

I really loved my experiences in Costa Rica

 Great adventure in costa rica let costaricadmc.com plan a great event for you.

I really loved my experiences in Costa Rica. It has everything a planner could want, plus lots of “critters” (I like critters) and great photo opportunities (I like photo opportunities). I asked Mauricio Arevalo (a really nice guy) with Costa Rica DMC (costaricadmc.com) to suggest an event for a group that has limited time to really explore the amazing diversity that is Costa Rica. He suggested…

Using four helicopters with a capacity of 6 passengers each, they are able to move 24 passengers every two hours with a maximum of two groups per day . The pick-up point depends on where you are staying so the order of the sights may change, but includes the Pacific Coast, the northern Plains, Arenal Lake, the town of La Fortuna and its magnificent waterfall, followed by Arenal volcano, the Monteverde Cloud Forest, and a stop in the Arenal Reserve.

 map of costa rica great for meetings and adventure

The Monterey CVB (they do Carmel too)

The Monterey CVB (they do Carmel too)

This is what I said when I wrote about the CVB in the New Monterey article… it applies to Carmel etc. as well)The MCCVB team will match your needs to hotel and resort options that include 200 properties and nearly 12,000 guest rooms. Like all of the best CVBs, they save you time by providing complimentary services as the liaison between your group and their member hotels, offering visitor services and registration staff. And one other thing about them… they are really good at what they do. www.seemonterey.com

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The Napa (not just the town) CVB

napa-valley-map

The Napa CVB team will match your needs to hotel and resort options that include properties and nearly guest rooms. Like all of the best CVBs, they save you time by providing complimentary services as the liaison between your group and their member hotels, offering visitor services and registration staff. And one other thing about them… they are really good at what they do. https://www.visitnapavalley.com/

Visit SLO CAL San Luis Obispo County

Visit SloCal

SloCal, get it. It’s San Luis Obispo County (SLO Cal) CVB, but Slow Cal, like you can slow down and enjoy life… the cowboy and connoisseur thing. Clever. For help with finding some other ideas, go to www.slocal.com. They want to help.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

Breakaway Tours DMC - Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Wine Country

Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Wine Country they’ve been doing it there for 22 years. They know everyone They are really nice. Want to have a dinner in a winery, or at Hearst Castle, or do tours, tastings… need transportation, team building… creativity… they have a great reputation and so… check them out. www.breakaway-tours.com

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

Feastly, Meeting and event planners can coordinate the chef, venue and menu...

THIS IS A GOOD IDEA SO I AM WRITING ABOUT IT

At the risk of great embarrassment by me saying I just stumbled upon this by accident and everyone else saying, “what, you are only just hearing about this now?”, I want to tell you about eatfeastly.com. You are one of the other three people who have also been missing out? Here goes…

Some background… I live on Russian Hill in San Francisco (to paraphrase Salvador Dali, the best neighborhood in the best city in the world). My wife was walking past our recently defunct corner café and noticed someone working inside. One of the infinite number of reasons I love her is she will talk to anybody about anything, anytime. She went in and asked what was going on and was told that our neighborhood would be the site of the next Feastly. And so...

To be clear, they are not restaurants.

To paraphrase them,”Feastly is an online marketplace for great chefs to do their own thing. It creates a social dining network for individuals in cities across the country, creating new culinary experiences for adventurous diners while giving chefs a creative and profitable outlet.”

In non-marketing speak, that means chefs from every style and cuisine (they currently work with about 200 in San Francisco) will create a menu for a one-time event and then sell a limited number of tickets to the public. They may be trying out a new menu for their restaurant, or just want to break out into something new, or they are an up-and-comer and want to create a following… whatever.

And here’s why I am writing about it.

Private events are a big part of Feastly.  Meeting and event planners can coordinate the chef, venue and menu, creating dinners and classes for your group.  You could tell them that you want French, Peruvian, Hawaiian-Filipino Fusion, Japanese, Asian Fusion Tapas, a Middle Eastern Vegan brunch, Macaroni and Cheese (presumably) and really everything else under the Sun. Every style, every ethnicity. They can find the best chef to fit exactly what you want… or it can work the other way… you tell them the date and they will tell you who is available and the chefs expertise… or something in the middle of all that.

Depending on the particular Feastly venue you choose, they can do up to 50 seated guests or a reception for 80. Your attendees can hang with the chef, ask questions (or not), eat really good food and get loud without having to worry about those other “people” in the restaurant. Another cool thing… you can bring your own wine if you want (or buy or through them).

At the moment they have four locations in San Francisco, two in Los Angeles, and will soon have one in Portland. Eventually, the world.

Check them out at https://eatfeastly.com/

 

 

 

 

GLOBAL DMC PARTNERS

Global DMC Partners (www.globaldmcpartners.com

Ready for this? This is a network of the top DMCs in 151 different destinations. Yes, I said 151. So consider this (and IVI and Platinum) as Cool Online Resources that I am happy to share.

I mean… first you should just ask me and I will hook you up… but if you don’t ever want to interact with me (occasionally that happens), you can check them out directly, pick a destination and submit an RFP online. One of their regional sales people will contact you, go over your RFP asking questions and making suggestions, and then connect you directly with their DMC member in any (or all) of their destinations. Presumably you would not want to check all 151 destinations at the same time, but I will let them deal with that if it comes up. :)

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

IVI DMC2 ENTERPRISES

IVI DMC2 ENTERPRISES (www.ividmc.com)

Jose Manuel Garcia (Sr.), IVI’s founder and self-styled visionary, is one of those iconic industry personalities that you owe it to yourself to meet someday. He started the original biz in Cancun back in 1986, and has expanded over the years with offices serving 40 cities in 13 Latin American countries (and I think a 14th country is on the way). Having grown up in the business, his son, Jose-Manuel (Manolo) Garcia has taken over as President to run things day to day, but the senior JMG is still (very much) doing the visionary thing.

IVI DMC.png

Why do I recommend them other than that they have never let me down? If you check out their web site you will see they have all of that accreditation, liability and insurance stuff, plus a thirty-year history with a great client list. That doesn’t happen by being bad at what they do.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

PLATINUM DMC COLLECTION

PLATINUM DMC COLLECTION (www.platinumdmc.com)

Colleen Abernathy, Platinum DMCs founder is also one of those industry “folks” that have been in and around the DMC Universe since the beginning (note- she is younger than me). Colleen does not own and operate a particular DMC, but is the US based representative for the best of the best DMCs in 31 Countries (and no, I am not going to list them all here). If you visit their web site and see that they have a DMC in the country you want, you can rest assured it is a good one.

Send Colleen a message and she will not only get back to you right away, she’ll put together the RFP, get it to her people, ride herd on them so they get an answer to you right away, and then stick with you the whole time to make sure everyone is happy. She’s good that way.