Affinity flyer Nov IACC Affinity Partnerships by jolinmilioncherie


									                                                                                                                                  The International Association of
                                                                                                                                  Conference Centers is pleased to
                                                                                                                                  recognize its Affinity Partners.
           presenting IACC’s . . .                                                                                                Affinity Partnership represents

           Affinity                                                                                                               that special breed of organization
                                                                                                                                  which subscribes to IACC’s high

                                                                                                                                  standards of excellence and
                                                                                                                                  agrees to provide extraordinary
                                                                                                                                  value and service to IACC-
                                                                                                                                  member conference centers.

Agilysys (formerly Visual One Systems)
Software solutions for complete conference center operations and educational centers.              group and transient bookings, guest room management, housekeeping, maintenance,
SQL/Windows-based solution, Property Management System, Sales and Catering, Accounting,            interactive function book, accounting, conference services management and more. No more
Restaurant and Retail POS, Spa Facilities Management, and                                                                         interfaces from sales and catering to front desk; this is a
Golf T-time Management. Total Package Plan management with                                                                        specifically designed integration for the conference center
unlimited component creation, maintains seasonal packages &                                                                       environment.
components, user-defined CMP, account management with
                                                                                                                                            Phone: 301.698.9868 Web:

Bare International
• Full Property Mystery Shop Services: Inspection criteria can       for staff listening purposes. Bare callers complete a web-based
be consistent for all IACC members from custom to specific           reporting form for benchmarking results. • Integrity testing:
member product profiles. • Validate service and standards            Validate cash handling in all areas of the property. • Employee
compliance. • Reward staff and denote opportunities for              satisfaction surveys • Audits • Video mystery shops
enhanced customer service. • Phone testing for sales &
reservation staff performance validation: Calls can be recorded      Phone: 703.995.3131 Web:

                                                                  Cardinal Communications
                                                                  Cardinal Communications is your one-stop shop for Web services:
                                                                     • Website Development         • Design                          • Content Management
                                                                     • Copywriting                 • Foreign Language Translation    • Custom Software Development
                                                                     • Search Engine Optimization • Consulting                       • Internet Advertising and Keyword buys
                                                                     • Web Photography/360-degree Photo Tours/Streaming Video with distribution to 5000+ travel Websites
                                                                                                  Phone: 510.439.3038 Web:

Conference Center Group
An organization which provides conference center industry-specific consulting and management services,
focused toward increased occupancy. Also specializes in sales and marketing projects, feasibility studies,
operator review projects, and general operation analyses, as well as developing and conducting training
programs for sales and conference services.

                         Phone: 203.265.1600 Web:

                                                         was designed in concert with the             destinations, hotels, resorts, conference centers and service
                                                                  meetings industry for efficiency. Registry free, commission       providers. Additional industry resources make it a favorite
                                                                  free and easy to navigate, quickly sorts     among meeting professionals and suppliers of group
                                                                  and finds the latest information and contacts on worldwide        meetings, tradeshows and events.

                                                                                                     Phone: 301.975.9458 Web:
                                                                   Dana Communications, Inc.
                                                                   Dana Communications is an award-winning agency specializing in hospitality & travel lifestyle marketing. We provide our
                                                                   clients with services designed to enhance top-line revenue: Strategy & Analytics • GPS planning • Branding • Bulls-eye
                                                                   Corporate Profiling • Mining Consumer Profiling • ROI Tracking & Evaluation Creative • Print & broadcast • Collateral
                                                                   materials • Direct marketing Media • Research & planning • Online & Offline media • Analysis & ROI tracking
                                                                   Interactive • Web development & maintenance • SEA/SEO • Electronic marketing Public Relations • Press &
                                                                   community relations • Event management • Social network management Sales Consulting • Customized sales training
                                                                   • Sales leadership coaching • Sales department audit.         Phone: 609.466.9187 Web:

Drew & Rogers, Inc.
Drew & Rogers, Inc. is your single source for printing, promotional products, packaging,              conference centers with
logoed apparel...anything you need to project your image and maintain or build your client            multiple locations to
base. Celebrating our 62nd year in the industry, we also offer full in-house mail fulfillment,        streamline the ordering,
warehouse and design capabilities. We continue to be leaders in technology and offer a                tracking and expenditures involved with their print advertising.
number of different web-based solutions. Most recently, we introduced AdVantage, our first
web-based solution specifically for the hospitality industry. AdVantage allows hotels and              Phone: 908.879.0117 Web:

Electro-Media Design, Ltd.
Offers consulting & design services in "ArchiTechnology" for A/V, video, acoustics,
teleconferencing, TV & satellite systems in hospitality facilities. Specializing in conference
training centers, boardrooms, meeting rooms, health clubs, hotels, resorts, restaurants & night       Services include budget & scope definition, needs analysis, surveys & feasibility studies,
clubs. Designs include distance learning, video teleconference, live production, post production,     systems designs, value engineering, operating manuals, staff training and operations
broadcast, active variable acoustics, archival recording, local electronic media access and           consulting. We do not sell equipment or systems.
duplication systems. Offers consulting services to owners, operators, architects, and others.                             Phone: 301.309.0110 Web:

                                                           EMCVenues is a sales and marketing organization dedicated to           through multiple channels. Services include face-to-face
                                                           the conference center industry. EMCVenues offers IACC members          marketing, annual conferences, direct sales, lead generation, web-
                                                           sales and marketing solutions that provide exposure to today's         based marketing, and print media. EMCVenues is all about
                                                           corporate meeting buyer. EMCVenues has a portfolio of effective        connecting you to the meeting buyer and driving and delivering
                                                           marketing services designed to reach a highly desirable audience       more meetings to your conference center.
                                                                                                      Phone: 732.528.9340 Web:

Facilities & Destinations
For more than 15 years, The Facilities Media Group has been a trusted publisher of event venue
directories with value-added services, and has helped meeting and event planners sharpen
their competitive edge in the marketplace. Our Facilities brand of Annual SuperBooks includes         as sports and other special events. features news, information and a
Facilities & Destinations, which covers the convention, trade show, meeting and conference            directory database for meeting and event planners and venues.
industry. Conference is a supplement covering small-to-mid size meeting and events facilities.
Facilities covers the event market, which includes all varieties of entertainment events as well                          Phone: 212.532.4150 Web:

                                                                                                 The Gettys Group, Inc.
                                                                                                 Gettys is a global hospitality design and development firm with a diverse portfolio of projects
                                                                                                 representing urban hotels, tropical resorts, luxury spas, and boutique and mixed-use properties
                                                                                                 across the world. With four global offices — Chicago, Miami, Irvine and Hong Kong — Gettys’ varied
                                                                                                 and nuanced experience makes us a seasoned partner on any project.

                                                                                                                            Phone: 312.836.1111 Web:

GSBS Architects
GSBS — Partner for Your Hospitality Business. GSBS designs sustainable conference centers with a memorable sense of place
and an appropriate urban fit. GSBS is known for bringing each commission a fresh spirit, leading to a celebration of the
distinctive characteristics of each program, site, and user. Designing high performance buildings with a high level of finished
quality; rooms that anticipate the future through maximum flexibility; and overall architectural excellence with minimum
financial resources is characteristic of our work. The results are highly distinctive conference centers.
• Architects • Landscape architects • Interior designers • Planners. Offices: TX, UT.                                                         Phone: 801.521.8600 Web:
                                                                  Hospitality Sales & Marketing

                                                                   Hospitality Sales & Marketing provides consulting services in the areas of . . .
                                                                   • Sales Team Organization

   M                                                               • Hospitality Marketing
                                                                   • Branding
                                                                   • New Project Development and Management.
                                                                                                                                                                    Phone: 267.446.4028

Maywood Furniture Corp.
For over 80 years, Maywood Furniture has been manufacturing folding meeting room and conference
tables plus folding and non-folding banquet tables. Maywood Furniture is proud to provide our Conference
Line tables, including our C-Leg Series for all your conference center needs and our Original Series for all
your banquet needs. Please call us at 800-238-6797 or visit us online to view our complete Conference
Line at our new site
                             Phone: 201.845.6517 Web:

                                                                  Multi Media Services
                                                                   Multi Media Services is a Design/Build Technology Integrator specializing in conference center audio
                                                                   and visual communications. Our engineering staff can design a solution to fit your requirements. Our
                                                                   state-of-the-art designs are real world tested and our build capabilities and project management staff
                                                                   deliver the highest quality products and services all over the country.

                                                                                               Phone: 770.955.7368 Web:

Newmarket International, Inc.
Newmarket International, Inc. is the leader in delivering          world. Newmarket International has over 70,000 users
sales, group catering and event software solutions to the          worldwide, with over 9,000 installations in over 110
global hospitality and entertainment industries.                   countries. Newmarket International is headquartered in
Newmarket's suite of business solutions can be found in            Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with international offices in
hotels, casinos, restaurants, visitors bureaus, stadiums,          Barcelona, Cologne (Germany), London, Shanghai,
meeting arenas and convention centers throughout the               Singapore and Sydney.                                            Phone: 603.436.7500 Web:

                                          NFS Hospitality Corporation                                                              •Phone: 917.210.8205 Web:
                                         RENDEZVOUS is a fully integrated, web based or enterprise system               • Comprehensive package handling including menu planning.
                                         offering sales, catering and meeting room management solutions.                • Simple yet powerful booking functionality for catering, functions,
                                         • On-line function book management for quick availability.                        attendee registration, resource equipment and concierge services.
                                         • Comprehensive client database and complete contact management for            • Comprehensive package handling including menu planning.
                                            the sales staff.                                                            • Event billing, on-line quotations and yield management features.
                                         • Simple yet powerful booking functionality for catering, functions,           • Meeting room graphical layout tools.
                                            attendee registration, resource equipment and concierge services.           • And more

Nielsen Travel Network
SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS: The Authority on Meetings & Incentives.
MEETINGNEWS: The Newspaper for Meeting, Convention, Incentive and Trade Show Professionals.
BUSINESS TRAVEL NEWS: The Newspaper for the Corporate Travel Buyer.
INCENTIVE: The Source for Incentive Travel and Products.
SALES & MARKETING MANAGEMENT: Leadership Skills, Technology, Results.
TRAINING: Learning for Job Satisfaction & Growth.                                                                                    Phone: 646.654.7327 Web:

                                        NORTHWIND - Maestro Property Management Solutions
                                        NORTHWIND empowers its clients to maintain a 360-degree guest view            Front Office, A-R, Yield, Analytics-BI Tools, Sales & Catering, Multi
                                        at every point of contact and delivers robust Maestro application             Property, Condo-Timeshare Owner, Spa-Activities, Membership, Golf,
                                        solutions sharing a single-image database. The Maestro Property               CRM, Central Res, Corporate Enterprise, GDS Two-Way, Web-Booking,
                                        Management Suite for hotels, resorts, timeshares, condos, retreats, state     POS, Table Res, Concierge, Guest Experience Management.
                                        parks and clubs, offers deployment options in Windows, Unix, Linux,
                                        Terminal Services, ASP, Web, and includes over 19 integrated modules:                 Phone: 905.940.1923 x246 Web:
                                                                  SICO America Inc.
                                                                  SICO is an innovative designer and manufacturer of products       SICO offers conference centers a space analysis program,
                                                                  for the effective and efficient use of space. These include       where products are planned to maximize the use of space
                                                                  mobile and folding banquet tables; mobile folding catering,       — there is no charge for this service. SICO serves conference
                                                                  buffet, and room service tables; indoor and outdoor portable      centers worldwide, with plants and offices in the U.S.,
                                                                  dance floors, luggage carts; mobile folding portable stages;      England, Spain, Japan, Australia, Singapore and China.
                                                                  portable partitions; wallbeds, and upright rollaway beds.                Phone: 800.533.7426 Web:

StarCite, Inc.
StarCite, Inc. delivers the most comprehensive suite of e-Products and services to the $300 billion meeting
and events industry, driving efficiencies and cost savings to both corporate buyers and suppliers through its
premier e-Marketplace, enterprise solutions and premium business and technology solutions.

                              Phone: 267.330.0500 Web:

                                                                  Swank Audio Visuals
                                                                  Swank Audio Visuals is a full-service audio, video and            Special Offer: Swank Audio Visuals will provide and
                                                                  lighting provider that contracts with large and small             install a high-tech boardroom (50î plasma monitor, 5-to-1
                                                                  properties to provide audio-visual services. Conference           surround sound system, Polycom audio conference system,
                                                                  centers receive the latest in high-tech equipment and             DVD/CD player, wireless controls) for any IACC-member
                                                                  applications without the necessity of managing the audio-         property that retains Swankís full-service in-house program.
                                                                  visual function or making future investments in equipment
                                                                  while reaping strong commission earnings.                                Phone: 703.359.0811 Web:

Ungerboeck Systems International
Ungerboeck Systems’ Event Business Management Software (EBMS) is           accounts payable, cash book, fixed assets and general ledger. Web
the world-leading software for event venues. EBMS includes CRM,            functionality includes: Calendar of Events, Floor Plans, Service Orders,
booking, contracts, order processing, scheduling, inventory, purchasing,   Web Registration, etc.
delegate registration, facility maintenance, accounts receivable,

                                               Phone: 636.688.2000 Web:

                                                                  UniFocus                                                                     Phone: 972.512.5100 Web:
                                                                  Our services cover:
                                                                  Satisfaction Measurement & Feedback Services: Satisfaction and attitude survey feedback systems key for building
                                                                    loyalty — Attendees • Meeting Planners • Employees.
                                                                  Labor Management & Scheduling Systems: Workforce management applications for automating time & attendance,
                                                                    forecasting, planning, scheduling and reporting.
                                                                  Financial Management Systems: Flexible budgeting and financial reporting software for better financial performance.

Unique Venues                                                          Phone: 866.266.6857 Web:

For 20 years, Unique Venues has been providing the meeting        also receive a monthly electronic e-zine, sales and marketing
industry with alternatives to traditional hotels. Today, more     newsletters, free press service, professional development
than 90 IACC conference centers are members of Unique             opportunities, and invitations to exhibit at key industry trade
Venues. Through our website ( and print          shows in the Unique Venues' Section. For more information
directories, our members regularly receive new sales leads        on how you can be unique, contact Unique Venues at
from our active, commission-free lead program. Members            866.266.6857.

                                                                  Xirrus                                                                     Phone: 805.557.2873 Web:
                                                                  Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays deliver the highest performance, longest      bandwidth for attendees in a facility using an assortment of
                                                                  range Wi-Fi in the industry. The Xirrus solution delivers         Wi-Fi clients. Xirrus covers more than 350,000 sq. ft. in three
                                                                  twice the range, 4 times the coverage, 13 times the               or more separate areas and Handles Multi-mode or VoWi-Fi;
                                                                  throughput, and requires 75% fewer devices, cabling, switch       complete interoperability with 16+ other network products;
                                                                  ports, and installation time compared to any competitive          multi-level security to address user authentication,
                                                                  solution. Xirrus offers Wi-Fi networking that can be deployed     encryption, threats, and policy management.
                                                                  in a day and will give necessary wireless range and

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