October 12th, 2018

From the start, my company, Multi-Cultural Convention Services Network, MCCSN, like other third-party meeting and event managers, has traditionally relied on a 10 percent commission that the lodging industry paid them for booking hotel room block business.We research and solicit clients, assess their needs, arrange initial property site tours, review proposals, negotiate concessions, confirm agreements, and then hand their group business over to the hotels. All packaged neatly with a bow on…

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March 14th, 2018

Clara Carter

Clara Carter, CDMP Students of SDSU’s Meeting and Event Planning Professional Certificate program consistently cite the program’s biggest strength as its instructors — veterans of the industry with decades of wisdom and experiences to share. Instructor Clara Carter is the perfect example, as well as a 1998 graduate of the program. Today, she is president and owner of Multi-Cultural Convention Services Network Inc., a full-service meeting and event management company based in San Diego,…

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June 14th, 2017

While the winds of change will usher in the predictable and unpredictable in 2017, RAR Hospitality founder/CEO Robert Rauch (pictured below with his wife, Linda, and daughters Melissa and Meredith) shared 10 key hospitality trends he anticipates will take hold this year.Text and Chat – Use of texting to respond to guest needs and safety and security issues that require immediate attention; provide subtle communication; or eliminate language barriers will be technologically feasible and…

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April 18th, 2017

Mar 30, 2017, Studies are clear: Gender diversity in corporate leadership pays off in spades. In fact, the Harvard Business Review estimates that companies with women in 30 percent of senior leadership roles are 15 percent more profitable than peers without female leaders. What’s more, McKinsey research found that simply eliminating the global gender pay gap could add $28 trillion to the world economy by 2025. The diversity of thought, experience and skill that women have to offer in the…

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March 6th, 2017

WITH-Event

Influential Female Leaders will be honored and Offer Key Advice on “Empowering Tomorrows Leaders”SAN DIEGO, CA, March 6, 2017 – MCCSN will present the 2017 San Diego Women in Tourism and Hospitality (W.I.T.H.) Awards during the 2nd Annual Women History Month program. The event is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel. Registration starts at 11:15 AM. The program starts at 12:15 p.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.MCCSN president Clara…

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