If you're serious about bringing your ideas for products to market, you should absolutely attend trade shows. They're always eye-opening. The only way to truly understand the mechanics of any industry is by attending its trade shows. One guarantee? You'll be overwhelmed. I've attended all kinds of shows over the course of my career as a product developer , including toys, back-to-school, pet, housewares, hardware, electronic, promotional, music, and more. Checking out the latest innovations and making new friends at a trade show never fails to inspire me. But I've also wasted a lot of time attending the wrong shows and not having clearly defined goals. When you're starting out, it's especially important that you make good decisions. Your resources are limited! Preparation is key. At trade shows, I meet inventors who have spent years and tens of thousands of dollars getting ready to show their product to the world. They've paid for a booth and now today's the big … [Read more...] about What Inventors Need to Know About Trade Shows
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Established in 1912 by Margaret Anderson, the ultra-luxurious Beverly Hills Hotel has become an infamous establishment synonymous with style, glamour and elegance. It’s no surprise then, that it has hosted everyone from A-listers to the fashion glitterati and royalty alike, and this year, the beloved L.A. landmark celebrates its 110th anniversary. At the helm is General Manager, John Scanlon, and he shares ten things to know about this world-famous, celebrity-adored hotel. Female founder: The Beverly Hills Hotel was opened by Margaret Anderson in 1912, two years before the city of Beverly Hills was established. Margaret owned and operated the hotel for many years, and her motto was “Guests are entitled to the best of everything regardless of cost!” The hotel has recently introduced a variety of activations to celebrate its 110th anniversary. Iconic architecture: Paul Revere Williams, one of the world’s … [Read more...] about 10 Things To Know About The Beverly Hills Hotel
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Famous Churchill Downs racetrack - you have to see it in person to appreciate it. I’ll Have Another, as in I’ll Have Another Kentucky Derby, hopefully as soon as next year. I just returned from Louisville, Churchill Downs, and “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” and I can sum my experience up in one word: Awesome. I’ve been to a lot of major sporting events, including the Super Bowl, and the argument could be made that the Kentucky Derby is the best of all, mainly because it is about so much more than the race itself. Go to the World Series or NBA Finals and you get 3 hours of entertainment. Much of the fun surrounding the Super Bowl is in the form of invitation-only parties and VIP events, not the game. But the Kentucky Derby is the complete package, morning to night fun - for two full days - at a minimum. You don’t have to know anything about horse racing to love the Derby, with all its pomp and … [Read more...] about The Kentucky Derby: Great Fun And A Must-Do For Your Bucket List
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The site of this year's Super Bowl was within walking distance of many hotels and all of downtown ... [+] Indy. Sunday’s Super Bowl was the most watched television event in American history, tuned into by nearly half of all households and at peak time, more than 117,000,000 viewers. Ad rates were $3.5 million per 30 second spot, and while viewers debated who was better, an overweight Volkswagen obsessed dog or Clint Eastwood, the real beneficiary of all that airtime and all those viewers was the city of Indianapolis. “Ten years from now, I think we will look back on this one single day as the tipping point in tourism and perception for the city,” said Chris Gahl, Vice President of Marketing for the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association. Several years ago when the city decided to go for the 2011 Game (it ended up with 2012), the bid process required $25 million in non-taxpayer funds, and several … [Read more...] about Super Bowl XLVI’s Real Winner? Indianapolis!
This story is part of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business 2022 . Explore the full list of innovators who broke through this year—and had an impact on the world around us. advertisement Profit margins in the construction industry rely heavily on the low-cost production of materials from around the world, such as lumber, concrete, and steel, which can be procured from locations like China and Russia that have troubling human rights records. “You’re subsidizing ROIs with slavery,” says Sharon Prince. Struck by this reality in 2015 while overseeing construction for a new headquarters for her interdisciplinary humanitarian nonprofit, Grace Farms Foundation, she began making the elimination of modern slavery part of the organization’s mission. In 2020 Prince created the Design for Freedom movement, a partnership of 80 construction industry leaders that tracks building materials made with slave labor and works to get those products out of the supply chain … [Read more...] about The construction supply chain is plagued by slave labor. She’s changing that
It is tempting for jaded observers to think of Mayor Abby Binay’s move last week to declare a “state of climate emergency” in Makati City as a gimmick to buttress her position at the top of the political hierarchy of one of the country’s wealthiest local government units (LGUs) and premier business hub. But to do so would be to dismiss unfairly all the good that the policy pronouncement can bring to the city and, ultimately, to the rest of the country if this experiment is executed properly and ends up achieving its goals. A cursory glance at the city will reveal that, while its central business district is dominated by high rise buildings and gleaming skyscrapers, many residential areas along its fringes are less affluent and particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Yes, Makati City has its share of densely packed and densely populated neighborhoods that are not part of its iconic skyline. In these parts, pollution caused by human activities is high and, when … [Read more...] about Makati’s climate leadership