How do you feel about attending in-person events right now?

Posted on September 16, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Blog, Business Development, Economic Development, Event Planning, Frederick, Maryland, Inspiration, Publicity, Relationship Building.

Happy (almost) fall! Students are back at school, and sports are in season. Last week, I went to my first football game of the year at the University of Maryland. I got to see my daughter Tabitha perform in the West Virginia University marching band – she plays the alto saxophone.     It was so …

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My experience at Frederick County’s S.H.E. Week

Posted on September 2, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Blog, Business Development, Economic Development, Frederick, Maryland, Inspiration, Publicity.

Last week was S.H.E. Week in Frederick County. “S.H.E.” stands for Strength, Heart, and Equality. S.H.E. Week is a week-long event that was curated by women for women that includes inspiring and educational talks from CEOs, founders, and community leaders who share their wisdom and expertise on personal and professional development. This year, S.H.E. Week …

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I did my first in-person speaking event in over a year – here’s what I experienced.

Posted on July 7, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Blog, COVID Pivoting, Event Planning, Relationship Building.

Last week, I spoke at my first in-person conference since March 2020! It was great to get back on stage again and speak in front of a live audience. I also really enjoyed experiencing in-person interactions again and having the shared connection of being in one room together. The event was held by the Apple Processors …

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7 Things to Consider When Planning a Hybrid Event

Posted on June 1, 2021 by Sandy Dubay and filed under COVID Pivoting, Economic Development, Event Planning, Relationship Building, Small Business, Travel & Tourism, Virtual Event Planning, Webinars & Video Conference, Zoom.

Many organizations are offering hybrid events, which give participants the option of attending virtually or attending in person. After more than a year of virtual events, it’s exciting to begin having some in-person elements to events. However, planning a hybrid event comes with its challenges, and it’s important to keep that in mind. Some elements …

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