Entries by Liz DeJesus

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An Insider’s View of the Midstate’s Ability to Handle a Crowd

Written by Linda Bryant for the Tennessee Ledger Eddie Stewart, CEO of Stewart Transportation Services, is an event transportation expert. Based in Nashville, Stewart’s company is involved in planning and coordinating all types of transportation for events all over the world, including the Ryder Cup. STS won a bid five years ago from the Nashville […]

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40 Under 40: Colleen Chase

By Connect Staff, May 4, 2017 for Connect Association Colleen Chase, 30, works in Seattle as senior account manager at Stewart Transportation Solutions Inc. As a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree, Chase discusses her passion for the events industry. What I do: I plan, coordinate and execute transportation logistics for conferences and events all around the country for up to […]

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Shuttle Route Planning 101

Last year we asked planners what they wanted to know about planning event and meeting transportation. We’ll be tackling a few of those questions in a series of blog posts throughout the year so we hope you’ll join us as we demystify transportation!  Like most aspects of planning for large events, there will always be certain […]

Are You Prepared? Planning for Emergencies Onsite

It’s no secret that the security landscape has drastically changed since 9/11. Schools, religious institutions, entertainment venues and everyday establishments have been forced to deal with this sad fact. No one is exempt, including the meeting & events industry. Together, we must face these new security threats head on. Currently, the Exhibitions & Meetings Safety […]

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Planning Transportation Like a Pro

by Eddie Stewart, CEO [written for Small Market Meetings, July 2016] We often say that event and meeting transportation is the outcast of meeting planning. It’s not glamorous and it’s not immediately associated with the overall attendee experience. Of course, if it’s not done right, you better believe it will be the number one complaint […]

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The Power of Relationships

By Eddie Stewart, CEO, Stewart Transportation Solutions, Inc. For third-party companies in the meetings and events industry, a good relationship with a vendor can make all the difference. And we should know! As meetings and conventions become larger and more complicated, third-party companies have become an integral part of how planners operate. With the ability […]