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CVB, DMO, DMC: What's the Difference?

We live in a world of confusing acronyms, especially in the meeting planning and hospitality industries. For instance, if you’re an NRA member do you subscribe to the belief that everyone has the right to bear arms (National Rifle Association), or are you concerned with health regulations in public eating facilities (National Restaurant Association)? If you google USTAare you looking for information on sports programs for youngsters (United States Tennis Association) or are you researching the impact of tourism on the national economy (U.S. Travel Association)? If you want to work with a destination expert to find the perfect fit for your next meeting do you contact a CVB, DMO or DMC?

The Paper Routes That Changed the Business World

The Paper Routes That Changed the Business World

Leaving a flock of domesticated birds to their own devices, mis-handling ice cream scoopsand returning children to their parents covered in flour aren’t achievements you’d expect to see on top-tier resumes. Yet they’re all experiences that LinkedIn’s Influencers -- some of the top minds in business -- remember from the first jobs they ever had. Over the next few weeks, we’ll publish stories from nearly 90 Influencers discussing the first time they earned a wage, as part of the “My First Job” feature series.

One takeaway from this compelling collection: Start young. About 80 percent of the business leaders that answered a survey on their early jobs were working before they were 18 years old. Reassuringly, these weren’t all prestigious assignments. In fact, when we surveyed participating Influencers, 39 percent said that their first professional gig comprised mostly grunt work.

Around 20 percent of the Influencers in this series worked in food service, 10 percent were retail store clerks, and another 10 percent landed entry-level office jobs. One job was particularly popular: Nearly 10 percent of survey respondents had a paper route.

Travel South USA Taps Fire Starter Brands

Travel South USA is the official regional marketing organization for the Southern United States, promoting Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia & West Virginia.

When they needed help developing new tour itineraries, building interstate partnerships and reaching new audiences, they called on Fire Starter Brands.