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Dawn Reiss

Dawn Reiss is a Chicago-based journalist who has written for more than 30 outlets including TIME, Time.com, USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Chicago Tribune, Plate magazine and AAA Living. Although she began her career as a sports reporter at the Dallas Morning News and St. Petersburg Times, she still enjoys the competitiveness of any industry, including event planning. To contact her, email dreiss100@gmail.com.

For the week of April 24-28, we're talking a fitness and hotel collaboration, upgraded meeting spaces and Wi-Fi and rumors of a Star Wars-themed hotel.

Maureen Morgenthien talks about how she plans to develop Florida's leisure-heavy Emerald Coast into a destination for meetings and conferences.

An explosion of downtown hotel openings and the city’s Big Build further position Minneapolis as a top Midwest destination.

AFR Furniture Rental’s acquisition of Kool Party Rentals comes with three major benefits for planners, especially those on the West Coast.