Providing creative solutions to corporations, associations and third parties who desire personalized
attention and are seeking cost effective and quality programs.
Flyte World Dining & Wine is a unique culinary
experience. Flyte features 30+ interesting wines by the glass, a connoisseur draft beer list, and
"flytes" of wine, beer and even special dinner menu items. The restaurant interior is lively, colorful and beautifully lit to provide the
perfect setting to your dining & wine adventure. Flyte’s Chef Robert MacClure incorporates organic produce, free-range
meats and beautiful presentations into a seasonal, multicultural menu.
Paradise Park is
located in downtown Nashville, this trailer park themed bar and
restaurant is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The diner serves such theme meals as Trailermade Chile, the Paradise Patty
Melt and Shady the Acre Club Sandwich. Paradise Park features a bar with a separate entrance and southern rock music.
The Standard Restaurant at Smith
This revived 1840 Italianate style mansion formerly known as The Savage House was
restored and has reopened as The Standard Restaurant at Smith House. Fortunate diners might get a tour of the large ballroom on the
main floor or the ornate tin ceiling over what was once a bowling alley. You may even see the fireplace mantel installed by
the current owners, the mantel where Andrew Jackson and his wife once stood and took their wedding vows. All of that and lunch,
too. On the menu there are such entrees as chicken Madeira, pork medallions, blackened salmon, and New York strip. Two of the most popular items are
sweet potato fries, and mushroom and cheese grits.
2nd Music City Walk of Fame Induction
April 22, 2007
Hall of Fame Park
The Music City Walk of Fame on Nashville's Music Mile is a landmark tribute
to those from all genres of music that have contributed to the world through the music industry with a connection to Music City. The second class of
inductees include Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Frances Preston, Wynonna Judd, The Crickets and Michael W. Smith will be honored at the Music City Walk
of Fame Induction Ceremony April 22 at Hall of Fame Park in downtown Nashville.
Matisse, Picasso, And The School Of Paris
Thru June 3,
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Consisting of 64 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, this rich
exhibition explores the work of artists who made Paris the center of modern art and culture from the late 19th century until the outbreak of World
War II. While 27 works by Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso form the core of the exhibition and give the show its name, signature works by predecessors
Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cézanne are also included. Surrealists Andre Masson, Joan Miró, and Max
Ernst are also featured.
Country Music Marathon & ½
April 28, 2007
Fifty bands play live on 27 entertainment stages
throughout the course of the Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon while hundreds of high school cheerleaders cheer on participants. More music
awaits at the Post Race Concert with Sara Evans in downtown's Nashville Arena. The 2007 marathon begins at 7am April 28 at Centennial Park and
finishes at LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans.
CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair 2007
June 7-10, 2007
The annual CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL is unlike any other, taking place over four days
and featuring more than 70 hours of musical performances, autograph signings, celebrity sports competitions, and other events with more than 400
artists and celebrities participating.
“We are always interested in
coming up with fun, unique concepts for each event that we produce. KE&HMG was instrumental in developing fun, creative concepts
that spoke to the geographic area as well as our company culture. What can I say, except what an event it was!
KE&HMG took time to get to know us and really become part of our team! KE&HMG is creative, resourceful and insightful and
true professionals in this business. Thank you so much for everything!”
The KEY to Successful Tour Programs
Welcome to another edition of KEY NOTES the newsletter of The Key Event & Helen Moskovitz Group (KE&HMG),
which provides you with valuable information that will assist you in creating the best ever meeting or event.
|Valerie W. Hershiser, CMP, DMCP
||Helen L. Moskovitz, DMCP
||Mears W. Fox, DMCP
Coming soon is KE&HMG’s new
website which will be launched later this month.
KE&HMG was recognized at the Association of Destination Management Executives’ (ADME)
Annual Conference as an Achievement Award Finalist for Best Innovative Event Under $25,000. Additionally during
the ADME conference, Valerie Hershiser, CMP, DMCP was appointed to the ADME Ethics Review Board and will continue her role as Secretary on the DMCP
(Destination Management Certified Professionals) Board.
The Convention Industry Council (CIC) is pleased to announce The Key Event & Helen Moskovitz Group’s
Eunice Quiroz has passed the January 2007 CMP examination.
|Celebrating 29 years of event excellence in Nashville! Together, we will unlock the
possibilities for your next meeting or event.
THE HERMITAGE HOTEL
Located on 6th Avenue in the heart of downtown Nashville, The
Hermitage Hotel is within walking distance of the Nashville Convention Center, the financial district and historic 2nd Avenue.
The Hermitage Hotel, an American landmark since 1910, underwent a $20
million restoration project in 2002. It is one of the finest small luxury hotels in the nation and is on the National Register of Historic
Places. In addition, The Hermitage Hotel received the Mobil Five Star award. It marks the first time a Tennessee property has achieved
There are 122 luxurious guest rooms and suites, including the Presidential
Suite, which has 2,000 square feet, a flat screen TV and overlooks the State Capitol. There are 5,271 square feet of meeting space distributed
throughout intimate conference suites and the Grand Ballroom. Every function is assured of superb attentive service and attention to
The hotel's AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant, The Capitol Grille, was named
one of the best new restaurants in America by Esquire. The Grille features creative interpretations of southern cuisine.
The goal of The Hermitage Hotel is clear: to exceed its guests'
expectations in every way throughout their stay and to offer a genuinely warm and uncommonly friendly experience each time they return. What
sets The Hermitage Hotel apart from other hotels is their commitment to a style of exceptional, personalized service. Their dedicated staff
takes a perfectionist approach to anticipating your every wish. At the same time, their genuine warmth and friendliness will make you feel as if
you have come to visit close friends and family. They want you to feel extraordinarily pampered. For more information, please call their Sales Department at (615)
345-7120 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a DMC? According
the Association of Destination Management Executives a Destination Management Company (DMC) is a professional services company possessing extensive
local knowledge, expertise and resources, specializing in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation and program
A DMC can help you by creating unique ideas for
special events, teambuilding and other challenging situations, as well as, being the one contact who manages all the details of your event on-site
including vendor payments. Working with a DMC can give you the flexibility to focus on the other important aspects of your meeting
or job. A DMC can work on part or all your meeting needs.
An association, corporation or third party
company can benefit from a DMC relationship due to their familiarity with their city, the hotels, attractions and suppliers.
Your DMC partner becomes an
extension of your team by working on your behalf to accomplish your goals while keeping your budget in mind.
First, when selecting a DMC, ask around for
referrals and look for DMC’s who belong to ADME (Association of Destination Management Executives), which has membership criteria to ensure
member reliability. When evaluating a DMC, look for longevity, reputation, industry involvement and experience of their
staff. Also, be sure to ask how many of the DMC’s staff members are DMCP’s (Destination Management Certified
To get the most out of your DMC, it is
important to share your goals, expectations and budget. Be specific by providing as much information as possible. A good DMC will work effectively to understand your needs as well as communicate the realities of the destination as it fits to
those needs. Your DMC should become a strategic partner in helping you met your meeting objectives.
KE&HMG recently worked on a
jewelry company’s incentive meeting. The excellent exchange of information enabled KE&HMG to provide extra local touches to
the events which complimented the meeting theme that simply would not have been achieved without it. The end result was an ecstatic meeting planner
who reached her event goals.
The keys to any successful
event are achieving the event goals, anticipating any challenges and planning for them accordingly. When your DMC is an integral
part of your team, you can achieve greater ROI with your events.
KE&HMG Sales Manager
Jamie Hulet joined The Key Event & Helen
Moskovitz Group in November 2006 as Sales Manager. She is responsible for selling KE&HMG services to associations, incentive and
corporate markets, generating leads, and client retention.
Jamie began her career in destination management at the La Quinta Resort and
Club as program coordinator. Her responsibilities included program operations, transportation logistics, vendor relations, staff
scheduling and accounts payable. She was quickly promoted to Destination Services Manager where she sold and operated groups from
50 to 900 guests. Most recently Jamie was an Account Executive with PGI. Additionally, she has experience
working as an event coordinator at an off-site venue.
Clients find Jamie’s broad array of destination management
experience, commitment to customer service and passion for event planning brings creativity and organization to her work. Her
clients include fortune 500 companies, associations and incentive houses. She prides herself on building strong relationships with
clients in order to anticipate and fulfill their needs.
Jamie is an active volunteer with the American Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals. While living in Palm Springs she served as volunteer event coordinator for the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic where
she assisted in the production of pairings parties and managed the player’s hospitality tent.
Jamie is a graduation of Central Missouri State University with a degree in
Public Relations and Broadcasting.
Westin will break ground later this year on
its first hotel in Nashville. The $105 million Westin hotel/condo tower will be 19 stories with approximately 375 rooms located
in downtown Nashville. The hotel plans to open in late 2009.
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel’s Executive Chef Elaine
Taubin has been named Chef of the Year and recipient of the President’s Award by the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the American
Culinary Federation (ACF).
In addition, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is gaining a fresh
image with a renovation designed to transform the 340-room property into a more distinctive and captivating destination. Each
guestroom will be updated to reflect Loews Hotels’ new brand positioning, which promises to exceed AAA Four Diamond standards and delight
guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local and vibrant travel experience. “On the design and décor front, the
Loews brand promise ensures that each property has a distinctly local sensibility,” said Mary B. Hammet, the hotel’s director of sales.
“In Nashville, the whimsical décor will be reflective of its ‘Music City’ moniker and will add 21st century
essentials, such as flat screen televisions, mini-bars and wireless Internet access.” Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is one of only
78 hotels nationwide and Tennessee’s only hotel to boast AAA’s Four Diamond Rating for over 20 consecutive
The Renaissance Nashville Hotel has long described itself as
a musically themed expressive destination. The hotel has taken the Music City Brand and incorporated it into the very fibers of the
facility. The hotel has purchased and laid custom carpeting that features an inlaid keyboard and musical notes woven into the fabric.
Flooring all the meeting rooms, the Renaissance is putting is best foot forward in promoting Music City.
Congratulations to Sheraton Music City for
being in the top 10 percent of all Starwood Hotels for meeting planner satisfaction scores. In addition, the Sheraton Music City
recently hired Kenny Earl as Sales Manager. He was previously Convention Sales Manager with Aladdin for 4
years. Prior to that he worked in Phoenix for American Express.
Gaylord Entertainment Company has announced it is planning a $400 million expansion of the
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center that will add more than 400,000 square feet of convention and meeting space and a new
400-room, luxury all-suite hotel adjacent to its current facility. With a proposed completion as early as 2010, Gaylord Opryland will then have 3,281
hotel rooms and more than 1 million square feet of convention and meeting space.
David Compton has
joined the Sales Team at the Nashville Airport Marriott. David’s focus will be on the SMERF market, and in addition, will be
the central point of contact for overflow groups at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Complex.
|KE&HMG specializes in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation, program logistics, off-site events,
theme parties, entertainment, teambuilding events, speakers, unique gifts and specialty merchandise, recreational activities and more for groups of 10 to 10,000.
KE&HMG is the key to special events and destination management services. Unlock the possibilities with Nashville's only award winning destination management company serving Music City USA since 1978.