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Corporate Group Travel Planning in the News!

Hakins Meetings & Incentives' Director of Client Relations and Culinary Services, David Starace, is featured in the September 2008 issue of Corporate & Incentive Travel. Starace and Hakins are lauded by a client experiencing the Hakins Difference firsthand - throughout planning and on-site logistics for his company's trade show customer hospitality.

Paul Valenta, Calmac Manufacturing Corporation Sales Manager, said he got more than he bargained for when he found Hakins Meetings and Incentives, a Wyckoff, NJ-based full-service meetings and incentives planning company. "During the interview process, instead of my asking all the questions, Hakins asked all the right questions. David Starace and his Hakins Team seemed to anticipate what we didn't know, and they were flexible and creative. Everything just came together after that," said Valenta.

Starace, a graduate of the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America, explained, "Shrinking planner budgets, shorter lead times for preparation… are issues under the corporate heat lamp. To combat these pressures, you've got to wear many hats and learn more savvy negotiation techniques... Having expert product and service knowledge on both sides of the kitchen door is how Hakins drives client success in planning and operations."

Read the full interview at http://www.themeetingmagazines.com/index/Default.aspx?tabid=966

Since 1990, Hakins Meetings & Incentives has supported the meeting and incentive program objectives of America's most progressive corporations. With full-service meeting and incentive planning - from site selection to attendee web registration, airline ticketing, and on-site program management through budget reconciliation - Hakins delivers results through:

  • Open Book Pricing
  • Smart technology focused on cost containment
  • Industry experience, relationships, and knowledge
  • A Culinary Institute of America Chef ensuring food & beverage value and quality

Hakins… You've got to start meeting this way!

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