The Meetings Industry...Stirred But Not Shaken by Current Economic Setbacks - Patriot Meetings Announces Their 360 Degree Program that Ensures Successful Meetings

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Patriot Meetings believes that what's old is new again in the meetings industry. Solid professional experience coupled with a genuine value of client relationships and their unique business requirements delivers solid results. Their 360 degree approach to program development and execution guarantees success.

We understand the value of the client relationship is fundamental to success -- especially in these challenging times

Patriot Meetings and Management could not be more optimistic about the meetings and incentive opportunities that exist for businesses that are either striving or thriving in this current economy.

"We understand the value of the client relationship is fundamental to success -- especially in these challenging times," says Kate McCaw, director of meetings and incentives for the company. McCaw has 20 years global experience on the corporate and agency side of meetings McCaw says that in today's tumultuous economic climate, it's easy for companies to become paralyzed and to drop meeting budgets to the bottom line, hoping that no one will notice.

"Companies that continue to invest in their employees or members through meetings and incentives continue to build loyalty, aid retention and bolster commitment. This will ultimately secure their futures by rewarding and keeping their best assets - their employees and second party constituents," McCaw says.

The company takes what some consider an old fashioned, people first, method to meeting management by getting to know their customers in order to develop programs that will yield the highest likelihood of success.

Patriot Meetings' takes a realistic approach to their business by first understanding a client's real needs, then delivering beyond them, according to McCaw. The focus is on a total investment at the concept stage of the planning process that carries through to the execution and post-meeting evaluation.

"This ensures that we are adding the greatest possible value for the client. We need to know everything about our clients, from their marketing objectives and mission statements, to their corporate culture and top marketplace challenges," McCaw says. "We become an extension of their team, building a partnership based on mutual respect and shared goals."

Patriot does not skimp on time and energy in creating the partnership bond with their clients. Over time they determine what level of involvement the client wants to have in program development and execution and their preferred mode of communication.

McCaw says that they are out to change the perception some companies have about the value of using a meetings and management company.

"We want to show that partnership and consultation deliver real results. Our attitude is that it's essential to provide new and better services to meet new and challenging needs for each client while recognizing their unique differences," she says.

"Our flexible approach allows us to support existing internal meetings departments in a non-threatening way by working behind the scenes or alternatively taking full responsibility and ownership where that might be needed."

Patriot Meetings & Management was founded by industry professionals committed to providing productive, professional and successful meeting experiences for its clients. The company has offices in Washington D.C. and Charleston, SC.

Other company officers include Patriot President, Betti Kelso who has 20 year's meeting and travel industry experience including owning her travel company and Vice President, Christopher Greenslade with 18 years experience in the corporate and association meeting markets in the United States and abroad.

For further information contact Kate McCaw, Director of Meetings and Incentives at 781.789.7950 or Chris Greenslade, Vice President of Business Development at 843-408-7050.

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