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Ms. Green

Ciara Green

Media & Public Relations Director, Pechanga Resort Casino

Ciara Green is the Media & Public Relations Director for Pechanga Resort Casino. With more than 14 years in marketing and public relations, her award-winning work spans corporate, client and agency media and public relations, as well as work in social media, community outreach and project development and management. She's promoted hospitality, gaming, motorsports, automotive, technology, restaurant, fitness and golf clients through her years in media and public relations.

Ms. Green's work has appeared in FOXNews, CNN Travel, USA Today, Woman's Day, Bravo, VH1, Today.com, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Inside Edition, Extra, Yahoo! News, Elite Daily and many more influential media. She has earned many Public Relations Society of America awards for her clients' campaigns, presents regional workshops on PR tactics and ethics, and mentors students looking to get into the field.

Although she writes every day for business, Ms. Green writes freelance stories for golf publications and volunteers on the communications board of the Southern California Golf Association. Her young kids took up golf at the age of five. Before entering public relations, she worked for nearly 10 years as a television news reporter covering primarily investigative and hard new stories in Oregon, Nevada and California. She earned an Emmy award working in Southern California television news.

Ms. Green began reading hard boiled and true crime genres of books and stories as a teenager, well before the influx of podcasts on the subject made it mainstream.

Please visit http://www.pechanga.com for more information.

Ms. Green can be contacted at +1 951-770-2776 or cgreen@pechanga.com

Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.