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Mr. Sorci

Jason Sorci

Partner & Chief Financial Officer, Architectural Design Consultants, Inc.

Jason Sorci is the Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, and a partner at Architectural Design Consultants, Inc. (ADCI) an architectural firm internationally recognized for its work in the design of hotel resorts and indoor water-parks headquartered in Lake Delton, WI. In addition to his CFO duties, Jason is actively involved in both new client development and project management. Prior to joining ADCI in 2006, Mr. Sorci managed a structural consulting firm in Madison, WI working with a variety of clients designing and managing the design of several significant indoor waterparks, resorts, and high-rise buildings. At ADCI, Mr. Sorci uses his background in engineering to help guide project conceptual design, manage key engineering consultants, and provide an additional layer of quality control, constructability review, and construction cost control. Mr. Sorci received his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and Master's Degree in Structural Engineering from Marquette University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Mr. Sorci can be contacted at 608-254-6181 or j.sorci@adcidesign.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.