In this, M&C’s fourth annual roundup of ter- rifc companies to work for in the meetings industry, a recurring theme over the years continues to ring true: Take great care of the people you have, and great people will want o join your team.
To select winners to profle for this year’s list,
we combed Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to
Work For, 2015; job website Glassdoor.com’s
Best Places to Work in 2015 (Google topped both
of those lists, by the way), and similar rankings.
We also reached out to industry sources to learn
about smaller organizations that wouldn’t appear
on those larger compilations.
On the pages that follow, prepare to be inspired — and perhaps even a bit envious.
The Third Party:
Red Velvet Events
This is what you want the owner of your company to say when she talks about meeting planning:
“It is a fun industry; oh, my gosh, it’s so fun!”
Those are the words of Cindy Y. Lo, owner
and event strategist for Red Velvet Events in Austin, Texas, established 12 years ago. “I was in corporate America, a technical project manager,”
says Lo, who heads up an ofce of 16 (and growing). “When 9/11 happened, I was a road warrior.
About a year later, I decided I wanted to stay put