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Sarah J.F. Braley

Sarah J.F. Braley

Managing Editor

Sally oversees the print editions of NMG's magazines, along with covering key beats. Sally joined M&C in 1994 as a senior editor, after spending eight years at New Jersey Monthly magazine. She holds a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Journalism (with minors in French, Greek and psychology) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She grew up in and now lives in New Jersey with her family and crazy dog. A book lover who has mastered the art of walking while reading, she finished 80 books last year alone. 

What Sally Covers

In the United States: The Pacific Northwest (including Alaska), The Rockies, North and South Dakota, Texas

Internationally: South Pacific (including Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Maldives)

Industry Segments: Sustainability, golf, and spa

The Latest From Sally

Philadelphia's Temple University Launches New Undergraduate Degree in Events
Philadelphia's Temple University Launches New Undergraduate Degree in Events
The bachelor's program will cover risk management, sustainability, marketing, finance and logistics,... Read More
Event-Contract Advice: Cancellations
Event-Contract Advice: Cancellations
Hospitality attorney Jonathan Howe addresses how meeting planners can get out of hotel contracts as... Read More
Event-Contract Advice: Force Majeure
Event-Contract Advice: Force Majeure
Hospitality attorney Jonathan Howe addresses legal questions from planners as events are rescheduled... Read More
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Venues Are Getting Ready for Hybrid Meetings
Convention centers and other facilities around the world are installing studios for events that cater... Read More
Visit San Antonio Names Interim Leader as CEO Heads to Orlando
Visit San Antonio Names Interim Leader as CEO Heads to Orlando
Dave Krupinski, the bureau's COO, will take over in February while a national search is conducted to... Read More
Meeting Planners Salary Update: Event Organizer Jobs to Return Post-Vaccine
Meeting Planners Salary Update: Event Organizer Jobs to Return Post-Vaccine
A meetings industry hiring expert says event-organizing firms will have the upper hand when job... Read More
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Idaho
Updated Dec. 9, 2020. The state's convention facility, the Boise Centre, was able to reopen in June... Read More
MeetingJobs Merges With Cadre's Virtual Marketplace
MeetingJobs Merges With Cadre's Virtual Marketplace
The deal consolidates meetings industry job openings and freelance opportunities onto one central... Read More
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Steve Moore, Head of Phoenix CVB, to Retire
Head of the Arizona convention and visitors bureau since 2002, Moore will leave at the end of March... Read More
Meetings Mean Business Launches Meet Safe Platform to Showcase Recent In-Person Events
Meetings Mean Business Launches Meet Safe Platform to Showcase Recent In-Person Events
The MMB Meet Safe platform has compiled stories and case studies of in-person events, underscoring... Read More
New Report from U.S. Travel Presents a Path for Business Travel Recovery
New Report from U.S. Travel Presents a Path for Business Travel Recovery
The document provides data, case studies and a timeline for recovery, with hopes to spur action among... Read More
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Massachusetts
The 250-room MGM Springfield, the first casino resort in the state, opened in August with 34,000... Read More
Ask the Attorney: New Contract Considerations for Live and Hybrid Events
Ask the Attorney: New Contract Considerations for Live and Hybrid Events
Wed., Nov. 18, 2020 2:00 PM EDT  ... Read More
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Northstar's First Hybrid Event Makes a Tangible Impression on Planners
Industry partners come together to demonstrate how to meet safely and effectively in the Covid-19 era.... Read More
Travel Leaders Announce Support for New Hospitality and Jobs Recovery Act
Travel Leaders Announce Support for New Hospitality and Jobs Recovery Act
Updated Oct. 16, 2020. A new bill introduced in the Senate this week would create tax credits and... Read More
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For Hire: Techno-Savvy Presenters
ESpeakers' new certification helps planners vet their virtual options.... Read More
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PCMA Announces Plans for Hybrid Convening Leaders Conference
The organization also has launched a fundraiser to help meeting professionals get needed new skills.... Read More
12 Ways to Celebrate Remote Employees
12 Ways to Celebrate Remote Employees
When congratulating someone in-person is not an option, consider these creative ways to boost worker... Read More
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New Broadcast Studio Opens at Houston's Convention Center
The Avenida Houston Virtual Studio is a permanent facility for hosting digital and hybrid events.... Read More
EIC Releases New Guide to Meeting and Event Design
EIC Releases New Guide to Meeting and Event Design
The publication is a living document that will evolve over time.... Read More