Month: November 2012

I consider myself a fairly social person.  I like meeting new people and making new friends.  However, when I go to a conference as an attendee, I’m just about the most uncomfortable person in the world.  There is something about that environment that lea


2013 Whitetail Hunts Available

Posted on: November 28th, 2012

Now is the time to reserve your 2013 whitetail hunting dates. We have some great deer hunting dates available but they won’t last long. Most of our prime dates are filling up early. We had a good 2012 whitetail season with the majority of our hunters


Purchase a Gift Certificate for Your Deer Hunter

Posted on: November 28th, 2012

Still have to play Santa and need a good idea for the hunter in your family? A gift certificate for a whitetail hunt at Heartland Lodge is a perfect Christmas gift for that special someone on your list! This unique gift will be one that they will never fo


Pinterest for your Business! Give it a Try!

Posted on: November 27th, 2012

Does your organization use Pinterest? If so, there are some recent changes you should defiantly consider.  If not, well…it’s time to start.
Two weeks ago Pinterest announced some changes in their Terms of Service.  The most significant of these changes i


Illinois First Gun Season

Posted on: November 26th, 2012

The Illinois first gun season was a very successful one for us. We had 91% of our hunters see shooter bucks and 75% had shot opportunities at shooters. Many of our hunters passed 130”-140” deer looking for something bigger. Our numbers reflect the same


Bowling Alone? Not us.

Posted on: November 25th, 2012

In his book “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community,” Robert Putnam wrote about the decline of American social participation since the 1950’s. As his title indicates, Putnam points to bowling as an example of this decline. The nu


The Importance of a Good Meal

Posted on: November 25th, 2012

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. -Virginia Woolf

Food is a vital part of the human experience, and as such it is a vital part of the conference experience. Maybe it shouldn’t be. Maybe all of the emphasis shou


Thanksgiving Blessings!!

Posted on: November 21st, 2012

Merriam-Webster defines Thanksgiving as “the act of giving thanks” while The Random House College Dictionary takes it one step further and defines Thanksgiving as “the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment or benefits or favors, esp. to God.” So

Opening Day of Illinois Gun Season

Posted on: November 19th, 2012

Opening day of Illinois gun season here at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge in Pike County, our hunters arrived yesterday afternoon ready and excited for opening morning. Most of the afternoon yesterday, hunters were sighting in their guns and preparing for this

Connect to Millennials. Connect your Conference.

Posted on: November 19th, 2012

A lot of hay has been made over millennial habits. As the single largest American generation since the Baby Boomers, Millennials (or Generation Y) are marked by increased familiarity with and use of digital technology and social media. A recent study of

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