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Last week, fellow Burrislandian, Dean Wagner, and I spent two hours with Dr. Nido Qubein, President of High Point University (one of our clients). A renowned motivational speaker, businessman and philanthropist, Dr. Qubein has written more than a dozen books …

No.47 Staff uniforms delivered.
No.24 Local food/restaurants identified.
No.44 Tailgate party locations confirmed.
No.39 Hunting/fishing forecasts checked/licenses purchased.
No.29 Boats chartered.
No.04 Dinner reservations confirmed.
No.30 Tours and guides vetted, confirmed.
No.34 Luggage tags confirmed.
No.45 Emergency air services researched.
No.22 Golf clubs/guns rented.
No.51 Umbrellas/rain gear checked.
No.13 Talent booked, arrival time confirmed.
No.48 Meeting spaces identified, inspected.
No.10 Event walk-through performed.
No.54 Event dress code noted, communicated.
No.46 Extra sunblock ordered.
No.25 Homes inspected for cleanliness.
No.20 Parking and passes secured.
No.38 Child services/nannies vetted, hired.
No.33 Home amenities prepped and placed.
No.49 Reception halls booked.
No.16 Traffic patterns studied, logged.
No.23 Golf pairings made.
No.32 Bathroom amenities prepped and placed.
No.35 Luggage transfer protocols confirmed.
No.14 Agenda/itineraries double-checked, mailed.
No.08 Guests’ food allergies documented.
No.41 Stadium maps delivered.
No.15 Taxes, gratuities, service fees tallied and paid.
No.52 Handicap access located, verified.
No.03 Chefs vetted and secured.
No.50 Extra device chargers acquired.
No.31 Linens inspected.
No.02 Lodging standards verified.
No.37 Translators vetted, hired.
No.05 All event tickets purchased.
No.42 All deposits made.
No.18 Hunting/fishing guides vetted, hired.
No.53 Event’s “items prohibited” list obtained.
No.01 All vehicles fueled and serviced.
No.40 Pick-up/drop-off locations scouted, confirmed.
No.36 Photographers hired.
No.43 Aircraft seating preferences confirmed.
No.09 Weather forecast checked, proper gear secured.
No.21 Property map for guests created.
No.17 Guests’ likes/dislikes recorded.
No.19 Security team vetted, in place.
No.07 Local hospitals/urgent care identified.
No.26 TV guides/local channels logged.
No.11 Wi-Fi availability/log-in directions confirmed.
No.06 Flight info/arrival/departure monitored.
No.12 Drivers interviewed, vetted.
No.28 Preferred beverages ordered.
No.27 Community/hotel entrance codes tested.