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