Lisa Hurley

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Indiana Event Pros Cope with 'Religious Freedom' Law
The event industry in Indiana must grapple with the national backlash against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which many fear might be a license to discriminate against homosexuals
The Last Word: Floral Designer Brenda Monteiro on Her Event Career
Floral designer Brenda Monteiro has the world on a stem
Old World Wedding: KBY Designs Gives a Brand-new Ballroom a Rich Look
KBY Designs and team give a brand-new ballroom a rich look for a breathtaking wedding.
Confetti: Magic's Act for the Music Center
Corporate Magic helps L.A.'s Music Center celebrate its 50th anniversary—and in perfect time
Editor's Page: Leading Leaders
There's power in empowering your team--Lynn Fletcher shares her philosophy.
Counting Cloths: Tracking Linen Inventory
Linen rental experts share various techniques and new technologies for tracking their inventory
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Local Pros Go After 2016 Presidential Convention Events
They don't hit till 2016, but the big Democratic and Republican national conventions will bring lots of events to their host cities—and local event pros are already at work trying to win the business
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Falling Oil Prices: Both Bane and Boon for Special Event Industry
Consumers may cheer low gas prices but the falling price of crude is a mixed blessing for special event professionals.
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Star Power: Oscar Ball 2015 to Key on Vintage Hollywood
The event team behind the 87th annual Academy Awards Governors Ball--the high-wattage gala following the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22--will reach into the Academy's archives to create an evening of vintage Hollywood glamour.
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Party Reflections Announces Merger with Displays Unlimited
Big Southeast party rental company Party Reflections announces its second business expansion within a month
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The Special Event 2015 Celebrates its 30th Anniversary in Anaheim 1
The signature event industry show brings exhibits, education and events to the Anaheim [Calif.] Convention Center and Anaheim Marriott Hotel
Gala Award Winners Named at The Special Event 2015
Top events from around the world were honored Jan. 8 at The Special Event 2015 in Anaheim, Calif., at the Special Events Gala Awards
Day Two of The Special Event 2015 Brings Hallmark Events

Day Two of The Special Event 2015, held in Anaheim, Calif., brings guests hallmark events including the Opening General Session, Design Galleries and the SEARCH fundraiser.

The Special Event 2015 Debuts in Anaheim 1
The original event expo celebrates its 30th anniversary
Lisa Hurley
Editor's Page: Made to Measure
Special Events editor Lisa Hurley on measuring an event's success
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