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Big Events by Big Companies: Landmark Events from the 2016 Special Events '50 Top'

How do the big companies create big events? Get a preview here, at some of the big events created by companies included on the latest Special Events magazine "50 Top Event Companies."

Get Smarter: Order Research from Special Events

Trying to develop next year's budget or marketing plan? Looking for new clients in your target market? Don't waste precious time guessing. Special Events has developed detailed industry research that can help guide your important business decisions.

Blueprint Studios Hopland Chandelier
Blueprint Studios Offers 'Hopland' Chandelier
The "Hopland" chandelier from Blueprint Studios features a trendy aged iron and wood look.
Melanie Goodwin, CMP, DMCP, has joined San Francisco-based Event Focus
Who's News in Special Events for Sept. 22, 2016 

Melanie Goodwin, CMP, DMCP, has joined San Francisco-based Event Focus as director of creative services.

Lanham, Md.-based Hargrove has announced two new members to its senior leadership team

Ojai Wedding: Kristin Banta Events Blends California Cool with Nashville Soul

Gala Award winner Kristin Banta Events creates a beautiful wedding in Ojai, Calif., that blends California cool with a dash of Nashville soul.

Securit Pens
New Waterproof Glass, Chalkboard Markers Available

The new Securit line of waterproof glass and chalkboard markers from American Metalcraft are designed to be waterproof, smudge-proof and fade-proof.

William P Miller
The Debonair William P. Miller on Events and the TSE 2017 Leadership Lunch

William P MillerThis issue of Eventline kicks off a new feature, showcasing the talented event professionals who share their skills with attendees at The Special Event. We're proud to start first things first with William P. Miller, the ever-stylish head of L.A.-based WP Miller Special Events.

Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Caterers

Sure, you're a prize-winning caterer who delights high-profile clients … But are you making your mother proud?

Alice Pop Chair
Kool Debuts Chic 'Alice Pop' Chair
New from Kool Party Rentals, the Louis XVI-style Alice Pop chair features a white wood frame and red Ultrasuede seat and back cushions.
Maureen Ryan-Fable
Who's News in Special Events Sept. 8, 2016 

First Protocol, a global events agency operating from offices in New York, London, Los Angeles and Singapore, announced yesterday that it has rebranded the company and introduced a new name, logo and brand identity. Effective immediately, First Protocol will be known as FIRST.

Vineyard wedding from Marquee
What's Renting: Big Rental Companies Share 2016-2017 Decor Trends

From the glow of gold to the beat of tribal patterns, from layering to jewel tones, here are some of the top decor trends, according to event rental companies on the 19th annual Special Events "30 Top Rental Companies." 

Fortune Products spooky flame
Fortune Products Offers Giant Spooky Flames for Halloween

The new line of flames from Fortune Products includes the Inferno (39 inches wide), Bonfire (24 inches wide) and Campfire (15 inches wide). All models have adjustable LEDs, powerful low-noise fans, spare "flame" silk, a self-contained case, and low-voltage operation. The units don’t generate heat and do not require replacement of halogen bulbs, the company says.

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1920s dancers at 20th Conservancy Ball
Roaring 20s for 20th: Catalina Island Conservancy Ball Celebrates its 20th with a 1920s Theme

The Catalina Island Conservancy makes the most of its 20th annual Conservancy Ball by turning to a Roaring 20s theme.

Marty MacKay
Security Planning for Special Events Part II: A Q&A with Marty MacKay of Hosts Global Alliance

Marty MacKayAs Special Events Eventline noted last week, many of the big DMCs profiled in the latest Special Events "25 Top DMCs" tell us that they have been putting greater focus on security planning in their work for clients (

Gerriets Debuts Vario Uni Fiberglass Inlay Dance Floor
New from Gerriets International, the Vario Uni is a single-sided Marley-style roll-out dance and event floor.
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