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Confetti: Look Gala 2015--Here's Looking at Success

A fledging fundraiser in only its second year, held in a region beset by economic doldrums. A venue that was an abandoned building, some 50,000-square-feet of "blank canvas"—which is putting it kindly. Did any of these challenges deter the event team? Not on your life.

FOH Stainless Steel Bowls
Geometric Stainless Steel Bowls Offered by FOH

The new line of stainless steel bowls from Front of the House comes in a range of geometric shapes and feature a distressed look.

Oz Sanchez of Know No Limits
Sessions, Style and SEARCH at TSE 2017

The Special Event 2017 kicks off in Long Beach, Calif., yesterday with a packed schedule including education sessions, exhibit booths, the Wedding Event, and the annual SEARCH fundraiser.

Design Gallery 2017: Six Stunning Vignettes at The Special Event

From a gondolier ride down a Venetian canal to a dinner party in Oz--complete with a special seat for Toto--enjoy the six stunning vignettes at the latest Design Gallery, featured at The Special Event 2017 in Long Beach, Calif.

The Special Event 2017 Gears Up in Long Beach

The Special Event 2017 gets ready to hit the beach in Long Beach, Calif., Jan. 10-12.

The Portable Bar Co. Offers Portable Modular Bars

The company offers a wide range of portable bars that are designed to be set up and broken down in minutes. Also available is the company's Flash Bar system, which enables users to choose components to create bars in custom shapes; the bars can be broke down without the need for tools, enabling easy transport and storage.

Special events business news for Jan. 5, 2017, includes a new director of sales
Who's News in Special Events for Jan. 5, 2017

Kini Sanborn has been named director of sales and marketing for the Vintage Estate in Yountville, Calif., comprising the Vintage Inn and Villagio Inn and Spa.

SEARCH Board Finds a Great Dinner

Having fine food and wine while strategizing how to best support event professionals in need--what could be better? That's what happened in November when the SEARCH Board--the organization dedicated to raising funds for event pros in crisis--met at the home of executive advisor Joann Roth-Oseary of Someone's in the Kitchen to eat, drink, schmooze and strategize.

If you weren't there, here is a taste ... And if you want to get in on the game:

Current RMS software
Current RMS Announces New Rental Software Features

Current RMS, which provides software solutions to the rental industry, has just released a new functionality designed to highlight shortages in inventory.

Glenn Griffith named director of events at Goldmoor Inn
Who's News in Special Events for Dec. 29, 2016 

The Goldmoor Inn in Galena, Ill., has named Glenn Griffith director of events.

Mountain Marriage: Affair with Flair Creates a Beautiful Rocky Mountain Wedding

The two grooms chose a wilderness retreat for their fall wedding at a resort offering space for both a reception tent along with a dining room for 29 guests.

Alice in Vegas-land
What You're Reading: Top Special Events Articles for December 2016

Your favorite Special Events articles this month? No surprise--you have loved seeing the stunning nominees for the 2017 Gala Awards. Here your your top 10 picks ...

Gotham Ball
Holy Fundraiser! Fifth Element Creates 'A Knight in Gotham' Gala

The Canadian Hospitality Foundation’s Black and White fundraising gala put an elegant new spin on the "superhero" theme thanks to Fifth Element Group. Instead of featuring Batman and his villains, "A Knight in Gotham" took place in Bruce Wayne’s "Wayne Manor" (actually the Royal York Hotel in Toronto)

Frost 321 Experience Creates Instant Frozen Desserts, Cocktails

The Frost 321 Experience system is a liquid-nitrogen system designed to create frozen desserts and cocktails before guests' eyes. The treats are made in less than two minutes, the company says, using fresh, all-natural ingredients. The company's servers are trained to interact well with clients and guests.

tulip-filled entryway
Everything's Coming Up Tulips: MB Events Creates a Tulip-Filled Wedding

Tulips were the design touchstone at this beautiful wedding for 300 guests in Montreal's historic Bonsecours Market.

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