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Arty Party: Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth Caters the Contemporary Art Museum Ball

The catering team at the Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal creates an arty party for the gala at the Contemporary Art Museum/Musee d'art Contemporain in Monteal--a lively evening that demanded fine food with a touch of kitsch. The event won a Gala Award in January for Best Event Produced by a Hotel Banquet Department.

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What Your Rental Company Wishes You Knew: Part II
Be honest: Are you honest with your rental partner? The more they know, the better your event will be.
Designer 8 Royce Bar
New Designer 8 Royce Bar, Lift'n Buddy Keg Lifter, Maui Wowi Smoothie Bar

Designer 8 Debuts Glamorous Royce Bar

The glamorous new Royce Bar from Designer 8 Event Furniture Rental is available in a variety of designs, including silver or chrome, with white, black or chrome panels. Along with furniture, the company offers custom draping, custom lighting and accessories that range in style from classic to modern.

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Corporate Chief Sings Praises of Business Events
Tired of corporate events being dismissed as "frills"? Take heart--no less than big-time CEO Bill McDermott of SAP sings the praises of corporate events and meetings.
Steampunk Meets Kosher: Someone's in the Kitchen Cooks up a Campy Reception

When the bride asked to have her rehearsal dinner at her old summer camp, Someone's in the Kitchen said yes--even though that meant serving 225 guests a kosher meal in a steampunk-theme setting some 300 miles away! Photos courtesy Someone's in the Kitchen.

Special Events Business News for April 15, 2015 
The Special Event Company, headed by Sally Webb Berry, CSEP (in photo at left), has announced its partnership with Teen Cancer America, producing the charity's on-tour fundraising activities and fan-based fundraising events tied to the "The Who Hits 50!" U.S.
What Your Rental Company Wishes You Knew
Delores Crum, CERP, president and chief motivating officer for Austin, Texas-based Premiere Events, shares some secrets--what your rental vendor wishes you knew.
Why Women Planners Don't Make As Much as Men
Tips for women event planners for closing the wage gap with men
LED Bulbs Now in AirDD Fixtures, New Black Jack Portable Fan, Events.com Online Event Management System
New products for special event professionals include decor lights featuring LED bulbs from AirDD, the portable Black Jack fan from Big Ass Fans, and the user-friendly online event registration system from Events.com
Ghent Glow: Got Light Visits the Ghent Light Festival 2015

Got Light co-owner and lead designer Jon Retsky visits the Ghent Light Festival 2015 to enjoy four days of spectacular light sculptures and installations. Photos by Got Light.

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Special Events Business News for April 8, 2015 
Three hospitality executives from Gaylord Entertainment have launched 12 Degree Entertainment in Nashville
Special Events Products for 2015 Wedding Season

From the March-April issue of Special Events, cool tools for your next wedding:

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Special Events Business News for April 1, 2015 
Special events news this week includes a new role for event vet Joey Galon at AWG's new Fab Lab division
Art a la Carte: A Divine Event Shows the Art of Catering

Atlanta's A Divine Event puts a playful spin on art as food for its catering colleagues. How about a "seated buffet" where the food sits on the seats?

Wedding Planner Coughs up $35K for Failing to Pay Proper Wages
Wannabe event planners may offer to work for nothing—but don’t fall for it. U.S. labor law requires a minimum wage for virtually all workers, and failure to pay the proper rate can be painful.
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