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Libbey Debuts Olivewood Flight Planks
Wood flight planks from Libbey Foodservice feature either three or five wells to showcase food and beverage pairings.
Mark Alba (left) is welcomed to Legendary Events by founder Tony Conway.
Who's News in Special Events for July 21, 2016 
Business news this week includes a new executive chef at big caterer Legendary Events
Occasions Celebrates 30: Occasions Caterers Parties on its 30th Anniversary
Who really knows how to throw a party? A caterer--of course--and iconic D.C. caterer Occasions shows how it's done with its own 30th anniversary party
DMCs Go Big Part II: Big Events from the Special Events 2016 '25 Top DMCs'
Special Events shares even more big events created by some of the companies listed on the 2016 edition of our "25 Top DMCs." Here's how the big players do it!
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Big Show: Marcia Lee Kelly on Running the RNC 2016 in Cleveland
Big crowds, a big venue, a big personality center stage: Coordinating the 2016 Republican National Convention, which kicked off Monday in Cleveland, is a big job. And it is falling to Marcia Lee Kelly, who serves as director of operations:
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Elegant Candy Rings Offered by By Breanne
Formerly the pastry chef for Facebook N.Y., Breanne Butler now creates custom, one-of-a-kind edible candy rings.
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Who's News in Special Events This Week for July 14, 2016

The New York Hilton Midtown has appointed Craig Burdick as director of food and beverage.

Hot Night in Havana: Koncept Events Brings Cuba Alive for a Corporate Client

It was a hot night in Havana night when Koncept Events created "Viva Cube Libre" for 600 corporate guests at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. Mojitos and cigars, anyone?

Attractive 'Selfie Mirror' Replaces Photo Booth for Posts to Social Media

Designed to offer an attractive alternative to the traditional photo booth, the Selfie Mirror "smart" mirror allows guests to take photos of themselves and then post the images to social media networks including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Adding a Bluetooth-connected printer enables guest to take prints home. The acrylic mirror, which features a built-in Sony HD camera, weighs about 12 pounds and is powered via electric outlet. The standard unit is 70 by 120 inches; custom sizes can be created.

A new role for Robin Traficanti at Kool Party Rentals
Who's News in Special Events This Week for July 7, 2016
News this week includes Robin Traficanti being named director of design and business development for Kool Party Rentals
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From Boxed Lunches to Banquets: Catering the RNC
Twelve carefully vetted caterers will take on the task of feeding delegates
Imagine the Island: Catalina Island Conservancy Hosts 21st Conservancy Ball

The Catalina Island Conservancy uses the iconic Casino Ballroom for its 21st Conservancy Ball, themed "Imagine Catalina."

What You're Reading: Top Special Events Articles for June 2016
From what the big DMCs are doing to the talented young pros entering our industry, here are your favorite Special Events articles for June 2016
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New G-Gaff Gaffer's Tape Designed to Leave No Residue
G-Gaff gaffer's tape is designed to pull off cleanly from with surfaces without leaving any residue even after being in place for some time
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Safety Concerns Remain as RNC Kickoff Nears in Cleveland
With the start of the Republican National Convention coming July 18, observers are concerned that the host city Cleveland might not be ready
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