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What You're Reading: Top Special Events Articles for June 2015
From romantic weddings in Mexico to an all-American sports-theme bar mitzvah, here are your favorite Special Events articles for June 2015.
Add it Up: The Real Cost of a Bad Corporate Event

If you're feeling pressured to cut the budget for your next event—don't. Small "fails" can add up to one big failure, and a colossal waste of time and money for a poorly executed event:

Christopher McAnany
Special Events Business News for June 30, 2015 
Special events business news this week includes a new executive at AlliedPRA and new ownership for Aztec Events and Tents.
City Lights: Got Light Lights up Events at San Francisco City Hall

Got Light had one busy night on June 19, creating lighting for simultaneous events at the stately San Francisco City Hall--the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting as well as the San Francisco City Hall Centennial Celebration. Photos by Show Ready Photo

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Hotels Find Ways to Cope with Record Drought
The record drought in California is changing the way everyone lives—including hoteliers. As vacation hot-spot San Diego gets ready to welcome visitors, hotels there are fighting hard to save water.
Hecho en Mexico: Wilkinson Rhodes Designs a Dreamy Wedding in Mexico

Wilkinson Rhodes, the Gala Award-winning mother-daughter event team, creates a beautiful wedding at the bride's family vacation home in Puerto Vallarta, mixing the bride's love of California chic as well as Mexican culture.

New Stainless Steel Pails and Tubs, On-site Screen-printing, Long-lasting Flowers
New products for special events include stainless steel pails and tubs from American Metalcraft, on-site screen-printing from Hit + Run, and long-lasting flowers from Luxe Bloom
Over the Top Rental Linens on Doing Good by Donating
This linen company takes disposal of rental inventory to a whole new level--turning its excess linen into exciting options for people in need.
Rustic Garden Wedding: Designs by Sean Puts Romance into Rustic

Multiple Gala Award-winner Designs by Sean creates an evening of romance and sophistication in a rustic garden setting.

Gene LaPierre
Special Events Business News for June 18, 2015 
Special events business news this week includes a new vice president of operations for B.C. Tent and Awning and a big award for rental pro Delores Crum
IRF Chief Research Officer Rodger Stotz fills in attendees on the foundation's r
Study Asks, Who Needs DMCs Anymore?
The Internet has "disrupted" the hotel business with Airbnb and the taxi industry with Uber, enabling clients to connect to vendors down the street or across the country. Is the DMC industry about to be "disrupted" next?
Magic in Mexico: KBY Designs Creates a Seaside Wedding in Mexico
KBY Designs creates a stunning three-day wedding at a seaside resort in Mexico.
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New Special Event Products: CORT's Powered Furniture, GBS' 'Aruba' Linen, Libbey High-end Plastic Drinkware
CORT Event Furnishings has introduced a line of event furnishings—including tables, banquettes, love seats and chairs--that come equipped with power outlets. Here, the Powered Roma chair, designed to offer comfortable, functional seating with built-in A/C outlets.
Vintage Vibe: Lori Parks Corporate Events Creates the 'Vintage Amazing Race'

Lori Parks Corporate Events takes 33 guests on a classic competition in beautiful Napa Valley, but all with a classy vintage spin. The event won a 2015 Special Events Gala Award. Photos courtesy Lori Parks Corporate Events.

Jeff Leidy of AEG L.A. Convention Center
Special Events Business News for June 11, 2015 
Special events news this week includes a new foodservice director at AEG's L.A. Convention Center and a new culinary team at the Stowe Mountain Lodge
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