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Apr 08, 2015

No, Bon Appetit, you've got to call the caterer1

If you smell something burning, it's the catering profession....More
Alice Fay
Apr 08, 2015

Ask Alice: Top 10 wedding trends for summer 2015

1. Craft cocktails: Brides and grooms are interested in featuring creative, custom cocktails. Bitters are a must, and old-school drinks with a modern....More
Mar 31, 2015

Plan your next event with these 6 cool event start-ups

Six smart online tools that every event pro should know, courtesy Janet Newenham of
Daryle Stafford of Veracity Insurance Solutions
Mar 24, 2015

Protecting Your Event: A Growing Trend with Insurance

Insurance expert Daryle Stafford of Veracity Insurance Solutions gives tips on obtaining insurance coverage for partner vendors....More
Rebecca Hochreiter
Mar 18, 2015

2015 Destination WeddingTrends1

Around the world, destination weddings are continuing to make their mark, with new offerings and unique ideas consistently emerging in order to....More
Amy Chappuis Paramount Events Catering
Mar 10, 2015

Top catering trends for 2015 1

Great color, mini cocktails--let Amy Chappuis of Paramount Events Catering share the top catering trends for 2015....More
Erin Van Schepen
Mar 04, 2015

8 things to avoid when planning for portable restrooms4

Outdoor events of any size usually require portable restrooms. While this necessity seems easy enough to plan for, there are several missteps that....More
Joshua Needle
Feb 24, 2015

The 5 social media do’s and don’ts for event planners 1

Joshua Needle of Birthdays and Bottles shares five essential do's and don'ts of social media for event planner....More
Chris Cavanaugh of FreemanXP
Feb 17, 2015

Strong and getting stronger: Using social media to build brands

Chris Cavanaugh, executive vice president of brand strategy and insights for FreemanXP, discusses social media in brand building for corporate events....More
Feb 10, 2015

Celebrity bookings – the inside track2

All business owners, charity organizations sports clubs and big brands want their name to stand proud of the crowd. Increasingly so in the modern....More
Feb 03, 2015

Insider’s tips for kicking off the year of the ram 20151

It's the Year of the Ram--let's get rolling on a lunar New Year party!....More
Lisa Hurley
Jan 28, 2015

Truly intelligent design: A tribute to Richard Carbotti1

Last week marked one-year anniversary of the loss of one of the bright lights of special events, Richard Carbotti. I was proud to be part of the....More
Jan 27, 2015

Protect your wedding and event planning business with four powerful contract clauses1

Attorney Matthew Villmer gives tips on four essential clauses for contracts for special events....More
Jan 21, 2015

Stop asking if your event was a success1

I hope that the holiday season brought you plenty of perks, like a sudden uptick in events on your calendar. However, as you worked your way through....More
Jan 13, 2015

How to use a single event to effectively market your event or catering company1

Don't just create an event--create a social media campaign to go with it, and you'll win more clients....More
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