Honoring Julia Child's 100th on Pinterest Aug. 15 would be the 100th birthday of beloved culinary legend Julia Child, and the New York Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDNY) has launched a Pinterest board in her honor. The goal: to pin 100 photos and tributes that Mrs. Child’s fans can share. Click here for details on how to join in. Bon appétit!

MPI, PCMA urge action to protect event industry Two major industry associations—MPI and PCMA—are expressing concern that too few members of the event and meetings industry are petitioning Congress to stop drastic budget cuts for government conferences and events, a reaction to public outrage over heedless spending by officials at the General Services Administration. MPI has tips for reaching out to elected officials in Washington; click here for more.