Special Events Magazine http://specialevents.com/rss.xml en Masterpiece Meal: MGM Resorts Events Creates an Intimate Museum Dinner http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/masterpiece-meal-mgm-resorts-events-creates-intimate-museum-dinner <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>MGM Resorts Events Productions treats 58 lucky guests to a masterpiece meal at the&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/masterpiece-meal-mgm-resorts-events-creates-intimate-museum-dinner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/masterpiece-meal-mgm-resorts-events-creates-intimate-museum-dinner#comments Corporate Events Photo Galleries Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:11:00 +0000 23411 at http://specialevents.com Safety Pins, Band-Aids, EpiPen--Should Planners Carry This Medication? http://specialevents.com/event-tools/safety-pins-band-aids-epipen-should-planners-carry-medication <div class="field-deck"> Should events planners carry EpiPens--just in case? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Should events planners carry EpiPens--just in case?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/safety-pins-band-aids-epipen-should-planners-carry-medication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/safety-pins-band-aids-epipen-should-planners-carry-medication#comments Event Tools Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:32:00 +0000 23401 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Denis Kot / © Getty Images New Backdrop System from Atomic Design, Big LED Tiles from GoVision, and Updated Rental Management Software from Point-of-Rental http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-backdrop-system-atomic-design-big-led-tiles-govision-and-updated-rental-management-s <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New products for special events include Atomic's freestanding backdrop, GoVision's lightweight LED tiles, and Point-of-Rental's updated rental management software</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-backdrop-system-atomic-design-big-led-tiles-govision-and-updated-rental-management-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-backdrop-system-atomic-design-big-led-tiles-govision-and-updated-rental-management-s#comments Event Tools Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:49:00 +0000 23391 at http://specialevents.com Wedding Pros in Former Ban States React to Supreme Court Same-Sex Ruling http://specialevents.com/weddings/wedding-pros-former-ban-states-react-supreme-court-same-sex-ruling <div class="field-deck"> Wedding professionals in states that had their same-sex wedding restrictions overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision Friday say they expect to see a boost in their wedding business but are unsure just how big it might be. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Wedding professionals in states that had their same-sex wedding restrictions overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision Friday say they expect to see a boost in their wedding business but are unsure just how big it might be.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/wedding-pros-former-ban-states-react-supreme-court-same-sex-ruling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/wedding-pros-former-ban-states-react-supreme-court-same-sex-ruling#comments Weddings Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:25:00 +0000 23381 at http://specialevents.com Why our business is different--and better http://specialevents.com/blog/why-our-business-different-and-better <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Tami Forero of Forté Events shares why her business is more successful than others in the event industry--and yours can be, too.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/why-our-business-different-and-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/why-our-business-different-and-better#comments archive successful business management Special Events Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:48:00 +0000 23371 at http://specialevents.com What You're Reading: Top Special Events Articles for June 2015 http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-june-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>From romantic weddings in Mexico to an all-American sports-theme bar mitzvah, here are your favorite Special Events articles for June 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-june-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-june-2015#comments Photo Galleries Themed Events Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:06:00 +0000 23351 at http://specialevents.com Add it Up: The Real Cost of a Bad Corporate Event http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/add-it-real-cost-bad-corporate-event <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>If you&#39;re feeling pressured to cut the budget for your next event&mdash;don&#39;t. <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshlinkner/2015/06/24/the-real-cost-of-a-bad-corporate-meeting-or-event/" target="_blank">Small &quot;fails&quot; can add up to one big failure</a>, and a colossal waste of time and money for a poorly executed event:</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/add-it-real-cost-bad-corporate-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/add-it-real-cost-bad-corporate-event#comments Corporate Events Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:27:00 +0000 23341 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Stokkete / © Getty Images Special Events Business News for June 30, 2015 http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-june-30-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events business news this week includes a new executive at AlliedPRA and new ownership for Aztec Events and Tents.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-june-30-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-june-30-2015#comments News Silver Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:57:00 +0000 23331 at http://specialevents.com City Lights: Got Light Lights up Events at San Francisco City Hall http://specialevents.com/lighting/city-lights-got-light-lights-events-san-francisco-city-hall <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.got-light.com" target="_blank">Got Light</a> 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&nbsp;<a href="http://www.showreadyphoto.com/">Show Ready Photo</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/lighting/city-lights-got-light-lights-events-san-francisco-city-hall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/lighting/city-lights-got-light-lights-events-san-francisco-city-hall#comments Lighting Photo Galleries Thu, 25 Jun 2015 01:06:00 +0000 23321 at http://specialevents.com Entertainment 2.0 – What does it look like? http://specialevents.com/blog/entertainment-20-what-does-it-look <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Eyal Simko, CEO of One Up Entertainment, shares strategies for creating great, interactive entertainment for special eve</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/entertainment-20-what-does-it-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/entertainment-20-what-does-it-look#comments Entertainment event entertainment Eyal Simko One Up Entertainment Special Events Blog Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:48:00 +0000 23311 at http://specialevents.com Cool, Intimate and Interactive: Event Entertainment Today Stresses Interactive Elements http://specialevents.com/entertainment/cool-intimate-and-interactive-event-entertainment-today-stresses-interactive-elements <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Sight, sound, touch, even taste—cutting-edge event entertainment engages all the senses</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/entertainment/cool-intimate-and-interactive-event-entertainment-today-stresses-interactive-elements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/entertainment/cool-intimate-and-interactive-event-entertainment-today-stresses-interactive-elements#comments Entertainment Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:35:00 +0000 23291 at http://specialevents.com Hotels Find Ways to Cope with Record Drought http://specialevents.com/news/hotels-find-ways-cope-record-drought <div class="field-deck"> 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 </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>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.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/hotels-find-ways-cope-record-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/hotels-find-ways-cope-record-drought#comments News Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:19:00 +0000 23281 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Pashapixel / © Getty Images Summertime Appetizers: Oh, Those Summer Bites! http://specialevents.com/catering/summertime-appetizers-oh-those-summer-bites <div class="field-byline"> Susan Cuadrado </div> <div class="field-deck"> Light and fresh, smoky and piquant, vibrant summer-inspired appetizers and hors d’oeuvre celebrate the fun, easy feel of the sun-drenched season </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Light and fresh, smoky and piquant, caterers' vibrant summer-inspired appetizers and hors d’oeuvre celebrate the fun, easy feel of the sun-drenched season</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/summertime-appetizers-oh-those-summer-bites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/summertime-appetizers-oh-those-summer-bites#comments Catering Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:54:00 +0000 23271 at http://specialevents.com Hecho en Mexico: Wilkinson Rhodes Designs a Dreamy Wedding in Mexico http://specialevents.com/weddings/hecho-en-mexico-wilkinson-rhodes-designs-dreamy-wedding-mexico <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Wilkinson Rhodes, the Gala Award-winning mother-daughter event team, creates a beautiful wedding at the bride&#39;s family vacation home in Puerto Vallarta, mixing the bride&#39;s love of California chic as well as Mexican culture.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/hecho-en-mexico-wilkinson-rhodes-designs-dreamy-wedding-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/hecho-en-mexico-wilkinson-rhodes-designs-dreamy-wedding-mexico#comments Gala Awards Photo Galleries Weddings Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:09:00 +0000 23261 at http://specialevents.com 7 smart ways to engage your audience 24-7 with social media http://specialevents.com/blog/7-smart-ways-engage-your-audience-24-7-social-media <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Alena Van Dalen" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/03/VanDalen_Alena_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 192px; height: 239px; float: left;" />Tweet me! Like us! Follow us! Tag our clever hashtag! As marketers and event planners, we are populating our event promotions and collateral with various social media buttons and calls to action. But what value does this bring? How is it measured? Does it matter?</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/7-smart-ways-engage-your-audience-24-7-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/7-smart-ways-engage-your-audience-24-7-social-media#comments content social media tips Special Events Blog Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:46:00 +0000 23251 at http://specialevents.com New Stainless Steel Pails and Tubs, On-site Screen-printing, Long-lasting Flowers http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-stainless-steel-pails-and-tubs-site-screen-printing-long-lasting-flowers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>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</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-stainless-steel-pails-and-tubs-site-screen-printing-long-lasting-flowers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-stainless-steel-pails-and-tubs-site-screen-printing-long-lasting-flowers#comments Event Tools Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:21:00 +0000 23231 at http://specialevents.com Over the Top Rental Linens on Doing Good by Donating http://specialevents.com/rental/over-top-rental-linens-doing-good-donating <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>This linen company takes disposal of rental inventory to a whole new level--turning its excess linen into exciting options for people in need.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/rental/over-top-rental-linens-doing-good-donating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/rental/over-top-rental-linens-doing-good-donating#comments Rental Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:04:00 +0000 23221 at http://specialevents.com When the crap has to go: Creative ways to dispose of rental inventory http://specialevents.com/blog/when-crap-has-go-creative-ways-dispose-rental-inventory <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Unique suggestions on disposing of party rental inventory</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/when-crap-has-go-creative-ways-dispose-rental-inventory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/when-crap-has-go-creative-ways-dispose-rental-inventory#comments Rental disposing of party and event rental inventory Special Events Blog Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:47:00 +0000 23211 at http://specialevents.com Rustic Garden Wedding: Designs by Sean Puts Romance into Rustic http://specialevents.com/weddings/rustic-garden-wedding-designs-sean-puts-romance-rustic <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Multiple <a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards" target="_blank">Gala Award</a>-winner&nbsp;<a href="http://www.designsbysean.com" target="_blank">Designs by Sean </a>creates an evening of romance and sophistication in a rustic garden setting.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://specialevents.com/weddings/rustic-garden-wedding-designs-sean-puts-romance-rustic#comments Gala Awards Photo Galleries Weddings Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:25:00 +0000 23191 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Business News for June 18, 2015 http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-june-18-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>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</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-june-18-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-june-18-2015#comments News Silver Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:06:00 +0000 23181 at http://specialevents.com Study Asks, Who Needs DMCs Anymore? http://specialevents.com/news/study-asks-who-needs-dmcs-anymore <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>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?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/study-asks-who-needs-dmcs-anymore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/study-asks-who-needs-dmcs-anymore#comments News Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:36:00 +0000 23171 at http://specialevents.com <p>IRF Chief Research Officer Rodger Stotz fills in attendees on the foundation&#39;s recent DMC research at the IRF Invitational.</p> Shell Shock: Caterers Cope with Higher Egg Prices http://specialevents.com/catering/shell-shock-caterers-cope-higher-egg-prices <div class="field-deck"> Prices for liquid egg products--popular in catering--continue to rise </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Many caterers are grappling with higher prices for egg products, a headache brought on by a big outbreak of avian flu in 15 U.S. states starting in December.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/shell-shock-caterers-cope-higher-egg-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/shell-shock-caterers-cope-higher-egg-prices#comments Catering News Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:48:00 +0000 23161 at http://specialevents.com Magic in Mexico: KBY Designs Creates a Seaside Wedding in Mexico http://specialevents.com/weddings/magic-mexico-kby-designs-creates-seaside-wedding-mexico <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>KBY Designs creates a stunning three-day wedding at a seaside resort in Mexico. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/magic-mexico-kby-designs-creates-seaside-wedding-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/magic-mexico-kby-designs-creates-seaside-wedding-mexico#comments Photo Galleries Weddings Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:19:00 +0000 23151 at http://specialevents.com New Special Event Products: CORT's Powered Furniture, GBS' 'Aruba' Linen, Libbey High-end Plastic Drinkware http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-special-event-products-corts-powered-furniture-gbs-aruba-linen-libbey-high-end-plast <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>CORT Event Furnishings has introduced a line of event furnishings&mdash;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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-special-event-products-corts-powered-furniture-gbs-aruba-linen-libbey-high-end-plast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-special-event-products-corts-powered-furniture-gbs-aruba-linen-libbey-high-end-plast#comments Event Tools Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:41:00 +0000 23141 at http://specialevents.com Vintage Vibe: Lori Parks Corporate Events Creates the 'Vintage Amazing Race' http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/vintage-vibe-lori-parks-corporate-events-creates-vintage-amazing-race <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://loriparks.com/" target="_blank">Lori Parks Corporate Events </a>takes 33 guests on a classic competition in beautiful Napa Valley, but all with a classy&nbsp;vintage spin. The event won a <a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards" target="_blank">2015 Special Events&nbsp;Gala Award.</a> <em>Photos courtesy Lori Parks Corporate Events.</em></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/vintage-vibe-lori-parks-corporate-events-creates-vintage-amazing-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/vintage-vibe-lori-parks-corporate-events-creates-vintage-amazing-race#comments Corporate Events Gala Awards Photo Galleries Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:15:00 +0000 23131 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Business News for June 11, 2015 http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-june-11-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>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</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-june-11-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-june-11-2015#comments News Silver Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:58:00 +0000 23121 at http://specialevents.com There Is No Safe Destination—But There Is Good Planning http://specialevents.com/news/there-no-safe-destination-there-good-planning <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It doesn&#39;t matter where they come from&mdash;event attendees can find plenty of scary news stories about the event city they are heading to. But everyone on the event team can play a part in preventing and preparing to react to problems:</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/there-no-safe-destination-there-good-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/there-no-safe-destination-there-good-planning#comments News Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:02:00 +0000 23111 at http://specialevents.com Photo byaijohn784 / © Getty Images Special Events Shares 2015-16 Corporate Event Forecast http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/special-events-shares-2015-16-corporate-event-forecast <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Almost a quarter of special event professionals predict an increase in corporate events in 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/special-events-shares-2015-16-corporate-event-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/special-events-shares-2015-16-corporate-event-forecast#comments Corporate Events Wed, 10 Jun 2015 23:31:00 +0000 23101 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Oakozhan / © Getty Images Shore Thing: Events by Fabulous Helps Heal the Bay Celebrate 30 Years http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/shore-thing-events-fabulous-helps-heal-bay-celebrate-30-years <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Events by Fabulous helps environmental group Heal the Bay celebrate its 30 anniversary in beach-chic style on the sand in Santa Monica.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/shore-thing-events-fabulous-helps-heal-bay-celebrate-30-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/shore-thing-events-fabulous-helps-heal-bay-celebrate-30-years#comments Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:22:00 +0000 23091 at http://specialevents.com Out with the Old: Tips on Tossing Obsolete Rental Inventory http://specialevents.com/rental/out-old-tips-tossing-obsolete-rental-inventory <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A cramped warehouse, a tired table, a skimpy set of dishes—there are many reasons party rental operators must dispose of inventory on occasion. Here, rental expert Dan Hooks, CERP, head of Party Reflections, shares some of his strategies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/rental/out-old-tips-tossing-obsolete-rental-inventory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/rental/out-old-tips-tossing-obsolete-rental-inventory#comments Rental Tue, 09 Jun 2015 10:46:00 +0000 23081 at http://specialevents.com