Special Events Magazine http://specialevents.com/rss.xml en Get Smarter: Order Research from Special Events http://specialevents.com/news/get-smarter-order-research-special-events <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Trying to develop next year&#39;s budget or marketing plan? Looking for new clients in your target market?&nbsp;Don&#39;t waste precious time guessing.&nbsp;<em>Special Events</em>&nbsp;has developed detailed industry research that can help guide your important business decisions.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/get-smarter-order-research-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/get-smarter-order-research-special-events#comments News The Special Event Show Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:13:00 +0000 30561 at http://specialevents.com Photo by SIphotography / © Getty Images Blueprint Studios Offers 'Hopland' Chandelier http://specialevents.com/decor/blueprint-studios-offers-hopland-chandelier <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The "Hopland" chandelier from Blueprint Studios features a trendy aged iron and wood look. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/decor/blueprint-studios-offers-hopland-chandelier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/decor/blueprint-studios-offers-hopland-chandelier#comments Decor Rental Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:27:00 +0000 30531 at http://specialevents.com Finding a Balance Between Event Design with Planning http://specialevents.com/blog/finding-balance-between-event-design-planning <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Kim Sayatovic" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/09/19/Sayatovic_Kim_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 170px; height: 211px; float: left;" />We all know the two stages of putting together a successful event: </strong>the design and the planning. Each of these components is equally important to achieving the client&rsquo;s goals, but it&rsquo;s important to keep them in a fine balance--especially when you&rsquo;re handling both sides of the coin.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/finding-balance-between-event-design-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/finding-balance-between-event-design-planning#comments Event Tools event professionals finding balance between design and planning Special Events Blog Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:55:00 +0000 30521 at http://specialevents.com Who's News in Special Events for Sept. 22, 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-sept-22-2016 <div class="field-deck"> Special events new this week includes promotions at Hargrove </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><strong>Melanie Goodwin</strong>, CMP, DMCP, has joined San Francisco-based <strong><a href="http://www.eventfocussf.com/" target="_blank">Event Focus</a></strong> as director of creative services.</p> <p>Lanham, Md.-based<strong> <a href="http://www.hargroveinc.com/" target="_blank">Hargrove</a></strong> has announced two new members to its senior leadership team</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-sept-22-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-sept-22-2016#comments News The Special Event Show Silver Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:39:00 +0000 30491 at http://specialevents.com <p>Melanie Goodwin, CMP, DMCP, has joined San Francisco-based Event Focus as director of creative services.</p> CORT Rocks Music City with the #CORTExperience http://specialevents.com/blog/cort-rocks-music-city-cortexperience <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Erinn Jones of CORT Event Furnishings gives an insider's tour of the #CORTExperience</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/cort-rocks-music-city-cortexperience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/cort-rocks-music-city-cortexperience#comments Decor The Special Event Show CORT special event decor Special Events Blog Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:31:00 +0000 30481 at http://specialevents.com The Big 2016 'CMI 25' Makes Its Debut http://specialevents.com/news/big-2016-cmi-25-makes-its-debut <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The top independent meeting planning companies just got their due with the release of the 2016 &quot;CMI 25,&quot; created by our sister publications group <a href="http://meetingsnet.com/cmi25/2016-cmi-25" target="_blank">MeetingsNet:</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/big-2016-cmi-25-makes-its-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/big-2016-cmi-25-makes-its-debut#comments News Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:49:00 +0000 30471 at http://specialevents.com Ojai Wedding: Kristin Banta Events Blends California Cool with Nashville Soul http://specialevents.com/weddings/ojai-wedding-kristin-banta-events-blends-california-cool-nashville-soul <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Gala Award winner Kristin Banta Events creates a beautiful wedding in Ojai, Calif., that blends California cool with a dash of Nashville soul.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/ojai-wedding-kristin-banta-events-blends-california-cool-nashville-soul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/ojai-wedding-kristin-banta-events-blends-california-cool-nashville-soul#comments Gala Awards Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Weddings Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:15:00 +0000 30461 at http://specialevents.com Big Event Companies Share Trends in Latest Special Events "50 Top Event Companies" http://specialevents.com/news/big-event-companies-share-trends-latest-special-events-50-top-event-companies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>New technologies--such as virtual and augmented reality&mdash;and the continued role of social media are two of the major trends shaping special events this year and going forward. These insights appear in the 15<sup>th</sup> annual &quot;50 Top Event Companies&quot; article, featured in the latest issue of <em>Special Events.</em> Here are highlights:</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/big-event-companies-share-trends-latest-special-events-50-top-event-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/big-event-companies-share-trends-latest-special-events-50-top-event-companies#comments News The Special Event Show Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:20:00 +0000 30451 at http://specialevents.com New Waterproof Glass, Chalkboard Markers Available http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-waterproof-glass-chalkboard-markers-available <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The new Securit line of waterproof glass and chalkboard markers from American Metalcraft are designed to be waterproof, smudge-proof and fade-proof. </p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-waterproof-glass-chalkboard-markers-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-waterproof-glass-chalkboard-markers-available#comments Event Tools Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:20:00 +0000 30441 at http://specialevents.com Are Your Events Safe? Safeguarding for a Successful and Secure Event http://specialevents.com/blog/are-your-events-safe-safeguarding-successful-and-secure-event <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Michael Julian" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/09/19/Julian_Michael_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />A critical step in the event planning process is to evaluate and prepare for potential security incidents. <strong>Event coordinators are skilled in taking every detail into consideration, with one exception--safety.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/are-your-events-safe-safeguarding-successful-and-secure-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/are-your-events-safe-safeguarding-successful-and-secure-event#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show Michael Julian MPS Security special event security Special Events Blog Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:11:00 +0000 30431 at http://specialevents.com The Debonair William P. Miller on Events and the TSE 2017 Leadership Lunch http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/debonair-william-p-miller-events-and-tse-2017-leadership-lunch <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><em><img alt="William P Miller" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/08/08/Miller_William_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 169px; height: 210px; float: left;" />This issue of Eventline kicks off a new feature, showcasing the talented event professionals who share their skills with attendees at The Special Event. We&#39;re proud to start first things first with William P. Miller, the ever-stylish head of L.A.-based <a href="http://www.wpmillerspecialevents.com/" target="_blank">WP Miller Special Events</a>.</em></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/debonair-william-p-miller-events-and-tse-2017-leadership-lunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/debonair-william-p-miller-events-and-tse-2017-leadership-lunch#comments The Special Event Show Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:49:00 +0000 30411 at http://specialevents.com As You Start Your Event Career: Letter to a Departing Employee http://specialevents.com/blog/you-start-your-event-career-letter-departing-employee <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><em><img alt="Damon Holditch" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/08/08/Holditch_Damon_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 162px; height: 201px; float: left;" />Damon Holditch, founder of <a href="http://www.marqueeeventgroup.com/" target="_blank">Marquee Event Group</a> in Austin, Texas, shared this letter, which he just wrote to a departing employee who is going out on her own as an event planner. We liked it so much that we want to share it with the readers of Special Events. It&#39;s great advice for both business newbies and oldbies:</em></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/you-start-your-event-career-letter-departing-employee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/you-start-your-event-career-letter-departing-employee#comments Rental The Special Event Show special events business advice Special Events Blog Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:19:00 +0000 30401 at http://specialevents.com Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Caterers http://specialevents.com/catering/mamas-dont-let-your-babies-grow-be-caterers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 8.65pt; line-height: 17.85pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif;">Sure, you&#39;re a prize-winning caterer who delights high-profile clients &hellip; But are you making your mother proud?</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/mamas-dont-let-your-babies-grow-be-caterers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/mamas-dont-let-your-babies-grow-be-caterers#comments Catering The Special Event Show Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:32:00 +0000 30391 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Wavebreak Media / © Getty Images Could Guests with Guns Show Up at Your Next Event? http://specialevents.com/news/could-guests-guns-show-your-next-event <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>On Jan. 1, Texas became the 15th U.S. state to allow the open carry of handguns if properly licensed. As a result, you just might find that guests with guns might try to walk into your next event.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/could-guests-guns-show-your-next-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/could-guests-guns-show-your-next-event#comments News The Special Event Show Mon, 12 Sep 2016 01:59:00 +0000 30381 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Rich Legg / © Getty Images Kool Debuts Chic 'Alice Pop' Chair http://specialevents.com/rental/kool-debuts-chic-alice-pop-chair <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New from Kool Party Rentals, the Louis XVI-style Alice Pop chair features a white wood frame and red Ultrasuede seat and back cushions. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/rental/kool-debuts-chic-alice-pop-chair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/rental/kool-debuts-chic-alice-pop-chair#comments Event Tools Rental Mon, 12 Sep 2016 01:08:00 +0000 30371 at http://specialevents.com PR Tools This PR Pro Can’t Live Without http://specialevents.com/blog/pr-tools-pr-pro-can-t-live-without <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Meghan Ely" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/08/08/Ely-Meghan-2014-PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 167px; height: 208px; float: left;" />When you&rsquo;re balancing floor plans, color palettes, vendors and design schemes, it can be difficult to find time to incorporate public relations into your day-to-day routine. Of course, we all know how vital PR is to growing your business and bringing in more prospects. <strong>The question is: How can we prioritize PR without sacrificing valuable time?</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/pr-tools-pr-pro-can-t-live-without" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/pr-tools-pr-pro-can-t-live-without#comments Event Tools PR tools Special Events Blog Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:21:00 +0000 30361 at http://specialevents.com Rustic Romance: 2016 Emmy Balls to Feature 'Nature's Elegance' Theme http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/rustic-romance-2016-emmy-balls-feature-natures-elegance-theme <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The team behind the 2016 Emmy Awards Governors Ball and Creative Arts Balls gave the media a sneak peek yesterday at what nearly 8,000 guests&nbsp;will experience when they enter &quot;Nature&#39;s Elegance.&quot;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/rustic-romance-2016-emmy-balls-feature-natures-elegance-theme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/rustic-romance-2016-emmy-balls-feature-natures-elegance-theme#comments Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries Thu, 08 Sep 2016 11:10:00 +0000 30351 at http://specialevents.com Please Don't Dump the Daisies: Repeat Roses Recycles Event Floral http://specialevents.com/decor/please-dont-dump-daisies-repeat-roses-recycles-event-floral <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here&#39;s one more way to bake sustainability into special events: Instead of dumping floral into the trash after the party, recycle those blooms. As our sister publications group MeetingsNet explains, a company called Repeat Roses in south Florida makes sure that floral arrangements get a second life in hospitals and other deserving places:</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/decor/please-dont-dump-daisies-repeat-roses-recycles-event-floral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/decor/please-dont-dump-daisies-repeat-roses-recycles-event-floral#comments Decor Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:31:00 +0000 30341 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Barbol 88 / © Getty Images Who's News in Special Events Sept. 8, 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-sept-8-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><strong>First Protocol</strong>, a global events agency operating from offices in New York, London, Los Angeles and Singapore, announced yesterday that it has rebranded the company and introduced a new name, logo and brand identity. Effective immediately, First Protocol will be known as <strong><a href="http://www.firstagency.com/" target="_blank">FIRST</a></strong>. </p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-sept-8-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-sept-8-2016#comments News The Special Event Show Silver Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:43:00 +0000 30331 at http://specialevents.com <p>Maureen Ryan-Fable serves as CEO of FIRST Americas.</p> The Latest Trends in Drapery and Chandeliers for Special Events http://specialevents.com/blog/latest-trends-drapery-and-chandeliers-special-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It’s hard to imagine a high-end event design with two of the most popular decor aspects: drapery and chandeliers. While each a beautiful piece in itself, together they have the ability to transform a simple room into a dream come true.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/latest-trends-drapery-and-chandeliers-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/latest-trends-drapery-and-chandeliers-special-events#comments Decor The Special Event Show chandeliers and drapery at special events Fantasy Sound Serivces special event decor Special Events Blog Wed, 07 Sep 2016 20:53:00 +0000 30321 at http://specialevents.com What's Renting: Big Rental Companies Share 2016-2017 Decor Trends http://specialevents.com/rental/whats-renting-big-rental-companies-share-2016-2017-decor-trends <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>From the glow of gold to the beat of tribal patterns, from layering to jewel tones, here are some of the top decor trends, according to event rental companies on the 19th annual <em>Special Events </em>&quot;30 Top Rental Companies.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/rental/whats-renting-big-rental-companies-share-2016-2017-decor-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/rental/whats-renting-big-rental-companies-share-2016-2017-decor-trends#comments Photo Galleries Rental Tue, 06 Sep 2016 08:57:00 +0000 30311 at http://specialevents.com What's Next for Event Rental? Insights from the 19th Annual Special Events "30 Top Rental Companies" http://specialevents.com/rental/whats-next-event-rental-insights-19th-annual-special-events-30-top-rental-companies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>For nearly 20 years, <em>Special Events</em> has tapped the biggest event rental companies in the business to see what is trending in inventory and the business as a whole. The full story will run in our Fall 2016 issue, but here are some quick takes:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/rental/whats-next-event-rental-insights-19th-annual-special-events-30-top-rental-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/rental/whats-next-event-rental-insights-19th-annual-special-events-30-top-rental-companies#comments Rental The Special Event Show Mon, 05 Sep 2016 21:13:00 +0000 30301 at http://specialevents.com <p>An elegant event from Marquee Event Group, based in Austin, Texas.</p> Jerry Hayes Photography Fortune Products Offers Giant Spooky Flames for Halloween http://specialevents.com/decor/fortune-products-offers-giant-spooky-flames-halloween <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The new line of flames from Fortune Products includes the Inferno (39 inches wide), Bonfire (24 inches wide) and Campfire (15 inches wide). All models have adjustable LEDs, powerful low-noise fans, spare &quot;flame&quot; silk, a self-contained case, and low-voltage operation. The units don&rsquo;t generate heat and do not require replacement of halogen bulbs, the company says.</p> <p><em><strong>Visit</strong></em> <a href="http://www.freeproductinfo.net/se" target="_blank"><em><strong>www.freeproductinfo.net</strong></em></a> <em><strong>and check the box for 101</strong></em></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/decor/fortune-products-offers-giant-spooky-flames-halloween" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/decor/fortune-products-offers-giant-spooky-flames-halloween#comments Decor Mon, 05 Sep 2016 19:14:00 +0000 30291 at http://specialevents.com 10 Top Tips for Ultimate Event Gifts http://specialevents.com/blog/10-top-tips-ultimate-event-gifts <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Here are my 10 tips to event gifts that cultivate an authentic emotional connection with your brand ... </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/10-top-tips-ultimate-event-gifts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/10-top-tips-ultimate-event-gifts#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show giveaways special events trade show gifts Special Events Blog Mon, 05 Sep 2016 17:59:00 +0000 30281 at http://specialevents.com Roaring 20s for 20th: Catalina Island Conservancy Ball Celebrates its 20th with a 1920s Theme http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/roaring-20s-20th-catalina-island-conservancy-ball-celebrates-its-20th-1920s-theme <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="https://www.catalinaconservancy.org/" target="_blank">Catalina Island Conservancy </a>makes the most of its 20th annual Conservancy Ball by turning to a Roaring 20s theme.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/roaring-20s-20th-catalina-island-conservancy-ball-celebrates-its-20th-1920s-theme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/roaring-20s-20th-catalina-island-conservancy-ball-celebrates-its-20th-1920s-theme#comments Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:31:00 +0000 30261 at http://specialevents.com Who's News in Special Events This Week Sept. 1, 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-sept-1-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Jessica Longa" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/08/08/Longa_Jessica_portrait.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 223px; float: left;" />Jessica Longa</strong>&nbsp;(at left)&nbsp;has been named event sales manager at the <strong><a href="https://monterey.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/meetings-and-events.html" target="_blank">Hyatt Regency</a></strong> in Monterey, Calif.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-sept-1-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-sept-1-2016#comments News The Special Event Show Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:11:00 +0000 30251 at http://specialevents.com Security Planning for Special Events Part II: A Q&A with Marty MacKay of Hosts Global Alliance http://specialevents.com/event-tools/security-planning-special-events-part-ii-qa-marty-mackay-hosts-global-alliance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Marty MacKay" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/08/08/McKay_Marty_2016_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />As <em>Special Events&nbsp;Eventline</em> noted last week, many of the big DMCs profiled in the latest <em>Special Events</em></strong> <strong><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/12th-annual-special-events-magazine-25-top-dmcs" target="_blank"><strong>&quot;25 Top DMCs</strong></a>&quot; tell us that they have been putting greater focus on security planning in their work for clients (<a href="http://specialevents.c</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/security-planning-special-events-part-ii-qa-marty-mackay-hosts-global-alliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/security-planning-special-events-part-ii-qa-marty-mackay-hosts-global-alliance#comments Event Tools News The Special Event Show Thu, 01 Sep 2016 04:58:00 +0000 30241 at http://specialevents.com Go Big or Go Home: Luxury Touches for Your Next Event http://specialevents.com/blog/go-big-or-go-home-luxury-touches-your-next-event <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Fabrice Orlando" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/08/08/Orlando_Fabrice_PORTRAIT_0.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />These days, clients are seeking the coveted &quot;wow&quot; factor--and rightly so.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/go-big-or-go-home-luxury-touches-your-next-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/go-big-or-go-home-luxury-touches-your-next-event#comments Decor The Special Event Show Cocoon Events Group Fabrice Orlando unforgettable special events Special Events Blog Wed, 31 Aug 2016 23:36:00 +0000 30231 at http://specialevents.com Will 2016 go down as a good year for your business? http://specialevents.com/poll/08302016 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><div></div><h3>As clients book holiday parties for year-end, how will the year 2016 go down for your business?</h3> </div><form action="/poll/08302016" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-991-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-991"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-991" name="choice" value="991" class="form-radio" /> 2016 will be better than 2015</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1001-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1001"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1001" name="choice" value="1001" class="form-radio" /> 2016 will be about the same as 2015</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1011-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1011"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1011" name="choice" value="1011" class="form-radio" /> 2016 will be worse than 2015</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="30221" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-XB6pzbYHgeIHXasW7k2cAxjJiup4KkLTK7h6mrgp76c" value="form-XB6pzbYHgeIHXasW7k2cAxjJiup4KkLTK7h6mrgp76c" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> http://specialevents.com/poll/08302016#comments Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:51:22 +0000 30221 at http://specialevents.com Security Planning for Special Events: A Q&A with Jeff O'Hara of AlliedPRA New Orleans http://specialevents.com/event-tools/security-planning-special-events-qa-jeff-ohara-alliedpra-new-orleans <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Jeff O’Hara, CMP, DMCP, president of AlliedPRA New Orleans, on the tactics he uses to keep guests safe and happy at events in the Big Easy</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/security-planning-special-events-qa-jeff-ohara-alliedpra-new-orleans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/security-planning-special-events-qa-jeff-ohara-alliedpra-new-orleans#comments Event Tools Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:06:00 +0000 30211 at http://specialevents.com