Special Events Magazine http://specialevents.com/rss.xml en NACE L.A. Hosts Launch Party at At The P http://specialevents.com/catering/nace-la-hosts-launch-party-p <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>NACE&nbsp;stages the launch of its <a href="http://www.losangelesnace.org/events.html" target="_blank">Los Angeles Chapter </a>with a party at At The P--a brand-new venue.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/nace-la-hosts-launch-party-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/nace-la-hosts-launch-party-p#comments Catering Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:58:00 +0000 29131 at http://specialevents.com Cleveland to Set 'Event Zone' To Ensure Safety at RNC http://specialevents.com/news/cleveland-set-event-zone-ensure-safety-rnc <div class="field-deck"> To keep things civil, Cleveland will leverage the fabric of the city itself with a 3.3-square-mile city-within-a city dubbed the “Event Zone." </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>To keep things civil, Cleveland will leverage the fabric of the city itself with 3.3-square-mile city-within-a city dubbed the “Event Zone."</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/cleveland-set-event-zone-ensure-safety-rnc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/cleveland-set-event-zone-ensure-safety-rnc#comments News Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:22:00 +0000 29121 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Gutzemberg / © Getty Images Who's News in Special Events This Week for June 23, 2016 http://specialevents.com/catering/whos-news-special-events-week-june-23-2016 <div class="field-deck"> News this week includes a new role for catering vet Syd Sexton </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>News this week includes a new role for catering vet Syd Sexton</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/whos-news-special-events-week-june-23-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/whos-news-special-events-week-june-23-2016#comments Catering News The Special Event Show Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:43:00 +0000 29111 at http://specialevents.com <p>Syd Sexton joins Four Five One Events in Denver.</p> Building a Solid Team For a Destination Event http://specialevents.com/blog/building-solid-team-destination-event <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Just like its at-home counterparts, a successful destination event requires teamwork--there is no such thing as a "one-man show" in the events industry. With that in mind, it’s important to put together a solid team to ensure that the final celebration goes off without a hitch.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/building-solid-team-destination-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/building-solid-team-destination-event#comments Event Types Cocoon Events Group teambuilding for destination events Special Events Blog Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:47:00 +0000 29101 at http://specialevents.com Beach Ball: Events by Fabulous Produces the 2016 Heal the Bay Gala http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/beach-ball-events-fabulous-produces-2016-heal-bay-gala <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://eventsbyfabulous.com/" target="_blank">Events by Fabulous</a> dreams up an undersea soiree for the annual gala of <a href="http://www.healthebay.org/" target="_blank">Heal the Bay</a>, the organization dedicated to keeping southern California&#39;s coastal waters clean and healthy.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/beach-ball-events-fabulous-produces-2016-heal-bay-gala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/beach-ball-events-fabulous-produces-2016-heal-bay-gala#comments Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:43:00 +0000 29091 at http://specialevents.com Galvanized Metal Fry Cups New from American Metalcraft http://specialevents.com/catering/galvanized-metal-fry-cups-new-american-metalcraft <div class="field-deck"> New galvanized metal fry cups from American Metalcraft offer a stylish shabby-chic look </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New galvanized metal fry cups from American Metalcraft offer a stylish shabby-chic look</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/galvanized-metal-fry-cups-new-american-metalcraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/galvanized-metal-fry-cups-new-american-metalcraft#comments Catering Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:40:00 +0000 29081 at http://specialevents.com Ballroom Bust: Hotel Developers Aren't Building Big-Box Hotels with Ballrooms http://specialevents.com/hotels/ballroom-bust-hotel-developers-arent-building-big-box-hotels-ballrooms <div class="field-deck"> The 'upper upscale' hotel segment is soft now, the industry says </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Sleeping rooms, yes. But big event rooms, no. Hotel developers are shifting focus away from "upper upscale" hotels—the big box properties with big-time ballrooms—to build more middle-market hotels. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/hotels/ballroom-bust-hotel-developers-arent-building-big-box-hotels-ballrooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/hotels/ballroom-bust-hotel-developers-arent-building-big-box-hotels-ballrooms#comments Hotels Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:31:00 +0000 29071 at http://specialevents.com Photo by KayTaenzer / © Getty Images Leadership Lessons: How to Teach Intuition to Your Team http://specialevents.com/blog/leadership-lessons-how-teach-intuition-your-team <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Are leaders born or can they be taught to lead? Niki McKay of Blue Danube weighs in.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/leadership-lessons-how-teach-intuition-your-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/leadership-lessons-how-teach-intuition-your-team#comments leadership skills Special Events Blog Tue, 21 Jun 2016 01:50:00 +0000 29061 at http://specialevents.com Track Star: Hargrove Helps Stella Artois Shine at the Kentucky Derby http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/track-star-hargrove-helps-stella-artois-shine-kentucky-derby <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Event and exhibit expert <a href="http://www.hargroveinc.com" target="_blank">Hargrove </a>helps Stella Artois&nbsp;create an elegant beer garden at the famed Kentucky Derby.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/track-star-hargrove-helps-stella-artois-shine-kentucky-derby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/track-star-hargrove-helps-stella-artois-shine-kentucky-derby#comments Corporate Events Photo Galleries Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:38:00 +0000 28951 at http://specialevents.com The Special Event 2017 Design Gallery Competition Now Open http://specialevents.com/decor/special-event-2017-design-gallery-competition-now-open <div class="field-deck"> Eight talented design teams will showcase their work on the exhibit floor </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Stunning design vignettes will be on display on the trade show floor</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/decor/special-event-2017-design-gallery-competition-now-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/decor/special-event-2017-design-gallery-competition-now-open#comments Decor News The Special Event Show Tue, 14 Jun 2016 04:37:00 +0000 28941 at http://specialevents.com <p>The Design Gallery 2016 winner: &#39;Baroque Gone&nbsp;Bold&#39; by Imperial Event&nbsp;Rentals, Miami.</p> Photo by Special Events You’re a Business Owner--Own It! http://specialevents.com/blog/you-re-business-owner-own-it <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>So you want to start your own business? Niki McKay is about to test you on it.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/you-re-business-owner-own-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/you-re-business-owner-own-it#comments News Special Events Blog Tue, 14 Jun 2016 03:54:00 +0000 28931 at http://specialevents.com Catering Stone Thermal Units Keep Food Hot, Cold http://specialevents.com/catering/catering-stone-thermal-units-keep-food-hot-cold <div class="field-deck"> The units will hold consistent temperatures for hours, according to the company. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The units will hold consistent temperatures for hours, according to the company.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/catering-stone-thermal-units-keep-food-hot-cold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/catering-stone-thermal-units-keep-food-hot-cold#comments Catering Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:35:00 +0000 28921 at http://specialevents.com Call to Arms: The Special Event 2017 Builds Teams in Long Beach http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/call-arms-special-event-2017-builds-teams-long-beach <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Special events experts gather at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach to prepare for The Special Event 2017</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/call-arms-special-event-2017-builds-teams-long-beach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/call-arms-special-event-2017-builds-teams-long-beach#comments News The Special Event Show Thu, 09 Jun 2016 01:28:00 +0000 28881 at http://specialevents.com <p>Photo courtesy Long Beach CVB</p> MeetingsNet Names 2016 'Changemakers' http://specialevents.com/news/meetingsnet-names-2016-changemakers <div class="field-deck"> Beginning last year, we broadened our scope to include meeting professionals of all stripes, </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Beginning last year, we broadened our scope to include meeting professionals of all stripes.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/meetingsnet-names-2016-changemakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/meetingsnet-names-2016-changemakers#comments News Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:30:00 +0000 28871 at http://specialevents.com <p>Annette Gregg of PRA, one of the MeetingsNet &#39;Changemakers&#39;</p> Who's News in Special Events for June 9, 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-june-9-2016 <div class="field-deck"> Special events news this week includes Rheana Coon joining AOO Events </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events news this week includes Rheana Coon joining AOO Events</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-june-9-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-june-9-2016#comments News The Special Event Show Silver Wed, 08 Jun 2016 23:29:00 +0000 28861 at http://specialevents.com Mumford Out as CEO at Classic Party Rentals http://specialevents.com/rental/mumford-out-ceo-classic-party-rentals <div class="field-deck"> A search for a new CEO is now under way </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Jeffrey Gault, a member of Classic's board of directors, will step in as interim CEO as the search is under way for a successor. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/rental/mumford-out-ceo-classic-party-rentals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/rental/mumford-out-ceo-classic-party-rentals#comments News Rental Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:02:00 +0000 28841 at http://specialevents.com Zoo Ball Preview: Lincoln Park Zoo Hosts Ball Kick-off Party http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/zoo-ball-preview-lincoln-park-zoo-hosts-ball-kick-party <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The Women's Board of Lincoln Park Zoo gathers for a kick-off party at Neiman Marcus</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/zoo-ball-preview-lincoln-park-zoo-hosts-ball-kick-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/zoo-ball-preview-lincoln-park-zoo-hosts-ball-kick-party#comments Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:41:00 +0000 28821 at http://specialevents.com Axion 'Cube' Tent New from Stretch Marquees http://specialevents.com/tents/axion-cube-tent-new-stretch-marquees <div class="field-deck"> Stretch Marquees has introduced the newest shape in its Axion line of inflatable structures—the Cube </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Stretch Marquees has introduced the newest shape in its Axion line of inflatable structures—the Cube.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/tents/axion-cube-tent-new-stretch-marquees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/tents/axion-cube-tent-new-stretch-marquees#comments Tents Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:50:00 +0000 28811 at http://specialevents.com 5 Smart Reasons to Rent Your Event Furniture http://specialevents.com/blog/5-smart-reasons-rent-your-event-furniture <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Why bother buying when there are so many good reasons to rent event furniture?</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/5-smart-reasons-rent-your-event-furniture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/5-smart-reasons-rent-your-event-furniture#comments Rental CORT trade show and event furnishings renting vs. buying event furniture Special Events Blog Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19:18:00 +0000 28791 at http://specialevents.com Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Wedding Traditions You Should Know http://specialevents.com/blog/something-borrowed-something-blue-wedding-traditions-you-should-know <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>You can expect your couples to be asking about ways to incorporate traditions into their celebration, so it’s important to brush up on your wedding history before you’re caught off-guard!</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/something-borrowed-something-blue-wedding-traditions-you-should-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/something-borrowed-something-blue-wedding-traditions-you-should-know#comments Weddings wedding traditions Special Events Blog Thu, 02 Jun 2016 01:42:00 +0000 28751 at http://specialevents.com Fairy-Tale Wedding: Euro Events Transforms an Estate into a Rustic Wonderland http://specialevents.com/weddings/fairy-tale-wedding-euro-events-transforms-estate-rustic-wonderland <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Some 200 guests visited the family's estate for a fairy-tale wedding courtesy of Euro Events.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/fairy-tale-wedding-euro-events-transforms-estate-rustic-wonderland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/fairy-tale-wedding-euro-events-transforms-estate-rustic-wonderland#comments Gala Awards The Special Event Show Weddings Wed, 01 Jun 2016 23:11:00 +0000 28741 at http://specialevents.com Who's News in Special Events for June 2, 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-june-2-2016 <div class="field-deck"> News this week include a new managing director for Luminous </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events news this week include a new managing director for Luminous</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-june-2-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-june-2-2016#comments News The Special Event Show Silver Wed, 01 Jun 2016 18:02:00 +0000 28721 at http://specialevents.com <p>Xavier Daurian has been promoted to managing director of Luminous Experiential MSL Group, based in Hong Kong.</p> Gala Awards 2017 Competition Opens June 1 http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/gala-awards-2017-competition-opens-june-1 <div class="field-deck"> The granddaddy of all event industry awards is ready to honor outstanding work </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Special Events Gala Awards competition for 2017 launches June 1</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/gala-awards-2017-competition-opens-june-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/gala-awards-2017-competition-opens-june-1#comments Gala Awards Wed, 01 Jun 2016 04:49:00 +0000 28701 at http://specialevents.com <p>The teams from Extraordinary Events and Brite Ideas accept their Gala Award at The Special Event 2016 in January.</p> Gala Awards Budget Template http://specialevents.com/datasheet/gala-awards-budget-template-0 <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><div></div></div> Gala Awards Tue, 31 May 2016 16:57:00 +0000 28711 at http://specialevents.com 2017 Gala Awards Entry Form http://specialevents.com/datasheet/2017-gala-awards-entry-form <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><div></div></div> Gala Awards Tue, 31 May 2016 16:43:00 +0000 28691 at http://specialevents.com What You're Reading: Top Special Events Articles for May 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-may-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>From a fancy linen launch to the 100th&nbsp;anniversary celebration of America&#39;s national parks, here are your favorite <em><a href="http://specialevents.com" target="_blank">Special Events</a></em> articles for May 2016.</p> </div> http://specialevents.com/news/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-may-2016#comments News The Special Event Show Tue, 31 May 2016 15:55:00 +0000 28641 at http://specialevents.com The Keys to Building an Event Website that Attracts Millennials http://specialevents.com/blog/keys-building-event-website-attracts-millennials <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>You've got to get millennials where they live--and that means getting them online</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/keys-building-event-website-attracts-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/keys-building-event-website-attracts-millennials#comments Event Tools websites that attract millennials Special Events Blog Tue, 31 May 2016 15:42:00 +0000 28681 at http://specialevents.com London in Bloom: The London West Hollywood Hosts a 'Chelsea' Wedding Showcase http://specialevents.com/hotels/london-bloom-london-west-hollywood-hosts-chelsea-wedding-showcase <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Love is in bloom at the London West Hollywood in Beverly Hills for a bridal floral exhibition inspired by London&#39;s famed Chelsea Flower Show.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/hotels/london-bloom-london-west-hollywood-hosts-chelsea-wedding-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/hotels/london-bloom-london-west-hollywood-hosts-chelsea-wedding-showcase#comments Hotels Photo Galleries Weddings Mon, 30 May 2016 18:09:00 +0000 28671 at http://specialevents.com Moonstruck Chocolate Co. Debuts Craft Brewers Collection http://specialevents.com/catering/moonstruck-chocolate-co-debuts-craft-brewers-collection <div class="field-deck"> High-end chocolatier Moonstruck Chocolate Co. has launched its Oregon craft brewers collection </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>High-end chocolatier Moonstruck Chocolate Co. has launched its Oregon craft brewers collection</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/moonstruck-chocolate-co-debuts-craft-brewers-collection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/moonstruck-chocolate-co-debuts-craft-brewers-collection#comments Catering Mon, 30 May 2016 05:15:00 +0000 28651 at http://specialevents.com What the New U.S. Overtime Law Could Mean to Employers http://specialevents.com/news/what-new-us-overtime-law-could-mean-employers <div class="field-deck"> U.S.-based employers must start asking themselves a big question: Are they now on the hook for overtime pay for more employees? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S.-based employers must start asking themselves a big question: Are they now on the hook for overtime pay for more employees? </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/what-new-us-overtime-law-could-mean-employers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/what-new-us-overtime-law-could-mean-employers#comments News Silver Thu, 26 May 2016 14:27:00 +0000 28581 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Leolintang / © Getty Images