Special Events Magazine http://specialevents.com/rss.xml en 5 Ways Legal Recreational Cannabis Impacts Special Events http://specialevents.com/news/5-ways-legal-recreational-cannabis-impacts-special-events <div class="field-deck"> The role that cannabis plays in the event world will continue to grow. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With states lining up to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana, its impact on special events will continue to grow</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/5-ways-legal-recreational-cannabis-impacts-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/5-ways-legal-recreational-cannabis-impacts-special-events#comments News The Special Event Show Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:34:00 +0000 29721 at http://specialevents.com <p>A cannabis chocolate cookie from <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Karma-Treats-690372351068375/" target="_blank">KarmaTreats</a> for sale at an Oregon dispensary.</p> Mary Ann Reilly Who's News in Special Events for July 21, 2016 http://specialevents.com/catering/whos-news-special-events-july-21-2016 <div class="field-deck"> Business news this week includes a new executive chef at big caterer Legendary Events </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Business news this week includes a new executive chef at big caterer Legendary Events</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/whos-news-special-events-july-21-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/whos-news-special-events-july-21-2016#comments Catering News The Special Event Show Silver Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:24:00 +0000 29711 at http://specialevents.com <p>Mark Alba (left) is welcomed to Legendary Events by founder Tony Conway.</p> Kimberly Evans Photography Occasions Celebrates 30: Occasions Caterers Parties on its 30th Anniversary http://specialevents.com/catering/occasions-celebrates-30-occasions-caterers-parties-its-30th-anniversary <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Who really knows how to throw a party? A caterer--of course--and iconic D.C. caterer Occasions shows how it's done with its own 30th anniversary party</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/occasions-celebrates-30-occasions-caterers-parties-its-30th-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/occasions-celebrates-30-occasions-caterers-parties-its-30th-anniversary#comments Catering Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:28:00 +0000 29701 at http://specialevents.com Don't Do Rude: Niki McKay on the Power of Staying Polite http://specialevents.com/blog/dont-do-rude-niki-mckay-power-staying-polite <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The #EventProf life is a life of doing all the things all at once. Sometimes it can be described as organized chaos. But manners matter. Here's why.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/dont-do-rude-niki-mckay-power-staying-polite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/dont-do-rude-niki-mckay-power-staying-polite#comments News Blue Danube Productions Niki McKay staying calm Special Events Blog Wed, 20 Jul 2016 21:24:00 +0000 29691 at http://specialevents.com DMCs Go Big Part II: Big Events from the Special Events 2016 '25 Top DMCs' http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/dmcs-go-big-part-ii-big-events-special-events-2016-25-top-dmcs <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Special Events shares even more big events created by some of the companies listed on the 2016 edition of our "25 Top DMCs." Here's how the big players do it!</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/dmcs-go-big-part-ii-big-events-special-events-2016-25-top-dmcs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/dmcs-go-big-part-ii-big-events-special-events-2016-25-top-dmcs#comments Corporate Events Photo Galleries Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:08:00 +0000 29681 at http://specialevents.com 2016 International Wedding Trends: Midyear Check-in http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-international-wedding-trends-midyear-check <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>As weddings become more of a personal statement for many couples, we’re seeing more and more distinctive wedding styles--from vintage glam to fairy tale-themed. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-international-wedding-trends-midyear-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/2016-international-wedding-trends-midyear-check#comments Weddings destination weddings Old World wedding decor Special Events Blog Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:29:00 +0000 29671 at http://specialevents.com Big Show: Marcia Lee Kelly on Running the RNC 2016 in Cleveland http://specialevents.com/news/big-show-marcia-lee-kelly-running-rnc-2016-cleveland <div class="field-deck"> Big crowds, a big venue, a big personality center stage: Coordinating the 2016 Republican National Convention, which kicked off Monday in Cleveland, is a big job. And it is falling to Marcia Lee Kelly, who serves as director of operations: </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Big crowds, a big venue, a big personality center stage: Coordinating the 2016 Republican National Convention, which kicked off Monday in Cleveland, is a big job. And it is falling to Marcia Lee Kelly, who serves as director of operations:</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/big-show-marcia-lee-kelly-running-rnc-2016-cleveland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/big-show-marcia-lee-kelly-running-rnc-2016-cleveland#comments News Mon, 18 Jul 2016 22:37:00 +0000 29651 at http://specialevents.com Elegant Candy Rings Offered by By Breanne http://specialevents.com/decor/elegant-candy-rings-offered-breanne <div class="field-deck"> Formerly the pastry chef for Facebook N.Y., Breanne Butler now creates custom, one-of-a-kind edible candy rings </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Formerly the pastry chef for Facebook N.Y., Breanne Butler now creates custom, one-of-a-kind edible candy rings.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/decor/elegant-candy-rings-offered-breanne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/decor/elegant-candy-rings-offered-breanne#comments Catering Decor Mon, 18 Jul 2016 22:00:00 +0000 29641 at http://specialevents.com Should event professionals "stay in their own lane"? http://specialevents.com/poll/07152016 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><div></div><p>Some event pros are concerned that practitioners in one discipline are trying to move into others when they should not. Example: caterers calling themselves event planners. Is this opinion correct?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><form action="/poll/07152016" 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-971-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-971"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-971" name="choice" value="971" class="form-radio" /> No, it's no correct. Anyone with the skills can take on any role they want to</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-981-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-981"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-981" name="choice" value="981" class="form-radio" /> Yes, it is correct. It's important for event pros to stay in their own lane</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="29621" 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-YR0hD62sDJ9vW-xGJnKq6UZPFUY5Qr4AckRzzh6MHvM" value="form-YR0hD62sDJ9vW-xGJnKq6UZPFUY5Qr4AckRzzh6MHvM" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> http://specialevents.com/poll/07152016#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:17:00 +0000 29621 at http://specialevents.com 12th Annual Special Events Magazine 25 Top DMCs http://specialevents.com/news/12th-annual-special-events-magazine-25-top-dmcs <div class="field-deck"> It's our annual look at the biggest brands in the world of DMCs—the experts on the best seats and eats in every place worth visiting. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&#39;s our annual look at the biggest brands in the world of DMCs&mdash;the experts on the best se</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/12th-annual-special-events-magazine-25-top-dmcs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/12th-annual-special-events-magazine-25-top-dmcs#comments Corporate Events News The Special Event Show Thu, 14 Jul 2016 02:17:00 +0000 29611 at http://specialevents.com Image by Cheryl Prats Who's News in Special Events This Week for July 14, 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-july-14-2016 <div class="field-deck"> Special events news this week includes the recapitalization of BBJ Linen </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <strong><a href="http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/new-york-hilton-midtown-NYCNHHH/index.html" target="_blank">New York Hilton Midtown</a></strong> has appointed <strong>Craig Burdick</strong> as director of food and beverage.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-july-14-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-july-14-2016#comments News The Special Event Show Wed, 13 Jul 2016 23:03:00 +0000 29601 at http://specialevents.com <p><strong>Craig Burdick&nbsp;is the new director of F&amp;B at the New York Hilton Midtown.</strong></p> 4 Things You Should Already be Using Drones for at Special Events http://specialevents.com/blog/4-things-you-should-already-be-using-drones-special-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Chris Stoddart of HiFly Photography" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/12/Stoddart_Chris_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 190px; height: 235px; float: left;" />Drones have revolutionized the way moments can be captured and shared. Whereas just a few years ago the only options for aerial photography were hiring a plane or helicopter, today you can get an aerial perspective for a few hundred dollars. With drone technology where it is now, high-definition footage of any occasion can be obtained at a very reasonable price.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/4-things-you-should-already-be-using-drones-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/4-things-you-should-already-be-using-drones-special-events#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show drones at special events how to pick a drone operator Special Events Blog Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:16:00 +0000 29591 at http://specialevents.com Hot Night in Havana: Koncept Events Brings Cuba Alive for a Corporate Client http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/hot-night-havana-koncept-events-brings-cuba-alive-corporate-client <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>It was a hot night in Havana night when <a href="http://www.konceptevents.com/" target="_blank">Koncept Events </a>created &quot;Viva Cube Libre&quot; for 600 corporate guests at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. Mojitos and cigars, anyone?</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/hot-night-havana-koncept-events-brings-cuba-alive-corporate-client" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/hot-night-havana-koncept-events-brings-cuba-alive-corporate-client#comments Corporate Events Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:20:00 +0000 29551 at http://specialevents.com Q&A on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Festival Industry http://specialevents.com/blog/qa-corporate-social-responsibility-festival-industry <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Festival season is in full swing, and organizers about the world are considering new ways in which they can improve their relationships with the community, increase their economic benefits and reduce their impact on the environment. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/qa-corporate-social-responsibility-festival-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/qa-corporate-social-responsibility-festival-industry#comments Fairs/Festivals corporate social responsibility festivals Special Events Blog Tue, 12 Jul 2016 02:21:00 +0000 29531 at http://specialevents.com Attractive 'Selfie Mirror' Replaces Photo Booth for Posts to Social Media http://specialevents.com/entertainment/attractive-selfie-mirror-replaces-photo-booth-posts-social-media <div class="field-deck"> The "smart" mirror allows guests to take photos of themselves and then post the images to social media networks </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Designed to offer an attractive alternative to the traditional photo booth, the Selfie Mirror &quot;smart&quot; mirror allows guests to take photos of themselves and then post the images to social media networks including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Adding a Bluetooth-connected printer enables guest to take prints home. The acrylic mirror, which features a built-in Sony HD camera, weighs about 12 pounds and is powered via electric outlet. The standard unit is 70 by 120 inches; custom sizes can be created.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/entertainment/attractive-selfie-mirror-replaces-photo-booth-posts-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/entertainment/attractive-selfie-mirror-replaces-photo-booth-posts-social-media#comments Entertainment Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:44:00 +0000 29511 at http://specialevents.com Who's News in Special Events This Week for July 7, 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-july-7-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>News this week includes Robin Traficanti being named director of design and business development for Kool Party Rentals</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-july-7-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/whos-news-special-events-week-july-7-2016#comments News The Special Event Show Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:09:00 +0000 29491 at http://specialevents.com <p>A new role for Robin Traficanti at Kool Party Rentals</p> From Boxed Lunches to Banquets: Catering the RNC http://specialevents.com/news/boxed-lunches-banquets-catering-rnc <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Twelve carefully vetted caterers will take on the task of feeding delegates</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/boxed-lunches-banquets-catering-rnc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/boxed-lunches-banquets-catering-rnc#comments News Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:36:00 +0000 29481 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Jaschaasadov / © Getty Images The Key to Staying Sane (and Productive!) During Peak Event Season http://specialevents.com/blog/key-staying-sane-and-productive-during-peak-event-season <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The good news is that sanity and productivity can go hand-in-hand as long as you’re committed to getting organized and maintaining priorities.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/key-staying-sane-and-productive-during-peak-event-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/key-staying-sane-and-productive-during-peak-event-season#comments News event professionals management tips Special Events Blog Wed, 06 Jul 2016 22:45:00 +0000 29471 at http://specialevents.com Imagine the Island: Catalina Island Conservancy Hosts 21st Conservancy Ball http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/imagine-island-catalina-island-conservancy-hosts-21st-conservancy-ball <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="https://www.catalinaconservancy.org/" target="_blank">Catalina Island Conservancy </a>uses the iconic <a href="http://www.visitcatalinaisland.com/weddings/venues/catalina-casino" target="_blank">Casino Ballroom </a>for its 21st&nbsp;Conservancy Ball, themed &quot;Imagine Catalina.&quot;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/imagine-island-catalina-island-conservancy-hosts-21st-conservancy-ball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/imagine-island-catalina-island-conservancy-hosts-21st-conservancy-ball#comments Gala Awards Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:47:00 +0000 29451 at http://specialevents.com The Last Word: Patti Shock is a Class Act http://specialevents.com/news/last-word-patti-shock-class-act <div class="field-deck"> Patti Shock, CPCE, CHT, has spent a lifetime educating future leaders in the event industry—and she isn't done yet </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Patti Shock, CPCE, CHT, has spent a lifetime educating future leaders in the event industry—and she isn't done yet</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/last-word-patti-shock-class-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/last-word-patti-shock-class-act#comments News Wed, 06 Jul 2016 02:24:00 +0000 29441 at http://specialevents.com <p>Patti Shock, CPCE, CHT, addresses the 2016 Las Vegas Corporate Invitational.</p> Image Las Vegas Rental Essentials: TLC for Inventory http://specialevents.com/rental/rental-essentials-tlc-inventory <div class="field-deck"> Sure, you can recoup some of your investment by selling inventory that has seen better days. But how about keeping inventory quality up so its best days are still ahead </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Sure, you can recoup some of your investment by selling inventory that has seen better days. But how about keeping inventory quality up so its best days are still ahead</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/rental/rental-essentials-tlc-inventory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/rental/rental-essentials-tlc-inventory#comments Rental Wed, 06 Jul 2016 02:02:00 +0000 29431 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Sayhmog / © Getty Images What You're Reading: Top Special Events Articles for June 2016 http://specialevents.com/news/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-june-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>From what the big DMCs are doing to the talented young pros entering our industry, here are your favorite Special Events articles for June 2016</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-june-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-june-2016#comments News The Special Event Show Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:03:00 +0000 29381 at http://specialevents.com New G-Gaff Gaffer's Tape Designed to Leave No Residue http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-g-gaff-gaffers-tape-designed-leave-no-residue <div class="field-deck"> G-Gaff gaffer's tape is designed to pull off cleanly from with surfaces without leaving any residue even after being in place for some time </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>G-Gaff gaffer's tape is designed to pull off cleanly from with surfaces without leaving any residue even after being in place for some time</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-g-gaff-gaffers-tape-designed-leave-no-residue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-g-gaff-gaffers-tape-designed-leave-no-residue#comments Event Tools Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:21:00 +0000 29371 at http://specialevents.com 7 Savvy Steps to Plan Your Summer Event http://specialevents.com/blog/7-savvy-steps-plan-your-summer-event <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The sun is out and summer events are just around the corner. No matter what type of event you’re planning this season, summer brings a different vibe and a different set of expectations for attendees. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/7-savvy-steps-plan-your-summer-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/7-savvy-steps-plan-your-summer-event#comments Decor Event Tools Rental The Special Event Show CORT Erinn Jones outdoor event furniture summer events Special Events Blog Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:10:00 +0000 29361 at http://specialevents.com <p>Erinn Jones of CORT</p> Safety Concerns Remain as RNC Kickoff Nears in Cleveland http://specialevents.com/news/safety-concerns-remain-rnc-kickoff-nears-cleveland <div class="field-deck"> Observers ask if Cleveland is ready to host a contentious RNC </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With the start of the Republican National Convention coming July 18, observers are concerned that the host city Cleveland might not be ready </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/safety-concerns-remain-rnc-kickoff-nears-cleveland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/safety-concerns-remain-rnc-kickoff-nears-cleveland#comments News The Special Event Show Tue, 05 Jul 2016 12:50:00 +0000 29351 at http://specialevents.com Photo by MicroStockHub / © Getty Images Divine Decor: Four Events and Their Incredible Tents http://specialevents.com/tents/divine-decor-four-events-and-their-incredible-tents <div class="field-deck"> Tough terrain? Tight time frame? Doesn't matter. Tent experts can get you the structure you need for a spectacular event. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Tough terrain? Tight time frame? Doesn't matter. Tent experts can get you the structure you need for a spectacular event. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/tents/divine-decor-four-events-and-their-incredible-tents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/tents/divine-decor-four-events-and-their-incredible-tents#comments Tents Fri, 01 Jul 2016 23:51:00 +0000 29421 at http://specialevents.com Editor's Page: Face of the Future http://specialevents.com/news/editors-page-face-future <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ready for the fresh new face—make that faces—of special events? You'll find them in our cover story, our annual "25 Young Event Pros to Watch" feature.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/editors-page-face-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/editors-page-face-future#comments News Fri, 01 Jul 2016 23:10:00 +0000 29411 at http://specialevents.com The Big Time for BMW http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-time-bmw <div class="field-deck"> BMW Group celebrates 100 years with a showstopping program from Vok Dams—and sets another record along the way </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>BMW Group celebrates 100 years with a showstopping program from Vok Dams—and sets another record along the way</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-time-bmw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-time-bmw#comments Corporate Events Fri, 01 Jul 2016 23:01:00 +0000 29401 at http://specialevents.com Summer 2016 http://specialevents.com/specialevents/2016-07-01 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><div></div><p>Our Summer 2016 issue brings the latest edition of our "25 Young Event Pros to Watch," the 15th annual Corporate Event Marketplace and the 12 "25 Top DMCs."</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Our Summer 2016 issue brings the latest edition of our &quot;25 Young Event Pros to Watch,&quot; the 15th annual Corporate Event Marketplace and the 12th annual &quot;25 Top DMCs.&quot;</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/specialevents/2016-07-01" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000 29391 at http://specialevents.com Zoo Centennial Roars: Mark Joseph Creative Helps the San Diego Zoo Global Celebrate its 100th http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/zoo-centennial-roars-mark-joseph-creative-helps-san-diego-zoo-global-celebrate-its-10 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.sandiegozooglobal.org/" target="_blank">San Diego Zoo Global</a> roars at its stunning 100th&nbsp;anniversary thanks to help from the team at <a href="http://www.markjosephcreative.com/" target="_blank">Mark Joseph Creative.</a></p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/zoo-centennial-roars-mark-joseph-creative-helps-san-diego-zoo-global-celebrate-its-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/zoo-centennial-roars-mark-joseph-creative-helps-san-diego-zoo-global-celebrate-its-10#comments Fairs/Festivals News Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:03:00 +0000 29261 at http://specialevents.com