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A movable feast: Celebrity chefs add catering arm to boost revenue
The Dallas Morning News
On a typical night at Fearing's, chef Dean Fearing's eponymous restaurant in The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, you might not encounter too many diners who've driven in from Odessa. So when a fan wanted to serve Fearing's food at a big 5-0 birthday bash in Odessa last year, a portable convection oven, food for 50, and Fearing made the trek to the West Texas town.
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Creating a florist Pinterest page — 3 steps to increase sales!
Floranext
Looking to drive sales on your florist website? Pinterest continues to be the darling of the social media websites and with good reason – study after study shows that if you are looking for the social media avenue that will increase sales, look to Pinterest.
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How one baker created an upside down cake (for Kaley Cuoco's wedding)
The Knot
Decorating your wedding reception with hanging chandeliers is fairly common. But hanging a cake upside down from the chandelier is something we've never seen before! Kimberly Bailey of The Butter End Cakery tells us how she pulled this confectionery creation off for Kaley Cuoco's New Year's Eve nuptials!
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2014 preview: Predicting the most overrated and underrated event trends
BizBash
From live Twitter feeds and corporate social responsibility to Pantone's Radiant Orchid and gimmicky photo booths, here's a look at concepts industry professionals want to see more — and less — of in the coming 12 months.
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Restricted diets, boundless creativity
Catersource
When it comes to a limited diet, there's no limit to the creative approaches you can take.
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A whimsical wedding
Green Wedding Shoes
When Lisa and Ed began planning for their wedding, they started with the easy stuff they knew right away: they wanted to host a whimsical and romantic celebration and share the day with their closest family and friends who truly know them as a couple.
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Elegant appetizers
Martha Stewart
Try any of these exquisite starters, worthy of your most important dinner or celebration.
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19 catering and decor ideas for tailgate-theme parties
BizBash
Planning a game day party this football season? Here are gridiron-theme ideas for catering, decor, entertainment, and more.
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Wedding photography trends you should market more
Wedding Merchants Business Academy
As a professional specializing in services related to the wedding industry, you need to be prepared for different trends. Since women love to follow these trends, you can know how to offer your knowledge to her. As such, you will get to boost your business when you know how you can offer trends to your clientele.
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Perfecting the social media balancing act in 2014
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Social media has now been around for years. No matter the industry, you know you have to be on social media — especially in 2014. Managing social media is a fun part of the business, but realistically, it's also one of the hardest. It seems like there's always another social media site popping up, and to stay trendy, you and your business have to be on it. How in the world can one business manage all of these sites? Balancing social media is an act you've got to learn to master quickly, before you burn out.
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Stop by our TSE booth 1055 for your chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card!
NACE
New members who sign up using our onsite special at TSE Jan. 8-10 will be eligible to win a $250 Amazon gift card. TSE attendees can also earn valuable CPCE points during the NACE CPCE Fast Track, Food Services and More track, breakout sessions and workshops. Click here for more information.
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Join us for the Jan. 21 Members-only idea swap for event decor and lighting
NACE

Petra Compel

Andrew Zill
Ever wonder what your peers are doing when it comes to attracting new business? How do you handle time management? What marketing does your company use? What are your biggest challenges? NACE is proud to host members-only Idea Swaps. Join our featured leaders - Petra Compel and Andrew Zill from Feats, Inc. - and other NACE members in our open forum where you and your peers can share advice, stories and knowledge. This is a complimentary webinar for Members-only. For more information, click here.

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Registration open for 2014 Wedding Trends Forecast: What's IN and What's OUT!
NACE
Attract more brides and grooms in 2014 with the insider knowledge on this year's hot wedding trends. The Wedding Guys will tell you what's "in" and what's "OUT" so that you can stay ahead of the competition with chic menus and event designs. Click here for more information.
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Save up to 40 percent with our new 11 webinar subscription
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SAVE when you purchase this discounted subscription and receive live and recorded access to all of our 2014 webinars in the Business of Weddings Series, Launchpad: Business 101 Series and Hot Trends Series. Click here for more information.
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