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Special event experts 'polish the process' for success in 2012
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The mood is brightening among special event professionals, with 47 percent predicting they will stage more events this year than they did in 2011. Thirty-two percent expect to stage the same number this year as they did last, and 8 percent say it's likely they will stage fewer events in 2012. More

Fun station ideas
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Stations are chosen for a variety of reasons. They are often picked by those looking for a fun, cocktail-like feel at their event. The free-flowing, non-confining atmosphere encourages guests to mingle! They also tend to offer the greatest variety in food choices. Types of food in every variation can be combined presenting an endless array of delectable foods! The creativity in the food and décor are paired to match your taste, style, and also to add to the theme of your event. More

JB Prince Company
Biodegradable/Sustainable Serveware. Stylish and elegant. Can be used for off-premise catering, receptions, pool-side parties, airplane or boat service, picnic baskets and more. Attractive but not expensive.
If versatility is what you are looking for, check out our mobile gas ovens. With a mobile oven, you can take your Barbecue on the road for catering functions, promotional events or off premise vending and generate extra revenue to your foodservice operation with minimal overhead expense. MORE
Mix and Mingle with Ease!
G.E.T.'s party-friendly plates let your guests enjoy their food while allowing them to mingle easily. PP-975 plate is designed with a slot to hold drink and can be used by both right-handed and left-handed guests. Rimmed and curved edges keep food from sliding. Crafted from break-resistant melamine. NSF approved and dishwasher safe. LEARN MORE

Slideshow: Ice sculptures
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Ice sculptures have returned to the top trends list, having gotten a style makeover and a big boost in intricacy of patterns and presentation. More

Wedding trend: Floral canopies
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Lush florals hanging down create the perfect canopy for this wedding scene that blended elegance and nature so perfectly. More and more floral designs are heading upwards and creating that instant wow factor. Here are just a few real weddings and events to inspire you! More

Golden Globes menu preview: "Global Food Harmony" for 1,300
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The new year brings award season in Los Angeles. The Golden Globes ceremony will cause its annual stir at the Beverly Hilton on January 15. Executive hotel chef Suki Sugiura and executive pastry chef Thomas Henzi will prepare an internationally influenced menu for 1,300 guests at the 69th annual show in the property's International Ballroom. Chef Sugiura explained that the concept was "global food harmony, one nation in food," citing ingredients from as far away as Japan — where a region devastated by the tsunami is now producing fine miso again — and as close as California. More

Amazing cakes: Erica Obrien
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If you are looking to make a statement, provide a truly unique and delicious cake to your guests, Erica Obrien Cakes is your place. Trained in New York's Institute for Culinary Education, Erica Obrien naturally creates fresh organic ingredients with incredible visual appeal. More

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Website offers wide selection of products, supplying caterers, event planners, and food service professionals with items for every event. 24/7 online orders. Fast, economical shipping.
Creative Coverings

Creative Coverings is a National Special Event Linen Rental & Sales Company offering great prices, fabulous fabrics and stellar customer service. NACE members receive an additional 10 percent discount off wholesale rental prices, excluding Lamour fabrics. MORE

Top 10 wedding color mistakes
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Use these handy color tips as you help your brides plan! More

Rentals Unlimited delivers a wedding with Hollywood Regency style
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Rentals Unlimited delivers a Hollywood Regency vibe for an extraordinary wedding just nominated for a Gala Award. More

Recipe: Prosciutto asparagus spirals
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Easy to prepare, but oh so elegant ... these tempting appetizers feature asparagus spears individually wrapped with prosciutto, garlic & herb cheese and flaky puff pastry. More

Milestone birthday gala menu
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A wow factor can be created just by the presentation of a simple dish. Glamour, sparkle, pizzazz was the theme for this milestone diamond studded birthday soiree. More

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Register now for our crash course! Jan. 18 webinar on "Social Marketing on Speed"
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Join us Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT for "Social Marketing on Speed — Crash Course" with Brand Launcher, Jon Goldman. Social marketing can be the best thing that ever happened to your business. This crash course reveals simple techniques and powerful, free tools to harness social networking, blogging and autoresponders. For more information, click here.

NEW in 2012! Submit your application online to earn your CPCE designation!
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NACE encourages the professional development of caterers and event planners through voluntary participation in its certification program. Achievement of the Certified Professional Catering Executive (CPCE) designation demonstrates expertise in catering and events and is earned by taking a comprehensive examination that covers the core competencies of the industry. For more information, click here.

Peruse the online NACE aStore bookstore for great recommended readings for your personal and professional development this winter
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The NACE aStore was created to offer you an easy way to find and purchase the recommended books to help build your career success. Visit the online store, and recognize some of the speakers and authors you've heard from during the annual NACE Experience! conference, the NACE Webinar Series or your local NACE chapter meeting. For more information, click here.

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