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12 Stylish ways to divide large event spaces
BizBash
Hosting an event in a cavernous space presents its own set of challenges — including coming up with ideas to separate the venue into spaces suited for cocktails, dinner, dancing and more. From trees to beaded curtains and oversize laps, here are ways event designers have stylishly divided large event spaces.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


This is how you throw a wild west inspired wedding
The Knot
Wild west weddings are one of the hottest style trends of the year, and you can pull it off even if you're not getting married on the prairie. Western-inspired weddings are the perfect combination of rustic elegance, and it's a way to have a formal wedding without it feeling stuffy.
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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.
 


15 Soul-warming cider recipes
Martha Stewart
Make these toasty cider cocktails for your next fall fling, or leave out the alcohol for family-friendly affairs.
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How to create a digital garden at your event
BizBash
Appeal to your guests' senses of sight and sound with Moey's Interactive Garden. The colorful installation is a 24-foot-long structure that has 60 3-D-printed flowers in it. The flowers have embedded motion sensors that pick up on peoples' movement, proximity and the amount of time they spend nearby.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


Greater focus on event organizers in 2015
Cvent
Over the past five years, event apps have evolved from digital lists of exhibitors, speakers and sessions into multifaceted navigational tools, social networking platforms and productivity solutions. In 2015, mobile app developers will continue to refine such features and functionality for attendees, but they will also turn even more of their attention toward addressing some specific planner challenges.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  CARBONE FLORAL & DECORATIVE DISTRIBUTORS

At Carbone's, we provide one-stop shopping for all wedding professionals, caterers & event designers. From quality decorative accessories to basic floral essentials, we offer them all. Our fresh department offers a wide palette of blooms as well as a broad variety of decorative greens.
 


Benefits of hosting a winter meeting
Plan an Event
When you think of a meeting or a conference in winter, often it's the southern destinations that come to mind. And for good reason. It's warm! However, you may be surprised to know that there are many benefits to hosting a winter meeting in a northern city.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


Is your catering business making these common Facebook marketing mistakes?
By Anna Wickham
Your business's Facebook page and your personal Facebook page may look similar, but they are a lot more different than you think. One of the mistakes we often see is catering and events businesses using Facebook as they've always used it for their own personal profile. However, posting on Facebook for your business requires a whole different set of rules, best practices and things to avoid. These common Facebook marketing mistakes could be costing you and your business valuable customers.
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How to handle the most common problems with event check in
Event Manager Blog
As an event planner, one of your major responsibilities is anticipating problems. Even more important, is to have a solution at-the-ready so your client or your boss doesn't have to worry.
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Why you should be using Instagram to market your catering business
Charm House
Move over, Facebook. Instagram is the new social media network that's taking the marketing world by storm. If you're not familiar with it, Instagram is a social network that lets you share images and short videos with your friends.
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Upcoming Expo March 9-11, 2015
Midwest Foodservice Expo
The Midwest Foodservice Expo is excited to partner with NACE to host the 7th annual Tabletop Design Competition! A highlight of the show floor, this competition is a premier presentation of creativity and skill in tabletop design. Cash Prizes, trophies, social media exposure and press release attention all make this a worthwhile competition. Sign up to compete or email dfaris@wirestaurant.org with questions
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Hot 2015 food and beverage trends (Cvent)
10 Cool ways to rock paper flowers at your wedding (The Knot)
Winter warm-up: 11 Ideas for beach-theme events (BizBash)
6 Ways to market your catering business (Charm House)

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