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January 20, 2015


 


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What to do when things go wrong at events
BizBash
Great planners sweat every detail to ensure their events go off as planned and develop multiple contingency plans to cover areas of greatest exposure. But it's impossible to plan for every unexpected situation.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


6 Wedding details for coffee addicts
The Knot
If your love for coffee goes beyond one cup a day, consider adding some quirky caffeine details to your wedding decor or your favor ideas! From using the aromatic beans as a way to amp up your escort card display, to filling up glass vases with beans and candles, and creating a customized cappuccino bar or giving away a personalized bag of grounds, there are plenty of ways to show off your coffee addiction.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
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 Crazy places for logos at events
BizBash
Guests and planners have all seen cocktail napkins with sponsor or event logos, and splashing branding on pillows in seating areas remains popular. But some planners are getting their message across by emblazoning logos on unexpected places.
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Cold comfort: Semifreddo recipes for elegant entertaining
Martha Stewart
Semifreddo, which translates from Italian as "half-cold," is a classic dessert that marries the richness of ice cream with the ethereal texture of frozen mousse. Even better: You don't need an ice cream maker to create these frosty, fanciful treats.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


9 Winter event decor ideas to 'wow' your guests
Cvent
For event planners located outside winter destinations, snow, snowflakes, snowmen, icicles, polar bears and white easily come to mind when thinking of decor for winter themes. Event planners in winter destinations are aware of the richer color palette and subtle design elements that can be incorporated into winter event decor.
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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.
 


10 Things to think about when preparing for a hybrid event
Event Manager Blog
Hybrid events are predicted to be one of the big event trends of the next few years. A hybrid event combines a traditional "live" in-person event with a "virtual" online component. Whether you are an event manager planning your first hybrid event or a speaker preparing for a presentation with an online audience you need to think carefully about how to communicate effectively and engage with remote participants, as well as those in front of you in the room.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


What to do when you have no marketing budget for your catering company
Charm House
As a company that provides marketing solutions for catering and events businesses, we understand the tight budgets that you sometimes have when operating company. There are so many things you need to invest in and it seems that social media, blogging, and other forms of Internet marketing are near the bottom of the list.
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An event planner's guide to event technology trends in 2015
Cvent
Welcome to 2015. Another year filled with promise and potential. An opportunity to reorganize your life and get back on top of the game before the year takes over. Like many event planners, you've probably resolved to figure out this "technology" thing that everyone seems to be talking about, so here's a guide to help you understand some of the big trends to be on the lookout for in 2015.
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How to use a single event to effectively market your event or catering company
Special Events
Do you have a big, high-profile event coming up in the next couple of months? If so, one is enough to get massive exposure for your company that can pay dividends for months or even years to come. With a little bit of planning you can use the digital mediums you already have in place to put your event to work advertising for your business.
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Upcoming Expo March 9-11, 2015
Midwest Food Expo
The Midwest Foodservice Expo is excited to partner with NACE! We are thrilled to announce that the Expo’s opening speaker will be Chef Richard Blais! Richard Blais, perhaps most recognizable as winner of Bravo’s "Top Chef All-Stars," is known for his innovative take on classic American cuisine. Don't miss out on any of the Expo's great speakers! Register for the Midwest Foodservice Expo today, and join thousands of industry professionals March 9-11 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    12 Stylish ways to divide large event spaces (BizBash)
This is how you throw a wild west inspired wedding (The Knot)
Why you should be using Instagram to market your catering business (Charm House)
Is your catering business making these common Facebook marketing mistakes? (By Anna Wickham)

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