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20 ways to use Pinterest to build your brand
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It launched in December of 2009, but many small businesses have just started hearing the buzz about Pinterest in the past few months. Still officially in Beta (and invitation-only), Pinterest has joined the weberatti, sitting alongside Facebook and LinkedIn, as one of the 10 most popular social networking sites. It now boasts over 5 million users and has been touted as the fastest growing social network in history. More



Slideshow: Winter veggies and fruits
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Eat fresh all winter with root vegetables, hearty greens and more cold-weather staples. 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.
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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


Beetroot doughnuts
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Beetroots and blood oranges are made for each other, so why not serve these cute little beet doughnuts with blood orange curd? It turns into a real treat if you sprinkle it with some cardamom flavored icing sugar! A real delight! More

Chair detail trends
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The seats that your guests sit on can often be an overlooked detail. Sometimes it's as simple as tying some ribbon in your wedding color to the chair or asking a floral designer to create some floral details. Oh the options! More

Flower power: Legacy of a White House florist
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The "flower czar" who created floral decorations and beautiful arrangements at the White House across the span of six presidencies, died at 66. Nancy Clarke, who retired in 2009 after three decades as a florist at the White House, began as a volunteer in the Carter administration in 1978 until her promotion to chief floral designer during the Reagan administration. During that time she became well-acquainted with the floral tastes of six first ladies and became especially close with Barbara Bush. More

6 strategies for dealing with difficult clients
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What's the best way to deal with difficult clients? The event planning industry is slowly emerging from an over 3-year slump; everyone is interested in pleasing clients and building their businesses. At the end of the day, it's the client who makes the final decision. More


Introducing cateringplanet.com - New. Different. Better.

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.
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VerTerra proves single-use dinnerware doesn't have to be as dull as plastic or paper, nor as expensive or monolithic as Bamboo. Now you can have style, sustainability, functionality and eco-authenticity in one product line, VerTerra. MORE


Slideshow: Unique wedding bouquets
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These out-of-the-box ideas incorporate both new and traditional elements to create showstopping bouquets. More

Inspiration: Lace wedding details
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Here's a few ideas for accessorizing an entire wedding with lovely lacey details. How about a lace wrapped bouquet, lace linens or a lace inspired cake? More

'Mini food' catering ideas from Peter Callahan
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New York caterer Peter Callahan has recently launched a beautiful book "Bite By Bite" showcasing 100 of his amazing ideas for "mini food" — bite size favourites of your fave comfort foods such as mini fish tacos paired with petite bottles of tequila, fried chicken cups with Coca-Cola, cookies & milk shooters, mini grilled cheese sandwiches and so many more. More

Slideshow: Fancy cupcakes
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From classic and elegant to whimsical and fun, these 30 stunning beauties convey the message that this is indeed a special occasion. More


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Attention caterers! Raise your tasting glass and head to the Sonoma Valley Wine Experience on Feb. 16 — hurry, limited space!
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Two national industry leaders, NACE and E&J Gallo Winery, are teaming up to deliver the ultimate Sonoma experience for caterers! During this seminar, attendees will become immersed into a true wine tour that will offer education that qualifies for NACE's Certified Professional Catering Executive (CPCE) designation, and will showcase great food and wine from two of Sonoma Valley's world-renowned properties. For more information, click here.





You're about to miss out on our early bird pricing for the NACE Experience! 2012 conference ... register by Jan. 31 to take advantage of the special rates!
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Establish yourself as a successful and sophisticated professional at Experience! 2012. Experience! is a revolutionary conference that attracts professionals from every segment of the market, from caterers, event planners and event professionals, to students and young professionals. For more information, click here.




Miss out on the Social Marketing webinar? Order the recording for just $35 and get Jon Goldman's fantastic tools and freebies!

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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.








Special event venue managers! Participate on our Valentine's Day Idea Swap featuring Allison Schultz, CPCE. Register now!

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Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m ET for a NACE Idea Swap with Allison Schultz, CPCE. 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? For more information, click here.









Show you care about the future of our industry by supporting the Foundation of NACE

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The Foundation of NACE is wholly committed to an energized and evolving spirit of service. We are fully committed to give upwards of $300,000 of scholarship awards in the next five years. For more information, click here.





 
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