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January 27, 2015


 


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ABC Special Event Rentals by CORT wins Gala Award
CORT
Special Events Magazine announces that ABC Special Event Rentals by CORT has been awarded a 2015 Gala Award for Best Achievement in Event Rental Support. Event support included a company-wide meeting, a two-day Hackathon and a product fair, closing with an annual competition that brings together young technologists worldwide to solve the world's toughest challenges.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


14 Wacky event ideas inspired by classic board games
BizBash
From name tags built with Scrabble pieces to a life-size game of Monopoly, here are 14 ideas for incorporating classic board games into a product launch, gala, sponsor activation or trade show.
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Winter foods that warm the soul
Catersource
In winter, chefs are accustomed to preparing more robust menus for their clients. What does that mean? Simply put, we think simply: uncomplicated food that warms the soul and brings comfort from the cold. We might think of slow cooked dishes that develop flavor over time. But these days, that is not all our guests are craving.
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The transformational event: Creating meetings with meaning
Event Manager Blog
Over the last decade a new kind of attendee has emerged. This attendee wants to do more than sit in their chair and absorb information. They don't attend events simply to be entertained or educated. This new kind of attendee is looking for an experience that somehow leaves them a better person, more connected, more engaged and better equipped not just for their jobs but for their life. They want to attend meetings with meaning.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


8 Chic chandelier ideas to brighten up your wedding
The Knot
Hanging wedding decor is really having a moment, and it doesn't get much more classic than an ornate chandelier. While you might be used to seeing chandeliers in traditional ballrooms they can instantly add elegant style to a variety of spaces.
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Shift on the horizon: New wine-drinking trends
By Archita Datta Majumdar
America retained its position as the No. 1 wine-drinking nation in the world with about 322 million cases of wine sold in 2014. Growth was mainly seen in the sparkling wine segment, which showed increased sales of 3 percent to about 16 million cases. As wine continues to grow in popularity, this figure shows the rising trend for Americans. Move over beer — let wine steal the show.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


Top 5 conversion killers for your catering website
Charm House
As the owner of a catering or events company, you understand the importance of having a modern and professional website. At Charm House, we have a unique philosophy regarding web design. While many web design companies focus on the artificial components of the site, specifically how the site looks at first glance, we focus instead on conversion optimization: building websites that convert your website visitors and leads into customers.
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Stop asking if your event was a success
Event Manager Blog
Hopefully, the holiday season brought you plenty of perks, like a sudden uptick in events on your calendar. However, as you worked your way through the fundraisers, galas and holiday parties of the season, you may have found yourself wondering: "Are any of these events serving their intended purposes?"
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The 5 skills that will boost your confidence in front of audiences
Cvent
As event planners, there is often a need to speak in front of an audience. At some events, meeting and event planners, make announcements, give instructions, introduce speakers and panelists and wrap up and summarize events. For many, this comes naturally, while others struggle with nerves. Well, here 5 skills to boost your confidence in front of audiences and have fun doing it.
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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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