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Cooking with class
San Antonio Express-News
On a typical weekday, the sounds of crackling flames and the clatter of cutlery drift out of the far south wing of Southside High School, in San Antonio, where a handful of students in the culinary arts program transforms its classroom kitchen into a bistro you might expect to see downtown.
In the mood for love: Chocolate, fruit and flowers
Find your muse this Valentine's Day with 14 labors of love from your fellow caterers.
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.
Tina Brown's 12 tips for an engaging event
The former editor has turned her attention to live events, which she says have the unique ability to create an emotional connection between guests. At her talk for P.C.M.A.'s Convening Leaders conference, she shared the crucial elements of a successful event.
10 fresh ways to add roses to your wedding
Martha Stewart Weddings
They come in more than 100 varieties and just as many colors, but the world's most romantic flower isn't just pretty bouquet fodder. Hardy and always available, the versatile bloom can set any number of moods — from demure to dramatic.
11 gorgeous centerpieces with fruit
Use fruit in your centerpieces to stay on budget for reception decor. DIY your cocktail hour centerpieces or fill out dinner table floral arrangements with pretty fruit details.
US hotel industry broke records for rates, revenue in 2013
The latest report from STR shows that 2013 was very good for the U.S. hotel industry. According to STR's data, the average daily rate and revenue per available room for the year were the highest on record.
Marriage equality creates new hotel market
Hotel News Now
As more jurisdictions legalize same-sex marriages, hotels that host destination weddings and attract honeymooners should see increases in business. However, to realize these additional revenues, hotel operators need to meet the needs and expectations of this market segment, sources said.
5 reasons your business should have a blog
By Amanda O'Brien
Maybe you have thought about a blog for your business. Maybe you have started and stalled out, but it is time to really consider the benefits. A blog is a type of website or an extension of your website where you can write about just about anything. There are fashion blogs, gossip blogs, science blogs and blogs in every industry. Blogging platforms are easy to use, and your customers and search engines love blogs for their articles and information. Here are five reasons why your business should think about setting up a blog or a blogging schedule.
Creative Coverings announces new Key Accounts Coordinator
Creative Coverings, a locally based, national linen rental and sales company, announced that Samantha Duran has joined its staff as Key Accounts Coordinator. Duran will serve as the creative liaison to potential and existing customers locally and nationwide.
The best times of year to raise capital for your startup
Aside from a startup's internal considerations about the right time to raise money, founders should weigh the seasonality of the fund raising market when planning their raise. There's a rule of thumb batted around the valley that the worst times to raise capital are in the dog-days of summer and after Thanksgiving. As it turns out, this aphorism is only a half-truth.
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Registration is open! Feb. 26 webinar on Gay Wedding Trends and Traditions
Same-sex marriage is becoming legal in more and more states and the LGBT wedding market is booming. Is your business ready to tap into this lucrative market? You will leave prepared and poised to successfully serve this emerging segment of the wedding industry. Join Bernadette Coveney Smith of 14 Stories Gay Wedding Institute for the Business of Weddings series, Gay Wedding Trends and Traditions webinar on Feb. 26 at 2pm ET/11am PT. Early bird ends 2/25: Member $35 | Non-member (public) $45. Register by 2/25 for the best rate!
Save up to 35 percent with the all access subscription
Save when you purchase this discounted subscription and receive live and recorded access to all of our 2014 webinars in the Business of Weddings Series, Launchpad: Business 101 Series and Hot Trends Series. Member $325 | Non-member (public) $395. Click here for more information.
Members-only February special: $100 off the CPCE exam fee
Any member who applies for the CPCE exam this month will receive $100 off the exam application fee. Normally $395, you pay only $295! This price includes the online exam and a copy of The Professional Reference Guide. For more information and registration details, please email email@example.com. View all of the monthly specials for February here.
Order your copy of the 2013-2014 Compensation Survey
For the first time in our industry, NACE has taken a comprehensive look at compensation and benefit trends. What are the average salaries for people in our industry? How does this correlate to years of experience, job function and certification level? How do people view our industry as an option for second careers? NACE has compiled all of this data into a report that is easy to read and download. Members $49 | Non-members $79. For more information, click here.
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