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February 10, 2015
Winter foods that warm the soul
Jerry Edwards, President of Chef's Expressions Catering and Events in Maryland, presents two dishes that are perfect for your winter menus.
9 practical ideas for in-office catering
From muffaletta sandwiches to chicken meatballs, these flavorful bites elevate in-house meetings.
Star power: Oscar Ball 2015 to key on vintage Hollywood
The event team behind the 87th annual Academy Awards Governors Ball — the high-wattage gala following the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22 — will reach into the Academy's archives to create an evening of vintage Hollywood glamour.
A navy-and-gold wedding with a subtle 1920s-inspired touch
Navy, white and gold invitations introduced guests to the evening's color scheme. Cute signs were ready for the photo booth at the reception.
Shades of grey — the new neutral
Whether you prefer a barely-there light grey, a warm medium grey, or a deep charcoal there is a shade of grey to meet everyone's taste and style. Grey is a versatile color that creates depth and refined sophistication. Existing somewhere on the color spectrum between no color and all color, grey lends itself to many different shades that can create a soothing and elegant environment.
Juliet roses are having a major moment in weddings right now
One of our favorite roses right now has to be the Juliet rose, and we're seeing it everywhere in weddings. These large-headed blooms add volume, texture and softness to your wedding day floral arrangements. They also come in a variety of colors. Think romantic pastel hues, a variety of neutrals and even deeper jewel and wine tones.
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Top 9 practices event organizers should stop doing in 2015
Event Manager Blog
While it may be 2015 and there are no hoverboards to be seen, we are still well-immersed in the age of technology, but is your event? Are you truly a modern event planner? Below is a list of popular practices to check if your event management is still stuck in the past. Keep reading if you want to bring yourself and your event back to the future.
12 tips for encouraging clients to embrace social media
As event planners who are highly engaged on social media, it's easy to forget that there are many areas where social media has not made much of an inroad. This is particularly evident among many senior management teams. It isn't always easy to win support to use social media for corporate events and meetings, but it can be done.
You'll need more than passion to start a business
Small Business Trends
Passion is an overused term in business. You keep hearing "do what you love." But you need to be thinking about whether your passion is truly sufficient enough to start a successful business. To create a business you must provide a product or service people are willing to pay for.
Words can boost or block your business
By Fred Berns
"To be successful, you have to be unique," Walt Disney once said. "You have to be so different that, if people want what you have, they have to come to you to get it." Establishing your uniqueness, and differentiating your company depends a lot on the words you choose to use. How you describe your services and yourselves may well determine the quality and quantity of clients you attract.
Upcoming Expo March 9-11
Midwest Food Expo
The Midwest Foodservice Expo is excited to partner with NACE. With the Expo only a month away, all of the final details are falling into place. You'll see hundreds of exhibits, learn new things at the education sessions, be entertained by the live demos and competitions and much more. Register today, and join thousands of industry professionals March 9-11 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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