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February 24, 2015


 


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12 tips on mastering food events
BizBash
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Karlitz & Company, so Herb Karlitz offered some insight into the secrets of his success.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


A conversation with globally celebrated event designer Preston Bailey
Catersource
Widely acclaimed for his one-of-a-kind transformative designs, internationally renowned event designer Preston Bailey's art installations are featured around the world with showcases in New York, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Jakarta and London. Not only is Bailey an artist, but he is also a savvy businessman and author of six books.
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Insider tips on handling presidential conventions
Special Events
With the big presidential nominating conventions coming up next year, rental expert Dan Hooks shares the insights he gain while working the Democratic National Convention in 2012.
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20 questions to ask your clients
Plan an Event
At your initial meeting with a client to plan an event honoring a special person it may be useful to document what plans have been completed and what still needs to be planned.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


10 ways to save on your venue and menu
The Knot
You don't have to test your credit limit just to have a reception in a beautiful location with delicious food. Here's how to rent a sensational space and put together the menu of your dreams, whether your budget is little or limitless.
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10 film industry tips for getting media coverage for events
Cvent
Media coverage is a key success factor for many corporate and association events. Yet, many event planners struggle with attracting media attention and getting enough press coverage.
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Fun ideas for bridal showers
Southern Utah Bride Magazine
These days it seems that from the moment the question is popped until the bride says "I do" she rarely slows down long enough to catch her breath. Luckily there are a few occasions throughout the where a bride is encouraged to take a backseat and let someone else make the decisions, and if you are the fortunate friend trusted with planning a bridal shower or bachelorette party, you know how important it is to create a classy event the bride will never forget.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


Pump up productivity by improving event checklists
Event Manager Blog
Pre-event checklists, day-of agendas and post-event wrap sheets are essential to the success of events. So how can you ensure your event checklists are productive and beneficial to you and your staff?
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4 ways to make content marketing more successful
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Content marketing has been gaining traction for years. It's one of the best and most effective ways to find, connect and convert potential customers. Plus, leads from content marketing are 13 percent cheaper. What is content marketing? It's exactly what it sounds like. Here are four expert tips to see a jump in your traffic, leads and conversions.
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Experience! 2015 Conference & Expo — July 12-15
NACE
This years' Experience! 2015 Conference & Expo registration has officially opened, and we are very excited to offer EARLY EARLY BIRD pricing until Feb. 28. This conference is the only one of its kind that serves everyone in the catering and events industry, not to mention all of the outstanding networking opportunities with industry leaders and celebrities such as Colin Cowie and Keynote Jackie Huba. Register today!
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Upcoming Expo March 9-11
Midwest Food Expo
The Midwest Foodservice Expo is excited to partner with NACE to host the 7th annual Tabletop Design Competition! A highlight of the show floor, this competition is a premier presentation of creativity and skill in tabletop design. Cash prizes, trophies, social media exposure and press release attention all make this a worthwhile competition. Sign up to compete today. Don't miss the educational sessions geared specifically for catering and events professionals, which includes a session by David Caruso on event trends, information on social media by Tim Vertz, and a session by Executive Chef Felix Rosado and Kelly Roecker of Bartolotta Catering on special event menus. We hope to see you March 9-11 in Milwaukee!
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