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March 31, 2015


 


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2015 international wedding trends
Event Solutions
Kylie Carlson of The Wedding and Event Institute reports on international trends as discovered by experts from around the world weighing in on what they believe will be hot in weddings in 2015.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


18 ways to add color to spring events
BizBash
With the thaw of winter finally beginning to lift around the country, these ideas can provide inspiration for event decor, staging and catering.
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Recipe: Chamomile Smoked Peaches
Catersource
Recipe courtesy of Ashley Santo Domingo, Executive Chef, 24 Carrots Catering & Events, Irvine, California.
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Spring is served: Seasonal dishes feature edible flowers
USA Today
Chef Jesse Schenker serves branzino complemented with shrimp, mussels, haricot vert, kabocha veloute, bokchoy and edible violas at his first restaurant, recette, in New York.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


Spring wedding cake ideas
The Knot
Five ways to give your cake some springtime flair.
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The wild bunch: Wedding floral breaks the rules
Special Events
Floral design experts share the latest trends in wedding floral, including bold color combinations, unstructured arrangements and Old World romance.
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The intertwining paths of cocktails and technology
By Archita Datta Majumdar
The future of cocktails is online, or so Google would want us to believe. Zillions of man hours spent on analyzing search engine trends has led to easier and faster deductions for the tech giant. It seems the predominant search about cocktails has been how to mix drinks well. Google intends to make it easier for everybody by introducing a new search tool for cocktails. As people get more adventurous with their drinks, they no longer have to worry about what's in them. Just connect with Google's new mixology tool, and a quick blurb about the drink will tell you all.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


5 marketing reports you should be looking at every month
Charm House
Whether you do your own marketing or you hire a marketing company to get your business in front of potential customers, you should be looking at a report filled with facts, figures and stats every month. While it's probably not the most fun part of your job, it's essential to seeing how your investments of time and money in your marketing strategy are working.
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7 productivity hacks for event planners
Event Manager Blog
Do you ever have trouble focusing or find yourself jumping from task to task in an attempt to keep things running smooth at your events? Finding a way to focus on projects and efficiently accomplish tasks is an important key to event planning career success.
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How to leverage Instagram and Pinterest for your business
Small Business Trends
A great social media marketing strategy for your brand is essential to building an audience online. If you really want to stand out, there are two big social networks to tap into, and these are Pinterest and Instagram.
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27th Annual SCAA Event — April 9-12
SCAA
The 27th Annual SCAA Event is returning to Seattle, and it's the SCAA's most-attended event of the year. The Event, was designed to be the coffee professional's one stop shop for everything they need to succeed in the coffee industry. As the industry's standard setter, the SCAA has built a solid reputation over the last 30 years of providing the most up to date, qualified information and providing our members the tools to succeed.

2015 EXPO HIGHLIGHTS include:

Opening ceremonies hosted by Marcus Boni & Block Party World Barista Championships returning to the States after five years and will host over 50 different countries representatives. Exhibit hall with 400 exhibitors. Best new product and People's Choice Competition lectures campus with over 30 one-of-a-kind lectures. SCAA skill building workshops, coffee shop tours and evening socials throughout Seattle.

Whether you're there to network, research, or trade, you'll find what you are looking for. Visit scaaevent.org to see the entire schedule of events, badge options and prices. Early bird registration ends on March 31."

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Experience! 2015 Conference & Expo — July 12-15
NACE
Have you registered for Experience! 2015 Conference & Expo yet? You don’t want to miss the only conference of its kind that serves everyone in the catering and events industry! Nominate yourself or another outstanding industry professional for the upcoming annual Industry Awards. Save 20 percent if you submit your nominations now! The early nomination deadline is March 31. Join NACE at the Industry Awards Gala this July in Scottsdale, Arizona, to celebrate who wins. Register today!
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    11 ideas for eye-catching check-in desks (BizBash)
10 edible wedding favors (The Knot)
Recipe: Watermelon Plank Salad (Catersource)
The wild bunch: Wedding floral breaks the rules (Special Events)
You won't believe how much an average wedding in America now costs (Fortune)

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