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TOP STORIES


Top catering trends from Rhubarb
Special Events
What are guests gobbing up? Big British caterer Rhubarb, a longtime fixture on the Special Events "25 Great Big Caterers" list, shares these insights. Hungry yet?
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


How to give summer parties a new twist
BizBash
It's the season to take events outside, so BizBash asked three top designers to reinvent three classic outdoor gatherings.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
JB Prince Company

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.
 


Glitterati style file: Age of Rococo
WedLuxe
Opulence reigns in this Glitterati Style File filled with wedding ideas inspired by the art of the Rococo period.
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What do you wish you could rent?
BizBash
We asked, they answered. Industry pros weighed in on the question: What do you wish you could rent? From a multifaceted popcorn machine to theme-park rides — not to mention the White House — here's what planners wish they could find on the rentals market.
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Spring table settings and centerpieces
Southern Living
Bring the fresh look of springtime to your table with these decorative inspirations.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


Citric acid: How sour is becoming a chef's new weapon
The Globe and Mail
As far as "it" ingredients go, citric acid is an unlikely one – it's the stuff found at the bottom of the bag of sour gummy candies.
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12 mid-century modern wedding ideas
The Knot
The 1950s and early 60s was an era of impeccably cool style, when bright colors, sleek lines, futuristic furniture and minimalist style (think single flower centerpieces instead of over-flowing arrangements) reigned.
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Beverages go bold
Flavor & the Menu
A thirst for adventure brings thrilling flavors and compelling narratives to the better beverage trend.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


The 7 habits of highly effective event managers
Event Magazine
Over the last decade, we've worked with a huge number of outstanding Event Managers – some of whom have remained with us since our first campaigns, way back in 2004. In that time, we've learned a lot about what makes the best managers so successful – and more often than not, it's a matter of emotional intelligence, and these essential skills.
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1 core principle of social media marketing
By Linchi Kwok
A few days ago, I attended Social Media Marketing World 2014 in San Diego. According to the event's website, this is the world's largest social media marketing conference, where about 2,000 marketing professionals get together every year to network and share their best practices on social media marketing. I met with many thought leaders at the conference and was able to hear various cases of using social media in sales and marketing in a variety of industry sectors. But there was one core principle that can be applied to any business in social media marketing.
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Last chance to register for our blogging webinar!
NACE
Join Dan Berger, Social Tables on April 16 at 2pm ET/11am PT for the "Blog for More Business" webinar. Dan will help you discover the necessary steps, tips and resources to launch an online content strategy for your company. After this webinar, you will be able to: (1) develop a year-round content strategy, including a blog, to grow your audience, (2) Identify ways to adapt content to different mediums of communication and (3) Create and promote your blog to your target audience Register by April 15 for the best rate!
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Tell us about your business
NACE
Take a quick, confidential survey to help NACE better understand current industry trends and tailor your membership benefits accordingly. Your stories and feedback will be used to inform the public about what NACE is and why they should hire NACE members like you! Take our survey by April 25.
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Meet Marc Summers at this year's Experience
NACE
Join us in Baltimore, this July 13-16 at the Experience Conference and Expo! This annual industry conference produced by the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) takes place over the course of 3 days. Attendees can participate in more than 30 educational sessions developed by thought leaders in catering and events. Participants earn continuing education credit towards certification, while experiencing the latest industry trends through expertly produced events. In addition, our Marketplace Expo features companies that offer a variety of products and services vital to industry professionals. With so much to experience, you can't afford to miss out! Join the global community at the only industry conference for caterers, event planners and event professionals. Register by April 30 for the best rate!
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Submit your nomination for the 2014 NACE Awards by May 1
NACE
Celebrate the inspiration, vision, imagination, and achievements of the catering and events community with the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE)! Each July, catering and events professionals join together to honor our achievements at the Experience! Conference and Expo during the NACE Awards Gala. Tell us about your greatest success from 2013 or nominate a colleague who impressed you during that year. Then, let NACE provide national recognition of a job well done. Instructional webinars will be made available on Tuesday, April 15, to be viewed at your convenience. Select awards are open to both NACE members and non-members. Award nominations may require an application fee, dependent upon the nomination category. View the awards categories and submit your nomination!
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