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Do ethics matter in event rental?
Special Events
Whether it's tough competition or lack of character, the lack of business ethics is a hot topic in event rental today.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


10 lessons event pros can learn from weddings
BizBash
Take some hospitality advice from wedding planners and incorporate these best practices into your next corporate or nonprofit event.
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The 4 Ps of effective event marketing
BizBash
Microsoft's events chief shared his strategies for creating a positive experience for attendees.
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A glass-enclosed botanic garden wedding?
The Knot
The wedding venue is called the Planterra Conservatory and it's this glass-enclosed botanical garden in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Inside there are hundreds of beautiful plants and flowers, making it the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony and reception.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


$3,000 social media wedding concierges the new must-have?
FOX Business
Trouble getting all your wedding guests to use the same hashtag on Instagram? Brides- and grooms-to-be can prevent this #nightmare with the help of a social media wedding concierge. For a cool $3,000, New York City's W Hotels are offering expert help for brides- and grooms-to-be looking to create the perfect social media experience for their wedding.
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Destination weddings gaining in popularity
By Archita Datta Majumdar
What could be more romantic than a perfect setting for the most important event in your life? The idea definitely has merits because we can see the rising demand of destination weddings every day. An exotic location, breathtaking views and perfect camera angles only enhance the beauty of the day even more. With wedding budgets routinely exceeding $30,000 now, it is no wonder that couples have more than enough funds to plan an unforgettable wedding in every sense of the word.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


7 cash flow pitfalls of seasonal businesses
SCORE Small Business Success Blog
Seasonal business owners have many more challenges than your typical business. Being ill prepared and not correctly navigating the off-season can be fatal. So what are some of the ways to succeed as a seasonal business?
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Keeping your team inspired: 5 lessons from Preston Bailey
Preston Bailey Blog
Anyone who has ever worked for someone knows that not all bosses are created equal, and when you are the boss, you quickly learn that running a team with a one-size-fits-all approach won't work well for too long.
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Email is no. 1 for contacting clients, special event pros say
Special Events
According to the latest online poll from Specialevents.com, the No. 1 way that event professionals reach out to clients is via email. But No. 2 is old-school: They pick up the telephone and place a call.
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Facebook reaches out to small-business owners
Intuit Small Business
In an effort to learn more about how its social network fuels business success, Facebook is reaching out to expert entrepreneurs through its newly formed Small and Medium Business Council. The council convened for the first time in March at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., reports David Cohen, editor of the AllFacebook blog.
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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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Register for our upcoming NACE University events:

Business Academies Certificate Program
Sales and Marketing Course
Orientation: May 19, 2014


Register by May 5 for the best rate! The Sales and Marketing course will introduce you to the key concepts of creating effective sales and marketing strategies for catering and events businesses.

NACE Webinar Series
Contract Basics: Strategies for Success Right from the Start Webinar
May 6, 2014 (2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT)


Register by May 5 for best rate! Join hospitality industry attorney, Barbara Dunn, as she provides the strategies you need to succeed with contracts. Order this webinar as part of the Launchpad: Business 101 Webinar Series subscription to save up to 30 percent!

NACE Webinar Series
Building Your Business in the Off-Season Webinar
May 14, 2014 (2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT)


Register by May 13 for the best rate! Meghan Ely, OFD Consulting will show you how to streamline your business, maximize ROI with analytics your business and set yourself up for success with an off-season to-do list! Order this webinar as part of the Launchpad: Business 101 Webinar Series subscription to save up to 30 percent!

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