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How the Boston Marathon bombings are affecting the event industry
BizBash
The bombings that struck the Boston Marathon and left the city shaken have put the rest of the country on high alert. For the event industry, the biggest question is the security at running events as well as large public 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.
 


Maui wedding from Belle Destination Weddings
Style Me Pretty
Belle Destination Weddings and Bella Bloom Floral Boutique took this already stunning spot and transformed it into a celebration all at once grand and beautifully intimate.
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True love, true luxury
WedLuxe
This gorgeous wedding was photographed by lifeimages. The design and florals were created by Forget Me Not Flowers. The bride's gown and veil are both Monique Lhuillier, and her hair & makeup was provided by Jackie Gideon Beauty. The elegant stationery and favors were from Tiffany & Co. The cake with mini sugar replica of the bride and groom was created by Frangipane Patisserie.
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Forget gold, the gourmet cupcake market is crashing
The Wall Street Journal
The icing is coming off America's cupcake craze. The dessert became a cultural and economic phenomenon over the last decade, with gourmet cupcake shops proliferating across the country, selling increasingly elaborate and expensive concoctions.
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Floral party decor
Martha Stewart
From table settings to outdoor lanterns, these delicate and elegant decorative accents take their cue from floral shapes and colors. Whether your gathering is inside or out, you can create the feel of a blooming botanical haven any time of year.
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Everyone's going green — for event decor and sustainability
Special Events
Nancy Stoltz writes, "As most of you may already know, emerald green was recently announced as Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year. This color is trending in fashion, home decor and event design! Not only are we seeing this color in linens, florals, cakes and invitations, but the connotation of the word 'green' is being used in the overall theme and execution of weddings and special events, too!"
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17 wedding and springtime tabletops
Catersource
Boost your wedding business and creative inspiration with these 17 ideas for tabletop decor from members of the Catersource community.
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7 ways to drape your reception space
The Knot
A surefire way to completely revamp your reception space? Gorgeous draping! Celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss used fabric and chandeliers to make the space feel absolutely decadent, yet intimate and cozy at the same time.
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10 best ideas of the week
BizBash
Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week, including mini herb gardens as event swag in Los Angeles, smoking cinnamon at a culinary event in New York, fishbowl centerpieces in Miami, golf-leaf cocktails in Washington, and a cheeky new social media strategy in Toronto.
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5 essential things to do when a potential client calls
Preston Bailey's Blog
Preston Bailey, an award-winning event designer renowned for his breathtaking weddings, discusses the difficult choices he faces when creating a job as well as the challenges he confronts when getting a client to sign, along with the countless hours spend bargaining to bring an event to life. "When meeting with a potential client, it is essential to remember that the first connection with a client is the greatest chance to be hired for the job," Bailey said.
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Are you letting time control you?
NACE
Join us for the Just for Members Webinar Series – Folding Time: Achieving Twice as Much in Half the Time on April 24 at 2 p.m. ET. Are you overwhelmed by email, voicemail and meetings? As leaders, we are constantly on the go, managing our teams, attending meetings, and wishing we could just get on with it so we could spend more time with those we truly care about! This webinar is complimentary for NACE members; non-members $45. For more information, click here.
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One week left to submit your winning NACE Awards entry!
NACE
Each July, catering and event professionals from around the country gather to turn their attention to one night of enormous anticipation at the NACE Experience Awards Gala. For 2013, hundreds of leaders in our professional community will show up to watch and cheer for the elite few who make it to the finals during the live presentation in Chicago on Tuesday, July 16. To be part of the elite, you must submit your entries online by May 1 (5 p.m. ET) — view all categories and enter to win at http://www.NACEAwards.com. Good luck!
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Deadline for CFSM training and exam — May 31
NACE
Don't miss this opportunity to add an important credential to your profile! Take the CFSM training on July 13 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and the exam on July 14 (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.) at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. Fee $160 (includes exam and 1 copy of Food Safety Management Principles). See optional items section and register by May 31.
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Are you ready for the future of catering and events?
NACE

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Announcing the Food for Thought: A Panel Discussion on the Future of Catering and Events webinar on May 15 at 2 p.m. ET. The constantly evolving influences mean that the demands of our clients are also changing rapidly. What does the future hold? This Catering and Events Masters Series is sponsored by Senior Planners Industry Network and is facilitated by Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC of Thrive! Event Consulting with Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA of Meeting Change and co-author of Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Meetings and Events Industry, and Andrea Sullivan of BrainStrength Systems. Register today at http://www.cvent.com/d/tcqv5f!

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