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8 unique ways to encourage conversation at meetings
BizBash
Smart conference organizers don't just leave the networking and community building at their events to chance encounters among attendees. Instead, planners are facilitating one-on-one connections and communication by creating niche environments within the scope of a larger event or offering innovative ways to interact off site.
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50 romantic wedding venues in the US
Brides
Whether you're marrying in Michigan or Maui, searching for a fairy-tale castle or a soaring city loft, we've compiled a list of the dreamiest spots in the country to say "I do."
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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.
 


The ultimate cocktail-hour guide
The Knot
Your cocktail hour should be like a souped-up version of your favorite happy hour. Think about it: It's early in the evening, and you have all of your friends together with your favorite drinks, apps, great music and comfortable seating. Here's what you need to pull it off.
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8 wild west party ideas from the 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' premiere
BizBash
Vintage games, a mustache selfie station, and an 1,600-pound ice block prop from the movie rounded out the party's over-the-top look.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


The best summer appetizers
Food Network
Get inspired with our best summer appetizers like crab dip, salsa, nachos and more from Food Network.
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7 things event planners want from technology now
BizBash
A survey reveals what industry professionals are looking for in the next generation of apps and software tools for events and meetings.
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Great products for summer special events
Special Events
New products for special events include glowing spheres from Air Dimensional Design, safari-style table vases from DekoVase, paper lantern lights from Fortune Products and personalized wristbands from Wristband Connection.
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20 moments every event planner has experienced
Event Manager Blog
Being an event planner is the most awesome job in the universe. It comes with pain and joy. Join us with a smile on your face to see some of the iconic moments of every event planner's career.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


14 things you can tweet about at a trade show
By Trace Cohen
To tweet or not to tweet, that is the question. Tweeting for the sake of tweeting at a show is fine, but you can add a lot more value if you tweet about relevant things. Most people come to a trade show to find new products, services and/or ideas. Now that we are in the digital age, people are looking more and more to social networks like Twitter to find news from other people. It is time to step up and be the one to tweet something that is interesting.
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11 tips for using images on Twitter
Small Business Trends
If you are one of those people who only uses Twitter via a tool such as Hootsuite, you may have missed all the image-related improvements made on Twitter in recent months. Twitter profiles have changed their look and you can now tweet images directly.
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