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Event experts debate whether collapsing stages can be prevented
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Indiana State Fair spokesman Andy Klotz called the recent deadly stage collapse "a freakish act of God," and some in the event industry say that no amount of planning can ward off all dangers. Others, however, say more can be done to make temporary stages safer. More

Low-carb, low-calorie recipes meet clients' special requests
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With consumer dietary needs growing more particular, Splenda's No Calorie Sweetener helps culinary professionals satisfy guest needs. Chefs appreciate Splenda's lack of aftertaste as well as its good consistency when baking and cooking with low-calorie Splenda Granulated, which measures cup-for-cup like sugar. This article offers dessert recipes from the professionals. More

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Caterer's proposal has Ohio lawmakers considering statehouse bar
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Ohio lawmakers would be able to knock back an evening beer or cocktail at the statehouse cafe under a proposal the board that runs the Capitol is considering. Milo's Catering and Banquet Services, which serves food at the Capitol Cafe in the basement of the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, has proposed allowing alcohol to be served after 5 p.m. More

Custom lighting, design elements up the wow factor at a wedding
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A key way to personalize a wedding is to add customized lighting and design elements. "Adding lighting, draping and unique design elements to a wedding can dramatically up the wow factor and make the wedding more memorable," said Candice Benson, founder of The Finishing Touch, Wedding & Event Planning in Millburn, N.J. More

Dollar store party planning advice from a pro
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Cicely Rocha-Miller, owner of Life Design Events in Phoenix and winner of 2010 Arizona's Best Wedding Planner by Arizona Bride Magazine, shows how to create big money style with a bare bones budget. So, she hit a dollar store and answered to plan a party and addresses 5 questions for potential party planners. More

Get the most out of your smartphone, tablet with these apps
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There are apps that can help you make sales, track ideas, communicate with staff and design an event. Some are basic apps that can be used in ways that make sense for the catering and events industry. Gary Campbell of the Zilli Hospitality Group in Milwaukee recommends apps for caterers and event planners. More

Green events are now easier than ever
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With increased demand and competition, green resources are more plentiful and affordable, making it easier to throw an Earth-friendly shindig. "For a lot of people it's really an overwhelming process," said Los Angeles-based green event planner Deborah Kattler Kupetz of DKK Events, "and they might think it's a financial barrier. That's not necessarily true." More

Sample copy for contracts/agreements: Cancellation and postponements
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In this blog post, Michael Roman, founder of Catersource Magazine, offers educational examples of possible contract language for cancellation and postponements. More

Weddings to funerals, chapel owner has cycle of life covered
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Lydon Chapel in Quincy, Mass., is a large, 18th-century, white wooden building that has been a birthing house, a funeral parlor, and now is a chapel for both funerals and weddings. However, owner Michelle Lydon will conduct a wedding just about anywhere — on boats, in other communities, in the front yard of her home, or next to the chapel's bubbling waterfall. More

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September webinar: 'Upselling Unique Events with Wine and Spirits'
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Join us at 2 p.m. EDT on Sept. 21 for "Upselling Unique Events with Wine and Spirits." Beverage expert Alyson Anderson, national account manager for Hotels for Republic National Distributing Company, will guide you through themes, techniques and ideas for upselling your beverage catering programs to give your clients a unique experience that their guests will be talking about for years to come. For more information, click here.

NACE Idea Swap: Chefs and executive chefs
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Join our featured NACE leader, Chef Alan Ehrich, of The Audubon Nature Institute, in an open forum from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT Aug. 23. You and your peers can share advice, stories and knowledge. To participate in this discussion, you must pre-register and be a member in good standing. For more information, click here.

NACE Experience! 2012 conference — Early registration ends Aug. 31
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NACE Experience!™ 2012 is heading to the Big Easy! Save on full registration when you register early by Aug. 31. The following rates reflect the special: members, $850; nonmembers, $950; and students, $450. For more information, click here.

Marketplace Expo 2012 exhibit space: Sign up today, save $200
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The deadline for the exhibit space Early Bird Special is Aug. 31. Pricing for a 10-by-10 booth will increase from $1,250 to $1,450 if you don't place your deposit before then. To download a registration form, click here.

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