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Backstage with a top chef
Catersource
About an hour before Chef Kevin Gillespie stepped onstage as the featured speaker at Art of Catering Food in Atlanta, he was backstage with Catersource's Kathleen Stoehr, as well as Chef Jack Milan, chatting about upcoming projects and kitchen woes.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


This Tuscan-inspired wedding is beyond gorgeous
The Knot
Looking at Jessica and Ben's beautiful wedding, you'd think this Georgia-based couple exchanged vows at a historic villa on the hillside of Tuscany. And that's exactly what the team at La Fleur Weddings & Events was hoping to achieve when they started planning the couple's black-tie soiree.
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Napa, California, event industry unshaken after earthquake
Special Events
Despite suffering though the worst earthquake in the San Francisco Bay area in 25 years, the event industry in Napa, California, seems to be on firm footing, with event pros interviewed by Special Events reporting little disruption in their event schedule.
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Dining from trash to table in Brooklyn, New York
The Wall Street Journal
Bruised apples, floppy herbs and moldy grapes might not be considered acceptable ingredients for most home cooks. But a Manhattan, New York, man is hoping to change New Yorker's outlook on food freshness — one dinner party at a time. Josh Treuhaft, a recent graduate of the design for social innovation master's program at the School of Visual Arts, has hosted seven Salvage Supperclubs, where he served past-prime food to diners inside a scrubbed down dumpster.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


God is in the details: Ideas to steal from this year's Hamptons events
BizBash
Many times it is the little things at events that really stand out. As the zany 2014 season of the Hamptons comes to a close, here are a few event details that are worth sharing.
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11 fresh ideas from back-to-school events
BizBash
As children — and their parents — returned to schools and college campuses, brands sought to capture their attention with creative back-to-school activations. At events across the country, marketers put new spins on school style using familiar items such as lockers, notebook paper and the classic green apple. Here's a look at some of the most inspiring ideas.
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A timeless fall wedding in Baltimore
Brides
As the summer of 2009 came to a close, Amanda Ortel, 29, and Grady Frank, 36, were enjoying one of their last weekends in the Hamptons when a mutual friend made an introduction on the dance floor. The pair hit it off, and Grady took Amanda to dinner when they were back in Manhattan, New York, a few days later.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


3 powerful new ways your business can use social media
By Emma Fitzpatrick
The longer social media thrives, the bigger the role it will play in companies. Today, 81 percent of businesses both small and large are using social media. Out of those, 94 percent use it to communicate marketing messages. But this year social media should be more than just an outlet for your business's marketing messages. Read on to learn three new ways your business can use social media.
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Facebook's events ads take aim at mobile and local sales
Adweek
Facebook is rolling out a news feed ad unit for events marketers. The move is the Menlo Park, California.-based company's latest attempt at bringing in as many mobile ad dollars as possible. Previously, events offers were only shilled in the right-hand column on desktop. Announced via its blog, the promos will look akin to invitations within a Facebook users' smartphone and desktop feeds.
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Women small business owners struggle to get loans
The Associated Press via ABC News
Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank. Carrie Charlick and Marcia Cubitt have $4 million in sales but have been rejected for $500,000 credit lines since 2012. Their 11-year-old company, Essential Body Wear, sells women's underwear at parties at customers' homes.
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Ignite Series: 3 Keys to Capturing Your Customer's
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CPCE Online Study Group Fall 2014       Sept. 30     4-5 p.m. EST

Ignite Series: Success in No Time - Effectively
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Beverage Management Course - Business Academies
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