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Mixing tradition, new ideas is challenge
of holiday catering

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The challenge of catering during the holidays is creating events that give guests the tradition they expect, but with a creative twist. After the economic downturn of 2007-08, many caterers faced multiple cancellations of holiday parties already booked, and few bookings overall. The good news is that many caterers are now seeing holiday bookings come back nicely. More

A decade after 9/11, upswing in New York City development adds more venues for events
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Although real estate growth in downtown Manhattan suffered a setback during the recent financial crisis, development of the area south of city hall has seen a significant rebound in the 10 years since the 9/11 attacks, and as a result, the number of hotels, restaurants, and cultural sites for events and corporate entertaining continues to expand. More

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Ghoul school: AOO Events creates spooktacular setting
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A hostess so in love with Halloween that she calls herself "Gory Girl" turns to AOO Events to create a devilishly delightful Halloween party. The event team used a mix of props — the hostess's own, some from the event company's inventory and some from prop houses. Set-up required four days. More

America's most beautiful wedding cakes
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The editors of Brides spent nearly a year scouring the country's best bakeries in search of top pastry artists. More than 200 accepted their invitation to create a showstopping design, but only 24 can claim to have produced one of America's most beautiful cakes. More

9/10/11 wedding date: So popular, conjugal, consecutive
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This year, the must-have wedding date was 9/10/11. "According to our numbers, it's the most popular date of the year," said Anja Winikka, site editor of, a wedding planning website that has more than 37,000 members set to take the plunge on 9/10/11. Meanwhile, 11/11/11 — another number doozy, but on a Friday — came in at nearly 24,000 registered nuptials. More

JB Prince Company
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Connie Duglin
Shiny, smooth and elegant our satins add that "wow factor" to any occasion. With colors reaching across the rainbow you are sure to match any decor. Satins are available in table clothes, overlays, runners, chair covers, sashes (chair ties), and napkins giving that splash of color to any event.

San Diego's Hotel del Coronado melds classics, trends at brunch
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The Crown Room at San Diego's legendary Hotel del Coronado looks straight out of Victorian times with its high arched ceiling, gleaming dark wood, and whimsical chandeliers modeled after the cowardly lion's crown from The Wizard of Oz. Yet there's nothing Victorian about brunch. Mixing traditional favorites with current offerings is the house specialty. More

Party planner says Popsicles and Prosecco are good for any event
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Martie Duncan of Martie Knows Parties in Birmingham, Ala., created Popsicle and Prosecco as an easy sweet fix for dinner parties, engagement parties and more. Duncan said it can be served at any time during an event. More

How social media adds more value to Fashion's Night Out
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At this year's Fashion's Night Out in New York City, retailers are coming up with creative ways to incorporate social media and digital technology into their events. The most successful of these are building off followings they've already built through social networks and mobile apps. More

How-to tip: Frosting refreshes old vases
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Here's a fun and very easy way to give all the glass vases you've accumulated new life. Typically, frosting glass is done by sandblasting or acid etching; however, there are products that achieve the same effect with very little effort and expense. More

Setting the stage for candidates' debate
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Take a peek at the efforts made by the event planning team to set the scene for the Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library in Simi Valley, Calif. More

Try adding these phrases to your proposals/bids
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Need inspiration for the proper wording for your next proposal or bid? Michael Roman, Catersource Magazine founder, provides a list of some of his favorite phrases. More

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September webinar: 'Upselling Unique Events with Wine and Spirits' — This webinar is sponsored by TGIC Importers
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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.

Kitchen Coach: 'Weeknight Cooking' by Jennifer Bushman
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Kitchen coach Jennifer Bushman can help you get good food on the table Monday to Friday and enjoy making it! She'll help you set up an efficient kitchen and identify the weeknight cooking challenges you may face. To purchase this book, visit the NACE store.

Sign up to exhibit at Marketplace Expo 2012 today!
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Looking for a targeted audience to showcase your products? Marketplace Expo 2012 is where you want to be! Among several incentives, your company will be listed in the NACE Experience!™ 2012 conference program book; you will see the most exciting trends a year ahead of schedule; in addition to getting to see and showcase new products. For more information about the Marketplace Expo, click here.

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