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Fall catering trend: 7 new food, drink pairings
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A couple of catering trends are colliding to make food-and-drink pairings a popular choice for fall menus. The combinations feed the ongoing desire to create new culinary experiences for guests who fancy themselves foodies, and they offer a new way to showcase custom cocktails or sample new drink flavors. More

Glitz, glamour & glass: Gorgeous birthday party at Saks
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A client of Added Touch Catering wanted to celebrate her birthday in a place she and her girlfriends enjoy and a place that represented her sense of style and taste — Saks Fifth Avenue. The Atlanta-based catering team set-up a healthful "ladies-friendly" lunch buffet among the racks, along the store’s stunning mirrored counter tops, utilizing mirrored platters and clear glass containers to mimic the clean design of the store’s showroom. More

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3 ideas to engage your baby boomer audience
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Baby boomers and older adults are a growing segment of conference and convention attendees. How do you keep this opinionated crowd hoppin' and coming back for more next year? Anna Huddleston recommends doing a dance party, starting a YouTube channel and finding synergies and save. More

World's largest caterer boosted by growth in emerging markets, US
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Compass Group PLC, the world's largest caterer by revenue, said it expects fiscal-year sales to show near double-digit growth year-on-year, boosted by strong growth in emerging markets and the U.S. Developing economies across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East remain the growth engine for the catering industry. More

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Take catering from ho-hum to wow with stacked meals. Use G.E.T's stylish steamer serving dishes to serve each course of a meal. Prepare, stack and serve! Steamers come with lids making it easy to stack and transport. Ideal for banquets, seminars and work luncheons. Crafted from 100% BPA free plastic. Commercial dishwasher safe and microwave safe for reheating. Available in 3 sizes.

Hot app makes scheduling hotel, restaurant labor a snap
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HotSchedules offers an array of solutions designed to streamline the scheduling process by reducing controllable labor costs and increasing employee retention. By accessing the solution via phone, online or mobile app, managers and staff are empowered with robust tools they need to be more efficient and effective. More

Survey: Worries over economy dominate event industry challenges
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By a wide margin, concern about the economy is the No. 1 challenge facing special event professionals in the next 12 months. The finding comes from a survey of more than 1,400 Special Events readers. Worries about the sluggish economy — and fears that the situation could get even worse — dominate reader responses. More

Q-and-A: How Macy's is updating its events with personal interactions
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In October 2010, Macy's Parade & Entertainment Group named Amy Kule executive producer of its Thanksgiving Day Parade and July 4 Fireworks events. Kule, who started her career with Macy's in 1996 and worked on in-store events before joining the national special event team, took over the position from Robin Hall and in her first year in the role is finding new ways to refresh both events. More

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Real wedding: Nuptials at a coastal South Carolina destination
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Amanda and Ross live and work in Atlanta, but they wanted to host their nuptials in a breezy, coastal destination. The couple fell in love with Charleston, S.C. — even though they had never been there together until they scouted it for their wedding. "The city drew us right in and shaped the mood of our day," says the bride, who married at a 19th century mansion. "Everyone loved Charleston," she says. "That made our day even more beautiful." More

Oregon planner creatively brings people together at events
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Cindy Thompson of Portland, Ore., approaches each event with an adventurous, can-do spirit. Her Cindy Thompson Event Productions specializes in corporate galas, community functions and nonprofit fundraisers (clients include Delta Airlines, Girls Inc., Tektronix and the Portland Timbers). Thompson discusses her career and the industry in this Q-and-A. More

Trendsetters toast in Miami
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A fashionable crowd of more than 800 wine and food lovers gathered at Miami's historic Moore Building for Wine Enthusiast's signature wine and culinary event. More

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Foundation of NACE scholarship application
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The Foundation of NACE is proud to announce its 2012 Vince DeFinis Scholarship Program, in honor of a founder of the first chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives in Philadelphia, Vincent DeFinis, CPCE. For more information, click here.

Call for Content Leaders; form due Oct. 7
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NACE invites content leaders to submit a session proposal for our upcoming educational opportunities — NACE Experience!™ 2012 Conference Breakout Sessions, 2012 NACE Webinar Series, 2012 NACE Seminar Series and Allied Event Opportunities. For more information, click here.

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