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Foodie fusion: 10 hybrid dishes for events
BizBash
From waffles infused with chicken to cheeseburger spring rolls, these dishes offer unique culinary combinations for events.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


You'll love the bright pink decor in this Chicago wedding
The Knot
Anamaria and Billy drew upon the beautiful countryside of Big Sur and Ireland for decor inspiration for their own wedding in Homewood, Illinois. The Ravisloe Country Club was the perfect venue for a romantic garden theme carried out in a color palette of peach, salmon, poppy and leafy green hues.
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Drama. Ego. Protocol: Washington dinners have it all — and that's just the seating chart
The Washington Post
You walk into a fancy dinner and pick up the little envelope that reveals your fate: the seat assignment for the evening. Did you score a prized spot at the best table? Or are you in "Siberia," consigned to a seat in the back of the room? In a city full of status symbols, nothing distills power more quickly than your literal place at the table.
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Pantone's 2015 color forecast: Why it matters
Special Events
The Pantone Color Institute released its color predictions for spring of 2015. This season there is a move toward the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum. An eclectic, ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take center-stage as designers draw from daydreams of simpler times.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


In the church of catering and fine dining
Catersource
Although built in 1876, Vibiana Cathedral in Los Angeles is home to one of today's most innovative event spaces. It boasts modern yet historical features and an in-house chef, Neal Fraser, who makes fine dining a quasi-religious experience.
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Fall 2014: 85 new entertaining ideas for meetings and events
BizBash
Need new catering ideas? Looking for somewhere to take a team or client? BizBash collected the latest food, rental, decor and gift ideas from 17 different cities in North America.
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10 gorgeous unfrosted wedding cakes
InStyle
Brides everywhere — including Angelina Jolie — are getting naked on their wedding day. They're still walking down the aisle in white, but their cakes are going unfrosted for the fête.
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Wedding cheesecakes, made with real cheese, are becoming popular
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Megan McGinnis thought her idea of a cheese wedding cake was unique. That is, until, through online research, she discovered these artfully stacked and embellished wheels of savory cheeses are popular across the pond and are catching on in different parts of the United States, as well.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


The secret to hard conversations with staff
Entrepreneur
It's difficult to have conversations about sensitive subjects with employees. Whether you're discussing a difference in values, an upsetting behavior pattern or a work quality issue, it's easy to get sidetracked by emotions or, worse, to put it off until a "better time." The policy of "frequency over intensity" seems to work well — keeping the lines of communication open in regard to job performance so that issues don't build up to the point of explosion.
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The ABCs of employee retention
By Mel Kleiman
There is a direct correlation between employee retention, customer loyalty and company profits. Employee retention efforts don't have to be elaborate or laden with perks. You just have to do a good job on the fundamentals. Take a look at the following ideas and add at least a few to your employee retention strategy. You do have a retention strategy, don't you?
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