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How to host a stellar charity event
BBJ Linen
There's nothing better than giving back to others. Consider hosting an event to raise money for your charity of choice. Perhaps that's a local youth group that needs help fundraising for a particular event or cause. Follow this guide for picking a charity group, choosing your type of fundraiser, designing your tablescape and more.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


How the San Francisco Symphony held 5 events on a single night
BizBash
To celebrate the start of its 103rd season, the San Francisco Symphony hosted an Opening Night gala with several moving parts.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
JB Prince Company

Biodegradable/Sustainable Serveware. Stylish and elegant. Can be used for off-premise catering, receptions, pool-side parties, airplane or boat service, picnic baskets and more. Attractive but not expensive.
 


This intimate winery wedding had a small guest list, but huge style
The Knot
Even though Stephanie and Tony celebrated their wedding with just eight people, they still pulled out all the stops. The ceremony took place outdoors near a lake at Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega, Georgia. Afterward, the couple retreated into the ivy-covered, Spanish mission-style estate which houses Le Vigne Restaurant. Guests gathered for an intimate reception dinner in the tasting room.
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What happens when a chef plays event planner?
BizBash
Media company Swoop partnered with Marc Forgione to create a no-rules dinner for its clients. Shoes optional.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


Dec. 13, 2014, is a great date, but no event landmark
Special Events
Although the date Dec. 13, 2014, is a great date, but no event landmark isn't bringing in a landslide of business, it is still shaping up as a strong day for a good holiday party season, special events experts say.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  CARBONE FLORAL & DECORATIVE DISTRIBUTORS

At Carbone's, we provide one-stop shopping for all wedding professionals, caterers & event designers. From quality decorative accessories to basic floral essentials, we offer them all. Our fresh department offers a wide palette of blooms as well as a broad variety of decorative greens.
 


Steal this: Breakfast ideas
Catersource
Enjoy this look at mini breakfast items from Catersource's 2014 ACE winner, By Word of Mouth, Sandton, South Africa, from the International up to $2 million category. These breakfast items might be mini, but it's flavor to the max.
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  FEATURED COMPANIES

The Special Event 2015 is the premier tradeshow and conference for event professionals, including those who work with catering for events. Join more than 5,000 of your colleagues at this year's show in Anaheim, California, Jan. 6-8.
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Midwest Foodservice Expo
The Midwest Foodservice Expo, a NACE Allied Partner, has become the top regional event for the food, beverage and hospitality industry. Join us March 9-11 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to see thousands of products, attend business changing educational tracks and get inspired at all of the unique industry events. We are excited to announce that in partnership with NACE, we'll once again be hosting our annual Tabletop Design Competition with cash prizes and media attention going to the winners.
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Small table centerpieces
Real Simple
Here are three easy flower arrangements that will definitely dress up any table.
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Pretty ways to use amaryllises in wedding arrangements
Brides
Amaryllises are starting to come into season right now, making them the perfect choice for fall and winter weddings. The blooms come in a wide range of colors and sizes, from crisp white to pale pink and deep orange to rich burgundy. Some varieties even feature striped and variegated petals, which are always incredibly striking.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


Rethink your resume: Accounting for gaps and job changes
By Catherine Iste
How many times have you applied for a job that perfectly matched the skills and experience on your resume, but did not get it? Resumes can be a real inconvenience to create even when your background is perfectly aligned with the position. So what do you do when you have gaps in employment? Or you have changed jobs more than hairstyles? Rethink what you include in your resume, how you include it and how you market it.
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Do your employees have the 'no problem' problem?
FOX Business
It has happened to all of us: You're being waited on at a restaurant, buying a product or returning something to a merchant, and as an employee is delivering some kind of service you say, "Thank you." Good for you; your mother would be so proud. But she wouldn't be impressed by what has become an unfortunate response to thank you. After you say thank you for having your water refilled or your order completed, there is sadly a good chance the employee will say, incredibly, "No problem."
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 UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS
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Call for Proposals
NACE
The National Association for Catering and Events is still accepting proposals for our 2015 calendar of events. Read more about each of our 2015 offerings, the audiences you can reach and the great experiences of past speakers and attendees by selecting each of the links below:

2015 Ignite Series Call for Speakers
2015 Virtual Workshops Call for Speakers
Experience! 2015 Call for Speakers

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Event       Date     Time

Hot Trends Series: Yummy Food Trends for
Your 2015 Catering Menus
      Nov. 12     2-3 p.m. EST

Hot Trends Series: 2015 Event Trends Forecast       Dec. 10     2-3 p.m. EST

2015 Leadership Summit       Jan. 4-5     All day

 

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