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You have 8 seconds to make your event count
Event Manager Blog
There's a big problem event planners today must solve as we creep into 2015 and begin mapping out our event marketing strategies for the year ahead. If you have not noticed, attendee knowledge has increased year over year, and the rate is accelerating rapidly. We have any information we need at our fingertips, available 24/7 wherever we go.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


20 inspiring decor ideas from Diffa's Dining by Design in Chicago
BizBash
From gold lighting fixtures to goldfish as a centerpiece, the creative decor and tablescapes at Diffa Chicago's Dining by Design, which took place at the Merchandise Mart from Nov. 6-8, reflected the participants' interpretations of the event's theme: "Beauty and the Feast."
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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.
 


Party theme predictions
Creative Coverings
Have you chosen a theme for an upcoming holiday event or New Year's Eve party, or are you still considering what is best suited for your corporate client or venue's annual year-end celebration? Here are three of the top holiday event trends being predicted for 2014.
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How event planners choose the best venues in any city
The Epoch Times
Here is one tip to remember when choosing a venue: ask people you know where they held similar events. This is basic stuff, but it's basic stuff that a lot of people forget when picking an event.
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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.
 


Catering days long and rewarding
The Shreveport Times
It's party time! Holiday food, decorated tables! How do caterers do it?
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


Mini Bites, herb cocktails and more of the hottest wedding food trends
The Knot
Seeing a favorite food shrunk down to perfectly finger-sized proportions is exactly the kind of wow factor that will have everyone talking at any wedding cocktail hour. Read on for more food trends and how to get an amazing menu on a budget from celebrity caterer Peter Callahan below.
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Brian Solis on the future of events in a connected society
BizBash
The digital analyst and futurist argued that event and meeting professionals are experience architects and, when it comes to technology, shouldn't think digital first, but rather experience first.
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  FEATURED COMPANIES
Midwest Foodservice Expo
The Midwest Foodservice Expo is thrilled to partner with NACE to host the 7th annual Tabletop Design Competition in Milwaukee, March 9-11, 2015. This competition has fast become the No. 1 photographed area and visited spot at the Expo. With no set theme to stymie your creativity, any tabletop design is possible for your eight-top entry. Entries will be judged by an amazing panel of experts and the attendees will have a chance to vote for the People's Choice award. Cash prizes, trophies, social media exposure and press release announcements with the chance for major media attention all make this a very worthwhile competition. Added bonus — there's no entry fee. The official rules and entry form will be available soon. Please email dfaris@wirestaurant.org with questions.
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Bowlmor AMF
Bowlmor Lanes is a refined spin on revelry, combining state-of-the-art bowling with luxury amenities and gourmet cuisine for an unforgettable entertainment experience. Bowlmor is bowling reimagined — with stunning design, upscale dining and advanced audiovisual capabilities that are perfect for date night (or any night) and provide the ideal setting for birthday parties, private gatherings and corporate events of any size or scope. Bowlmor is a proud Corporate Partner to NACE.
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Consumer events — yes or no?
Catersource
Wedding and bridal fairs are happening by the dozen in cities across the nation. Have you thought about exhibiting at one of these consumer-based events? Here are the pros and cons of participating in such events.
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The growing popularity of gluten-free food: Will it last?
Deseret News
The food industry is making billions off the current trend of gluten-free food. But some experts call it another diet fad that will eventually fade and stabilize to accommodate a small percentage of the population who are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


Mobile trends, mobile couples and mobile business
The Knot
Embracing mobile technology to adapt our communication styles and methods is key to engaging with future and current wedding clients. Using great wedding apps, making your website mobile-friendly and going mobile in your communication are key trends to grow your business. Find out more on how to leverage those trends to engage couples and drive leads for your wedding business as well as what couples want in today's mobile world.
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50 great foodservice ideas
CSP Daily News
Lots of creative thinking goes on in the restaurant industry. Restaurant Business came across hundreds of good ones in the last 16 months.
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How to grow your sales with social media
Forbes
Persistence is how you grow your sales with social media. Use it every day. Use it to help others. Use it in a clear and focused manner.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    This wedding reception table is the perfect balance of glam and rustic (The Knot)
Adding sizzle to your holiday events (Catersource)
19 wedding lighting ideas that are nothing short of magical (The Huffington Post)
6 inventive ways to light up a wedding (Brides)
If walls could talk: 11 entertainers who double as decor (BizBash)

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