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The best of the year
Catersource
Has it been a good year for you? Back in January, Catersource offered a prediction that, "catering industry sales are rising substantially — more than the economy as a whole." But building a business takes teamwork. Here are a few things that stood out in 2014.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


25 Blog topic ideas for event and catering companies
Special Events
Consistently publishing on your blog is one of the best ways to drive traffic to your website. But the hardest part is coming up with something new to say week after week after week. Perhaps you've tried updating your blog regularly but after a few weeks, you couldn't think of anything to write, so you stopped.
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8 Fresh ideas for seating and escort cards
BizBash
Seating or escort cards serve as logistical tools that help direct guests to their tables at events. But they can be more than that — advancing an event's theme, punctuating the decor or underscoring the importance of a host or sponsor brand.
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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.
 


10 Ways to use Pine Tree details at your wedding
The Knot
If you're looking to spruce up your wedding decor, look no further than adding a few sprigs of an evergreen tree. As a plant that can be simultaneously rustic and glam, wintery or summery, and outdoor or indoor, a little conifer detail can literally fit in anywhere.
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Showstopping Christmas cake recipes
Southern Living
There's nothing more festive than our showstopping Christmas cake recipes. End your holiday meal with one of our beautifully garnished cakes.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


What's hot: Pop-up event venues
Cvent
It's a trend that's gaining popularity in the U.K. It's a great way to surprise guests with unexpected event spaces. The venue, decor and concept are there for a season to return again next year.
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22 Cocktail ideas for a winter celebration
Martha Stewart Weddings
Because when the temperatures drop, there's nothing better than a festive drink mixed with the season in mind.
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7 Event trends you can't ignore
DigitalProductionME.com
Adrian Bell, executive director of Action Impact, examines seven event trends that have come to prominence throughout 2014, and how they look likely to influence the future of the industry.
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  FEATURED COMPANIES
Midwest Foodservice Expo
The Midwest Foodservice Expo is excited to partner with NACE! Join thousands of industry professionals March 9-11, 2015 in Milwaukee Wisconsin. This year, the Expo will host educational sessions geared specifically for catering and events professionals, which will include a session by David Caruso on event trends, information on social media, and a session by Executive Chef Felix Rosado and Kelly Roecker of Bartolotta Catering on special event menus. Click here for additional details coming soon!
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BEYOND BUSINESS


How to use Microsoft's new audience engagement system
BizBash
The same technology used by major TV networks to gauge audience sentiment during broadcasts of the State of the Union and national elections is now available for events of any size. Microsoft has released Bing Pulse 2.0, a self-service audience polling and feedback system that operates through attendees' smartphones and other mobile devices.
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10 Ways to bootstrap your event marketing
Event Manager Blog
Only a small percentage of events have abundant marketing budgets. In most cases, event planners find themselves working with limited budgets and marketing is often one of the first line items to get slashed.
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Tips for increasing app adoption
Cvent
It's no secret that smartphone adoption has increased in recent years. Fewer and fewer planners are dealing with attendees who simply don't have a phone smartphone. Yes, it still happens, but the pendulum has definitely swung in the direction of more phone and more access.
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 UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS
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2015 Leadership Summit       Jan. 4-5     All day

CPCE Fast Track Seminar       Jan. 6-7     9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PST

CPCE Exam       Jan. 8     9 a.m. - 12 p.m. PST




TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    What's new in 2015? (Catersource)
How to pick the right food setup for your event (BizBash)
Top 5 wedding food and drink trends of 2014 (Charm House)
The hottest new ingredients in catering right now (BizBash)

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