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10 New ideas for winter events
BizBash
From interactive chocolate-making classes in New York to fragrance labs where guests can create their own perfumes in Los Angeles, here's a look at the latest products, ideas and trends from across North America.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


A taste of Christmas future
Catersource
The Christmas season brings with it a blessing and a curse for event planners and creative directors. The traditions that haunt this time of year are often personal and deep-seated for clients.
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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.
 


Event pros forecast big bump in business for 2015
Special Events
What's new in the new year? Many in the special event industry have a renewed optimism about business. According to the latest survey from Penton Research, conducted annually for Special Events, a healthy 81 percent of respondents expect 2015 will be as good or better for their event work as last year.
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Brand storytelling at events
Event Manager Blog
Good stories get read, maybe archived or used again once, but more than likely they get deleted. Great stories last a lifetime. Think about it — what stories come to mind from this year alone when you scroll through your brain index of the mass social, digital and mobile news articles you have encountered?
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  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.
 


8 Ways to use baby's breath at your wedding
The Knot
Baby's breath sometimes gets characterized as more of a "filler" flower, evening out bouquets and adding texture here and there. But recently, this filler flower has gone front and center in sweeping bohemian arrangements, ethereal floral crowns and rustic boutonnieres.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


What the event industry got right and wrong in 2014
BizBash
From Pantone's Radiant Orchid and vegan menus to sit-down dinners and tech-connected photo booths, here's which of the trends predicted for events in 2014 actually stuck — and which ones vanished.
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Winter wedding idea: Cakes that look like holiday gifts
Brides
If you're getting married this December or next, why not embrace the holiday season with a festive wedding cake or dessert? These charming and whimsical treats all are designed to resemble a prettily wrapped present and would be the perfect addition to any winter wedding.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


5 Reasons why your catering company needs a blog
Charm House
In reality, your blog is one of the most important sections of your website. The good news is that if you publish one new blog post every couple of weeks, you're doing better than 90 percent of catering and events companies.
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11 Useful tech tools event pros should know about
BizBash
Here's a review of new technology — from simple video conferencing to beacon-based tracking systems — that is impacting the way events are planned and experienced.
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5 Festive tips for holiday social media marketing
Business 2 Community
This time of year, your potential customers are likely to have the holiday season on their minds. Why not attract attention by incorporating the excitement and spirit of winter holidays into your own social media campaigns? Consider these five tips to add a little holiday spirit to your social media pages.
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