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Food and Entertainment: Maui

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If you are an event planner that has destination management as one of their available skills and expertise, it’s more than likely that you’ll find yourself planning a trip to Maui or one of the other Hawaiian islands at one time or another. Hawaii is an ideal event destination for multiple reasons: The weather is nice much of the year It is a tropical location,…

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How to Produce a Successful Outdoor Event

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Having an outdoor event is always risky business. However, when weather cooperates and you have taken the time to cover all of your bases you can create a wonderful event. There is nothing better than a well-planned and well executed event. For some reason, when the weather cooperates, it seems to help all other plans fall into place as well (or at least it’s one…

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The Special Event 2016

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This year The Special Event was held in Orlando, Florida. Although the weather wasn’t as warm as I’d hoped for, the show was everything I expected and more. I have a passion for décor and the more over-the-top and grand, the better. I was not disappointed with the events or during my time on the trade show floor. From the trends I was seeing, it…

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Pre-Caucus Party Planning

Pre-Caucus Party Prepping

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The Iowa caucuses have dawned upon us once again… boy how time flies! This is an important time for Iowans as nationwide… even worldwide media attention turns to us. This is also a critical time for political parties as Iowa is the first state in the nation to cast their vote on who we think the next presidential candidate should be. Iowa caucuses have often…

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Christmas Holiday Party Planning

Summertime Holiday Party Planning

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5 REASONS TO START YOUR HOLIDAY PLANNING IN THE SUMMER We have all heard the popular saying “The early bird gets the worm” and for holiday party planning, that is certainly the case. Companies have very few dates to choose from between national holidays and employee vacations, which leaves many people having their business holiday celebrations around the same time. What does this mean for…

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iBeacons and Events

iBeacons for Events

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What you need to know about using iBeacon tech for attendee engagement The event industry is constantly changing and evolving in order to provide an improved, more engaging audience and attendee experience. One result of such endeavors is the adoption of iBeacons. You’ve likely heard this buzzword in recent months as iBeacons are being incorporated at trade shows, business conferences, conventions, and meetings. With this…

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Hosting a Successful Company Picnic

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Company picnics are a great opportunity to show appreciation for your employees, provide coworkers the opportunity to network outside of the office, boost morale with some work reprieve and fun, as well as an additional chance for team-building activities. Ensure your picnic is successful with the following guidelines: >Plan ahead Throwing together a last minute picnic will not turn out well for you or your…

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