Category: Event Planners Perspective

  • Two Chicks, Three Seats Episode 27: How a Bride and Venue Operations Manager Successfully Pulled Off a Wedding During COVID-19

    While events may not look the same today as in a pre-COVID-19 world, they are still happening at a much smaller scale. Hosts and event managers are getting creative with guest lists, activities, social distancing, food service, and decor in order to allow for the event to take place while following CDC guidelines. These changes […]

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  • Social Hour: Strategies for Reopening

    As of this week, 29 states have reopened restaurants with varying amounts of dine-in service and more will join the list in the coming weeks. Hospitality professionals are navigating new norms around social distancing, sanitation standards, updating contract clauses, developing new sales strategies, restructuring event packages, and more. We spoke to event managers during our […]

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  • How to Update Your Venue’s Event Contracts Post-Lockdown

    If the coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that nothing is impossible, and we need to be ready for whatever the world throws at us. This is true in many aspects of our lives but is especially true when it comes to running businesses. The events industry has been hit hard with calls to […]

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  • 5 Things Event Professionals Do Right In a Crisis

    As an event planner, I’ve been dealt a few curveballs in my career — from having to switch event venues due to double bookings to canceling events when Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston and then again two weeks later when Hurricane Irma hit Miami (2017 was a rough year), and everything in between, including canceling events […]

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  • This Week in Hospitality

    Check out this week’s assortment of industry news, including a brave marketing initiative from one of the world’s biggest burger chains, some validation that, yes, your job is hard, and how one childcare center is changing the hospitality industry. The struggles of being an event planner It’s no secret that being an event planner is […]

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  • This Week in Hospitality

    It’s the month of love and there’s nothing I love more than hospitality trends. This week I have a little bit of everything for you, from a fashion-forward hotel initiative, a new take on the public smoking ban, and Valentine’s Day ideas you may not have thought of yet. A closet that checks in before […]

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  • How Restaurants Prepare for Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it is a popular time for restaurants to attract diners celebrating the holiday of love. While not all people celebrate Valentine’s Day out and about, many couples, friends, and singles will be looking to dine at a special place on Feb. 14. We asked our customers how […]

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  • 10 Questions With Culinary Dropout

    Whether you are a Scottsdale, Ariz., native or just in town to visit the warm weather, you must check out Culinary Dropout, a Fox Restaurant Concepts venue, located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Surrounded by the infamous Scottsdale Mall and a bustling neighborhood of restaurants and bars, the area itself is a destination […]

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  • Charlee Williamson: What’s in Your Bag?

    For this edition of What’s in Your Bag? we spoke to Charlee Williamson, Executive Vice President for Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group. Williamson leads company marketing, sales, technology, analytics, and West Coast operations for six independent restaurants and a catering company. Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group includes Brennan’s, Red Fish Grill, Napoleon House, Ralph’s on the Park, […]

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