Category: Event Planners Perspective

  • 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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  • What Will Corporate Event Planners Be Looking for Post-Pandemic?

    I can’t wait to start planning events again — but what do events look like after the coronavirus? As I listen to webinars with industry experts, theorize with colleagues, and read what feels like thousands of articles, planners are having to rethink how they have typically planned events in the past and anticipate what kinds […]

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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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  • Five Questions with Monday Night Brewing

    Since Monday Night Brewing’s first Midtown Atlanta location opened in 2013 followed by its Garage location in 2017, the brewery has attracted many Atlanta residents for its deeply held core values, inviting atmosphere, and delicious beer. We spoke with Shakia Hollis, Monday Night’s Director of Private Events and Community Engagement, about the story behind the […]

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