Category: Event Planning

  • 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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  • 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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  • Looking to Tie the Knot Soon? Consider a Unique Venue

    Wedding proposal season is upon us, and if you weren’t sure, just look at your social media timeline! The natural next step following a successful proposal is beginning the search for the perfect venue. Non-traditional wedding venues have been rising in popularity in recent years and BRIDES Magazine reported that in 2020 they expect to see a […]

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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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  • 6 Things Hotels and Restaurants Need to Book More Weddings

    Did you know that we’re in the middle of “Proposal Season”? According to The Knot, 37 percent of couples get engaged between November and February. And soon, these couples are going to get started on planning their ceremonies and receptions. Most of that planning is going to happen online, so now is the time to […]

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  • Trend Report: 2020

    If there’s one thing that stands the test of time when talking about the events industry, it’s that what’s “in” one day could very well be “out” the next. When you work in a business that’s all about pleasing your guests, it’s important to stay on top of these ever-changing trends. Anticipating the next big […]

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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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