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Confessions of an Event Caterer

Confessions of an Event Caterer | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I have always been a foodie and fired up by new and exciting cuisine, fresh ingredients and beautiful presentation. I have 24 years of experience in event catering and I started in the eighties before everything became “trendy”. My main focus has always been off-premise catering except for 2 years as an onsite wedding facility catering company. I have grown two successful catering businesses. Partnering with different venues and catering events in different locations allows me to bring together all my passions and experiences and play a big part in special events and occasions.

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“Green" Lighting Can Make Your Show Shine

“Green" Lighting Can Make Your Show Shine | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, have been around for a while now. You’ve probably been using them on your Christmas tree for years, and most new automobile headlights are LED. Though they aren’t new, they are still affecting the theatrical lighting world in a big way—but their usefulness doesn’t stop there. If you have a stage to light up, a ballroom desperate for pretty colors on the walls, or you want to have different looks for different parts of your show, LEDs are the answer.

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The right way

The right way | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Everyone is a watchdog or whistleblower these days thanks to pervasive social media and deep searches on the internet. Companies can no longer hide their worst traits and habits—and this is a good thing. The more ethical big businesses are, the better off the world will be. At least that’s the theory. Whether it’s true or not is for time to judge.
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Virtual Site Visit - Could It Be a Thing? 

Virtual Site Visit - Could It Be a Thing?  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you need to do a site inspection for an event you are planning or managing? Are you unable to go in person? Have you considered a virtual site inspection?

In the age of deep digital resources a meeting professional and hosting organization can accomplish most of the preliminary inquiry process for property suitability by simply visiting a venue’s website.

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6 Tips for a Digital Strategy that Drives Sustainability

6 Tips for a Digital Strategy that Drives Sustainability | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
For nearly a decade, technology usage is increasing and experience has proved that virtual connections increases face-to-face attendance and plays a very important part in your event sustainability strategy.
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You Can End Food Waste at Events

You Can End Food Waste at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Producing a healthy event is not just about providing fresh, local, and organic food, it also takes into consideration the food waste after the event.
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4 Tips for Organizing Events With Sustainability in Mind 

4 Tips for Organizing Events With Sustainability in Mind  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Whether you’re trying to execute an industrywide conference, an intimate seminar, or an exciting product launch, seasoned event organizers can help everything — from setup to teardown — go off without a hitch.

 

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Four Sustainable Event Planning Tips To Save The Planet And Your Budget

Four Sustainable Event Planning Tips To Save The Planet And Your Budget | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Discover four sustainable event planning tips that will help event organizers save money while also saving the planet.
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How to get your event on the green energy grid - Corporate Meetings Network

How to get your event on the green energy grid - Corporate Meetings Network | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Buying green energy for your event can be an easy way to put your money where your values are. It can reflect positively on you and the partners who sponsor these efforts.

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4 Green Event Mistakes You Should Stop Making

4 Green Event Mistakes You Should Stop Making | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you making any of these common green event mistakes eventprofs? Make these small changes for a more sustainable and environmentally friendly event.

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10 Easy Steps To Find Event Volunteers

10 Easy Steps To Find Event Volunteers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Let’s face it: no successful event is a one-man show. Sometimes, you need a lot of help to accomplish everything time for your fundraiser or conference. Depending on your corporation, your budget may be too small to hire freelancers.

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The Secret Benefits of Ditching Paper at Events

The Secret Benefits of Ditching Paper at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The talk of making events paperless has been a long-running drum beat with mixed results. But in the age of the event app, there’s a case to be made for that actually happening—with all the perks that come with such a strategy.
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The Work-Life Balancing Act

The Work-Life Balancing Act | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A new study shows that managing work-life balance is getting harder for workers around the world. Not terribly surprising, but still insightful.
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What if Money Does Grow on Trees?

What if Money Does Grow on Trees? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Of all the myths about sustainable meeting practices, the Money Myth stating, “Green meetings cost more money,” is the toughest to demystify.   When talking to someone about running sustainable meetings, I often hear, “I would love to but it cost too much.” 

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The Profits of Piggybacking

The Profits of Piggybacking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It seems counter intuitive, but pairing up your event with another can result in cost savings, greater attendee ROI and a unique experience for all.

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Is There “Green” in Going Green?

Is There “Green” in Going Green? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I remember back when the notion that staying in a hotel with a ‘recycle your bedroom towel’ policy was forward thinking for many sustainable-conscious business travelers.

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Why The New Social Marketing Is About Generosity 

Why The New Social Marketing Is About Generosity  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Too often in marketing, we talk in terms of "getting:" getting customers to buy, getting people to click, getting people to convert, getting more followers on Twitter, getting bigger market share, etc.
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Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Keeping New Year's Resolutions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Helpful Tips after the Party is Over. It was all well and good on December 31st, when we raised our glasses and toasted in the New Year with all sorts of resolutions.  You know…lose weight, save money or even simplify your life.

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4 Steps to a Greener Meeting

4 Steps to a Greener Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Green meetings are based on a sustainability framework that balances environmental, economic and social impacts in context of an organization’s business needs.

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Going Green - Sustainable Meetings Resolutions

Going Green - Sustainable Meetings Resolutions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Two decades ago, even the term “green meeting practices” sent venues and vendors running for cover. Today, most have a working knowledge of the requests I am making even if they are just learning to accommodate the change. The good news is that most hotels, convention centers, caterers and industry providers are willing to try.

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Could a Student-Run Session or Event Benefit Your Association?

Could a Student-Run Session or Event Benefit Your Association? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Cornell University lets its Hotel School students plan and execute a weekend conference for leading hospitality professionals. What if your organization did something similar to engage those who are about to enter your industry?
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Going Paperless with Your Conference

Going Paperless with Your Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Going Paperless with Your Conference By Carole Garner, Director, Conference Management MeetGreen If you are a planner and have not had the opportunity to either implement or experience a conference app, we highly encourage the shift to this great...
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MeetGreen® Resource Kit

MeetGreen® Resource Kit | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Don’t reinvent the wheel!  MeetGreen® has distilled our knowledge into the MeetGreen® Resource Kit, designed to break down the planning process into manageable steps. The Kit is filled with tested, useful forms, checklists, best practice guidelines and contract language to use with your vendors. With these resources at your fingertips, you’ll save time and instill a sense of confidence in asking the right questions and assessing the information received.

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