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4 Best Practices to Inclusive Meeting Design

November 6, 2019

Inclusive meeting design is intentional and based on the assumption that all people, regardless of their abilities, disabilities or health care needs, have the right to be respected and appreciated as valuable members of their communities.

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Event Trends Forecast – Our Top 5

July 18, 2019

Shanthi Sivanandham from our team recently attended the World Education Congress (WEC) 2019 hosted by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and picked up some great tips and trends. This educational conference showcased multiple speakers and exhibitors focusing on a wide variety of global topics. It was tough to pick our top five faves, but here they are!

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Hiring a Co-Op

July 10, 2019

When facing a staffing challenge two years ago, Carol suggested we bring in a high school student for a few hours in the afternoon to help with light administrative work.  We needed someone reliable, someone we could trust, someone with computer skills, someone who could jump in and help without being asked.

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Safety First – In the office and on site

July 14, 2019

For Michiganders, the slogan “safety first” conjures up images of assembly lines and industrial trade workers.  But when General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra addressed workplace safety at an event we recently managed, she focused on office workers like herself.

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2019 Event Trends

January 30, 2019

Looking for inspiration? Check out Special D Events’ latest free resource:

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Rethinking an Active Shooter Situation

February 15, 2018

DISCLAIMER: The following methodologies recap best practices for surviving an active shooter event as recommended by local law enforcement.  It is important to note that all individuals must use their own discretion during an active shooter event, as to whether to run to safety or remain in place. As event planners consider participant safety typical concerns…

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How Detroit’s meeting planners are juggling diet and other special requests

May 2, 2016

From social engagement technologies and unique social activities to gluten-free, vegan and other food options, meeting planners are juggling a host of new requests and requirements as they create group events. Even the quoting process preceding the events is changing, said Dawn Marie Barth, group sales manager at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit and president…

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A Time for Thanks

November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving is almost here and we are all excited about having family and friends together for the celebration. Besides the amazing food, America’s Thanksgiving Parade® here in Detroit, and the four-day weekend, Thanksgiving is an opportunity for us to reflect on 2014. It has been a banner year for the team at Special D Events, taking…

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Nickel and Dimed

April 8, 2010

Feeling nickel and dimed nowadays? Join the club. The recent announcement of Spirit Airlines to charge passengers as much as $45 for each piece of carry-on luggage has left some people to wonder what’s next? Sad but true, even the meetings and events industry cannot buck this trend. I recently was speaking with the catering…

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