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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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