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4 Fresh Ideas for Women-Focused Events

October 8, 2019

The rise of women-focused conferences (usually organized by women for women) is a trend that is not going anywhere anytime soon. The type of meeting varies by design, technology, business or art, but they all are using face-to-face gatherings to ensure women walk out feeling inspired, refreshed, connected and supported. Here are a few creative ideas to include at your next women-focused convening.

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5 Tips for Planning Your Company Holiday Party

August 20, 2019

Start planning now by considering all possible venue options. The healthy economy means more employers will be celebrating this year. Resources (venues, décor, rentals, etc.) are likely to be in high demand as the end of the year and holidays draw near.

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Ways to Spice Up your Grand Opening Ceremony

August 14, 2019

Ways to Spice Up your Grand Opening Ceremony Looking for ways to spice up your ribbon cutting ceremony? Grand openings are the perfect opportunity to foster relationships with multiple stakeholders and showcase your creativity, so they depart with a lasting, positive impression of your company and new facility. Creativity counts! Photo opps are important but…

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Brett Mountain Photography, LLC

August 8, 2019

Securing a photographer is easy.  However, finding one with discretion, who is easy to work with and has a keen eye for the subject matter is a bit harder.  Luckily, Brett Mountain, of Brett Mountain Photography, LLC, meets these criteria, and more.

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Tips for Keeping Event Managers and Their Attendees Safe and Secure

July 29, 2019

We are all about continuous education at Special D Events. Samantha Flowers from our team recently attended the Society of Government Meeting Planners (SGMP) National Education Conference and returned with some useful best practices for keeping meeting planners and their attendees safe and secure.

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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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Schupan Recycling

July 13, 2019

I’m passionate about reducing waste in the events industry. Despite a growing awareness of the impact events have on the environment, there still are significant opportunities for improvement. In Michigan, we’re fortunate to have a trusted partner in Schupan Recycling. They have the knowledge, resources and experience to support large scale events such as golf…

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Fierce Staffing

May 1, 2019

I have to give a shout out to Arielle Johnson at Fierce Staffing. She understands the high level of service we provide to our clients and meets our expectations every time. In addition to the event staff she sometimes provides Special D Events, Fierce offers temporary staffing for housekeeping, restaurant/banquet servers, hosts, office administration/receptionists, and call…

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Kater Wingman

April 28, 2019

Cocktail receptions can be an awkward place for event attendees who don’t drink or prefer not to drink at that moment. We love Kater Wingman’s products because they have the look and feel of a craft beer but are actually great-tasting sparkling water. Their products are making their way to restaurants and grocery store shelves…

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