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…
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…
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…
January 30, 2019
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January 25, 2018
New Year means new events! Click the picture below to find 18 Event Trends in 2018.
July 24, 2017
With so many anticipated meetings and events, Detroit needed to up its venue game. In the last couple years, we’ve seen some great venues pop up to accommodate the growing interest in Detroit. Here are just a few of our favorite:
April 11, 2017
Looking to incorporate health and wellness into your events? Simply replacing brownies with fruit at your afternoon coffee break just doesn’t cut it anymore. Here are some suggestions to meet the growing interest in healthy event planning, including options for people at all activity levels.
January 10, 2017
Looking for inspiration? Check out Special D Events’ latest free resource: “2017 Event Trends”
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…
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…
January 29, 2016
Looking for inspiration? Check out Special D Events’ latest free resource,“2016 Event Trends”. Our creative team recently participated in The Special Event, the industry’s premier tradeshow and conference, and are excited to share some great ideas and predictions for coming events. Enjoy!