January 21, 2020
When Worlds Collide: HGTV Meets Special Events Do you walk into an empty room and feel the thrill of a blank canvas, whether it’s a home, hotel ballroom or empty warehouse? For interior designers and special event planners, those moments are like shots of adrenalin. It’s the reason we get up in the morning. We…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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…