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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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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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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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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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2018 Event Trends

January 25, 2018

New Year means new events! Click the picture below to find 18 Event Trends in 2018.

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Health and Wellness In Events

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.

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2017 Event Trends: curated by Special D Events

January 10, 2017

Looking for inspiration? Check out Special D Events’ latest free resource: “2017 Event Trends”

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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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