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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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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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Detroit’s Growing, and So Are Its Options in Event Venues

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:

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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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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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2016 Event Trends: curated by Special D Events

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!  

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Why single-day registrations make sense for your next meeting and potential pitfalls

June 11, 2015

Reasons to offer a day pass to your conference: When you have a large number of stakeholders who traditionally don’t register because the overall cost is too high. For instance, entry level professionals who are unable to attend a multi-day event may be able to get permission and funding for one day. If you hold the…

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Fifty Shades of Green: Special D Events’ #EarthDayEveryDay Standard

April 20, 2015

As “green” enthusiasts, we are always excited for Earth Day each year. However, as part of our company’s People/Planet/Profit mission, our staff works to minimize negative impacts on the environment every day. More and more of our clients and vendors are taking the environment into consideration in their events, but there is definitely varying degrees…

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