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Thursday, November 20, 2014
On the Lot with Dan Berger

I meet Dan Berger several years ago when he was just beginning Social Tables. In three short years, the company has grown by leaps and bounds; the cloud-based software seating plan has now been used for more than a quarter … Read more


Thursday, November 13, 2014
A University Fundraiser Makes a Stop at Warner Bros.

“We will …” I love the positive message behind the year-long capital campaign by Northwestern University. The Evanston, Illinois-based school began the campaign in May 2014 and it has been traveling through the United States visiting the many cities in … Read more


Thursday, November 6, 2014
Eat + Drink + Do Good

EMA Sets the Stage for Making a Connection There are two waves of stars at the annual Environmental Media Association (EMA) Awards. The first are on the stage, which this year was held in the Steven J. Ross Theater for … Read more


Thursday, October 30, 2014
EMA Celebrates a Quarter of a Century

At 25 years old, the Environmental Media Association (EMA) still looks great and is going strong. Chalk it up to clean (aka green) living! But it’s always good to shake things up at any age, which EMA certainly did this … Read more


Thursday, October 9, 2014
On the Lot with Sara Gorlick

I met Sara Gorlick at a conference in January and found her position as Director of Global Events for Rakuten Inc. and Rakuten Marketing fascinating. The liaison between the company’s headquarters in Tokyo and the global business units, Sara travels … Read more


Thursday, October 2, 2014
10 Fall Trends + 1

Ah, fall. The smell of a home fire burning, a leisurely walk through fallen leaves of orange, yellow and brown, a family football game in the front yard, time with your friends baking cookies. Or not! Although we’d love to … Read more


Thursday, September 18, 2014
On the Lot with Therese Cole-Hubbs

Karma is a good thing, especially when it’s electric. For more than a decade, Therese Cole-Hubbs, owner of Electric Karma International (formerly ASC) has been one of the nation’s foremost producers of South Asian (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh) weddings, planning hundreds … Read more


Thursday, September 11, 2014
Back to Fall: Comfort Food

Last week, we went back to school. This week, we’re approaching mid-September, and while it’s tough to feel so close to fall when it’s 100 degrees in Southern California, we can’t help but start to pine for those cold weather … Read more

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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Back to School: Back to Basics

I love speaking at industry events, and I equally love to talk to attendees after my sessions. Frequently, I get asked for advice on how to either get started in the special events industry or how to advance, or even … Read more

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