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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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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Setting the Stage

There’s a reason that the phrase “setting the stage” is so important. Everything we do personally and professionally relies on how well we set our own stage –  telling others who we are, defining a tone for an event, and … Read more


Thursday, August 14, 2014
On the Lot With Troy Williams

Troy Williams was at Warner Bros. Pictures for 14 years as the Senior Publicist for Premieres and Special Events. I have always enjoyed his sparkling personality and creativity and had mixed emotions when he left a year ago to begin … Read more


Thursday, August 7, 2014
A Taste of the Big Apple in Hollywood

  New York: it’s said if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Countless young hopefuls have learned the hard way that it’s easier said than done. However, many savvy event planners know that they can make … Read more

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