The Planning

The Planning

-The Planning-
BY Marcia L. Callaghan

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Bullet Journals are the Planner's Planner

Organization is key to a planners’ success; a system for staying on track makes for a sense of control, even for the largest of workloads. But keeping track of daily tasks, upcoming events and goals can be overwhelming, and rarely are all those things recorded in one place. That is until the Bullet Journal took hold. Ryder Carroll, inventor of the Bullet Journal, calls it “an analog system for the digital age that will help you track the past, organize the present, and plan for the future."

New Year, Fresh Flavor: 2017 Culinary & Cocktails Trend Forecast

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants picked the brains of chefs, sommeliers, general managers and bartenders from its 70- plus restaurants, bars and lounges across more than 30 U.S. cities to push the foodie envelope for 2017. Here are some trends to look out for at the Kimpton and beyond:

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+ MEDITERRANEAN-INSPIRED DISHES: Moroccan spiced lamp chops with tomato-cucumber fattoush and lemon yogurt

Planners Pocket Dictionary: For Rent

It’s okay if you don’t have a tent and stage lighting in your collection of event materials—that’s where firms like Classic Event & Tent Rentals come to the rescue.

We connected with Senior Sales Consultant Stephen Salvatori for some key terms you should know.

block & roll system – concrete weight ballast system to safely secure tents when staking is unavailable.

classroom table – denotes a table width of 18 inches or 24 inches.

InitLive: A Deeper Dive into the Winter 2017 Infographic

In our Winter 2017 issues, we’re featuring the tech companies that were part of the 2016 ibtm America TechCollective in partnership with DAHLIA+. Because we can only fit so much in print, read on here for our full interview with Melissa Pinard, marketing manager, InitLive

EventCollab: A Deeper Dive into the Winter 2017 Infographic

In our Winter 2017 issues, we’re featuring the tech companies that were part of the 2016 ibtm America TechCollective in partnership with DAHLIA+. Because we can only fit so much in print, read on here for our full interview with Megan Powers, marketing director, EventCollab.

EventCollab is an event-planning software created for event people by event people, filling the need for a tool that makes for easy collaboration with all stakeholders.

Tastings Vintage Wine Truck Travels to Serve Wine in a Unique Way

What if there was a way to bring quality wines to events where it isn’t the star of the bar? Now there is! Tastings Vintage Wine Truck, owned by Tastings – A Wine Experience wine bar, is a mobile option out of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, that can hit the road to bring the finest varieties anywhere you need them. The 1952 International Harvester Metro underwent significant customization in 2015 to be outfitted with two wine-specific kegerators that dispense the finest vino from kegs instead of bottles.

FêteFone Turns Up the Audio With Unique Telephone Stations

Forget about greeting guests with the same old guestbook. FêteFone lets guests speak for themselves with unique telephone stations. Event planners can go to fetefone.com and select from more than 25 styles that fit their event décor. Once selected, the FêteFone hub arrives at the planned event location at least two days before the kickoff. The best part about the design? No telephone line is required. Guests can pick up the phone, hear greetings from hosts and also leave messages.

Turn Imagination Into Reality with EverBlock

Add a creative touch to your next event space with EverBlock, a building system comprised of oversized plastic blocks that can be constructed into nearly anything imaginable. Blocks come in a wide variety of colors, ensuring the ability to match any logo or theme, and they’re environmentally friendly in addition to being easy to set up and take down.

It's Never Too Early To Get Into the Holiday Spirit

It may be summer, but the holidays will be here before you know it. While you may have already secured the perfect venue, we’re taking a look ahead at what will be merry and bright for seasonal décor, entertainment, themes, activities, drinks, food and parting gifts, so you can start making your wish list now.

Seasonal Décor

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