If you’ve been seeing plenty of pink recently, there’s a good reason…October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Events tied to charitable causes are becoming increasingly popular and many event planners are looking for easy ways to link to a cause.

Whether you’re planning a breast cancer event or a corporate event with a philanthropic angle, Maui Wowi Coffees & Smoothies has a delicious way to get in on the action. Book Maui Wowi’s Think Pink, a strawberry banana smoothie, during the month of October. The yummy smoothie not only tastes good – it does good! Maui Wowi will donate 10% of their fees to the Susan G. Komen fund for breast cancer research. Additionally, all money collected from the donation jar placed on the smoothie bar will be donated to the Komen fund.

For more information or to book, call 866-448-7792 or email sales@coffeesandsmoothies.com

Whether dabbling with an augmented reality app, getting up to speed on the complexities of 5G service or employing cocktail-mixing robots, planners are no strangers to emerging technology. As meetings and events become increasingly tech-driven affairs, we’ve checked in with top event production pros for their takes on the latest event tech trends and what’s to come in the year ahead. 

 

The atmosphere at relaxed Avondale neighborhood eatery Pisolino may remind you of a charming, laid-back European bistro—and for good reason.

Chef and co-owner James De Marte spent over a decade cooking his way through Italy to craft and hone the skills on full display at the cozy restaurant today. “The restaurant is truly his dream-turned-reality and a showcase of his love for Italian cuisine,” says co-owner Rachel De Marte.

 

There’s no better way to build team spirit than with a can of spray paint and a blank canvas. Native 312 Events gives groups a chance to foster community and creativity while learning about one of Chicago’s most widely seen forms of art: graffiti.

Javier Dominguez and Adam Dittman founded Native 312 Events nearly two years ago after working together on events for more than eight years. They now provide Urban Art Workshops to a variety of clientele, including collegiate groups and corporate teams.