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  1. Trends

    How Restaurants Can Leverage Social Media Influencers

    You may think of Instagram as the app you find yourself (and, likely, your staff) scrolling multiple times a day during breaks. But are you leveraging this app for marketing success?

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  2. Trends

    Trending Now: The No-Tipping Movement

    Everywhere from restaurants and bars to coffee shops, customers see tipping as par for the course. But more and more, businesses are beginning to push back on this concept. There’s been a growing discussion around the concept of tipping. 

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  3. Trends

    The Rise of Boutique Bowling Alleys

    What’s old is new again — from vinyl records to drive-in theatres, sometimes it’s just fun to go retro. The same goes for event planning. While there are certainly benefits to having an event in an oft-used venue, mixing up the location to somewhere a little more unexpected and fun can drive interest, attendees and buzz. Case in point: boutique bowling alleys, which are on the rise and continue to crop up in cities across the country.

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    9 Great Winery Event Ideas

    A winery is a classic place to hold a wedding. If the vineyard is onsite, the cascading vines provide a picturesque backdrop for one of life’s biggest parties and the tasting rooms with rich wood bars and tables are perfect for serving guests food and drink. While a wedding is certainly one life event that requires some kind of celebration, there are also plenty more that deserve commemoration. Here are nine alternative but excellent excuses to throw a party at a winery.

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  5. Guest Blog

    5 New Restaurant Trends for 2018

    Given the trend-driven nature of restaurants, the ability to anticipate industry trends and make them your own creates a profound advantage for restaurants. This year, there are five key trends worth incorporating to boost restaurant bottom lines. The most significant of these seems to be a greater shift towards off-premise dining. 

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  6. Trends

    How to Use Instagram to Promote Your Event Venue

    Instagram is a great way to engage the public and build your brand’s personality. At a glance, potential clients can view beautiful spaces, be enticed by delicious dishes, and see what others are saying about your business. It is a relatively simple and easy to use tool, but strategy is crucial. We want you to avoid the common pitfalls of ‘gramming, so read on for quick do’s and don’ts.

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  7. Trends

    Trending Now: 6 Unique Venues for 2018

    Demand for unique experiences is higher than ever, especially when it comes to event spaces. Increasingly, clients are interested in customization and an experience that feels personalized. 

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  8. Trends

    Trending Now: BBQ Events

    Planning an event is one thing — getting guests to show up is quite another. Two big ways to entice attendees to show up for a get-together are good food and a great party theme. Luckily, barbecue covers both of those bases.

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  9. Trends

    Here’s Why Nontraditional Venues Are on the Rise

    As much as we love a good ballroom or airwalled breakout meeting space, there’s something about nontraditional venues that can make an event unforgettable. It’s been proven that aesthetics and logistics have the most influence on site selection, so it’s no wonder planners are looking to plan their events that are high on visual impact. […]

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