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March/April 2019

Humor in the workplace certainly has it’s benefits. According to Bob Pike, author of The Fun Minute Manager, a fun work environment is one in which formal and informal activities occur regularly that are designed to uplift people’s spirits and remind people of their value to their managers, their organization, and to each other.

We at Event Resources definitely have our noses to the grindstone while planning your events, but we also know how to have fun too. What’s your favorite fun activity to do at work? Did it make this list?

How do some events get better and better over time and never stagnate? What’s their secret to success? The secret is data analysis and adaptation to trends uncovered in the analysis.

When you capture the right data and analyze it correctly, you can:

  • Discover hidden trends
  • Uncover attendee behaviors
  • Determine preferences

Click here to learn more!

Let’s face it, the traditional photo booth setup at events is getting stale. In an age when most of the attendees at your event have high-quality cameras in their pockets, you either have to create photo-worthy backdrops that entice social sharing … or you can try something compelling and new.

Have you heard about the The Hypno Eye? It is the world’s first “selfie ball.”Handheld, wireless and imminently engaging, the Hypno Eye is a fun and social way to capture and create branded video content instantly.  Is something you may have at your next event?

January/February 2019

Connecticut is best known for amazing historic sites from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, but our state also has a wide array of outdoor and team-building adventures perfect for meeting groups. Take a look here and pinpoint the next location for your group!

February is the month for LOVE, right? Do you have plans with your sweetheart on or around Valentine’s Day? Here are 14 ideas within Connecticut, (some less traditional than others) that will not only impress your love, but will also support local business!

Each year, the event industry sees a number of prominent practices that serve to elevate events—and an equal amount of practices that do the exact opposite. As 2018 comes to a close, BizBash asked event professionals in the U.S. and Canada for their thoughts on the event practices that should be left behind this year. Here are the ideas, trends, and principles experts don’t think should be carried on to 2019.

While some of these extravagant set designs are more attainable than others, you will still be able to pull some inspiration for your next event. Some of these amazing displays include only a few components, most of which we work with often. Does something catch your eye?

November/December 2018

Designing events with social media in mind is practically a given these days. But an increasing number of brands are taking it a step further, crafting fully immersive, museum-like spaces rather than one-night-only events. Recent multi-day, pop-up installations were produced with the goal of promoting creativity and self-expression—fostering a personal relationship with consumers and creating brand loyalty, in addition to that Instagram-worthy shot. Have you seen any of your followers on #Instagram recently posing with this giant bowl of noodles?

In-season catering is better for your event (and budget), so for impactful dining, think “Seasonal”

Every industry has its deal breakers – those telltale signs that you should run away as fast as you can from a particular product, service or vendor.  Learn 10 Ways Event Planners Can Sniff Out a Bad Venue

Social media is key to drawing in clients and connecting with your audience, and can even aid in putting on a successful event.  Click here to learn how to get the most out of each social media platform!

Regardless of the type of event you are planning, it is always a good idea to start by putting together a budget. Of course, different types of events may have varied expenses, but here is a list of typical large expense categories that applies to most events, as well as a suggested percentage of the budget for each category.

At the ninth edition of the online video conference, brands such as Facebook, Twitter, MTV, and YouTube created eye-catching, interactive booths and lounges. Check out the use of color!

24 Unique Event Ideas from this year’s Spring Benefits can be found here! Take a look at the creative concepts in decor, catering, activities, and more from the past season’s fund-raisers, galas, and benefits.

Our most-ever clicked-on article is a timeless read. Have you ever wondered how to properly display the American Flag? Today is Flag Day, so what better day to share this out again? How to Properly Display the American Flag

Experts share their advice for keeping V.I.P.s secure and happy from airport pick-up to event check-in. Do these ideas align with your own?

Trade shows and vendor fairs aren’t what they used to be. When pipe and drape won’t cut it, you may want to start thinking “outside the booth”

September/October 2018

How to you keep your audience engaged? Click to learn 5 tips to creating a captivated audience

Southern California is a region dominated by the entertainment and events industry. What inspiration can you pull from this list of “California’s Top 100 Events”?

Chefs and Planners weigh in on 2018’s F&B trends. What’s HOT and what’s NOT?

A month-long celebration kicked off on June 1! What festivals will you be attending to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month?

WOW! Almost 30,000 weddings are planned for this weekend – apparently it’s the most popular weekend to get married in 2018, mostly due to the unique significance of the palindrome date 8-18-18. To help celebrate, Americans will contribute about $1 Billion to the Events Industry! Find out more interesting stats about this weekend’s weddings here!

Some of us may have heard the term “Hurricane Party“, but have you ever attended one? In Charleston, SC, bar owners are hoping to keep morale high and the drinks flowing, even as Hurricane Florence knocks on the door.  Learn more here about what most people would think is a crazy tradition!

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding the opening of the new MGM Hotel and Casino in Springfield. Did you attend their Grand Opening last weekend? Dine at Wahlburger’s, perhaps? or drop some dough at a Craps table? Here’s some positive info on how the impact of this new adult playground is reviving Springfield!

BizBash Florida happened last month and of the MANY things discussed, Industry Professionals want to tell you about 5 Tips for Better Events.

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