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    1. 10 Ideas for Summer Entertaining in Las Vegas [las Vegas]

      10 Ideas for Summer Entertaining in Las Vegas [las Vegas]
      Here are new ideas for group outings, catering, client entertaining, gifts, and entertaining summer associates and interns in Las Vegas. 1. Las Vegas is the home of luxe pool parties right for wining and dining (and tanning) groups. Try entertaining poolside somewhere like Marquee Dayclub, which just opened this season at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The adults-only summer-season experience has two pools, several bars, a gaming area, and programming with world-class DJ residencies. Entertain in one of the eight cabanas, which have infinity-edge glass dipping pools, flat-screen TVs, and dedicated cocktail and food service. A menu from corporate executive ...
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    2. American Cancer Society Gala Gets New Intro, 230-Lot Silent Auction [CHICAGO]

      American Cancer Society Gala Gets New Intro, 230-Lot Silent Auction [CHICAGO]
      On Saturday night, garden statues, sunflowers, and cypress trees filled the Civic Opera House for the American Cancer Society's Discovery Ball. Lee Kite, director of distinguished events for the society's Illinois division, oversaw the planning process and brought in new vendors to breathe life into the event's Tuscan countryside theme. For the first time this year, Heffernan Morgan Ronsley handled decor and Calihan provided catering. Kite said the vendors were selected by the event planning committee "after the R.F.P. process was completed and finalists were selected for viewings." The chosen vendors, Kite said, "did an ...
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      Mentions: Chicago
    3. TLC Builds 1,000-Person Royal Wedding Viewing Party in Times Square [new York]

      TLC Builds 1,000-Person Royal Wedding Viewing Party in Times Square [new York]
      In the early hours of Friday, some 22.8 million Americans tuned in to watch the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, and of the many companies that capitalized on the substantial local interest, TLC's effort was perhaps the largest and most ambitious. Looking to marry the live coverage of the ceremony and stately procession with its talent and bridal programs, the TV network hosted a viewing party in Times Square that gathered more than 1,000 people for the broadcast, plus three more weddings, a Say Yes to the Dress reunion fashion show, concert, and the premiere ...
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    4. 10 Ideas for Summer Entertaining in Miami [MIAMI/SOUTH Florida]

      10 Ideas for Summer Entertaining in Miami [MIAMI/SOUTH Florida]
      Here are new ideas for group outings, catering, client entertaining, gifts, and entertaining summer associates and interns in Miami and South Florida. 1. The Chill Stop makes all-natural Italian ices with local ingredients. For events, the company can set up its handmade beachy cart and serve a variety of flavors. Pricing for 40 to 50 people starts at $400 and includes six to 10 ices, eco-friendly servingware, and service. A more elaborate affair with glassware and special garnishes starts around $1500. 2. For a staff movie night, Backlot in Coconut Grove has space for private screenings and a wine bar ...
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    5. Submit Nominations Now for the First BizBash West Readers\' Choice Awards [los Angeles]

      Submit Nominations Now for the First BizBash West Readers\' Choice Awards [los Angeles]
      BizBash is introducing a new opportunity for event professionals in the western region to honor their colleagues, bosses, employees, vendors, and clients in our interactive Readers’ Choice Awards. Event folks will not only nominate their favorite candidates, but vote on them as well, in ten categories: Corporate Event Planner of the Year, Designer of the Year, Event Caterer of the Year, Event Producer of the Year, Association/Nonprofit Event Planner of the Year, DJ of the Year, Publicist/PR Executive of the Year, Lighting Designer of the Year, Venue Manager of the Year, and Social Event Planner of the Year ...
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      Mentions: CORT BizBash
    6. 10 Ideas for Summer Entertaining in Orlando [ORLANDO]

      10 Ideas for Summer Entertaining in Orlando [ORLANDO]
      Here are new ideas for group outings, catering, client entertaining, gifts, and entertaining summer associates and interns in Orlando. 1. The Orlando Science Center opens “Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World” on June 11. The 5,000-square-foot touring exhibition from the National Guitar Museum explores the history and evolution of the guitar, from lutes and lyres to modern instruments. The exhibit is on display until September 11. Tickets are $15 per person for groups of at least 15 people, and include admission to the entire science center facility. 2. Disney Institute recently updated its Business Behind the Magic tour ...
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    7. 10 Ideas for Summer Entertaining in Chicago  [CHICAGO]

      10 Ideas for Summer Entertaining in Chicago  [CHICAGO]
      Here are new ideas for group outings, catering, client entertaining, gifts, and entertaining summer associates and interns in Chicago. 1. Operating from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Seadog Speedboat Cruises depart from Navy Pier. The 60-minute Fireworks cruise, available every Wednesday and Saturday evening, offers a speedboat ride, tour narration, music, and views of the Navy Pier fireworks. The Seadog fleet comprises four vessels which each carry between 125 and 142 passengers. Hosts can charter an individual boat, or book the entire fleet for a 400-guest event. Pricing begins at $19.95 per head. 2. The new Chicago Brew Bus ...
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    8. 10 Ideas for Summer Entertaining in New York [new York]

      10 Ideas for Summer Entertaining in New York [new York]
      Here are new ideas for group outings, catering, corporate entertaining, gifts, and entertaining summer associates in New York. 1. Eataly's cooking school, La Scuola, now offers private classes for groups up to 20. For a summery activity, Eataly's wine director can lead groups in tasting light red and crisp white wines with seasonal food pairings such as prosciutto and melon. The session includes five to six wines and antipasto pairings. Pricing is $150 per person for a one and a half hour session. Attendees leave with menus, wine tasting notes, and adapted recipes.
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    9. 10 Ideas for Summer Entertaining in Toronto [TORONTO]

      10 Ideas for Summer Entertaining in Toronto [TORONTO]
      Here are new ways to entertain, feed, and treat summer associates and interns. 1. For a party favour guests are sure to remember, Samba Days provides "gift experiences." You can gift everything from a spa treatment ($109) to a day driving luxury Ferraris and Lamborghinis down a secluded Ontario road ($599). Alternately, you can book any of these options for a group. 2. Contemporary Furniture Rentals has recently adapted several of their metal framed products, including bars, back bars, coffee tables, and cruiser tables, for use outside. The pieces have been coated with a special finish that can withstand the ...
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    10. 10 Ideas for Summer Entertaining in Washington [washington]

      Here are new ideas for group outings, catering, client entertaining, gifts, and entertaining summer associates and interns in Washington. 1. Top Golf, the Alexandria driving range with accompanying entertainment complex, is launching a new after-hours golfing option. Beginning May 28th, NiteGolf will allow golfers to play with illuminated targets on the darkened course. There are 76 hitting bays that can host 5 people each for parties. Adding to the party atmosphere are waitstaff dressed as caddies and an on-site DJ. NiteGolf is $6 per game of 20 shots, including club rental, though group packages including food and drinks are available ...
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    11. Adirée Launches New Website for Africa Fashion Week in New York Post Mayor ...

      Adirée Launches New Website for Africa Fashion Week in New York Post Mayor ...openPR (press release)Adiree, based in NY, NY, focuses on event production, organization, and consulting for small to medium size clients in the areas of Fashion, Art, and Culture. BASE Official director Akin Adebowale, known for his work in creative design/development ...
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      Mentions: Thompson Hotels
    12. Four Seasons Hotel, 900 Shops Cross-Promote With Royal Wedding  [CHICAGO]

      A chocolate tart wearing a golden crown, scones with Devonshire cream, and tiers of foie gras sandwiches—allegedly one of Kate Middleton's favorite snacks—brought a British vibe to "Couture and Crumpets," a Friday afternoon tea service and royal wedding viewing party at the Four Seasons Chicago. Terri Hickey, the hotel's director of public relations, collaborated with the 900 North Michigan Avenue Shops' marketing director, Sarah Burrows, to plan the event. At $55 a head, the two-hour function included an informal fashion show that displayed looks from English lines carried at the 900 Shops. Factor Models circulated the ...
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      Mentions: Chicago
    13. Tribeca Film Festival Is All Over the Map [new York]

      Tribeca Film Festival Is All Over the Map [new York]
      When I sat down on the eve of the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival to plot my coverage, I started by printing out the schedule of films, after-parties, and ancillary events. An hour later, after a trip to the store for more color ink and 100-plus sheets of paper, I still hadn’t selected one screening, and I knew that trying to capture the scale and scope of this event was the wrong assignment for this blowhard. Ten years ago, when Tribeca Films principals Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff founded the festival, it was in response to ...
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    14. Video: Reflection and Celebration at Ground Zero After Bin Laden Announcement

      Thousands of people flooded the area surrounding the former World Trade Center site last night after President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. forces. They hugged, sang, and waved American flags, sharing the historic moment together as friends and strangers. Watch our video of the celebration here. Read more posts by Sarah Frank Filed Under: osama bin killed, ground zero, osama bin laden, video
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    15. Scenes From the Party at Ground Zero

      Scenes From the Party at Ground Zero
      Over the years, ground zero has been a site of sorrow and of anger, but early this morning it was filled with jubilant New Yorkers who had poured out of their apartments upon hearing that Osama bin Laden, the man whose diabolical vision ended and upended so many lives at the World Trade Center nearly ten years ago, had finally been brought to justice. Waving American flags, singing patriotic songs, and chanting "USA!," they came to share a spontaneous moment of revelry with friends and, more important, complete strangers. Read more posts by Dan Amira Filed Under: osama bin killed ...
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