Meet Salvador Abaunza


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Salvador Abaunza was recently hired as the general manager at the Scarlet Huntington in San Francisco, Calif.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as general manager of The Scarlet Huntington? 

Fundraiser pros share tips on throwing a stellar soiree that gives back


No one ever needs an excuse for a party, but throwing one that does some good is as good a reason as any to bring people together. Fundraisers provide a voice for causes all over the world, generating money to help those who need it and uniting people for one mission on one night.

Experienced Event Planners Offer Timeless Advice


Boom and bust, bull and bear markets—surviving economic ups and downs is a remarkable achievement for any professional. We spoke with event industry veterans who have done just that, achieving success and longevity in their fi eld the old-fashioned way: They worked for it. Here is their advice for following in their well-respected footsteps.

Marie & Birney Dempcy, Owners
Mayflower Park Hotel, Seattle

Innovative Thinking is the Key to Success


Innovative thinking is essential to event planning. Without it, all events would be the same and guests would be less than impressed. 

Sometimes, however, innovative thoughts can be shut down. Whether that be from someone not willing to take a risk or companies stuck in doing the same thing over and over again because it has been successful in the past. 

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