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4 Leading Green-Conscious Event Planners Share Strategies for Saving H2O

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How I've Changed the Way I Plan Events in the Drought Era

Meeting & Event Planners Get Water Smart

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The room, set for a gala, looks gorgeous: tables dressed in glittery linens, exotic fl oral centerpieces, chairs draped and sashed, multiple glasses sparkling like diamonds at every place setting.

It’s breathtaking, for sure. But if that room is located in California, there’s something very wrong with this picture.

It’s all about the drought.

A Day in the Life of Unique Industry Professionals

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Scott Rella

Find out the true story behind some of the industry's unique professions and the people who somehow pull them off in style.

Craft Spirited Events at Colorado Beer and Wine Venues

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Tap into Colorado's burgeoning beer and wine scene for gatherings with a local touch.

Hotel Properties See Change After Stalled Renovations

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After years of stalled renovation projects due to the economy, change is a-comin’ to a number of hotel properties in Illinois—and it couldn’t be better news for groups

Meet Adolfo Garcia, Son of a Butcher

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The name of Adolfo Garcia’s latest restaurant hints at his humble upbringing as a third-generation restaurateur but also displays his rebel spirit in breaking from tradition.

Meet Chef Thaddeus DuBois, Sculptor of Sugar

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From the White House to Atlantic City, chef Thaddeus DuBois always delights with his creations.

Grand Rapids Offers a Clean, Comfortable & Cosmopolitan Choice

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Want all the benefits of a big city with the simplicity and charm of a small one? Then Grand Rapids is the place for you. Located on the Grand River, after which it’s named, in the southwest section of the state about 25 miles east of Lake Michigan, Grand Rapids offers everything from world-renowned art and historic sites to world-class golf courses, recreation and beaches. It’s no wonder Lonely Planet named this vibrant city of nearly 200,000 people the country’s No. 1 travel destination in 2014 and that Forbes has called downtown Grand Rapids one of the country's 10 best downtowns.

Meet Julie Pingston, GLCVB

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When you work in the tourism industry, diplomatic savvy comes in handy. Julie Pingston, CMP, CTA, gained hers in the field.

Pingston, senior vice president and chief operating office at the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB), started her career as a campaign intern for George Bush the elder. After he was elected, Pingston, newly graduated from Alma College, was appointed to the nowdefunct U.S. Travel and Tourism Association, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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