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PRO EM Party & Event Rentals Acquires Universal Resource Supply, LLC and SoCal Tent & Events

PRO EM Party & Event Rentals has recently acquired University Resource Supply, LLC and SoCal Tents & Events. This is the second acquisition in 45 days, having acquired Partytime-HDO Productions in May. These acquisitions follow PRO EM's recapitalization by Dos Rios Partners in October 2016. After the recapitalization, PRO EM decided it wanted to acquire entities from other markets like URS and Partytime-HDO Productions, in order to expand its menu of services, product inventory and to offsest seasonality.

Event Snapshots: Buffet of Ideas

Microsoft recently produced Solutions5, the seventh annual collaborative conference bringing together five premier food service associations: Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliation, Association for Healthcare Foodservice, Foodservice Consultants Society International, National Association of College Auxiliary Services and the Society for Hospitality & Foodservice Management.

Microsoft’s Iconic Oneweek Caters to Participants’ Tastes

Each July, Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington, transforms into the weeklong Oneweek. The event is an opportunity for Microsoft employees to come together to learn about new products and services, and to bring their own ideas to life through presentations and activities. The week culminates with a keynote speech on the company’s bold ambitions and opportunities.

Tips From a Pro for Writing the Perfect Toast

There is art to giving a toast at an event. It has to be conscientious, poignant and funny (if appropriate) and mesh with the overall theme of the evening. To learn how to strike this delicate balance, we spoke with Lynn Gaertner-Johnston, business writer, writing coach and founder of Syntax Training, a business-writing training company. Gaertner-Johnson has helped clients such as Microsoft, REI and Port of Seattle perfect their writing skills. Here are her toast-writing tips.

Must-Have Apps for Planners

The National Conference Center, one of the largest meeting and training facilities in the country, compiled a list of the top meeting and event planning apps by combing through all those offered and chatting with industry professionals. Below are their results.

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