If you’ve been seeing plenty of pink recently, there’s a good reason…October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Events tied to charitable causes are becoming increasingly popular and many event planners are looking for easy ways to link to a cause.

Whether you’re planning a breast cancer event or a corporate event with a philanthropic angle, Maui Wowi Coffees & Smoothies has a delicious way to get in on the action. Book Maui Wowi’s Think Pink, a strawberry banana smoothie, during the month of October. The yummy smoothie not only tastes good – it does good! Maui Wowi will donate 10% of their fees to the Susan G. Komen fund for breast cancer research. Additionally, all money collected from the donation jar placed on the smoothie bar will be donated to the Komen fund.

For more information or to book, call 866-448-7792 or email sales@coffeesandsmoothies.com

Over the years, any corporate event planner can admit to spending countless hours researching the perfect venue or vendors for their gatherings. After attending or hosting hundreds of events, New York-based Daphne Hoppenot was no stranger to this research and was frustrated by its repetitive nature. However, it was planning her wedding in 2018 that pushed her to realize the lack of resources in the corporate events market compared to the wedding industry, and set out to see if other meetings and events professionals were struggling with the same problem.  

 

Freelancing has become a new ball game since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as many companies cannot afford to keep full-time positions, but still need those tasks completed. Although many more professionals have had to join the freelancing community since March, Tracy Judge had the passion for the freelancing community two years ago–long before the pandemic hit–and founded her company Soundings Connect in order to directly connect meetings and events industry freelancers with customers. 

 

The 18-story, 303-room Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas is now open for business. Located within Frisco’s Stonebriar Centre, the hotel includes a 27,500-square-foot conference center with Regency and Junior ballrooms and additional breakout spaces, most with floor-to-ceiling windows for natural light.