Archive for January, 2009

Catering Industry’s Signature Event Coming to Las Vegas

I was really excited to get the call that they wanted me to speak at the CaterSource-Event Solutions Conference and Tradeshow in Las Vegas again this year.  This awesome event showcases the talents, products and services of anyone who is anyone connected to the catering industry.  It has it all for event planners, executive producers, meetings directors, sales managers, association and non-profit planners that want cutting edge insight and up to the minute innovations that will make their future events truly unforgetable.  See the finest work from local and international designers, producers and food experts.  This is a five day extravaganza with some of the most dazzeling design elements and food presentations you will find at a convention.  There is something for everyone.  Kick off the conference and bust a move at the Cherry Nightclub. Pick your favorite expert to learn from among the 150 educational sessions available.  Earn your industry certifications on site.  Attend the CaterSource Wedding party, observe the contestants of the Table Top Design Contest.  Enter to win one of the $70,000 in raffle prizes or eat your way through one of the most amazing tradeshows in town.  I love this show and am delighted to be teaching a session for industry suppliers on how to turn their exhibit booths into powerful profit centers.  I am also presenting a program for association and non-profit planners that will help them add value and excitement to their next tradeshow.  The best part is I will be in Las Vegas, my favorite place.  After a busy day at the show you can find me on the Roulette table at Harrahs. Bye for now.

March your troops into a new year

Happy New Year.  The ball just dropped.  The party will be over in a few hours.   Time to get back to business next week.  If you are a small business owner in Phoenix, Arizona you might want to check out the upcoming women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp.  This 5th annual event will take place on Saturday February 7th where 300 women business owners will converge at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale to be educated, motivated and celebrated.  I created this day long forum, on my own dime, back in 2004 to showcase for local success stories and to provide a no-nonsense, power-packed day where successful women could meet, network and take home practical, tactical, easy to impliment strategies and tools that would help them and their companies grow.   It has grown into one terrific day that includes three keynote presentations, nine workshops, 50 resource exhibits, a bookstore, charity raffle, meals, a cocktail party and 300 business owners eager to share and learn.  Our motto says it all: No Theory, Philosophy or Fluff, just an arsenal of ideas and practical ammunition to help you battle your most difficult business challenges.  It’s a bargain for $89.  Check out the details at or give us a call at 602-437-3634.