Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tough Times Make Planners Stretch Decor Budgets

Lisa Hurley, Editor of Special Events Magazine writes in this week's Eventline E-newsletter on event designers tips, including a unique perspective from Unique Option's President, Awny Khashoggi on how to effectively stretch budgets without eliminating decor elements:

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Monday, May 18, 2009

NACE Jacksonville

May 13, 2009, We had the pleasure of speaking to the Jacksonville National Association of Catering Executives. The topic-


A topic on a lot of catering executives and industry professionals minds, as the state of the marketplace is becoming more and more competitive and with client's expectations increasing the challenge is to win the job, so you keep winning jobs and make your offering unparalleled to your competition. In this 30 minute presentation our creative industry expert, Awny Khashoggi discusses how to position your team to incorporate effective design, space planning and your Black book of resources for higher profit margins in your business.

The lunch meeting was hosted at the Selva Marina Country Club in Atlantic Beach in Jacksonville, a classic country club, the Jacksonville NACE committee greeted us for a delightful luncheon. Thanks goes out to Chapter President- Robert Capers and VP of Programs and Education- Kevan Wilson.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Return of the Bonding Event...

Now that we are settled into the Unique Option "home of hospitality". Our friends and partners enjoyed an evening, last Thursday, 5/7/09 of networking, relaxation and the welcoming of Michele Butler Events to a crowd of industry professionals. Michele collected her shower gifts along with business cards and catalogues from those in attendance.

We were happy to see photographers, entertainment companies, venues and caterers all present making this a successful networking event for all.