• Hard Truths About Catering Costs

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />January 13, 2017 </h5>

    Our clients rely on our expertise for pricing and planning their events. When it comes to the costs of catering though, everyone’s an expert. Right? From the Food Network and foodie culture and each person’s experience planning theirs or their friend’s wedding, we all think we know best. At the very least, many businesses come […]

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  • Quick Tips to Reduce Food Waste

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />November 21, 2016 </h5>

    Do you ever read a business article and find it’s not only rich with useful information but humbling? A wonderful round up on Biz Bash about donating food after events led me to an article about food waste and then another one about event waste. I learned a lot about industry problems I’d already observed […]

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  • Steal This Idea: Mini Event Cheat Sheet

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />November 10, 2016 </h5>

    Recently, we had the pleasure of stepping in for the inimitable Rhiannon O’Leary at Opportunity Fund for their fall fundraiser while she enjoyed new motherhood.  Opportunity Fund’s mission is to “advance the economic well-being of working people by helping them earn, save and invest in their future.”  Their event, an evening with Michael Lewis discussing income […]

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  • 6 Prep Steps for Successful Onsite Event Communication

    6 Prep Steps for Successful Onsite Event Communication

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />September 1, 2016 </h5>

    For an event planner, there’s nothing more fulfilling than a satisfied client, following a long-awaited event. And happy, efficient, and effective onsite event communication requires preparation (what DOESN’T require preparation? Well, the word “planner” is right there in the job description, ain’t it?) Here are Kennedy Events’ secrets to preparing for clear communication during an […]

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    [Ripple Effect Series] Righting the Ship

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />June 22, 2016 </h5>

    Hey, Sailor! Righting the Ship When a Plan Goes Awry In our inaugural article in the ‘Ripple Effect’ series—informed musings from the vantage point of expert event planners—I introduced the concept of how even the most seemingly minute details can have big ripple effects. In this second installment in the series, we will define ways in […]

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  • Ways FINAL

    5 Ways to Get More from Your Expert Event Planner

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />June 8, 2016 </h5>

    So, here’s the inside scoop. Some event planners are well suited to select the venue, recommend food and décor, and make things run smoothly. While others are truly EXPERT STRATEGISTS who can take on far more – from providing you with fundraising or sponsorship sales strategies you hadn’t considered to shaking up your marketing outreach, […]

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  • This Will Cure Your (Post-Event) Hangover

    This Will Cure Your (Post-Event) Hangover

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />June 6, 2016 </h5>

    I joke about “post-event hangovers” — It’s that exhaustion that comes after your conference or product launch. Inertia sets in just when you need to get out the thank you notes, debrief on successes, get re-commitments from sponsors, and leverage your content into new business opportunities. When you add in all the work that has […]

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    Do You Have Your Fall Event Team in Place?

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />May 26, 2016 </h5>

    The following is a Public Service Announcement: Do you, or someone you know and love, plan to hold an event this fall (September-November 2016) or next winter (January-March 2017)? Is your event team in place? Specifically, have you taken the crucial steps of: Securing a venue? Securing a date? (1 and 2 are inseparable — don’t […]

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  • Events Onsite: Clever and Creative Uses for Sharpies

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />April 16, 2013 </h5>

    We are Kennedy Events and we are Sharpie-holics.

    We admit we have a problem.

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  • Event Planner Toolkit – Part 3 of 3: Event Planner Trade Secrets Revealed

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />April 9, 2013 </h5>

    We are almost packed and ready to go onsite…

    We’ve been sharing with you a peek at the event planner toolkit we take onsite to our clients’ events.

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  • Event Planner Toolkit – Part 2 of 3: Lists, Documents & Personal Essentials

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />April 2, 2013 </h5>

    Last week we shared part one of the Kennedy Events onsite toolkit. In part two we bring you the lists, documents and the personal essentials (including snacks!) we pack up to ensure a smooth-running conference, gala or meeting.

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  • Event Planner Toolkit – Part 1 of 3: Technology & Office Supplies

    Event Planner Toolkit – Part 1 of 3: Technology & Office Supplies

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/paigebuck/" title="Posts by Paige Buck" rel="author">Paige Buck</a> <br />March 26, 2013 </h5>

    When going onsite, we always remember to pack our super-human-problem-solving-smarts. But for the rest of the stuff, we need an event checklist to gather it all up.

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