• 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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    [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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    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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  • Ripple Effects

    [Introducing] The Ripple Effect Series

    <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 9, 2016 </h5>

    ripple effect noun a spreading effect or series of consequences caused by a single action or event. The Devil in the (Event Planning) Details This is the inaugural post of what we’ve titled the “Ripple Effect Series.” When you witness scores of events in a year, as we do—whether as a producer, conference attendee, or invitee—you […]

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    The Queen’s Royal 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 />May 2, 2016 </h5>

    The recent celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday could have gone unnoticed by me. While I confess I’m an anglophile and compulsive watcher of gritty, dark series like Happy Valley or period dramas like Bleak House and Downtown Abbey, I am most definitely NOT a “Royal Watcher.” However, I was amused and inspired by […]

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    15 Years of Success Distilled into Five Key Ingredients

    <h5 class="post-date"> Posted by <a href="http://kennedyevents.com/author/anyasoltero/" title="Posts by Anya Soltero" rel="author">Anya Soltero</a> <br />April 27, 2016 </h5>

    Maggie Kennedy Braff (left) with business partner, Paige Miller Buck An Interview with Maggie Kennedy Braff, Founder of Kennedy Events   In 2000, Maggie Kennedy Braff boldly and fearlessly set out on her own to found Kennedy Events – a large-scale event management company that creates stress-free conferences and events, which allows clients to leverage their […]

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  • Pre-Planning: Pet Peeve or Productive?

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

    “Pre-planning,” like “commentating” or “irregardless,” is a word we’re pretty certain is simply poor or lazy grammar usage.

    We’ve heard people say, “I’m pre-planning for my upcoming trip,” or “We have a meeting to pre-plan the annual gala.” Don’t you just mean “PLAN”??

    Grammar Girl, rescue me!

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