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Catersource “Get Fresh”: January 2012

In the latest Fresh Ideas from the ICA in Catersource's Get Fresh newsletter, Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC talks about how to manage the dietary needs of guests in "Tolerating Intolerance." She says its important to be proactive in your planning - ask guests about their needs in advance, update your recipes so they can be prepared multiple ways to accommodate different needs. Its also important to pay attention to cross contamination in the kitchen and on the buffets.

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Smart Meetings: November 2011

Jesse Fetterling of Smart Meetings spoke to a cross section of meeting planners, including Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM of Thrive! Meetings & Events to hear their stories and find out what irritates them. Here are their top 11 pet peeves. On Tracy's list include impersonal e-mails, sending contracts with completely different specs than what was agreed upon and outdated websites. What Peeves You?

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Collaborate: October 2011

Tracy Stuckrath, president and chief connecting officer for Thrive! Meetings and Events, has planned corporate events in Atlanta for more than 15 years for companies including Manheim and Atlanta Magazine. In "Southern Hospitality," she talks with Sarah Sekula about hidden gems around Atlanta that are great for hosting meetings and events. She says, “The city’s various special event facilities offer planners many options when creating something out of the ordinary.”  

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October 1, 2011: FAAN Walk for Food Allergies Atlanta

Walking to Save a Life! FAAN Walk for Food Allergy Atlanta raised more than $55,000 for research and education around food allergies On Saturday, October 1, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) held its Walk for Food Allergies Atlanta to raise funds for food allergy research, education, advocacy, and awareness. As one of 46 walks held across the country this year, the Walk for Food Allergy Atlanta drew more than 500 walkers from across the city and raised more than $55,000! An estimated 12 million Americans, including three million children, have a food allergy - that’s one in 25. Food allergies…

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