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Food Allergy Awareness laws are being enacted in U.S. states to help save the lives of restaurant patrons

Dietary Needs Unlock New Level of Duty of Care

When I was an in-house corporate meeting planner, one of the executive assistants used to call me "everybody's mamma."  Whether it was purchasing new jeans for the CEO because he forgot his, ordering a low-salt meal for the executive vice president with a heart condition, finding hotel rooms for 30 sales staff stranded in Dallas due to bad weather, or getting the vice president of marketing to the hospital when she was sick at an event, I responded to everyone's needs and wants. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, all of these incidents (except the CEO's jeans) fall under my responsibilities as an event planner in what is termed…

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Atlanta Foodservice Expo

Atlanta FoodService Expo Announces 2014 Advisory Council

Last week the Atlanta Foodservice Expo announced its 2014 Advisory Council and on the Council is Thrive!'s own Tracy Stuckrath...and she's in very good company! Have a look at this impressive list of Council members. The purpose of the Advisory Council's is "to assist with the continued development of the event and ensure the needs of the local industry are well served." Having served as a speaker last year, I am very excited to be helping shape this event for the future. The Atlanta Foodservice Expo is the only event in Georgia and the Southeast to bring together under one roof…

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Remember, with Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Peter Parker's uncle Ben had it right when he taught him the power of responsibility. The health of your event, your attendees and our nation is a great responsibility that meeting professionals must embrace   I never thought I would be quoting from Spider-Man (although my nephew would be proud), but the meaning behind Uncle Ben's statement — "Remember, with Great Power Comes Great Responsibility" — to Peter is truly why I started my company and now this blog. When I found out eight years ago I had an allergy to yeast, you would have thought I'd be traumatized -…

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