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Marketing: Four Simple Tips to Content Curation

June 25, 2015 by Dahlia El Gazzar
Dahlia El Gazzar

The thought of engaging in content marketing can seem like a daunting task, especially when you have multiple social media accounts to manage or multiple events to promote or both! How can you promote your event without becoming spammy? How

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Don Appetit! Concession Road’s Global French Finesse

June 24, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Brand new to Toronto’s St. Clair Avenue West’s Humewood neighbourhood, Concession Road is owned by Derek Valleau and Harsh Chawla, the team behind terrific modern Indian restaurant Pukka, half a block west of their newest venture. Helming the kitchen is executive chef Masayuki

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Industry Insider: Needed Professional Traits in the Event Business

June 23, 2015 by Les Selby
Les Selby, CMM, CMP

In our profession, all practitioners must use a huge variety of skills to be effective.  Whether supplier or planner, event coordinator or vice-president of operations, employee of a corporation or a self-employed independent, success comes only to those who can

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Don Appetit! Barsa Taberna — Small Spanish Plates, Big Creative Flavours

June 8, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

BY DON DOULOFF During the last year or so, Market Street, between Front Street and The Esplanade, in downtown Toronto, has developed an interesting restaurant mini-scene, offering Italian and Indian fare, along with casual seafood. Add to that list Spanish

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IncentiveWorks Keynote Preview: Spotting Deception in Negotiations

June 8, 2015 by Lori Smith
Pamela Meyer, CEO, Calibrate

BY PAMELA MEYER You know this already: nearly everything in business involves a negotiation—choosing a vendor, renting a location, hiring a contractor, and expanding your marketing efforts. What you may not realize is that the higher the stakes, the more

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Leadership: Empowering Women

June 3, 2015 by Lori Smith
Johanne Belanger, Freeman Audio Visual Canada

BY JOHANNE BÉLANGER I didn’t set out to be a woman in AV, nor did I ever imagine I would become a poster child for women in technology. I have the mindset that I am a professional who happens to

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PowerPoints: Creating a Happy Workplace

June 3, 2015 by Lori Smith
Mark Wardell

BY MARK WARDELL Gone are the days when moody bosses with a tyrannical approach to employee management rule the roost. In today’s marketplace, toxic work environments simply don’t thrive nor are they tolerated as they once were. Studies show that

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Don Appetit! Trump Toronto — America the Beautiful

June 3, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

BY DON DOULOFF Last year, Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto changed culinary direction and hired Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants and INK Entertainment to overhaul and manage its restaurant, Stock. After closing for a week-long renovation, the restaurant reopened as

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Don Appetit! Villa — 10 Years Old and Going Strong

June 3, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

BY DON DOULOFF Hard to believe that Villa restaurant has been serving the hungry residents of west-end Toronto for 10 years. It’s a fun, casual room, centred by a large open kitchen and bar, and featuring tile floors, wall-mounted mirrors

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Unconventional Wisdom: Meeting attendee objectives

May 27, 2015 by Lori Smith
Sandy Biback, Imagination+ Meetings

BY SANDY BIBACK, CMP CMM Recently I was asked to speak to the Toronto branch of the Editor’s Association of Canada. Topic?  How to get the most out of attending their annual meeting. Many would think it’s about networking and

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Don Appetit! Bindia’s Soulful Indian Flavours

May 22, 2015 by Lori Smith
Don Douloff, Food Writer

BY DON DOULOFF Bindia takes its place on the eclectic restaurant row that’s sprung up on Market Street, on the west side of St. Lawrence Market, in downtown Toronto. It’s Northern Indian, but with a modern touch. Dishes are light,

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Industry Insider: Our Identity Crisis

May 19, 2015 by Lori Smith
Les Selby, CMM, CMP

BY LES SELBY, CMP CMM One of the things I found interesting about the recent 2015 NAMID (North American Meetings Industry Day) was the challenges we industry professionals have in explaining what we do and what economic sector we occupy.