Accurate alcohol order key to successful event
Planner’s playbook: Clear costs, full glasses
Elected officials want to attend your events. Make it easier for them.
An invitation-only event can be a great way to showcase a nonprofit. Ijams Nature Center’s Jenny Newby offers insight.
As an aspiring event planner, I was pleasantly surprised to find out how often public relations and event planning overlap.
EventCheck Knox checked in with Visit Knoxville to find out exactly what the organization offers event planners.
Lauren Miller, the director of client services for Moxley Carmichael, is an expert when it comes to event planning and promotion.
The Top 10 reasons why planners should use EventCheck Knox.
Adding a theme to an event takes extra work, but the effort can be well worth it.
There are seven days in a week. It’s time for event planners to use all of them.
We wrote before about the benefits of sponsors and how to find them. Now, we have advice on how to keep them.
The cake maker matters. And this story takes the cake.
The farm-to-table experience is blossoming, and planners can reap benefits from the trend.
If there’s one thing experienced event planners know, it’s that timing is everything.
Put balloons in the hands of a professional decorator, and they can transform an event.
With the pending arrival of warm weather, planners heat up with events filling their calendars.
Mary Bogert, general manager of the Knoxville Convention Center, and her staff are detailed planners who stay prepared to handle any situation.
Planners need to make the right selection when it comes to menu.
Thinking about adding animals to your event for a little pizzazz? Read this first!
East Tennessee weather, especially in the winter, is unpredictable, which can be a curse or a blessing for event planners.
As 2014 came to a close and 2015 got underway, we asked event planners to share their stories of challenges faced and obstacles overcome, and they delivered.
The start of a new year means a whole slate of upcoming events, and EventCheck Knox wants all of them to be successful.
New Year’s parties are a week away. Here’s a reminder on how much alcohol is needed, plus some festive drink recipes.
Before you make any decision about the details of your holiday party, first determine the theme.
Entertainment can make or break an event. We checked in with local expert Chyna Brackeen, who understands entertainment from every angle.
The value of M&M Productions USA is embedded in its experience and expertise.
This blog is written for and about event planners, and now we want to hear from you.
When you attend an event, what do you notice first?
Convenience. Cost. Creativity. Those are three guiding principles for planners when deciding where to hold an event.
Sponsors are the lifeblood of event planners. But how do you determine who to approach for help?
Planners have a lot on their checklists before launching an event, and Keep Knoxville Beautiful would like to add one more – and make it easy for them.
When I think about communication, or the lack thereof, my mind immediately goes to “Who’s on first?” – the classic Abbott and Costello comedy sketch about the names of baseball players.
Recently, we talked about whether or not an event needs a speaker. Now, we offer the do’s and don’ts for event planners and speakers.
Who, what, where, when and how much are the most critical questions to answer when developing an event website.
Finding a guest speaker for your event may seem daunting, but if a planner knows where to look, the process can be smooth and beneficial for the attendees and the organization.
Social media can be a boon for event planners when used correctly.
EventCheck Knox officially launched with – what else – a party!
Planning an event takes teamwork, and to make that team work, it takes planning.
It’s no secret that the purpose of nonprofit events is to raise money for worthy causes. It therefore stands to reason that the bottom line of nonprofit events is, well, the bottom line.
What’s in a name? Juliet asked Romeo. That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Well, that didn’t work for Juliet, and it certainly doesn’t work for event planners.
Event planners used to fill a bar with the four standards – bourbon, gin, scotch and vodka. That has changed over the past two decades.
Whether the draw is entertainment, food, inspiration or the magic of Christmas, it’s important to find a way to stand out in the fall and holiday season when social calendars are full.
Social calendars fill up quickly during the busy fall and holiday seasons. How do you make your event stand out from the crowd?
Creating eye-catching, attention-grabbing printed invitations – from colors that pack a punch to fonts that expertly match the tone of the occasion – is a critical step in the event planning process.
An email arrived last week to the EventCheck Knox account from Friends of the Smokies that sought to add some detail to the calendar entry for the Evergreen Ball, scheduled for next January.
Scissors. Tape. Zip ties. Flash drive. What do all of these things have in common? They each belong in an event planner’s toolbox.
The biggest mistake made when ordering beverages for an event can be an obvious but all too common one.
Moxley Carmichael is proud to launch what we think is going to be a must-check event calendar for planners in our community.