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  • Alex Bickers

    Profile: Alex Bickers

      The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on many businesses – forcing closures and layoffs around the world. The restrictions on our social interaction have been dramatic with stay-at-home orders, isolation, quarantine, and social distancing. Naturally, these restrictions have hit the events industry the hardest. But event planning businesses have found different and innovative ways to still bring people together to share experiences. The adoption of technology and the steady rise in the number of virtual events have…

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  • Wish list of items for a perfect event space

    By Jessica Symons and Sarah Stockton Before determining what the perfect event space is, you first need to understand your client’s needs, their demographic, and their expectations: Do they prefer downtown locations versus the suburbs? Do they need to be close to transit or the airport? Do they need to have off-site social locations close by? Where is the majority of their membership coming from? How many people are expected to attend this event? Are they mostly women, mostly men,…

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  • The Omni King Edward Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom sparkles again after $6.5 million restoration

    Almost 40 years after its closure, and restored to its former grandeur, the admired ballroom opened its doors with a lively celebration Restored to its former splendor, The Omni King Edward Hotel’s elegant Crystal Ballroom was revealed at its recent grand re-launch event. After a $6.5 million renovation, the anticipated space is set to revive the glitz and glamour of Toronto’s thriving social scene. Home to the city’s most prestigious functions from the 1920s through the 1970s, the Crystal Ballroom unveiled its new look, almost 100…

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