Splash! Blog

Splash! is our way of sharing with you what’s in, what’s hot, and what’s not in the world of events. We cover topics and issues that are important to you, such as event technology, food, design trends, event analysis, protocol, dress codes, and much more. Our aim is to educate and inspire and help your next event make a splash!

5 Most Overlooked Event Issues

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit There is nothing more important in event planning than, well, the planning. No matter how big or small your event is, the gremlins that can...

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Summer Travel Plans

Just in time for Summer, I’ve collected a few of my favorite overseas venues, whether for weddings, family reunions, meetings, or just to get away. Cliveden House & Spa, Berkshire, England Elegance abounds at this property, once the home of the Viscountess Nancy...

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Choosing a Web Conference Service

Now that nearly all of us carry a smartphone or tablet and maintain high speed broadband internet connections, distance has become moot when it comes to meeting with people and communicating ideas over long distances. Many in the event world have been utilizing...

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Eating with Purpose

By now, most of us have devoured the pages of Washingtonian Magazine’s 100 Best Restaurants review with excitement, agreement, amazement, and even surprise (What?! a Cajun-Korean menu is in, but French-Japanese fusion is out!).  No doubt trying to order the top 100 in...

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A Joyful and Safe Holiday Event Season

With annual holiday parties, winter solstice events, and end of season gatherings around the corner, there is indeed much to be thankful for and much cheer to go around. But as we celebrate, keep a few safety and security tips in mind to ensure your events remain...

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Chromis Wins Esprit Award for Best Non Profit Event

Chromis Events was thrilled to receive the International Special Events Society’s Esprit Award for Best Non Profit Organization Event over $150,000* at the annual ISES conference and gala dinner in New Orleans this weekend.   The competition—amazing events from around...

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The Anatomy of a Strategy

It occurred to me recently that many clients may not have a clear idea about their event strategy. Not which one to chose, but the word strategy itself.  As Chromis provides Event Strategies, I dedicate this newsletter to shedding light on what I do, and what you can...

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Hospitality Hints in 2015

Back to the Basics – Fresh from a special events conference in L.A., I was prepared to write about the latest “hot event trends,” but then I ran across a faded green and white booklet titled Hospitality Hints printed in May 1969. Flipping through the yellowed...

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Dress Code Rules

As the recent “Pretty Woman” dress code issue at a North Dakota high school stirs national controversy, I can’t help but stress the need for awareness of a particular website that I often share with clients and friends: Dress Code Rules...

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Short. Focused. And On Point.

I recently planned an event for the official launch of a nation-wide curriculum for junior high and high school students. The success of any launch hangs on a number of key components coming together. For starters, clear objectives. In our case, goals were centered on...

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Spring into Sponsorships

Trade shows, conferences and fundraising galas have a critical aspect in common—they rely heavily on corporate sponsorships.  Some positive industry news is that sponsorships are on the uptick; however, companies are carefully evaluating opportunities for clear,...

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Looking forward to 2014

January 1 coincided with nothing less than a new moon – a celestial special, a harbinger for new endeavors, a symbol for rebirth, and generally good things to come. If you missed it, don’t worry: you can’t see a new moon. But, armed with the knowledge that it...

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