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#50onFireDC Judges’ Meet and Greet

I was privileged to attend the Judges’ Meet and Greet for InTheCapital’s #50onFireDC Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The 50 on Fire Awards Dinner will be December 4th at Howard Theatre and celebrates the year’s visionaries and disruptors in 9 categories – Design, Dining & Retail, Education, Government & Advocacy, Healthcare & Medicine, Marketing & Advertising, Real Estate & Architecture, Sports & Fitness, and Technology. With over 1,500 nominations, judges already narrowed the submissions to 150 finalists. Tickets are still available here. InTheCapital […]

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DC’s Inaugural Le Dîner en Blanc

Le Dîner en Blanc (DEB) began 25 years ago in Paris. It is the epitome of a French picnic. Elegant, mysterious, and a bit fussy. It is part flash mob and part dinner party all rolled together with a secret location and all white color scheme. Navigating through the city’s red tape, hosts Bryer Davis, Linda Davis, and Justin Ross worked for 3 years to bring DEB to DC. DC was able to host its first DEB September 4, 2014. I […]

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DC State of Innovation

DC State of Innovation Conference

Thursday, June 26th, In the Capital presented a State of Innovation conference at Arena Stage.  Bringing together business leaders from various industries, they offered in-depth discussions to create and grow the entrepreneurial landscape in DC. Phrases such as fostering disruption, economic climate, and innovative ecosystem were often heard throughout the panels. The morning began with a networking breakfast by RSVP Catering with sponsors LMO Advertising, Hailo, and Digital DC. Former DC Mayor Adrian Fenty opened the morning with a keynote discussion […]

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GWHCC Gala at the new Marriott Marquis

The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) celebrated its 38th Annual Gala on Friday June 9th at the new Marriott Marquis. This year was celebrating the role and contributions of local Hispanic doctors in business. The award winners were Dr. Fernando Pagan for Academia, Dr. Hortencia M. Hornbeak for Government, Dr. Carlos Picone for Cooperative Medicine, and Dr. Clayton Lawrence for Nonprofit. “The Gala celebrated the GWHCC’s accomplishments as a leading business organization committed to helping move Hispanic-owned businesses […]

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#CraveKimpton: Kimpton Hotels Celebrate 10 Years in DC

On I June 23, 2011 I attended CraveKimpton with the Travelling Bean’s Marcos Vieira. All 13 DC-area Kimpton properties joined to celebrate 10 years in the District.

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“Show Me” Support for Tornado Victims

Join Metro Event Specialists and Josh Norris in supporting Red4Joplin. A fundraiser to help rebuild Joplin, MO which was recently devastated by an E5 tornado.

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Perfect Wedding Guide Celebrates 20 Years

The DC Area Perfect Wedding Guide hosted their 20th anniversary party at Hotel Palomar Arlington. Take an behind-the-scenes look at the event through the eyes of an MES insider.

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Confectionery Couture

Heart of America’s ninth annual Sweet Charity event on Monday, June 21 brought a whole new meaning to the term “sugar rush.” Held at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Southwest Washington, D.C., the night of libations and confections featured 60 area award-winning chefs, chocolate fountains, and a chocolate and candy fashion show. Models waltzed down the runway in frocks designed (and sometimes baked) by local pastry chefs. Sweet Charity benefited The Heart of America Foundation, a national nonprofit that puts […]

How to Host Your Event at an Embassy

D.C. has no shortage of venues for special events: music halls, nightclubs, private rooms in fancy restaurants, and a convention center. But there’s one resource that is ubiquitous to the nation’s capital but tends to get overlooked: the embassy. This may be due to a common misconception, that embassies are only available to organizations with a direct connection to the country of the venue.

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Event Insider: ‘Taste of 12′ Feeds the Hungry

A behind the scenes look at the “Taste of 12″ hosted at the Verizon Center. Allie Moore interviews lead planner Sheila Francis and gets exclusive insight into what it takes to plan an event of this size. Plus, the importance of networking!