Nothing Like the Great Outdoors!

The warmth of the summer may have passed, but there’s still time to enjoy the outdoors. And there’s no better place to enjoy ‘light-jacket’ weather than with ACE. How do we make our guests feel at home and ready for the crisp, autumn weather? These are our pro tips to leaving guests cozy and comfortable [...]

Moves Like Swagger: 6 Swags Ideas to Get You Noticed

Swag bags. After a long day at a conference or social gathering, receiving free swag is now considered the norm, both as a form of promotion and expressing gratitude. However, not all swag is created equal. Everyone likes free stuff, but when the giveaways are an afterthought, you’re not just disappointing your guests, but you’re [...]

Dress to Impress: A Guide to Dress Codes

Oh, dress codes. It’s important to dress to impress in the workplace and at meetings, whether the setting is formal, casual, business, or cocktail attire. Looking sharp sends a message to coworkers, potential networking contacts and business partners that you’re distinguished and confident. Plus, when you look good, you feel good. However, some dress codes [...]

Meet the Chef: Wolfgang Puck Catering Executive Chef Ted Iwachiw

  Behind every good kitchen is a brilliant chef; a mastermind who considers food and cooking as an art form. Here at the ACE Conference Center, that mastermind is Executive Chef Ted Iwachiw. Chef Ted  has been working in ACE’s kitchen for the past nine months, and has a wide range of culinary experience, having [...]

5 Perfect Presenters: Types of Speakers We Should All Strive to Be

Presenters come in all shapes and sizes, and with that, each brings a different presentation style to the table. They may be loud, emotional, insightful, or logical, but each has its pros and cons. Their personal flair packs a punch at any event.  So whether you need to nail that proposal presentation or bring the [...]

Wedding Advice for Grooms, From Grooms

Weddings can be daunting for just about everyone involved, especially for the ones getting married. Brides spend a significant amount of time on Pinterest and even longer making actual purchases for the big day. They painstakingly search for the perfect dress, the right shoes, hairstyle, jewelry, invitations, entertainment, ice sculpture, giant chocolate fountain, the groom… [...]

Crafting the Perfect Wedding Playlist

With wedding season upon us, couples everywhere are putting the final touches on their special day. Once the dress is fitted and the cake has been taste-tested, it’s time to plan the evening’s music. A couple should curate a playlist that speaks to their guests and reflects their past, present and future together. But with [...]

There’s an App for That: Meeting Help!

  Scheduling times for a meeting can feel like an endless game of cat and mouse, not to mention organizing an agenda that everyone can agree on. If countless chain e-mails and office chase-downs have you singing the meeting blues, give these organization-friendly apps a try. 1) Doodle Doodle provides you with a simple scheduling [...]

Avoid The Mid-Meeting Nod Off With These 5 Snacks:

Hard work pays off, but it also drains you. The tricky part? Most of us don’t have time to succumb to our exhaustion. If you find yourself nodding off at your desk, or throwing back three cups of coffee before a meeting, consider giving these 5 snacks a taste. They’ll give you that energy boost [...]

5 Hacks to Ensure Your Meeting Can’t Go Wrong

Meetings are a good marker of workplace culture, and their negative stereotypes are the products of bad meetings, unfortunately. You know, the meetings where you count each individual “tick-tock” until it’s your turn to speak. Meetings can be a very effective means of communication, however, and a few simple tips can turn thumb twiddling into [...]