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    1. The AVSD booth exhibits a multimedia display and special event furniture.

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    2. Shari Shaver of Tastefully Yours Catering offers appetizer samples.

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    3. Tasha Mullen, right, banquet manager of Maggiano’s Willow Ben  invites attendees to enter a raffle.

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    4. Katy Palermo and Jamie Silvernail of Campisi’s Restaurant and Catering.

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    5. From left, Mynette Kellam, Quinlan Bristow and Laura Lasseter of PF Chang’s China Bistro.

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    6. A larger-than-life screen by Onstage Systems, just one of the many configurations the company offers for meetings and events.

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    7. Sally Peavy, Jonathan Caustrita and Star Swaner of the Southfork Ranch and Southfork Hotel.

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    8. At the MPI D/FW Chapter booth, visitors take lighthearted lip print readings.

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    9. The Dallas Convention & Visitor Bureau booth is staffed by Raul Santillan, DCVB Strategic Alliances event manager, and two of his coworkers

During this year’s Partyfest trade show, dozens of event and entertainment resources were on hand for the thousands of visitors who made their way through Dallas Market Hall. The event, which took place February 25, included educational seminars in addition to the trade show organized by Applause Productions. A silent auction benefitted The Family Place, a nonprofit organization in Dallas that provides free, comprehensive services that prevent violence and offer support to victims.

—Photos courtesy of Applause Productions. 

You don't have to spend a fortune on a corporate outing to make a big impact. Texas-based Small Giants Community founder Paul Spiegelman’s corporate picnic at the Lonesome Dove Ranch was so inspiring, he wrote an article about it for Inc.com. “Oftentimes, employee perks are the fi rst cuts to improve margins,” Spiegelman writes. “Don’t do it. Here’s why.” 

 

This locally owned and operated steakhouse is a great place to ‘meat.’