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Don’t Miss the XTC Energy Parade of Lights in Fort Worth!

With so much to see and do, it’s always a good time to visit Fort Worth, and November is no exception. Come do some Christmas shopping, dine at one of the 40-plus downtown restaurants and stay for the Melodies of Christmas, featuring more than 100 illuminated entries in the 34th annual XTO Energy Parade of Lights on Nov. 20, 2016.

Donate to PAMPI's Annual Auction

The Philadelphia Area Chapter Meeting Professionals International is gearing up for its 28th Annual Silent Auction.

The auction, which will take place on Dec. 9 from 5–8:30 p.m. at the Touchdown Club at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, raises money for the organization to help further education and give industry professionals a way to connect. 

Winter Is in the Air

All planners know the importance of looking ahead—the earlier the details fall into place, the less stress one has to deal with as the event nears.

A smattering of event venues have started holding receptions decorated for holiday parties to give planners an idea of what a holiday event would look like there and to have soirees booked far in advance. We know Christmas in July sounds crazy, but it really is a planner’s dream. With all the heat and sunshine, winter feels light-years away.

Satisfying a Sweet Tooth

We recently celebrated National Chocolate Chip Day—quite possibly one of the sweetest days of the year. Dreaming of finding the best chocolate chip cookie around got us thinking about tiny desserts to hand out after events. Anything sweet is sure to put a smile on guests’ face and give them a lasting memory.

Macarons Not only are these the cutest little desserts (the colors are so eye-popping), but they also are the perfect size for stuffing in a gift bag. Guests will be delighted with the delicious, whimsical French treats.

Meet Randy Beckham, Pyrotex

FIREWORKS for the Fourth of July, sure. But what about a company picnic, employee appreciation banquet or corporate logo reveal? Yes. Yes. And yes, says Randy Beckham, president and founder of Pyrotex.

Pyrotex, based in Leonard, is a firework display company that shoots indoor and outdoor fireworks for special events and corporate meetings. "We tailor the firework displays to the space and venue limitations, and to our client’s expectations," Beckham says.

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