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Who's News for January 9, 2021

Bill Hansen, owner of Bill Hansen Catering, has managed over 400 weddings, milestone events and corporate functions every year for the last 40 years and is known as a leading expert in the industry. He is now taking his expertise online with the launch of, an all-in-one event planning website where viewers can seamlessly shop venues, catering, florals and decor, entertainment, linens and furniture, planners, photography, videographers and other vendors.  In addition, Bill Hansen offers personal, one-on-one consultations for free. serves as a user-friendly, expert resource for the entire process of planning an event, from start to finish. It helps alleviate stress by curating a talented list of vendors to best meet individual needs and budgets. 


American Metalcraft has released its 2021 New Product Guide!This brochure contains over 250 new products that will leave you inspired and equipped to keep staff and customers safe. 

Some of the new product highlights include: 

  • Plastic Plate Cover
  • Grab & Go Collection
  • Melamine Square Jars
  •  Deluxe Delivery Bags
  • Sandwich Boards 
  • Stainless Steel Sanitizer Dispensers 
  • Securit Retractable Barrier System Coasters 
  • Social Distancing  Products
  • Decals 

Download or request your copy of the 2021 New Product Guide.


 The Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Authority and Centerplate, the leading hospitality partner to North America’s premier convention centers, today announced a long-term contract to continue serving guests at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex and Legacy Arena. The contract, approved by the BJCCA Board of Directors, maintains exclusivity at the complex through 2032 for all catering, food and beverage services for Centerplate and its parent company Sodexo. 

As part of the agreement, Centerplate will also now service the new, state-of-the-art Protective Stadium, under the terms of a 12-year contract to line up with the convention center and arena. 


Join True Aussie Beef & Lamb —with your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors (or whoever is in your Covid-bubble)—for an unforgettable Virtual Dinner Party where they attempt to smash a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM title for “Most Users in a Dinner Party Hangout.” YOU can be part of this Moment-Making record!   
  • Gather around your table with an Australian lamb or grassfed beef -based meal: 7:30PM EST, January 26 (Australia Day!) 
  • Join Aussie Beef & Lamb, along with Host/Celebrity Chef Jet Tila; partner chefs: Jamie Simpson, Aaron Brooks, Renee Scharoff, and Adam Moore; influencers: Shereen Pavlides (@cookingwithshereen) and Anne Assassi (@dietassassinista); and Farmer Lee Jones—with a special trip Down Under to visit Farmers Matt Pearce and Jamie Heinrich 
  • Take a picture of your dish and upload into the chat during dinner and you’ll be captured as an attendee and entered to win great prizes including one-on-one virtual cooking classes with featured chef hosts 

Simply RSVP by visiting:



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