A Note About the Tragedy Facing NY

September 13, 2001, 12:00 AM EDT

It goes without saying that the tragic events that have taken place in our country have drastically affected the special events industry and all citizens. As events across the city have been cancelled, we have suspended event coverage. Instead, the BiZBash staff is working to provide information about how event professionals can help recovery efforts and address the painful issues this week has wrought:

Special Events Industry Reacts to Tragedy
How events companies rushed to help recovery efforts, and what they think the future holds

Downtown Venue Update
Our status report on the spaces within the area affected by the attacks

Etiquette Tips for Dealing with Tragedy
Suggestions on sending condolences and planning company memorial services

What You Can Do to Help Relief Efforts
A few of the places you can contact in order to help

Grief Counseling Resources
Where to find professionals who can help employees

Where to Donate Money to Help Relief Efforts
Suggestions for making memorial contributions

World Trade Center Disaster Benefits
Our calendar of fund-raising events related to the tragedy

Memorial Service Resources
Help for event planners charged with putting together memorial services or other corporate events held to respond to the tragedy

How Event Pros Are Helping Relief Efforts
Stories of people in the event industry who are responding to the WTC tragedy

Please contact us with your thoughts about the impact of this tragedy on our industry and community, how you are working to help recovery efforts, or what types of information would help you do your job in the coming weeks.

  • To tell us about events organized to address the tragedy, please email

  • To tell us about cancellations, please email

  • To tell us about how this week has affected your company, please email Executive Editor Chad Kaydo at

  • To give suggestions for how event industry companies can help, please email Assistant Editor Suzanne Ito at

  • To contact us about any other questions or concerns, please email

Our thoughts are with the families of the victims of these tragedies.

--The Editors and Staff of

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