The grass is looking lusciously green across the street from our office in Millennium Park! The warmer weather is warming our creative juices and we’ve been more inspired in finding the latest industry news and trends. Take a look at what we’ve found for you this week:

Do you prefer reading books on your tablet opposed to traditional bound books? Here’s something you should know: There’s a new eBook reader for iOS, called Marvin. People are calling it “the most brilliant eReader for iOS to come out in a very long time.” Download it for yourself and give it a try!

Event planners are paid to be creative and to come up with new ideas that will keep our events fresh. However, creativity can easily get lost in the day-to-day routine of running a business. In this article, we look at how you can keep inspiration alive.

The team at Copyblogger recently compiled a list of eleven essential ingredients that every blog post needs. Does your blog meet the criteria?

Are you a big fan of LinkedIn? TechCrunch announced a new networking app called NextSociety. This app is different than any other networking site or mobile app in that it lets you find your most relevant connections for any purpose. Try it out next time you’re at an event!

Yes, wearable are all the rage in terms of technology. There are glasses that can control your social media and watches that can alert you when you have a text, but now there’s a ring that could control all your devices. Check it out here.

Planning your next event in our glorious city of Chicago? BizBash has put together a list of ten venues in the Windy City that will help make your event or meeting a success. We couldn’t agree more with their choices!

FLIRTcasting is our collection of links from outside your normal web sources. Even if they aren’t from the event and corporate communication industry, you might find them relevant to what you’re doing and thinking.