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How one caterer's soiree made her the talk of the town

By April Y. Pennington

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After one short year in business, Connie Chantilis' cateringcompany, Two Sisters Catering (which she originally startedwith her sister) suffered an identity crisis. With a large yetvaried customer base of recruiters, nonprofit organizations,private schools, universities and a corporate lunch program, somepeople were confused as to whether Two Sisters still handled thesmall events it had started out doing. Chantilis decided to setthings straight by throwing a party.

To celebrate Two Sisters' first anniversary, Chantilis, 39,invited meeting planners, customers and prospects and placed an adin the local newspaper. The 375 guests attending the party, heldoutside the retail location in Dallas, not only got to taste thetype of fare Two Sisters could provide for any size event, but werealso treated to valet parking, a classical guitarist and tented barand buffet stations.

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