Lisa Hurley

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Hurley
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Event Pros Forecast Big Bump in Business for 2015
According to the latest survey from Penton Research, conducted annually for Special Events, a healthy 81 percent of respondents expect 2015 will be as good or better for their event work as last year.
Peterson Party Center
Peterson Party Center Recapitalized by Dubin Clark
The big party rental company--No. 5 on the Special Events list--can look forward to new growth thanks to the capital infusion
Decor to Adore: Gala Award 2015 Nominees for Best Decor
Get ready to fall in with with the 12 events nominated for Best Decor--then applaud the winners at The Special Event 2015.
Cheryl Fish accepts the Gala Award for Lifetime Achievement at The Special Event
Special Events Announces 2015 Gala Award Nominees 2
Event work from throughout the world is honored in the oldest and most prestigious award in events.
Old World Wedding: KBY Designs Gives a Brand-new Ballroom a Rich Look
KBY Designs and team give a brand-new ballroom a rich look for a breathtaking wedding.
Brent Mumford
Brent Mumford to Take Helm at Classic Party Rentals Nov. 10
Company also beefs up operations management, while event leaders share perspectives, forecasts
Lisa Hurley
A Holiday Gift for the Readers of Special Events
A strong back and a sense of humor--two great gifts for event pros
Tents that Make Events 
What does it take to turn an empty space into an event place? It takes a tent.
Behold the Ballroom: Event Pros Take Ballrooms from Bland to Beautiful
The basic hotel ballroom: In the right hands, it transforms from a simple space to an unforgettable setting for special events
Armando Arruda
Armando Arruda is the King of Hotel Catering
Armando Arruda reigns as catering director at Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth Hotel
Tova Wald Offers Genuine Venetian Masked Balls
Have a ball in Venice--a genuine masked ball in a genuine Venetian palace.
Beautiful Dreamers: Good Gracious Creates a Dreamy 50th Wedding Anniversary

Fairies, wisteria, caviar and champagne—that's what a special event is made of. And long hours, hard work, tents and rain gear—that's what it takes to pull an event off.

17th Annual Special Events 30 Top Rental Companies
From tent tops to subfloors, these companies bring it. Taken as a whole, the 30 firms listed here pull in more than $821 million in revenue annually, and predict an 4 percent boost over last year’s tally. While rustic looks and farm tables stay strong, the biggest trend is custom work. If the client can dream it, these companies can develop and deliver it.
Black Out, Mumford In as Classic Party Rentals CEO
Classic Party Rentals replaces Jeff Black as CEO with Brent Mumford
Kool's Jack Weiner
Kool Party Rentals Acquires Girari
The acquisition expands Kool's inventory of contemporary furniture
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