Lisa Hurley

Articles by Lisa Hurley
Classic Party Rentals Announces Acquisition by Apollo Management
After filing Chapter 11 in February, the leading event rental company announces a new owner.
Do Ethics Matter in Event Rental? 2
Event rental pros outline the ethical challenges they face, from overeager rental companies to conniving clients.
Mobile Love: Event Pros on Their Smartphones, Tablets--and What We Need Next
Event pros can't live without their smartphones and tablets--and they have some ideas for new inventions, too. But they also list the old-school tools they just won't give up.
The Rustic Revolution: The Popular Wedding Style is Undergoing Changes
The rustic look and its cousin, vintage, have ruled the wedding design roost for some time. And while the look continues to be a hit with bridal couples, top wedding planners see some changes coming …
Giant CORT Acquires AA Party Rentals
The addition of AA Party Rentals now makes CORT the biggest player in the Washington area
Here Comes the Eco Chic Bride
Forget homemade homely--Deborah Lindquist creates stunning bridal gowns from reclaimed fabrics
Vok Dams Helps Bayer Celebrate the Big 1-5-0
Many companies never reach their fifth anniversary. So when a company hits 150 years in business and employs some 110,000 staffers worldwide, a big celebration is in order--and Vok Dams Events supplied one.
Strength in Numbers
Special Events editor Lisa Hurley recalls some of her favorite special events
Garden Show: Sequoia Productions to Create Night Garden Look for 2014 Oscar Ball
The stars will dine under the stars at the 2014 Academy Awards Governors Ball thanks to Sequoia Productions and team.
Event Rental Industry Reacts to Classic's Chapter 11 Filing 1
The biggest player in party rental has just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but its financial woes don't reflect the industry as a whole, rental respondents say
Classic Party Rentals Announces Chapter 11 Filing, Sale of Business
The party rental powerhouse puts self up for sale, files for Chapter 11
Event Pros Share their Takes on the Sochi Opening Ceremonies
Much of the world watched the opening ceremonies at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Friday, with few with as keen an interest and an expert eye as special event professionals. Here are their takes on what worked well and what did not ...
The 'Champagne Effect': Is Business Better for Caterers?
Caterers discuss the sublte 'smoke signals' that may indicate better business
The Special Event Industry Pays Tribute to the Late Richard Carbotti 1
Event professionals from throughout the industry salute Richard Carbotti, who died Jan. 21, for his courage, compassion and connection to others.
Special Event Industry Mourns Sudden Loss of Richard Carbotti 4
The event industry patriarch maintained a legacy of inspired event design.
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