Melissa Stephan

Melissa
Stephan
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As Budgets for Children's Events Don't Budge, Planners Pull out their Creativity
The big bucks aren't back yet for children's events, sad to say, but inventive planners make the most of the budgets they have to work with
On Trend: 'Dual,' 'Deep Reach' and 'Integrated'--Top Trends in Corporate Events
Corporate clients are asking more from their events today. Instead of looking for one memorable moment, they are instead requiring their events to meet more goals and to reach far beyond the guests at the event itself.
'Dual,' 'Deep Reach' and 'Integrated'--Top Trends in Corporate Events
Events have to do more than one job today--and social media is an event essential.
Eight Great Event Decor Trends for 2013
What's the major event design trend for 2013? It's whatever the client says it is.
Online Event Registration Systems Go Mobile 1
We live connected to our mobile devices, so it's only natural that the trend of mobile access and online integration have merged.
Exciting Lighting: The Power of Projection Mapping 1
Goodbye, squares and rectangular projection screens; hello, curves and angles. What magic makes lighting so exciting today? Projection mapping
RENTAL ESSENTIALS: WORKING WITH AND FOR CELEBRITIES
Celebrity events have to come off perfectly in the face of many time constraints, says Stuart Kohn, vice president of Miller's Rentals and Sales in Edison, N.J. His company has worked on the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards ...
TOOLS OF THE TRADE: GETTING EXTRAS WITH ENTERTAINMENT
“Since 9/11 and the recession, budgets are smaller,” says Judy Weigle, president of Corporate Concerts in Los Angeles. Some events still want major entertainment, but many now request ...
Foreign Affairs
When is a trunk not a storage chest? Possibly when you're at the Cannes Film Festival and your vendor thinks you are talking about a tree trunk. Craig
Learning By Doing
Classroom learning may be a great career step for aspiring event experts, but it's not the only education source. These days, ambitious industry initiates are finding all kinds of valuable opportunities for interactive learning.
Moshe Aelyon Has the Last Word
Who says event planning can't be fun? That's the whole reason Moshe Aelyon started his Westport, Conn.-based Mosaic Event Planning & Catering four years
6 Shatterproof China Rental Tips
CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS' cup (china, of course) runneth over. Last year, the Culver City, Calif.-based company did $350,000 in gross revenue in china rentals
Love Makes the Wedding Go Round
WHEN YOU SMELL popcorn and see cotton candy, you might fondly recall a carnival from your childhood days. Not so for Richard Magid, president and owner
Art Deco Island Dream
Every wedding is loaded with challenges, whether it's a hard-to-please bride, a remote site or transporting guests smoothly. For a weekend wedding on a small island off the coast of Los Angeles, Long Beach, California-based A Great Event greeted each new challenge with a heavy dose of creativity.
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