20 YEARS AFTER

Editor's note: Our September issue celebrated our 20th anniversary.



Congratulations upon the wonderful 20th anniversary issue of Special Events Magazine. I will be sending along a formal letter of congratulations to the founders as well as the current leaders of this outstanding publication and program.
Dr. Joe Goldblatt, CSEP
Dean, Alan Shawn Feinstein
Graduate School
Johnson & Wales University
Providence, R.I.

My [20th anniversary] Special Events just came and it is FABULOUS! Brings back some incredible memories. I have read it cover to cover and I am going to store it so I don't lose it.
Steve Kemble
Steve Kemble Event Design
Dallas

September was a terrific issue. What fun to be reminded of the last 20 years. I won a bet on The Special Event taking place in New Orleans in '89 after Los Angeles in '88. Everyone I've talked to who's been around awhile has loved the reminiscing; others loved the history lesson.
Sharon Jansen
Special Event Business Advisors (SEBA)
San Clemente, Calif.

Kudos to you! As you can see from all the responses, a lot of us have some “war stories” left over from the last 20-plus years. I think you did an excellent job and am truly amazed that you could edit down all of the responses into your article.
Jeff Volkman
Senior Party Director
Regal Rents
El Segundo, Calif.

THEY'RE THE TOP

My deep appreciation for the compilation of the Top 50 Event Planning Companies in this month's [September] issue. I often say M.E. Productions is the “biggest” in Florida, but your magazine's compilation is a valuable tool for not only backing up this claim but also for providing a better understanding of the industry and its key players and clients as a whole. A very useful and to-the-point resource. Thanks!
Linda Hamburger
Manager of Marketing Communications
M.E. Productions
Pembroke Park, Fla.

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