National Event Supply to stock table and chair inventory in Vancouver

August 6, 2012

National Event Supply, Mississauga, Ont., Canada (NES, a division of D & K Imports Inc.) announces an agreement with Locher Evers International, a Canadian-owned freight forwarder, to warehouse and distribute select products from the Locher Evers International warehouse in Vancouver, B.C. Warehousing on the west coast will provide cheaper and faster shipping options to customers …

Affordable ice cream cart

August 1, 2012

Event Decor Carts has introduced an affordable ice cream cart for rental companies. The carts are a favorite addition to outdoor occasions, from graduations to weddings to sporting events. Capable of holding up to several hundred ice cream novelties, the 5-cubit-foot units are easy to load and available in a variety of frame colors and …

Improved tent barrels

Giffy Tent Barrel has announced its fourth-generation tent mounting system. The mounting plate is galvanized for easier attachment. The cover is domed and redesigned to make the barrel easier to line up and snap in place. The improved system still offers the ease of stacking up to 50 barrels in an 8-foot truck, and holds …

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Invest in safety

Invest 10 hours of training to ensure safety for your workers. It’s not mandatory … or legislated. That’s the first good news. The Outreach Training Program by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a voluntary program with a purpose of promoting workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace …

Preparing a written rental contract

Q: What should be included in a rental contract? A: A written rental contract sets the expectation for the rental relationship. It establishes the terms of each transaction, including the responsibilities of the parties, and provides the basis for legal remedy in the event either party does not perform. A contract also alters many standard …

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Encourage positive engagement with a social media policy

Want engagement? Think policy. By Barry Hurd Social media…What is it? Who controls it? What is right or wrong? How does it affect my business? If you can’t spell out 30-second answers to each of these basic questions, how can you expect employees, vendors and business partners to understand the benefits and risks of engaging …

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Branding battleground moves to customers’ hearts

Understanding the rules of today’s marketplace is critical to making better product and marketing decisions. By Anne M. Berg Modern marketing is in a state of evolution, driven by a power shift of nearly seismic proportions. True brand power exists today not within the environs of the manufacturer or service provider, but within the hearts …

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Chill out with the right cooling system

The right cooling device, appropriately placed, allows guests to focus on the event—not their discomfort. By Holly O’Dell Many event-tent renters place a priority on the look of the tent and its interior decor, but the feel—i.e., temperature—of the event also plays an important role. After all, if guests are sweltering inside a tent in …

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Strategies for safe job sites

Avoid on-the-job injuries by preparing your staff. By Michael Tharpe Safety issues often go unnoticed when staff is under pressure to get the job done. While everyone is responsible for making safe decisions, it falls on owners and crew leaders to give installers the training they need, adequate breaks for the workplace conditions and the …

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Structures that take creativity to the max

Three structures show off creativity, reach for new heights and get big results. By Janice Kleinschmidt The Wikipedia entry for the word tent (as accessed in July 2012) stated that “there are only so many ways to drape a simple piece of cloth over a framework” and that George Washington’s soldiers slept in tents that …