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Business credit primer

June 1, 2014

Understand how business credit differs from personal credit. By William J. Lynott Business credit works the same way as personal credit in many respects, but there are some important differences. Information about business credit transactions is gathered by the business credit agencies to create a business credit report. Identification includes business name and address, and …

Creative lighting

Decorative lighting options set just the right ambiance for tented events. By Marisa Rizzo Lighting for tented events has entered an exhilarating and exciting time. With the advent of social networking, blogs and sites such as Pinterest, creative ideas are shared globally on a daily basis. Clients are more savvy about event lighting and decor …

ICC launches cloud-based code development process

Online tool allows anyone to submit code change proposals and enables collaboration. The International Code Council (ICC) has launched a new cloud-based tool, cdpACCESS™, with the goal of increasing participation and collaboration in the ICC’s code development process (cdp). The tool allows anyone to create code change proposals and public comments and store them in …

Full-service fête

Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach, Calif., takes an anniversary fundraiser out of a ballroom and into an “amazing” tented space. Permits are a typical hurdle for tented events. But when Choura Events prepared for a high-end installation at Marine Stadium in Long Beach, Calif., for the 75th anniversary gala of Boys & Girls …

Coachella debut

New structure features “breathtaking” views and branding options. Grammy award winning songstress Lorde wasn’t the only one making a Coachella debut in 2014. Tentlogix of Stuart, Fla., a provider of innovative event structures throughout North America, introduced the Bi-Directional Mono-Pitch Emporium structure by Losberger to the U.S. market at the two-weekend Coachella Valley Music and …

Advances in weather forecasting and monitoring technology

By Scott Carroll Q: How can I incorporate the latest advances in weather forecasting and monitoring technology into my outdoor event planning? A: An unprecedented surge in pop-up thunderstorms, superstorms and tornados is challenging live event producers to rethink their approach to real-time weather forecasting. Fortunately, this challenge comes at a time when a new …

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Walla Walla, weddings and wineries

Sandy’s U-Rent Party Store evolves with the times in the Pacific Northwest. Say “Walla Walla” in the United States and people are bound to think “onions.” True enough—Walla Walla, Wash., is known for producing the large sweet onions that are available every June through August. But for many years Walla Walla County has also been …

Elevated green

From putting green to ballroom in five days. What do a golf course and a swimming pool have in common? When it comes to tent foundations, quite a lot. For Party Line Rentals Inc. in Elmsford, N.Y., a tent installation at a golf course for an April wedding required building flooring over the putting green, …

June industry news

CORT, A Berkshire Hathaway Co., Chantilly, Va., has acquired AA Party Rentals in Mountlake Terrace and Tacoma, Wash. AA Party Rentals joins ABC Special Event Rentals by CORT and CORT Events in the Seattle market.  CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings, Chantilly, Va., has hired Joe Messina as executive director of sales. Based in Las …

Outdoors in style and luxury

Fabric structures designed to fit natural surroundings. In the middle of the Korean countryside, valleys, lakes and streams coexist with fabric structures that resemble strangely compelling giant mushrooms or cream-colored pupae cases from some fantasy insect. The glamping (“glamorous camping”) units allow inhabitants to live in harmony with the outdoors while enjoying contemporary design aesthetics. …