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Tapping the millennial market

October 1, 2014

Follow these tips to reach millennial clients. By Kelly Treadway Have you ever wondered why we’re always being told how important social media is to businesses? It isn’t just because people go online to shop. Online is simply where people are—especially millennials (people born in the 1980s and 90s), many of whom are now planning …

Jane Austen-inspired nuptials

Two tents bring romantic literature to life for a wedding ceremony and reception. By Michelle Hope and Jaime Newsom A client of Social Butterflies LLC of Memphis, Tenn., was inspired by author Jane Austen for a fall wedding and reception. At first she was skeptical of tents, but a plan to begin with a blank …

Temporary workers and safe job sites

Staffing agencies and host employers are jointly responsible for maintaining safe work environments for temporary workers. In response to a series of reports of temporary workers suffering fatal injuries during the first days on a job, the Office of Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) launched an initiative in 2013 to protect temporary workers through enforcement, …

Old memories, new dreams

A new kind of tent debuts next to a family’s nostalgic stone chapel. For a bride who had her heart set on getting married in a small chapel with a 17-person capacity on her family’s historic farm in Chester County, Pa., figuring out how to seat 100 guests was a challenge. The family had strong …

Repeat performances

Classic Tents provides tents and flooring in its seventh year as official tent supplier to the PGA Championship, and Aggreko provides power for the eighth year. The 2014 PGA Championship at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., attracted more than 250,000 people, requiring more than 200 tents for merchandise, hospitality and security. Classic Tents, …

Expert Q&A

Q: How can drones be used for tented events? A:In case you haven’t noticed a small device whirring above you, drones are one the biggest recent developments in commercial technology. What is a drone? It’s a very small aircraft guided by a handheld remote or computer on the ground. These pilotless devices are perfect for …

All stations ready

An East Coast company meets security and weather challenges to provide tenting for nuclear submarine launches. When Steven and Helen Szondy emigrated to the U.S. from Hungary in 1950, they settled in Fairfield, Conn., a charming and vibrant coastal city that boasts five miles of shoreline on the Long Island Sound. Six years later, in …

Garden inspiration

Sisal carpet over custom flooring lays the foundation for a botanical wedding. Nashville, Tenn., may be known as Music City, but in the early 20th Century, it was also home to the family behind good-to-the-last-drop Maxwell House coffee. After selling the brand in the 1920s, the Cheek family built the Cheekwood Mansion on 100 acres …

October industry news

Aggreko PLC, Houston, Texas, graduated its largest class ever through its SelecTech program. The 20 graduates will enter full-time employment as Level I Technicians at Aggreko’s 60-plus North American service center locations. Administered by The Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Institute at Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee, SelecTech is an accredited, paid training program designed to develop the …

Mobile app for tent rental

Marquee Tents develops app that keeps clients up-to-date. There’s an app for everything these days, and tent rental is no exception. Marquee Tents of Austin, Texas, released an app in August for professional event planners that features all of the company’s tent styles plus decorating, lighting and climate control options. “Some of the key functions …