Shape shifters

April 30, 2015

Today’s tent manufacturers and renters are thinking outside the rectangle. By Janice Kleinschmidt The Pythagoreans dissected a sphere as early as 600 B.C. Plato and Buckminster Fuller took the ball and ran with it, so to speak. But in 2015, Platonic polyhedral/geodesic domes still are fresh on the scene when it comes to tented events. …

Open ended

Stretch-tent companies tout their limitless options By Janice Kleinschmidt “With consumers being bombarded by the latest and greatest marketing techniques, companies are always interested in ways to capture their audience’s attention,” says Stuart Johnstone, owner of Stretch Marquees & Fabric Structures in Sydney, Australia. “New designs are always a hit. “The exciting thing about working …

10 hottest wedding trends in 2015

Wedding planner, lifestyle expert and DIY design guru shares the hottest trends for summer. Winter is on its way out and summer is on its way in so Alice Fay, wedding specialist at Fairmont Chicago, Millenium Park shares her top 10 hottest trends for summer weddings in 2015. 1. Craft cocktails: Brides and grooms are …

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New York Tent kicks off the event season

April 20, 2015

New York Tent kicked off the 2015 event season Tuesday, April 14, hosting Long Island’s business elite with a private, VIP-only concert by Blues Traveler and The Movin’ Out Band. Concert & Cocktails 2015 brought the area’s top businesses, event planners, producers, designers, caterers and the who’s who of Long Island together to enjoy an …

Housing for IFAI Expo 2015 is now open

April 10, 2015

Exhibitors and attendees may book hotel rooms online or via phone or email. Exhibitors and attendees of IFAI Expo 2015 in Anaheim may now book their hotel rooms online or via phone or email. Room blocks are secured at the Anaheim Marriott and the Hilton Anaheim. ConferenceDirect is the only official housing company for IFAI …

Eureka Tents launches new website

April 3, 2015

Optimized for use in office or on site Binghamton, N.Y.-based Eureka Tents announced in a March 26 press release the launch of its new website, www.eurekapartytents.com. The new site is optimized for use in the office or in the field. The release said that the website includes product information, specifications, updated technical manuals, and tent …

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Stress fractures

April 1, 2015

Don’t let workplace stress undermine your operations. By William J. Lynott Workplace stress can simmer just beneath the surface, eating away at morale, productivity and profits. And if you think that workplace stress doesn’t exist in your business, think again. “Emotional pain exists in every organization at some point, and it takes a heavy toll,” …

Personal design

Table centerpieces and props tell a couple’s story. One of the most rewarding aspects of wedding design is the opportunity to customize an event for a specific couple, creating a celebration unique to their personalities, tastes and traditions. In particular, table centerpieces are becoming an expression of a couple and their collective style. Centerpieces may …

Modern performance

Arena Americas matches an architecturally elegant tenting structure to a performance arts venue. When the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Fla., broke ground in June 2014, Arena Americas provided the tenting. And when the performing arts center opened its door for its grand premiere in November 2014, it again called on …

Speedy delivery

A hurricane-destroyed structure is quickly replaced in Bermuda. Suzie Pewter of The Whitfield Group Ltd. envisioned a unique event center and landmark at the heart of Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbor. This vision was realized with a custom Tentnology SaddleSpan™ structure in October 2013, and again a year later after a hurricane destroyed the original. “This special …