Point of Rental Software offers training and education at its annual conference

December 21, 2015

Point of Rental Software, provider of rental and inventory management software, saw a record high attendance at its sold out international conference Nov. 9–11 in Fort Worth, Texas. The annual conference hosted nearly 200 customers from around the world. The three-day event included training seminars and networking opportunities for continued learning and business profitability. The …

Pantone releases the 2016 color of the year

December 15, 2015

For the first time, the blending of two shades—rose quartz and serenity— have been chosen as the Pantone color of the year for 2016. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone Color Institute, said rose quartz and serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness …

Seaman promotes John Crum to CEO

December 11, 2015

Wooster, Ohio-based Seaman Corp. announced in a Dec. 10 press release the promotion of John Crum from president and chief operating officer to president and CEO effective Dec. 9, 2015. After 35 years as president and CEO, the last five as CEO and chairman of the company’s board of directors, Richard Seaman is retiring as …

Arena Americas announces new website launch, video

December 10, 2015

Arena Americas, a full-service special event rental company, has announced the launch of its new corporate website. The redesigned site features updated and streamlined information about Arena’s products, services and event experiences. It was designed to be faster, easier to navigate and have a more user-friendly experience. In addition to the website launch, Arena Americas …

PS Furniture names Craig Clarke VP of Palmer Snyder Furniture

December 7, 2015

PS Furniture, manufacturer and distributor of commercial portable furniture based in Milwaukee, Wis., has named Craig Clarke vice president and general manager of the Palmer Snyder Furniture Co. business unit. Clarke has 20 years of rental industry experience and he has worked with rental market customers in the U.S. and Canada. Clarke is a graduate …

Classic Party Rentals promotes Lauren Harstad

December 4, 2015

Classic Party Rentals, event rentals and services provider, promoted Lauren Harstad to director of national operations, tenting. Harstad will be the senior leader of Classic Party Rentals’ entire tenting division, reporting to CEO Brent Mumford. Harstad joined Classic Party Rentals in 2012 and has held management and operations positions. Prior to coming to Classic Party …

Safe driving in winter weather

December 1, 2015

Lives can be saved by following safe winter driving practices. Employers cannot control roadway conditions, but they can promote safe driving by ensuring that their commercial drivers recognize the hazards of winter weather and are properly trained for driving in those conditions. Here are some tips from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Maintain …

Bold predictions

In 2016, expect subtle to showstopping colors and furniture that power immersive experiences. A new year brings new event trends and new strategies to interpret traditional themes. Pantone® describes its spring 2016 color report as “transporting and transformative.” “Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a …

From humble roots

A former summer-only business becomes one of Chicagoland’s most reputable tent vendors. As a college student who needed to earn extra income during the summers, David Cesar launched a small part-time tent and event rental company in 2006 in Chicago, Ill. Operating out of a single truck and trailer, the company mostly handled small backyard …

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Winter wise

As tents and heating options improve and more cold-weather events take place, tent rental companies are eyeing winter installations with interest—and caution. Howling 30-mile-per-hour winds. Crews having to go inside every 15 minutes to warm up. Snow for the entire 10 days of setup, so much of it that snow removal crews had to haul …