Back to school

April 1, 2017

In today’s market, you can’t afford to stop learning. If I were to go back to journalism school today, I think I would have to start over from the beginning. While I could probably ace some classes (hopefully, say, magazine editing!), I would also face numerous subjects that couldn’t have even been conceived of when …

Contemporary tables

The XCube Table™ from Southern Aluminum provides a linenless contemporary design option for the equipment rental and event planning market. Beautiful laminate table tops can be combined with interchangeable folding bases that are designed to accommodate each size tabletop. Products are crafted from aircraft aluminum for durability. Visit www.southernaluminum.com.

City meets country

Bliss Productions combines a couple’s contrasting personalities into one tented celebration. A glam-loving bride and a cattle rancher groom turned to Lindsay Wiggins, owner of Bliss Productions of San Clemente, Calif., to unite their styles for an intimate tented wedding. The results combined elegance with casual, romantic charm for 60 guests at Montage Laguna Beach …

IFAI Tent Expo 2017

More than 600 tent professionals gathered in Orlando, Fla., in January under more than 40 tents on display at IFAI Tent Expo 2017. The two-day biennial event included Tent Rental Division (TRD) Boot Camp and Leadership Track training sessions, networking with fellow tent renters and vendors, equipment demonstrations, the Tour of the Tents, a campfire …

A tall order

A holiday party includes custom tenting over a tall structure. Cocktails under a pergola sounds simple enough. But All Occasions Event Rental of Cincinnati, Ohio, reached for new heights with an installation for a holiday party this past December. The client wanted to host festivities for 400 guests at their home, but only if a …

Structure on ice

A modular structure recently installed at the Summit Station, Greenland, meets the unique needs of the extreme cold weather location through a design by Rubb USA and fabric from Serge Ferrari. The Summit Station, located on the summit of the Greenland ice sheet, is home to the National Science Foundation’s Greenland Environmental Observatory (GEOSummit). The …

Where dreams may lead

A North Carolina-based tent and event rental company sets the stage for weddings of all kinds in the heart of a mountain community. Hendersonville Tents Party and Event Rentals started with a dream—literally. In 1977, Lloyd Morgan went to bed as usual, and during the night dreamed that he could build a tent. He knew …

Beyond the altar

Sailcloth-style tents are synonymous with weddings—a trend that shows no signs of abating—and their appeal is spreading as event professionals become entranced by their beauty and light. Sailcloth-style tents are strongly associated with rustic decor, a trend that has dominated the wedding scene for several years, accelerating demand for this tent design and prompting many …

Fall prevention

Rose Brand theatrical draperies and production supply provider has teamed up with Sapsis Rigging Inc. to roll out four safety harnesses—the ProPlus™ series. The Cross-Over Harness with Bayonet Buckles is a basic harness for everyday use, while the Basic Harness with Bayonet Buckles is a general purpose full-body harness in indoor and outdoor venues. The …

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What’s your strategy?

Why every business needs a digital strategy to reach today’s consumer. Ah, remember the good old days? A time when a handshake sealed a business deal, a company built its reputation on spoken word and all that was required for a business to be found by new customers was a phone number in the yellow …