Tent company transforms parking lot

December 1, 2008

Elite Productions dodges trees, planters and permit issues to pull off a fabulous two-night tented party. Less than two months before Elite Productions was due to throw two evening parties for a finance company, the client finally decided on a venue: the parking lot of the hotel where the client’s conference would be held. The …

Branding leads to profit

Event professionals who know successful branding understand that they must think of every possible way to project their client’s image during an event. The same is true with wedding clients who want their particular “look” on display during every moment of the wedding experience. An excellent way to meet these expectations is to offer custom …

Tent armor ready for production

Tent armor that has been in development for 10 years is now ready for full production, reports Colorado’s Grand Junction Sentinel. Polystrand Inc. says it has been working with the University of Maine to develop the tent panels, which shield soldiers from bomb blasts and shrapnel. The tent panels are “beyond prototype,” according to Polystrand …

Arena and Harlequin celebrate new partnership

In October, Arena Group and Harlequin Marquees marked their new joint venture with an extravagant launch party in Dubai. More than 350 event professionals from Dubai and Abu Dhabi gathered in a newly imported double-decker structure on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel to celebrate the partnership. The 40-by-15-meter (131-by-50-foot) structure featured a glass front …

Utility company cleared of installers’ deaths

Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) of Little Rock, Ark., has been cleared of liability for the deaths of two men who were killed while moving a fully assembled tent during a 2004 festival in Fayetteville, Ark. In total, three people died and three were injured in the accident. Northwest Arkansas’ The Morning News reports that …

Binford joins Experient

Rick Binford has been named executive vice president of sales and marketing at Experient, based in Twinsburg, Ohio. Visit www.experient-inc.com.

American Furniture Rentals opens new warehouse and showroom

American Furniture Rentals, Pennsauken, N.J., has opened a warehouse and showroom in Las Vegas at 1055 American Pacific Drive, Suite 110, Henderson, Nev. Visit www.afrevents.com.

Barto receives Creative Spirit award

Denise Barto, CEO of AAA Rentals and its event division, All Occasions, is the 2008 recipient of Charleston magazine’s Creative Spirit award. Barto was awarded the recognition for her long career of supporting charitable causes. Visit www.alloccasionsparty.com.

California Portable Dance Floor awarded

The U.S. Local Business Association has selected California Portable Dance Floor, Camarillo, Calif., for the 2008 Best of Camarillo award in the Party Supplies Rental category. Visit www.cpdfc.com.

Eureka! launches new Web site

Eureka! has unveiled a newly designed Web site, which includes expanded product photos, spec information and downloads of technical manuals. Visit www.eurekapartytents.com.