Meeting interpretation system

August 6, 2018

Breaking the language barrier WebMeet from Interprefy facilitates remote simultaneous interpreting for multi-hub and virtual meetings so that participants can listen and engage in the language of their choice. The system allows users to run meetings in as many locations and with as many presenters as needed, and there is no limit to the number …

Throwable microphone

Throwing down the mic Forget a microphone on a stick that has to be carried from person to person during Q&A sessions at meetings, conferences and lectures. Catchbox throwable microphone takes the form of a plush cube that can be tossed around like a beach ball or frisbee. Simply catch the cube, say your piece, …

Clearly Classy Events combines modern and natural elements for a Texas wedding

August 1, 2018

Floral by Flora Fetish. Photo by Bryant Hill Media. Johnell Huebner’s clients wanted the guests at their 2017 wedding reception “to feel like they were stepping off the back patio and overlooking a gorgeous estate.” The owner of Clearly Classy Events, based in Austin, Texas, brought that vision to life under a clear 50-by-100-foot Losberger …

Engineered clearspan systems expand the pie in all markets

For Thomas Pollard, the introduction of clearspan structures in Canada has meant the difference between being able to install tents year-round versus closing up shop in the winter. “What has changed up here [in western Canada] over the past 10 years is that there was no clearspan market 10 years ago,” says Pollard, vice president, …

Two wedding sites that connect clients to vendors undergo changes

Two popular wedding websites that connect vendors to clients—Style Me Pretty and WeddingWire—underwent ownership changes in April and May, with one nearly shutting down and the other getting a major cash infusion along with a new majority owner. Style Me Pretty’s parent company Oath Inc., a subsidiary of Verizon, announced in April that it would …

Electra’s custom Ramadan tenting features modern luxury with an Arabian touch

Modernism is at the forefront of design trends for Ramadan tents in the United Arab Emirates, and with that comes the need for custom temporary structures, says Jean-Charles Durand, CEO of Electra, a Dubai, G.C.C.-based provider of tent and marquee rental solutions, event contracting, exhibition management, stand building, environments and furniture rental. Many of the …

State marijuana laws, opioid use and your workplace drug policy

What do business owners need to know about changing state marijuana laws and opioid use? With the U.S. unemployment rate at its lowest in years, employers are struggling to fully staff their companies. If that wasn’t difficult enough, employers who operate in states that have legalized marijuana face additional challenges in finding workers who can …

Moreton Hire provides tenting for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Moreton Hire provides tenting for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games—the largest event Australia has hosted since the Sydney Olympics. More than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71 Commonwealth nations and territories converged in April on Australia’s Gold Coast and event cities for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018)—a mammoth celebration of sport, …

An L.A. hotspot is topped off with a rooftop monopitch structure

A burst of wind, a stroke of luck and a lot of hard work and collaboration result in a stunning monopitch structure above an L.A. hotspot. Sometimes, it’s all about being at the right place at the right time. For Walberto “Pana” Vasquez, owner of The Tent Co., a Houston, Texas-based tent manufacturer, the right …

Wedding on the ocean’s edge

Exeter Events & Tents, Newmarket, N.H., partnered with the Seacoast Science Center and Love Affair LLC to create a breathtaking tented wedding on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean at New Hampshire’s Odiorne Point State Park. With the bride desiring a sailcloth tent with sides, custom lights and a full wood floor, this installation began …