In case you missed it: The most read articles on InTents in 2019

December 16, 2019

From trendy weddings to anchorage plans, here are the most read articles on InTents in 2019. 10. Tenting in urban environments Frank Sinatra sang about New York City, “If I can make it there, I’m gonna make it anywhere.” Tent installers who have worked in the Big Apple might sing, “If I can tent there, …

Celina Tent establishes scholarship

December 10, 2019

Tent manufacturer Celina Tent, Celina, Ohio, and the Grieshop family have established the Celina Tent Intern Scholarship. Administered by the Tri-Star Career Compact and the Mercer County Civic Foundation, this $2,000 per year scholarship is renewable for four years and is awarded to students pursuing a degree in engineering technologies or business-related fields. Made up of nine …

Vote this week for the InTents Buyer’s Guide 2020 cover

December 9, 2019

Voting in the ninth annual InTents Buyer’s Guide cover contest is underway on InTents’ Facebook page! We asked for the best work the tent rental and event industry had to show off, and you gave it to us. InTents narrowed the choices to three finalists from Grandchamp Structure Design of Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Fosters’ Tent …

Alert Management Systems wraps up its 34th annual User Conference

December 3, 2019

Alert Management Systems, Colorado Springs, Colo., hosted its 34th annual User Conference in November. Alert’s client base of successful rental operators met to learn about new features in Alert’s upcoming revision release, meet with vendors, network with peers, take classes and vote for desired enhancements. “This is my first conference, and it shows that Alert …

Letter to the editor

December 1, 2019

With heavy hearts, we write this letter of recognition. We have recently heard of the passing of Jed Johnson from Anchor Industries. Jed was one of the first professional contacts we made when we entered this business. He will always be known to us as one of the kindest, warmest and most welcoming men we’ve …

Opioids and your workplace

A new toolkit from the National Safety Council aims to help employers and employees understand how opioid use affects the workplace—and what to do about it.   For the first time in U.S. history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle crash. The numbers don’t …

Go big and bold with tent graphics

The latest printing technology offers better options than ever to make your clients’ tents stand out in a crowd.  by Laurie F. Junker Big event tents and bold graphics go hand in hand because customers recognize the importance of branding, particularly at trade shows and public events. In these settings, custom graphics serve both logistical …

How to increase your bottom line with job costing, part 1

Where does all the money go? Let’s start with some accounting basics. by Alexandre Renaud and Barbara Scull Job costing is the process of assigning costs to a specific job or project to determine if it will generate enough gross profit to cover expenses and contribute to net profit. While managers often engage in job …

A canvas tent gets it own protective cover

Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, Wis., has never just retired a tent. The performance venue has operated summer-long on the shore of Lake Superior since 1986, and every all-canvas tent theater the venue has acquired stood until Mother Nature intervened—once with fire, twice with hailstorms and once with wind.  When the latest tent was first …

Relaxed and eclectic tented birthday party

La Maison Fête creates a tented birthday party where guests could hang out and have fun. For her husband’s 50th birthday party, a wife turned to La Maison Fête, a full-scale event planning company based in Bedford, N.Y., for a celebration that was fun, light and relaxed. “They’ve spent a lot of time out west, …