Clamoring for customization

April 1st, 2024

Blue Spark Event Design has always prioritized customization, says Heather Pilcher, CEO/executive producer for the company that is headquartered in Orlando, Fla. If a client doesn’t bring up customization, Pilcher says her company suggests it as a way to create a more impactful event experience. Over the years, Blue Spark has designed some memorable projects. […]

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Working together

April 1st, 2022

Photo courtesy of Cameron Clark Photography Can you count the number of moving parts involved in planning and staging a successful and memorable wedding? Maybe not, but you can certainly count how many need to go wrong to spoil the day—and it’s not very many.  A critical component to making sure that doesn’t happen is […]

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Evacuation plans in action

April 1st, 2021

How to have conversations with clients about inclement weather and tent evacuation planning. by Tommy Wilson and Cindy Wilson While it is human nature to seek shelter during a storm, a tent, ultimately, is a temporary structure. No matter what its wind speed rating might be, once the wind is higher than 30–38 mph there […]

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A seaside boardwalk getaway

December 1st, 2020

The centerpiece for this corporate event was a printed graphic Ferris wheel that reached up toward the 19-foot, 6-inch-high peak of the gable end. All Occasions Event Rental machined relief cuts into the bottom of the beam to feed the graphic into the channel before pulling it into place. A corporate event by All Occasions […]

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Tent rental companies grapple with COVID-19 cancellations

March 13th, 2020

Amid a wave of postponed and cancelled events, tent rental companies brace for the worst while attempting to find a “win-win” for themselves and their customers. By Jill C. Lafferty Tent rentals companies that were gearing up for a robust spring season, and those whose season was already underway, spent the week of March 9 […]

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Women leaders share their best advice and lessons learned

March 11th, 2019

The tent and event industry is filled with “wise people who have an amazing willingness to share their expertise,” say Elizabeth Wilson, president of All Occasions Event Rental, Cincinnati, Ohio. While the industry remains dominated by men, women-owned businesses and individual women in leadership in their companies are becoming more visible. Women who have taken […]

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Taking the lead: Women professionals thrive in the male-dominated tent industry

October 1st, 2018

Women have always contributed to the tent rental industry, even as it's traditionally been a man's world. As their influence continues to grow, career opportunities are expanding. When Sarah Crews, director of sales and marketing for Miami, Fla.-based Economy Tent International (ETI), started going to outdoor trade shows 13 years ago, she didn’t see many […]

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Intimate weddings, from cocktail hour to after parties

June 1st, 2018

The dinner reception may be the high point of a tented wedding. But the cocktail hour sets the tone and the after party offers final, memorable flourishes. With its big cake and heartfelt toasts and the first dance, the wedding reception is often second only to the ceremony itself in terms of its significance to […]

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All Occasions Event Rental acquires Four Seasons Tent Rental

November 15th, 2017

All Occasions Event Rental, Cincinnati, Ohio, has acquired Four Seasons Tent Rental of Crescent Springs, Ky. Founded in 2003, Four Seasons Tent Rental has been owned and operated by Simon Heidrich for the past eight years. “We are excited to be joining forces with the great team at All Occasions Event Rental and to be […]

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Keeping tent fabric clean

October 1st, 2017

By hand or machine, tent cleaning requires a solid logistical plan to keep tents spotless for every event. A tent at a job site can encounter many foes that make it dirty: rain, mud, bird droppings, tree sap, wet leaves and even graffiti. To keep inventories pristine and ready for the next event, successful rental […]

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