COVID-19 summer report

August 1st, 2020

Marianne’s Rentals, Oklahoma City, Okla., installed its first backyard tented wedding during the state’s Phase 2 reopening. Photo courtesy of Marianne’s Rentals. The tent and event rental industry continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the spring season months of March and April proved to be devastating due to postponed and canceled events, […]

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How to be resilient in business and life

June 1st, 2020

COVID-19 is unprecedented, but the event industry has faced—and overcome—other crises with resilience and persistence. September 11. Hurricane Katrina. The Great Recession. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill. COVID-19. As a hospitality industry veteran based in New Orleans, Jeff O’Hara has become an “accidental expert” in leading businesses through times of catastrophe. The president of destination […]

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The tent rental industry comes together to fight for survival

June 1st, 2020

As March events canceled and commercial work shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many tent installers, including Classic Tents & Events, Norcross, Ga., shifted to providing tents at medical facilities. Photos courtesy of Classic Tents & Events. Few aspects of the global economy are untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic, but for the tent and […]

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FDA continues to facilitate access to crucial medical products

March 23rd, 2020

On March 22, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took significant action to help increase the availability of ventilators and accessories, as well as other respiratory devices, during the COVID-19 pandemic to support patients with respiratory failure or difficulty breathing. “The FDA’s new actions will mean America can make more ventilators during this crisis,” said Health and […]

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IFAI president responds to Coronavirus, adjusts upcoming events

March 17th, 2020

As concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, I want all IFAI members to know we are closely monitoring developments and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will follow their recommendations to keep our employees, their families and our members healthy and safe. With this in […]

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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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IFAI update on Covid-19/Coronavirus preparedness from Geosynthetics Conference 2020: Case Studies

March 6th, 2020

We understand concerns about COVID-19/Coronavirus are top of mind, and we want to be as transparent as possible and share information about what we are doing to prepare for the Geosynthetics Conference: CASE STUDIES 2020 in North Charleston, SC USA. Many of our exhibitors will be onsite soon to setup for the show, and we […]

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