InTents “5 under 40”

August 1st, 2019

Meet five young professionals who are working toward a vibrant and forward-thinking tenting industry. by Sigrid Tornquist Tent Expo 2019 in January kicked off with a young professionals happy hour, where Ramsey Duqum, CEO of AAble Rents, gave a spirited message to those gathered about advancing the tent rental industry.  To continue that energy, InTents […]

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Tent Expo 2019 delivers education and networking opportunities

February 6th, 2019

More than 500 tent professionals gathered in Orlando, Fla., in January at Tent Expo 2019 for valuable education and networking opportunities under dozens of structures featuring the latest tent technology. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with more than 65 exhibitors, including innovative tent manufacturers, equipment suppliers offering hands-on education, as well as vendors for […]

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Tenting around a flag pole

October 1st, 2018

Elevation, weight and obstructions all factor into a complicated installation at a recently restored site. When organizers of the Prayers from Maria fundraiser suggested a new location for the annual event—the recently restored Old Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island in Cleveland, Ohio—Ramsey Duqum’s answer was simple: No. Owner and CEO of AAble Rents of […]

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Corporate events are big on originality, safety and branding

August 1st, 2017

Corporate clients look to event rental companies to design extraordinary events that are big on originality, safety and branding. A Harley-Davidson dealership in Orlando, Fla., might not seem like a logical place to host a corporate tented event, but the unexpected venue has become a favorite for businesses looking to create a memorable evening for […]

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Lessons from a recession

August 1st, 2017

The Great Recession of December 2007 to July 2009 propelled corporations to slash spending. Not surprisingly, company-sponsored events were among the first expenditures to go. And the shadow of the major economic decline from nearly a decade ago still lingers today in the corporate event market. “It was bad PR to be spending on lavish […]

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