Tenting for graduations, grad parties and the academic market

April 1st, 2019

From commencement ceremonies to backyard parties, tent rental companies have opportunities to get in on the celebration A college graduation may be a once-in-a-lifetime event for matriculating students and their families. But for tent and event rental companies, graduation ceremonies and related events represent valuable annual contracts. Consider L&A Tent Rentals, located in Hamilton, N.J., just […]

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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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Wedding cocktail hours and after-parties are where the celebration gets creative (and fun!)

July 16th, 2018

One reason that event planners love wedding cocktail hours and after-parties is that these bookends to the main dinner reception allow planners additional opportunities to showcase their creativity. Consider the pre-reception cocktail party. A wedding mainstay, this hour is evolving from its more conventional template, serving now as an energetic kickoff for the fun to […]

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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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How to use the H-2B program to hire legal temporary guest workers

April 1st, 2018

Finding workers during the busy season can prove challenging, leaving U.S. tent and event rental companies short-handed, but there’s a tool at their disposal that can provide just the remedy. For tent and event rental companies, the busy season not only brings the promise of more work, it also ups the need for more workers, […]

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Unconventional tents offer exceptional features

March 14th, 2018

Tents that are less common in conventional inventories can help rental businesses open up new markets. A unique product won’t be right for every tent rental business, but for companies interested in exploring potential opportunities, an unusual tent may be just the thing their customers didn’t know they needed. Losberger De Boer, an international manufacturer […]

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Arena Americas scores with America’s Cup

February 21st, 2018

The 35th Louis Vitton America’s Cup World Series provided the perfect venue for Arena Americas to demonstrate its creativity with an ambitious installation. Every spectacular event comes with certain challenges, and the 2016 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Chicago, Ill., was no different. Held in fresh water for the first time in its […]

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Tent renters weigh the anchorage options

December 1st, 2017

When choosing a proper anchoring method for any given site, tent renters must balance the pros and cons of staking vs. ballasting. First, the good news: demand for event tents has significantly grown, says Steve Belliveau, sales manager, Eastern Region, for tent manufacturer Anchor Industries Inc. of Evansville, Ind. The downside? Demand has put greater […]

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Specialty tents open new markets

October 1st, 2017

Want to stand out from the crowd? Specialty tents can open up new opportunities. It makes sense for tent rental companies to build their inventory around traditional products, such as pole and frame tents. These tents are popular and versatile, making them reliable performers. Even so, it may be worthwhile to explore potential markets with […]

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