Photo credits by: D. Jones Photography, Scott Stanfield, Eric Hegwer, Vim STudios, Peter Jordan Photography. Meritage Events was formed when? Nov. 2005 When did you become partner? I joined as Director of Events in Sept 2006 and became a full partner in the business in 2008. When you decided to open a satellite office of Meritage, what were some of your concerns? In Sept. of 2006, after my partner had seen the potential in the Austin market, my main concerns were that I had very little vendor contacts or pull in Austin, most of my work had been in Dallas. read full story >
Archives for January 2010
Grand Open House. Photos by Bill Bastas. Marquee Rents officially opened the doors of their new kingdom –Â a 72,000 square foot wonderland of rentals. Housed in a state-of-the-art facility, the efficiently designed space features a custom sewing room, inspiration room, planner consultation space, drive-through bays for ease of loading and much more. Photos of Grand Opening Open House. (click on the Marquee Open House / January 2010 link) Marquee Rents
An awesome opportunity from another local Austin organization — elevating the event industry citywide. For more information or to register.
Background Fast Facts: Delores Crum points to the diversity of her three separate careers as one of the reasons for her thriving rental business:Â 1. Department of Human Services (10 years) 2. Entrepreneur in the weatherized housing industry and 3. Budget Storage + Parking industry. Premiere Highlights: Opened doors November 2000. Bought Premiere and merged two companies in April 2009 (Austin Party Central and Premiere). Only store in town with three locations to serve the city. Business is made up of 50% retail and 50% event professionals. 70% of Premiere’s business is from the bridal industry. Trends: What’s Hot? black read full story >
The superstars in our industry are separated by the DETAILS. Zazzle helps you execute….at incredible prices!
Mary Baird-Wilcock, The Simplifiers and ISES Austin Director of Finance welcomes Marley Majcher of The Party Goddess in the But Are You Making Any Money? Workshop. Photo ByÂ Bill Bastas Photography. Last night, ISES Austin welcomed Marley Majcher in her But Are You Making Any Money? Boot Camp Workshop. After a very long day and evening class, participants left satisfied and more than a little inspired and ready to take their business to a new level. The questions could have continued throughout the night. By taking a hard and honest look at budgeting, ethics, best practices and the event industry read full story >
If you change nothingâ€¦nothing changes! 2009 goneâ€¦its 2010, ready or notâ€¦here it is! The year past has not been especially kind to big and small business alike.Â Evidence of that is the automobile manufactures, using every marketing idea they can to get buyers, even promising to take the car back if you lose your job, or even if you donâ€™t like the car. Then there are the â€˜hamburgerâ€™ wars to see how much food, how large the burger or chicken sandwich you can get for just a dollar. Government takeover of banks, automobile manufacturing and possible our health care system. read full story >
THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010Â — JOIN US! REGISTER TODAY! See highlight video of CulinArt 2009. Video produced by Richard Whymark at API Productions. We are pleased to announce 2010 CulinART: A Fantasy of the Healing Arts benefiting The Wright House Wellness Center. This spectacular event will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Austin. This is an annual event produced by the event professionals of the Austin Chapter of the International Special Event Society (ISES). The theme for the evening is “Nature’s Labyrinth” and will feature aspects of our planet’s four natural elements – earth, air, read full story >