Stylish Event Furniture

An event designer creates a custom look for his designs. Event furniture is a must at today’s weddings and events. While there are many wonderful designs available for rentals, there are times when an event designer wants to create a look that is totally his own. David E Merrell from AOO Events is one of […]

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Weddings in Costa Rica

A design for happiness Costa Rica often ranks high in measures of happiness. Although it’s not a particularly wealthy country in terms of GDP, research suggests that GDP may not be the best indicator of national well-being. Consider that the per capita GDP of the United States is about four times higher than that of Costa Rica, […]

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BizBashLive: Report from the Show Floor

10 Yummy #Dawgtreats for Events On October 28, attendees at BizBashLive, New York listened to 15 industry speakers, attended the Event Style Awards, and had the opportunity to talk to more than 150 exhibitors. It’s no doubt they woke up the morning of October 29 feeling just a little more inspired, educated and connected. For […]

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Five Event Technologies that Enhance Attendee Engagement

By Claire Harrington As technology makes the map smaller and flattens the world of hospitality, can the meetings and event industry of the 20th century rise to meet the demands of the 21st century attendee? Can your company? Can you? The innovations available within the hospitality marketplace today have evolved beyond simple, one-service focused products […]

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SEARCH Foundation: At the Heart of the Events Industry

By Hillary Harris The SEARCH Foundation is a non-profit organization near and dear to my heart. Its focus is the special events industry which historically is filled with many small businesses and independent contractors who, when disaster hits, need a helping hand. This year I was honored to be asked to serve on the Board of Directors […]

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Helping Guests Connect

All the benefits and fun of online connections, offline   With all the ways we have today to connect online, we often forget about the most important connections – those we make at an event with the people seated right across from us. A new company called guesterly helps event planners and their clients with […]

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A Laser Focus on Design at Surface Grooves

By Ashley Allen Ryan and Elissa Blumstein, newlyweds and business partners, not only married each other, but also their passions when they founded Surface Grooves. Ryan, having worked in event production, and Elissa, having experience in architecture, found that often times there was a huge disconnect between the design process and the end consumer. They […]

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Functional and Fashionable at Every Event

Gone are the days of searching for your mobile mid-production or remembering where you left your two-way radio thanks to an event “holster” created by Circle T Designs.       Oregon-based event producer Cindy Thompson, along with local Portland area designers — Mo & Co Bags and Leather Girl Kelley — have designed what […]

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We’re Flattered…

How does one get a H20” x D20” into a flat box? You flatten it of course! Ronen Rental Boutique Event Furnishings has given us one tasty dawg treat to chew on with the introduction of Flattered – the personalized coffee table.   “This is a table that is meant to be personalized with anything […]

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A Branded Event Memento to Flip Over

The flip book — a turn-of-the-century form of animation — has been resuscitated through the magic of digital technology. It is now adds entertainment, good old fashioned fun, and creative branding to all type of events from meetings and corporate galas to weddings and social gatherings. Companies such as A Little Scene provide memorable keepsakes […]

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Trending in Tech: BlinkFX

DesignDawgs highlights the latest on what’s trending in tech BlinkFX is an innovative system that involves the audience with any entertainment show through a variety of interactive light-up wristbands, lapel pins and lanyards that respond in synchronization with any content, including music.Controlled by most DMX512 lighting controllers, DMX software or BlinkFX easy GUI software running on […]

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