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TEL’s Can Food Drive

TEL’s Can Food Drive

As a result of our pledge to donate 50 cans of food for every piece of business we booked in January, TEL delivered 450 cans of food to the food bank this past Sunday. Thank you to everyone that helped make this possible!!!

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2011 In Review

2011 In Review

2011 was an action-packed and game-changing year for The Event Lounge! Having produced 40+ special events and several large conferences, the Dream Team had the sincere pleasure of working on some unique projects with many special clients.  Here is a recap of just a few of our memorable endeavors from the past twelve month … […]

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Mosaic & Reflection Reception

Mosaic & Reflection Reception

TEL had the pleasure of creating a decor package for a reflection themed cocktail reception, and a mosaic themed dinner reception. Sequin mirrored elements were incorporated in the cocktail reception which included mirrored chandeliers, bars, and a mirrored sequin dress form! Modern, and fun elements were added to the reception such as a 100′ purple […]

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Tape That!

Tape That!

As event planners, we often find ourselves in unusual situations…. Here is just one of many. Alison is holding about 450 feet of purple tape we recently used for an event that included 100 feet of plush PURPLE carpet!!

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Key Trend: Rising Hotel Costs

Key Trend: Rising Hotel Costs

Alison is featured in the MPI Business Barometer! Please right click the link to see her interview about Rising Hotel Costs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEIwhXP8T1E&feature=relmfu For other Key Trends in the industry, please follow the link below: http://www.mpiweb.org/Portal/Research/BusinessBarometer/download

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Love For Kids Annual Christmas Party

Love For Kids Annual Christmas Party

It’s that time of the year again! Please help TEL by donating breakfast items such as breakfast pastries, orange juice, and napkins for the Love For Kids Annual Christmas Party! All donations are greatly appreciated and can be picked up by a TEL staff member. Volunteers are always welcome at the event, as well. See […]

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The Seven Keys to Leadership Excellence

The Seven Keys to Leadership Excellence

By: Alison Kieckhafer, CMP I was fortunate enough to attend the recent Smart Meetings event in Orlando where Pat Williams, former coach of the Orlando Magic, was the opening keynote speaker. I was particularly excited to hear him speak because I have always been intrigued by leadership and was anxious to hear what he had […]

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Talent Buying and Production

Talent Buying and Production

By Alison Kieckhafer, CMP When I first started in the event industry 15+ years ago, I was thrilled to land a job working for a talent production agency. It was my responsibility to review and execute all rider requirements for the various name talent acts we worked with around the globe. It was an amazing […]

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Private Dinner Reception

Private Dinner Reception

At a recent show in San Diego, The Event Lounge had the chance to manage decor and entertainment for a private dinner reception. Attendees entered the ballroom that was saturated in beautiful hues of gold and burgundy.

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California Dreamin’ Casino Night

California Dreamin’ Casino Night

On a recent show in California, TEL had the chance to manage decor and entertainment for an event with a California Dreamin’ Casino theme.  Please check out our pictures below!

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Pay it Forward with Holiday Event Elements That Give Back

Pay it Forward with Holiday Event Elements That Give Back

As companies and individuals across the country start planning their holiday events it is worth considering what elements can be worked into the event that give back in some way to a local charity. After all, the holiday season is the season of giving! Here are a few quick ideas we regularly encourage our clients […]

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Go Green Reception

Go Green Reception

TEL was so excited to manage decor and entertainment for this ‘Go Green’ Reception! It was a unique challenge to design an event that incorporated sustainable decor items, including potted herb and vegetable centerpieces that were donated post event.

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Literacy Fundraiser

Literacy Fundraiser

The Event Lounge had the pleasure of creating centerpieces for a Literacy Fundraiser, and had a fun time doing it!  The centerpieces are very unique and fit perfectly with the event’s theme.

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PCMA Gulf States Luncheon

PCMA Gulf States Luncheon

TEL had the opportunity to sponsor linens, centerpieces, and buffet decor for PCMA’s Gulf States Luncheon located at AVMG in Richardson, Texas.  This is another great example of how we can provide extremely affordable decor.  Please check out the sensational western themed decor by The Event Lounge!

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Travel Tips for the Female Globetrotter!

Travel Tips for the Female Globetrotter!

By: Alison Kieckhafer, CMP These days businesswomen are on the go more than ever, traveling around the country and globe … and most often we are traveling alone. I find myself alone in airports, taxis, rental car shuttles, and hotels at all hours of the day and night, on a regular basis, as I travel […]

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