Staying on Top of Our Game

March 2nd, 2017

At Corinthian Events we value education because we are a team of driven individuals looking to stay at the top of our game. To do so, many of our team members have earned such as CMP, CSEP, and DMCP. We also strive to attend the most highly esteemed conferences such as PCMA, ADMEI and the upcoming MPI WEC & The Connection.

PCMA Convening Leaders was held in Austin, Texas. Megan Woonton and Micha Brooks (above), both Senior Account Managers at Corinthian Events attended. The theme around the conference was designing collaboration.

Micha shared, “We learned about the evolution of audience behavior, and how to meet attendee’s expectations in today’s fast moving environment! The conference was filled with inspirational presentations, real-world case studies, peer exchange and access to leading solution providers.

The conference showcased venues all over the City of Austin, allowing Megan and Micha to experience Austin and its culture! They participated in an early morning 5k which was quickly negated by a few tacos from a local fav, Torchy’s Tacos!

Claudia, Jamie and Jill went on a European adventure for the 2017 ADMEI Annual Conference in Barcelona, Spain.  ADMEI is the global voice of the destination management industry; fitting to bring together DMC’s internationally, where 60% of the attendees were global DMC’s.

The first night, hosted by Best Corporate Events started with a fun iPad scavenger hunt around Barcelona.  It was a great way to meet fellow attendees and a great way to quickly explore the city.

The hottest topic in the industry is Event Security.  They attended an amazing session with speakers Justin Kelley from MSA Security, Gordon Keay from Marriott Hotels International and Eda Ozden from Destination Business Solutions Company.  In this volatile world, it was interesting to hear the different perspectives and protocols on how to handle an unpredicted situation.

On Friday, we headed to the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (National Art Museum of Catalonia) for a networking event. Situated on Montjuic hill, the museum is especially notable for its outstanding collection of Romanesque church paintings and Catalan art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The conference closed with the ADMEI Awards Gala.  This is the night we all look forward to, to dress to impress and mingle with our industry partners as we celebrate everyone’s accomplishments from the past year, and, boy, did we have a lot to celebrate this year!  We were awarded with the “2017 Excellence in Event Décor/Design”, such an honor!  Jill, Jamie and Claudia were happy to accept this award on behalf of the entire team; we made sure to send the good news to everyone back home.

Looking forward to Chicago for ADMEI 2018!

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Totally Awesome 80’s Prom!

February 28th, 2017

It’s not typical for a corporation – especially an insurance company – to do such a lighthearted theme during the holidays, but we are lucky to work with a wonderful client for the third year in a row who encourages their employees each year to let loose, dress the part, and have a blast!

Lighting and entertainment played a dynamic role in this party. The multi-colored uplighting changed hues throughout the evening, and the pattern wash on the floor, disco balls on the ceiling and slot glass projection finished the look. To truly embrace this totally awesome decade, we had memorabilia as centerpieces on the tables like roller skates and mini arcade games!

Last year the group enjoyed a 20’s art deco theme party and around half of the guests dressed the part showing up in flapper costumes donned in feathers. This year however, the group took their party prep to another level and fully embodied the theme by embracing their inner mullets and permed hair styles!!!

With approximately 80% of guests showing up in 80’s prom attire, this event was totally rad, and at the end of the of the evening, a prom King & Queen were named complete with sashes and crowns.

This group really loves to dance- they filled the dance floor from the beginning of the night until the end! With these dancing machines, a surprise performance by professional break dancers was the perfect fit! After entertaining the crowd with their smooth moves, the break dancers taught some slick dance styles to the guests and got everyone involved.

These clients year after year are wonderful to work with; we appreciate their partnership, lasting relationship and letting us run loose with these fun and entertaining themes!

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Let’s Celebrate

February 23rd, 2017

There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger and live just a little bit better.

Courtney & Jill both turn 50 this year so what better excuse for a party! The festivities took place at Commonwealth Cambridge in Kendall Square and the guest list included their closest friends, family, and our Corinthian Events family.

While both partners had their hand in the planning of their party, our team secretly planned some extra special surprises!

The first surprise for both birthday girls included a memory filled slide show. Over a hundred pictures were included from childhood photos to the early years at Corinthian Events up through more recent photos of our current team.

Who knew square dancing was a love of Jill’s? Of course Mary did!

A square-dancing instructor was brought it to get the party in line… clearly Jill needed no instruction as she strutted her stuff!

Little did Courtney know that we worked with her friend, Carl, to learn a flash mob dance as her surprise. Our moves were a big hit and the bonding was a blast!

A scrumptious family style dinner was served along with abundant delicious treats and two colossal birthday cakes.

Cheers to a wonderful party and to two amazing women!

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Get Creative at Your Next Event!

February 21st, 2017

Looking for a fun way to create a splash at your next event? Adding a creative activity might be just what your event needs.

We began this corporate dinner with an interactive art activity and a charitable element tied seamlessly together. Guests arrived at their dinner table topped with Kraft paper and art inspired table décor including floral bouquets in paint cans and tall paint brushes in glass vases.

After a brief introduction, each table received a 2’ x 2’ canvas square with black color-by- number designs, and markers. Teen artists were also available to help guide the guests throughout the activity as well. The coloring then commenced with guests taking turns coloring in each section of the two canvas. After approximately 20 minutes each square was complete! Teams were judged on speed and accuracy. Each team was done with their square, but what did it mean?

When all squares were complete, each table was called up one-by -one to bring their square to the front and mount their piece to this large display board. In doing so they revealed the ultimate art piece and inspirational message Creativity, Unity, Inclusion. Equity, Liberty

The piece was donated that night to the Boys & Girls Club and is proudly displayed on their wall.

At Corinthian Events, we love creating events that are memorable to guests and fit your overall goal impeccably. Need some great ideas? We are full of them!

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