April 20th, 2010
It’s on everyone’s mind – when can we officially say that the recession is over? Though challenging to predict, it seems like things are looking up. There are signs of a comeback all around us and in order to cope with the industry-wide increase in business, event and meeting professionals are looking to add to their teams. In a study conducted by Sheryl Sookman Schelter entitled “Meetings Industry Hiring Plans for 2010,” Schelter surveys a group of meeting managers regarding their intentions to hire anyone new in 2010. Findings were overall optimistic with almost 65 percent of planners maintaining the size of their operation or department and an even more positive 29 percent intending to fill new full-time positions this year.
In keeping with Schelter’s observations that there is “a tendency for hiring to remain flat until the volume of business increases on a consistent basis,” we have added a couple of fresh faces to our team and are prepared for the upswing in the industry! Read on to learn about our newest employees.
Laura joined the Corinthian Events team in December and is elated to be a part of such a dynamic organization. After graduating from Colby College in 2007, she applied her Art degree to a position in the New York City art world. A recent transition to both Boston and event planning brings on bouts of enthusiasm about the vivacious city, the energy and creativity within the industry, and the everyday problem solving that she is faced with. In her time away from Kingston Street, Laura enjoys all things artsy, blogging, scuba diving, and homemade pesto.
A Corinthian Events team member since March, Vanessa is enjoying working for and learning from the three talented, multi-faceted and fabulous partners. With over seven years of experience in corporate meeting and event planning, Vanessa brings her negotiating prowess and grace-under-pressure attitude to the Corinthian Events team. A Boston native, Vanessa can often be found practicing Pilates, cooking for family and friends, and traveling.
April 15th, 2010
Last Saturday, we successfully designed and executed Urban Improv’s annual Banned in Boston benefit. It was a celebrity-filled evening of creative food and fun performances with all profits going towards Urban Improv and their mission to help students solve problems creatively through improvisation. Guests began the evening at The Lansdowne for cocktails and an array of tastings by a selection of Boston’s best chefs. After strutting along the red carpet (or dashing through the pouring rain!) to the House of Blues, guests were greeted by the fabulous Joan Rivers who had commentary on each and every outfit that walked through the doors of the music hall.
The Fabulous Joan Rivers and Even More Fabulous Julie
Guest tables were arranged cabaret style on the music hall floor and decked out in true Hollywood glamour with pink and gold linens and feather boas. The highlight of the evening was the show itself, Banned in Boston, an amusing improv performance involving local celebrities like Martha Coakley, Tom Hamilton, and Mayor Tom Menino. Guests enjoyed edible centerpieces comprised of classic movie snacks including popcorn, Raisinettes, and Twizzlers.
Hollywood Glamour at the House of Blues
The evening of laughs proved to be a huge success for a great organization! Check out the Banned in Boston press from Fox News and Tonic!
Corinthian Events has what it takes to make your event one that wows guests and keeps donors coming back year after year – let us help you with your next fundraiser!
April 8th, 2010
The event industry’s first psychological study was performed recently by FaceTime, a UK event marketing company, and has produced fascinating results regarding the power of trade shows on their consumer. Explained in Ian Whietling’s article on MeetingsReview.com, “Analysis Study Reveals Psychological Effects of Live Events,” the study examined the mindset of guests before and after a live event, resulting in an over-riding positive outlook towards the featured brand or event after attendance.
According to the study, the most profound impressions had by guests are at events with a strong emotional engagement. Ultimately, it was determined that attendance at live events proves to be one of the most effective marketing tools a company can use to engage their consumers or supporters and establish a positive and continual brand perception.
Bringing in a custom bar like above and below, soft seating, additional decor and signage can further enhance visitors to your specific booth. Let us help you make a lasting impression!
April 1st, 2010
Check out our ping pong lamp from Big Brother Big Sister on BizBash Trend Spotted!