Rock'n April Benefit Concert featuring Kenny Shields and Streetheart

Rock’n April Benefit Concert – Kenny Shields & Streetheart

Music is a passion of mine. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no musician; I learned the piano growing up, have taught myself a little bit of both the guitar and ukulele as an adult, and my singing is relegated to crappy karaoke bars only. But my love for music is huge and I’ve discovered the best way to be close to that is by planning music-related events. This is not an easy industry to get into, but I was lucky enough recently to assist in coordinating a benefit concert featuring Kenny Shields & Streetheart.

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On the Fort McMurray Fire - Kristin Glass Events

On the Fort McMurray Fire

I’m going to take a small break from event blog posts today. I try really hard to keep my content focused and useful for you, my readers, so I do apologize if today isn’t particularly so. It’s just that something has happened in my home province of Alberta that I just feel this deep need and desire to write about: the Fort McMurray fire.

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What is an event? As an event professional, I know that they really are all around us.

What is an Event?

What is an event? If you’re not in the industry, you may not realize just how predominant events are in the world today. There are so many things that require a specific skill set to plan and execute. As someone who lives and breathes the event world, there are just a plethora of projects that I want to work on and it’s hard to narrow things down! Events really are all around us.

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Etiquette for addressing your wedding invitation envelopes - guest post by Brittany Russell of Letter Lane Design Studio

Etiquette for Addressing Your Wedding Invitation Envelopes + A Free Downloadable Guide

Addressing wedding invitation envelopes can be a confusing process, so I’ve brought in a guest blogger today to help answer all your pesky questions on this topic! The following is a guest blog post by my friend Brittany Russell of Letter Lane Design Studio, who is a freelance hand lettering artist and calligrapher. She’s put together an amazing and useful guide to help you with all the ins and outs of addressing wedding invitation envelopes. Read on!
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Event industry stability - should i be worried? Short answer: No.

Event Industry Stability – Should I Be Worried?

If you’re not in the industry, you may not realize that almost everything is an event. I love having a variety of projects on the go, which means that this world is a great one for me. But it also means that explaining to people what I do can be difficult, and that potential clients might not even understand the services I can provide! Talk about small biz challenges. And even aside from that, event industry stability is always in question.

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5 Reasons You Should Hire an Event Professional to make your event planning easy

5 Reasons You Should Hire an Event Professional

Planning any event involves so many details; sometimes it’s hard to keep track of it all. And more than that, if you’re new to putting an event together, you might not even know where to start. Event projects are complex, and often you only have one shot to get everything right. There are no do-overs in the event world, and this is why you should hire an event professional.

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5 Reasons You Need A Day of Event Set-Up Schedule

I know how it is. You’ve put together all the planning pieces you could ahead of time, and it’s finally the day of event. This means you might be working with multiple groups to get your space ready, from the venue itself to vendors, volunteers, or even your client. You can be pulled in so many different directions that it’s difficult to keep track of what needs to be done. This is why it is important to have a day of event set-up schedule.

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An Olive Oil Tasting

I had a client contact me with an interest in putting together an olive oil tasting event. She is in the health and wellness sector, so she wanted to invite a group of her peers to take part in this unique event in order to make new connections and have a little bit of fun. I loved this idea because I just think it is so different from the usual networking events – you know… random food, awkward interaction. This concept gave the group something totally different to do together.

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