family-owned business

MBJ Table of Experts: A Conversation on Family-Owned Businesses

Joanna Crangle/MBJ: Based on experience in your industries, how do the needs of family-owned businesses differ from your traditional business clients? 

Billy Hicks: Speaking from our experience in the trade show, special event, and rental business over the past 33 years, we have found that our clients appreciate our time and attention to detail and the extra effort we put forth to make sure our clients are happy. We know that our company name carries with it a family responsibility of providing the highest-quality product, personnel, and performance. Many of our employees have been employed with us since 1986 when we first got into this business. They are like family to us. It is a feeling most traditional businesses don’t experience.   Read more

outdoor fundrasier

Throwing an Outdoor Fundraiser

As the hot summer months transition to beautiful autumnal weather, taking your fundraiser outdoors may seem like the perfect idea for your business. Below, we have listed our favorite tips to help you throw an amazing outdoor fundraiser that will be sure to wow your guests. Read more

event influencers

Four Tips on Working with Event Influencers

Influencers have become a successful marketing resource across many industries. They have been widely used to promote events, highlight new products and boost visibility. Finding the right influencers to promote your event is a great way to expand the reach of your promotion efforts and tap into a crucial audience.  Read more

tent rental

Tent Rental FAQs

Tents are perfect for all of your outdoor events. They offer protection from the weather and give a sense of privacy for you and your guests. You’re able to keep them up for hours for your event and they are pretty easy to spot when hosting a major event. With a little imagination, you can transform your tent into something special. Adding some temporary flooring on the inside of your tent and dressing the ceiling in stunning lighting can turn your tent into a wonderland. To make sure you have the basics down, we answered some frequently asked about tent rental questions below. Read more

engagement

Everything You Need to Throw an Engagement Party

Celebrating your engagement is an amazing experience, and having your family and friends with you can really take it to the next level. This is the time where you and your beloved get to have fun and share this amazing moment in your lives. Since it’s such a special occasion, you want to make sure the entire atmosphere is breathtaking for yourselves and your guests. Here we will include suggestions on how you can throw an unforgettable engagement party. Read more

tablescapes

5 Tips for the Perfect Tablescape

Scenery sets the mood for any event. Whether it’s greenery against a white table cloth or beautiful silverware lying on walnut wood, a lovely tablescape can pull the entire look together. Your guests will be amazed by the patterns and design of the work you put together.

If you’re looking to wow your guests at your next event, we’ve rounded up five tips to help you to create the perfect tablescape.

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Mother's Day ideas 2019

Make Your Mother’s Day Memorable

Mother’s Day is all about lifting up the mother figures that make life better. Moms are there to embrace us, welcome us home, give us advice, and care for us in their own unique way. They do a lot for us and rightly deserve one whole day dedicated to being celebrated. Here a few ways you can show honor and appreciation to the moms in your life this Mother’s Day.

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Spring Wedding Trends

Spring Wedding Trends

Every year, new wedding trends emerge, especially in the spring. Brides and grooms want to be different and create an event that will last a lifetime. Couples look for new ways to personalize their big day, and guests look for the next awe-inspiring element. This year, keep an eye out for the following spring wedding trends.

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Easter Celebration

Take Your Easter Celebration to the Next Level

Easter is a joy-filled holiday where families can come together, enjoy a meal, share old traditions and create new memories. If you’re looking to surprise your family with something new this year, we have a few ideas that will help take your Easter celebration up a notch or two.

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Wedding cake alternatives

Wedding Cake Alternatives

A traditional wedding cake will never go out of style, but why sacrifice individuality for a classic white confection? Your wedding day is all about your unique, personal style. This means you don’t have to settle for the same sweet treat you’ve had at every other wedding. Don’t be afraid to shake things up and offer your guests a slice of non-traditional goodness.

Whether you choose to cut into something sweet or savory, there’s nothing vanilla about these five wedding cake alternatives.

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