Quest Events Acquires West Coast Drape

Portland, OR- Quest Events announces the acquisition of the two West Coast Drape locations in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. For nearly 10 years, West Coast Drape has been providing top-quality pipe and drape rental for both Audio Visual and consumer businesses, including event planners and venues in the greater Seattle and Portland markets. “West […]

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New Year’s Eve Wedding Trends

As Winter Weddings Gain Popularity, Wedding Experts Discuss New Year’s Eve Wedding Trends Though summer and early fall are often referred to as wedding season, a recent study shows winter is gaining traction in the bridal realm. According to the study, fewer couples chose to have summer and fall weddings in 2013 than in the previous […]

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The IBA is gone. WHO CARES? – Part 2

Well I gave The Balloon Council almost a year. I held my tongue. I waited for something; for anything to develop. I hoped to see some activity that would let me know there really is still some body of an organization out there that actually cares about the business of balloons to, as they say, […]

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Record Numbers for Both Halloween Sales and the Expo

(New Orleans) – Retail sales are going up this Halloween season, and so are booth sales and registration numbers for the 2015 Halloween & Party Expo. There is no shortage of people preparing to take and place orders in New Orleans in February, an exciting time to travel to the vibrant city famous for food, […]

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Expo Examines Topics That Frighten Every Retail Owner

The Halloween and Party Expo, which runs February 6-9 in New Orleans, will showcase nine hours worth of educational sessions over the course of the event to address issues that keep retailers awake at night. Speakers at the Expo have spent decades working with small businesses, appeared as guests on numerous cable news channels, published […]

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Are Gift Cards in Your Future?

While 70% of shoppers plan to but gift cards this holiday season, 92% plan to spend more on them: Stored Value Solutions Report Although Other Holiday Retail Signals Are Mixed, Gift Card Spending Is On the Rise, According to Real-Time SVS Data Tracking; And Men are the Big Spenders   An interim holiday spending report released today by Stored […]

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Column Club

Let’s celebrate the column! Sure, they are upright pillars, typically cylindrical and made of stone or concrete, supporting an entablature, arch, or other structure or standing alone as a monument. But all technicalities aside, when created with balloons they sure look great don’t they? Whether alone, surrounding a dance floor, sides of a doorway or […]

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10 Ways to Keep Holiday Hackers at Bay

Cyber-Security Expert Offers Tips to Safeguard Information By: Gary S. Miliefsky We’ve all lost our identity at least three times, with more than 930 million records breached, lost or stolen to hackers and cyber criminals, says consumer advocacy non-profit Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. Why don’t we do all we can to stay safer online? According to, […]

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Fast Facts for Halloween - Dracula

Fast Facts for Halloween – Dracula

Few characters have captured our imagination more than Dracula. Since he was first introduced by Bram Stoker during the late 1800’s, we can’t get enough of the hemovore and, more than a hundred years later, dressing up as Dracula for Halloween still tops the most popular Halloween costume lists. Customers love facts and figures. Why […]

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