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Bounce House Safety, Going Green Doesn't Fade, Who's in Power?

Bounce House Safety, Going Green Doesn't Fade, Who's in Power?

Bounce houses fly again Thirteen children in New York were injured earlier this month when the bounce houses they were playing in were tossed into the air by wind, an accident that could have been prevented had operators followed basic safety procedures such as tying the houses down properly, a person familiar with the situation tells Special Events. Measuring wind speed is easier than ever, he adds, thanks to wind meter apps available for both iPhones and Android phones. "Ninety-nine cents gets it done," he adds. For tips on safe operation of bounce houses, click here

Green doesn't fade Despite the current economic doldrums, some 64 percent of special event professionals say they use the same level or more of eco-friendly, "green" elements in their events as they have in recent years. The results come from the latest online poll from Special Events. Twenty-two percent of respondents say they are using green elements more and more in their events, while 42 percent say they are using green elements at the same level. Thirty-four percent of respondents say they are less and less concerned about using green event elements …

Who's got the power in special events? We're wrapping up a big feature story on the powerhouse figures in special events—event professionals who continue to influence the entire industry. If you want to suggest someone for us to cover, please send your ideas here.

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