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Who's News in Special Events for December 3, 2020

Special events business news

Julie Head Shot for web 4.jpgJulie Nobis has been named Co-Owner for Creative Coverings. Nobis previously held the position of Director of Business Development and will be taking over for former Co-Owner Robin Brockelsby. 

Nobis has been with Creative Coverings for more than a year and was previously co-owner of the Tannenbaum Event Center and Red Carpet Events. Nobis will take over Creative Coverings with Christin Nobis, who helped found the company in 1996. 

Creative Coverings is a special event linen rental & sales company based in Reno, NV. 

Blueprint Studios, an event design and production company,has partnered with the San Francisco Ballet to create Nutcracker Online. For the first time ever, San Francisco Ballet's spectacular Nutcracker is presented alongside a virtual, immersive format and available to all to view from the comfort of their home. 

Blueprint Studios and San Francisco Ballet have combined the best of in-person and virtual events to mimic attending the War Memorial Opera House for a ballet performance. Nutcracker Online is an interactive experience where attendees can enjoy the Nutcracker stream in HD, tour the virtual opera house, learn choreography from the San Francisco Ballet company, snap and download photos from a custom Nutcracker-themed photobooth, get a behind-the-scenes look at the production and meet the orchestra. 

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina has announced a special holiday event promotion to provide safe, socially distanced, and flexible occasions for the season. 

When planners book a holiday function on a non-peak day, between Sundays and Thursdays, they will receive a complimentary event enhancement ranging from a s’mores dessert reception to waived cancellation fees. 

Illumeet, a cloud-based technology company, has launched its proprietary platform for virtual events that enables brands to deliver content, connect with consumers, and create memorable virtual experiences. Illumeet is a comprehensive web-based ecosystem that offers innovative digital solutions that exceed the functionalities of online meetings or webinars. 

Through its immersive interactive event platform solutions, Illumeet is packed with rich features that mimic in-person events through engaging content, interactive applications, and live networking opportunities. Illumeet's platforms transform event experiences by creating novel digital environments fit with engaging media and content while allowing attendees to come together and have meaningful interactions online.  

Bizzabo, the US-Israeli all-in-one event success platform has raised $138 million in Series E Funding. Bizzabo said in the announcement it will use the investment to keep up with the global demand for it’s platform and expand its capabilities as COVID-19 reshapes the future of the professional events industry. 

Founded in 2010, Bizzabo’s event success platform empowers organizations to manage, measure, and grow professional events across the globe and in any format — virtual, in-person, or hybrid. 

Trey Vincent.jpgTrey Vincent has joiined Hubb, a provider of virtual and hybrid event management technology, as the new Vice President of Finance. As the recognized leader in event technology, Hubb makes hybrid event experiences easy to manage, immersive, engaging and profitable. The company works with key clients such as Pluralsight, Cerner and BIO.  

Based in Portland, Trey has over 15 years of international private equity experience in acquiring, growing and selling companies across North America and Europe. Previously, he was the CFO of Ruby Jewel Ice Cream and has served on multiple Boards of Directors. His career has been focused on small and mid-market companies across a range of industries, including healthcare, consumer goods, specialty manufacturing and industrial services. Trey earned an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.   

Each year, the American Rental Association (ARA) honors individuals who have made asignificant impact on the equipment and event rental industry at the national or international level. This year’s inductees into the Rental Hall of Fame, the industry’s highest honor, will be recognized at The ARA Show™ 2021 in Las Vegas. 

The five inductees this year include: Donald Ahern, Michael Kneeland, Edward Latek, Timothy Maloney Sr., CERP, and John ‘Jack’ Shea

terrica_skaggs.jpegTerrica Skaggs of Terrica, Inc. & Cocktails & Details™ has launched Hustle & Co., an exclusive VIP membership experience for wedding professionals. 

Hustle & Co. is her flagship membership experience designed to help members of the wedding & event industry grow, connect, excel, and achieve - all while having fun doing it. The Hustle & Co. community will give like-minded wedding professionals exclusive access to learn from some of the best in the industry how to grow their businesses and enhance their skills.  Members learn a new topic each month with occasions to network, socialize, and support the community in various ways in real time. 

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