Monday, December 22, 2014

Peace - Joy - Happiness!

As you can see we had quite the Holiday Celebration! Here Mia Brack Enjem hard at work! We had Much Fun and Merriment thanks to Project Linus.

Can't sew? Not artsy-crafty at all? Do not despair - even you could participate in this fun, rewarding activity!
During a recent staff meeting we had discussed t that we all wanted to get more involved in a community service. We all have passion for one cause or another and the desire to help - but our work rarely leaves us time to actually make it happen.

Then we heard about Project Linus, a non-profit organization with chapters all across the country, that donates home-made fleece blankets to sick or traumatized children in hospitals and shelters. It turns out that the Orange County Chapter Coordinator Patty Krause understands our hectic work place. Anyone can become a "Blanketeer"! A Project Linus Party only takes a good hour. All you have to know is how to cut fleece and tie knots! Done!
Kate Brack had purchased the fleece, masking tape and sharp scissors. The EventWorks Blanketeers just showed up.  Max served us a nice drink from the bar. Patty gave us instructions and we happily went to work! Our Holiday blankets were fun to make and they will get delivered to a local children's hospital.

Our Project Linus Party was the first part of our annual Holiday Gathering. After spending the first part of the party making blankets, we opened the door to family and friends and celebrated with raffles, a gift exchange and a real feast, cooked by our in-house experts. We hope to get the guacamole recipe soon! We know that our friends mostly come to our part of town because of the crews' amazing Latin American home cooking. 

Thank you to everyone in our EventWorks Family and to all of our local friends who came to 340 W. 131st Street.

Joy - Peace - Happiness
Our very best wishes to You!

Monday, December 15, 2014

SEARCH CABARET: Join The Party fo a Good Cause!

"Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome
Fremde, etranger, stranger
Gluklich zu sehen, je suis enchante,
Happy to see you, bleibe, reste, stay
Willkomen, bienvenue, welcome,
Im Cabaret, au Cabaret, to Cabaret"

We hope to see you at the next SEARCH Foundation Soirée, Chèrs Amis!
After all, it is our industry's foundation. We all contribute so that friends and co-workers who need assistance during a health emergency or a catastrophic event can find help.
It goes without saying that SEARCH Fundraising Events are wonderful affairs that are really fun to attend!

One such occasion is around the corner:
Please mark your calendars and get your tickets to the upcoming SEARCH CABARET!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

9:00 pm – Midnight

Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort

1855 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim CA

SEARCH is happy to share more details:

We're thrilled to announce that the highly coveted SEARCH Cabaret is returning this year to the Sheraton Park Hotel at The Special Event Conference in Anaheim and will be produced by Danny Bergold of About Entertainment.

Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception environment with a tasty drink menu and delicious desserts while being entertained by some of your event industry colleagues.

To add to the main stage fun and our fundraising efforts, we've included a competitive element to this year's show. After an online video submission process, four amateur entertainment acts will be selected by a public vote to perform live at the SEARCH Cabaret for the chance to win the grand prize. The winner will be selected by audience appreciation. However, guests will show their love, not just by applause, but also with their electronic donations. The act that inspires the highest amount of donations will walk away a winner.

The event will also feature an array of professional entertainment elements, a silent and live auction, VIP suites and a late night dance party with a live band.

Many thanks to our generous Sponsors:

Venue: Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort
AV, Lighting & Production: AV Masters

Catering/Desserts: Someone’s in the Kitchen

Auction Software: GiveSmart

Entertainment: The Golden Coast All Stars

Social Media Photo Booths: iTouch Booth, Inc.

Custom Designed Scarves: Splendor for Your Guests

 We are looking forward to celebrating a good cause!

"Leave your troubles outside! Life is disappointing? Forget it!"
That is our motto this week!

Monday, December 8, 2014

THE SPECIAL EVENT 2015 Preview - Take A Sneak Peak!
Until we meet at The Special Event 2015

I am honored to be one of the THE SPECIAL EVENT 2015 Ambassadors with David Merrell,  and look forward to our conference in Anaheim in January. It is a great opportunity to exchange ideas, educate ourselves about trends and creative ideas in our industry, and energize ourselves for a new year. But it's not just all business! Gala Night will be a great event, produced by colleagues for their peers. I am really looking forward to the entertainment! Our friends Peter Berliner and Nicole Bernardi from Innovative Entertainment are sponsoring entertainment for the Gala event. We are happy to say that they are bringing an amazing program to the Marquis Ballroom at the Anaheim Marriott  Here a sneak peak into the night:

The Red Hot Band
After hearing The Red Hot Band, you’ll be talking about their amazing musicianship, clever arrangements, stylized choreography, and sexy-chic look for weeks to come.  As a fixture in the LA music scene, The Red Hot Band has been raising the roof with not only sizzling Latin music, but the most current top forty hits making them LA’s hottest fusion band!
Tera Bonilla, the band leader and lead singer, brings her experience as a world-class entertainer together with the best singers and musicians in the business. If your event calls for a “Vibey-Cool” down-tempo atmosphere, a “Hollywood-Chic” soiree, or a “Smokin’-Hot” dance party, this versatile band can provide a fully customizable package with any band configuration necessary to fulfill the needs of your event.

Click to see the Sizzle Reel

The Dueling DJs
The Dueling DJ’s is an interactive, energetic and engaging live performance where the crowd becomes the main attraction! By utilizing social media, The Dueling DJ’s puts the power of picking the next track into the hands of the party goers. This incredible experience is the brainchild of DJ CoryLive from American Idol, The Voice
and Dancing with the Stars. The Dueling DJ’s team is made up of an exceptional group of DJ/MC’s featuring DJ Kelly Dlux , DJ Dre and DJ Sean Patrick along with DJ CoryLive. The Dueling DJ’s transcends the DJ/Crowd environment and creates a unique live event experience.

The Gala Night is produced by Chris Gerstenblatt, Erika Lohmar, Todd Roberts and Kate Brack with generous collaboration from Visions Lighting, Go West Creative, AFR Event Furnishings, Quest Drapes and Eventworks.

Dancing, food and drinks — a lot to celebrate as we conclude another TSE and motivate everyone as we move into 2015!

 Don't miss out! You can still REGISTER for TSE 2015!

Looking forward to seeing you at THE SPECIAL EVENT,

Monday, December 1, 2014

Bounce, Rock, Shake It Off!

©Max and Moritz/Wilhelm Busch

Yep, we know.... all driers malfunctioned over the weekend and all our clothes shrunk! Thanksgiving was wonderful! By Friday the guilt set in. In a panic, we tracked down DJ Matt Cornwall on his family holiday vacation and begged for help! Get us moving, pleeeeeaaaase! Thankfully Matt could relate and put together a super high energy mix on Spotify that will help you "Bounce, Rock,  Shake It Off!"

By the way: this playlist is guaranteed to also keep you warm on the East Coast and chase away the Winter Blues.
We hope you had a wonderful Holiday and a great start to the week.