Check out our new 96″ x 24″ sign at Cobblestone Hall in Raleigh, NC. Pictures below of the installation and final product. It looks great!
Thanks to Shawn and everyone at Signs By Tomorrow in Raleigh!
The Triangles area’s catering elite joined forces Tuesday, September 22nd to fight hunger at NACE Triangle Chapter’s annual community fundraiser. The 5th annual Top of the Table Competition used the Broadway musical Wicked as a theme and benefited the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
Over two hundred people enjoyed incredible food, live entertainment, an amazing silent auction, raffles, and much more! In addition, the attendees were able to view and vote for their favorite tabletop designs created by some of the regions best known event industry professionals!
Multiple vendors raised funds by sponsoring tables and donating prizes for a silent auction. The incredible prizes ranged from Calvin Klein suits, overnight stays at luxury area hotels, dinners at the Angus Barn (and many other dining establishments, colorful handmade quilts, and much more!
Showtime Events provided the acrylic LED IceMagic tables to extravagantly display the silent auction prizes. The 30+ foot long long tables exploded with a vivid green color that matched the event’s Wicked theme. It was hard to miss the silent auction items, which was the main purpose of using the lit tables. Topping off the silent auction tables, the Wicked Witch herself was situated in the center, charmingly bathed in a very witchy green featuring a 20 foot cape that flowed to the second level of the fabulous Bay 7 event space in Durham, NC.
The tabletop designs were amazing, sparkling with rubies and emeralds or draped in imposing charcoals and red roses. It was definitely hard to choose a winner from such astounding talent and the incredible variety displayed.
The tabletop design competition was fierce, but so was the silent auction bidding. The silent auction team of Amy Greene, Valerie Ward, Linda Giglio, David Casteel, and James Auerbach from Showtime Events (and interns Marcellina Burch, and Andrea Siracuse also from Showtime Events) worked hard to make sure the spread of prizes was flamboyantly showcased. It was awesome seeing so many professionals donating their time, money, and efforts to a good cause. Many people in attendance walked away with some highly sought-after auction items!
Presentations went on throughout the night with great door prizes/raffles being given away. Prizes includes 2 tickets to see David Copperfield at the new DPAC in Durham, a hot air balloon ride for 2, cash, and more.
Representatives from the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle also spoke providing information about the great charity and why everyone had gathered for the event. On the big screen the movie The Wizard of Oz was shown all night long adding to the atmosphere and theme for the event.
It will be hard to top this year’s NACE Top of the Table charity event and Showtime Events was PROUD to be one of the sponsors! Below is a great picture of the Silent Auction Committee Team!
Welcome Mike Merritt to our Florida office!
Mike comes to us from the restaurant industry, bringing varied management skills and a great understanding of hospitality’s every aspect! He loves new challenges and likes the opportunity to work on many different business dimensions at once. Event management’s ever-changing and entertaining nature appealed to Mike’s fluid personality.
Mike is a longtime Pensacola, FL resident. He is very interested in media, especially reading and listening to music. He also enjoys Charles Dickens, but The Great Gatsby is one of his favorite books. The Beatles have heavily influenced Mike’s music interests. He looks forward to attending a David Gray concert in Philadelphia this Fall and recently took his son to a FooFighters concert. One of his favorite bands is Death Cab for Cutie. Definitely someone to talk to about a new band.
Mike will be working at our Santa Rosa Beach office and will be directly involved in producing great events with the Showtime Events team!
Sunday, August 3oth was a BIG day in Birmingham, Alabama as the long-awaited Southern Bridal Expo (produced by Elite Events) energized the entire region! The exclusive event featured Showtime Events as one of 70-80 companies with booths exhibiting at the show. Over 700 brides had preregistered to attend.
With only 2 wedding shows a year in the region the excitement shared by all in attendance (vendors and guests) was high! Approx. 2,000 brides, grooms, and helpers eagerly walked the show floor meeting with vendors, taking pictures, and gathering everything for their upcoming weddings.
Booth representatives were eager to discuss gowns, catering, photography, lighting, decor and venues with the happy brides. In addition major department stores Belk and JCPenney’s were on site to assist in gift registry.
The stimulated crowd swarmed Showtime’s booth which featured stunning light displays and an elegant Austrian swag backdrop. An Airstar balloon was raised high above the booth and could be seen from all corners of the Expo. On the balloon was The Wharf logo. The Wharf is the Gulf Coast’s most exciting and new hot spot for spectacular weddings, as well as other social and corporate events. With multiple indoor and outdoor locations for events (including a brand new state of the art convention center), The Wharf is an unmatched special events location!
Showtime Events booth also featured an Ice Magic acrylic LED bar, acrylic LED cocktail and sweetheart tables, and incredible place settings. The Showtime Events staff gave away a gift basket filled with gift certificates and products from Wharf merchants. A special thank you to the donating organizations: Sand Dollar Lifestyles, Sassy Britches, Go Fish Clothing and Jewelry Company, Shucker’s Oyster Bar, Villagio Grille, RumRunners, Rafter’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, The Dock Store at the Wharf, and Showtime Events.
A fashion show held at the end of the expo filled the crowd with enthusiasm and purpose. It was a fantastic show!