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History and Celebration of the Chinese New Year

February 16th marks the beginning of the most important Chinese holiday: the Chinese New Year. Also, known as the Lunar New Year and the Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year is rich in history and is an important part of Chinese tradition. The celebration of family and hope for a prosperous new year has spread […]

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The Special Event 2018…That’s A Wrap!

Thank you to The Special Event Conference and Tradeshow (TSE) and the TSE attendees for welcoming each of our Innovative Entertainment artists at this year’s conference. We were honored this year to participate in the following conference activities: • Nicole Bernardi and Brad Wilson co-produced the Opening General Session • IE Exclusive Artist ECLIPSE was the opening entertainment for the […]

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MPI and San Diego State University Develop Meeting & Event Management Graduate Program

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at San Diego State University (SDSU) announced in December 2017 that they will collaborate to create the first graduate-level degree program offered in the United States focused on meeting and event management for mid and senior-level professionals. In addition, they plan to […]

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Holiday Hipsters Bring Cool To Christmas: A New Twist On An Old Fashioned Tradition

December is finally here which means that holiday festivities can begin! We love that December activities often focus on events with family, friends, and co-workers celebrating the season. During these special times, you definitely want to make your gathering one that guests will never forget. What better way to do that than by having the Holiday Hipsters bring ‘all the feels’ to your event with a holiday performance and […]

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What Is A Keynote Speaker And How Do I Choose One?

It’s true that the keynote speaker can make or break your event. Attendees will remember the impression the speaker made – they may post about it on their various social media. They may even decide whether or not to attend your event based on the speaker. You will need to choose carefully, so start by considering […]

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EventProfs: Six Simple Tips for Getting Stuff Done

Hey #eventprofs you can probably relate: in our line of work, it is super easy to have a ton of projects going all at once. But, to be honest, it is hard to know how to handle them all. It doesn’t take much to get overwhelmed and wondering just what we got ourselves into. However, […]

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Make the Most of Movember: Get Event Ready Now

Mustaches are about to make their grand entrance on faces around the world as November approaches. The “Movember” movement has been trendy for years, but most people are unaware of just how important this cause is. Movember is more than just a trendy challenge to grow a mustache and leave it there for 30 days. It’s […]

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Meet Our Team – Eddie Kertel

With over 30 years of theatrical experience, including 20 years in the events industry with Associated Entertainment Consultants and Innovative Entertainment, IE’s Director of Sales EDDIE KERTEL brings a ‘director’s eye’ to every event no matter how large or small. Over the span of his career Eddie has booked and /or produced over 150 headliners for both Fortune […]

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Building Community: Choosing Group Activities That Give Back

As an employer, it can be difficult to help your employees work together. One amazing way to combat competition between coworkers and instead build a sense of unity and cooperation is engaging in group activities that reach out to the community. This type of activity will have enormous positive impact not only on your business but […]

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5 Hot Holiday Party Themes

The one question on your employees minds this time of year is: What will the company be doing for this year’s holiday party? That’s right! It’s already time to plan entertainment for your corporate holiday party. Your holiday event offers loyal, hard-working employees an extra reason to be excited about working for you! And our staff at […]

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