Posts Tagged ‘MPI’

Win A Flip Camera – Backdrop Your Event Sweepstakes

April 22nd, 2011

For those that visited our booth while attending a trade show or conference, a big THANK YOU!

We are now offering everyone a chance to win a Slide HD Flip Camera. You can enter here.  Good luck!

Please remember to submit your event or recital photos as your company may be featured in our next blog or eNewsletter!

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San Diego MPI Holiday Party

January 7th, 2010

Backdrops-David Patrone on Stage

The San Diego Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (SDMPI) held its annual holiday party on December 8, 2009 with a Golden Age of Las Vegas theme. The event took place at the beautiful U.S. Grant Hotel in the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Everyone was serenaded back into time by the smooth crooning of Old Blue Eyes and the rest of the Rat Pack.

The evening began with the sophisticated sounds of Sinatra, cocktails at old fashion pricing, and the opportunity to bid on fabulous silent auction items. Following cocktail hour, attendees moved into the Celestial Ballroom for an elegant plated dinner along with an entertaining dinner show highlighting San Diego’s Premier Male Jazz Vocalist and Master of Ceremonies David Patrone. The nostalgic evening concluded with the much anticipated annual live auction by the professional Pierre Charmasson. All proceeds from the silent and live auction benefited the children of the Monarch School. The event helped raise over $6000 in cash.

Monarch School is a remarkable San Diego school that, along with its committed team of teachers, administration and volunteers, is dedicated to providing homeless and at-risk children with an accredited education while caring for their basic needs. Today, more than 100 kids between the ages of 7 and 18 are enrolled at Monarch School and SDMPI is proud to support their efforts.

The event was a huge success thanks to the Holiday Committee and the vendors who donated their time and services. The holiday committee worked very hard and dedicated many hours toward making the event special and memorable. Rita and the staff of the U.S. Grant Hotel provided a decadent dinner and five star service. Mercedes and the Event Supplier Inc. team did an amazing job with the spectacular décor. It was a breathtaking moment walking into the ballroom and seeing the transformation. The linens, flowers, chair covers, etc. were exquisite. Backdrops Beautiful provided all the beautiful themed backdrops.

“I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family – and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.” – Frank Sinatra

All photographs were taken by Victor Goodpasture.

2010: New Year, New Opportunities

December 31st, 2009

New Year’s Eve is the celebration that commemorates the beginning of a new year.  For some, 2009 was a trying year yet we learned new ways to survive in an ongoing recession.  New technological opportunities boomed allowing companies to reach new masses.  Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and blogging sites took over conventional communication methods and a new phenomenon emerged.

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As we get ready to kick start the new year, we should take a little time to reflect on what we want to tackle in the upcoming year. Positive thinking is the key to success.  It is helpful to set goals and stay focus to accomplish these objectives.  We hope that the new year is filled with creative inspiration, new business opportunities and a healthy lifestyle.

The Backdrops Beautiful Way for 2010:

Budget – Learn to work with lean budgets
Experiment – Don’t be afraid to try new strategies in reaching a new audience
Adapt – Every customer is different
Understand – Understand current trends and utilize modern technology
Target – Find the niche that works in today’s times
Inspiration – Be creative and let your imagination inspire
Focus – Listen and engage with your customers
Unite – connect with others and establish new partnerships to maximize exposure
Learn – Continue to develop new concepts and expand on industry knowledge

Backdrops Beautiful is extremely grateful to have met so many wonderful and creative people this past year.  We established new business partnerships and gained new client relations by becoming members of elite organizations such as ISES, MPI, NACE and UDMA.  We attended many meetings and dinner events that allowed us to create brand awareness and showcase our backdrops.  These organizations have given us the opportunity to work with many talented professionals in various industries and we look forward to being more involved in the upcoming year.

Additionally, we exhibited at many tradeshows and will be no different in the year to come.   Our participation at tradeshows such as the Special Events Show, Dance Teacher Summit, Rhee Gold’s Dance Life Teacher Conference, Dance Teacher Web Conference & Expo and UDMA’s Dance Resource & Costume Shows gave us the opportunity to meet with all our existing clients and meet new ones. These shows allow us to work on a personal level with everyone and obtain feedback to create new backdrops in line with today’s trends.

We wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year.

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