ziMS Flight Fest

Main Stream Events and PR Firm is honored to be working alongside of ziMS Foundation to preset a family day and fundraiser. 

This event will be held on November 4, 2017, at the Military Aviation Museum, 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. “This event is for the entire family to come out and enjoy a Pig Pickin’ and Oyster Roast, World War I planes, live music, fireworks, photo booth, silent auction, children’s activities, and much much more. Come early and stay late and proceeds go towards ziMS Foundation.” Said Keith Zimmerman, Vice President of ziMS Foundation.

We will include live entertainment from the band, Vinyl Headlights and something different and fun for all ages will be bubble soccer and archery tag.   

Tickets available:  http://www.zimsfoundation.org/upcoming-events/

The Salvation Army Hope Gala 2017

Main Stream Events and PR Firm had the honor of coordinating the 4th Annual Hope Gala for The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command featuring Olympian Lolo Jones as our guest speaker. 

Great Gatsby was the theme for the main dining for 240+ guests and Olympics in the VIP Reception. 

My team was amazing and what to give a Huge Shoutout to everyone:
Event Planner/Coordinator:  Main Stream Events and PR Firm
Floral Designer:  Botanique Events
Lighting and Stage Backdrop:  Stage Right Lighting
Rentals:  Big Top Entertainment and Distinctive Event Rental and Distinctive Event Rentals
Event Photographer: Calvin Dunn
VIP Food provided and sponsored by:  Farm Fresh Supermarket
Main Lobby Photographer:  Hampton Roads Photography
VIP Photographer:  RGB Imaging
Valet Service:  Express Valet
Ice Sculpture:  Ice Art
Golf Carts:  Peebles Golf Cars of Chesapeake
Chair covers:  Waterford Event Rentals, LLC
The Salvation Army/Kroc Center Staff provided the fabulous food
Many other sponsors provided support to help The Salvation Army and we couldn't have done it without the sponsors and the guests.   

Photo credit goes to:  Calvin Dunn

Karen Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   Serving East and West Coasts   (757) 204-1416 or (909) 327-8084   www.yourmainstream.com 

Spring Tea Party

Why not invite your friends over for a tea party and be creative with hats just in time for Mothers Day or Kentucky Derby?

Karen Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   Serving East and West Coasts   (757) 204-1416 or (909) 327-8084   www.yourmainstream.com 




Spill The Tea

Who is ready for a tea party?

Spill the tea at a beautiful tea party event.  Main Stream Events + PR Firm offers an elegant style for a social gathering.  Gather the girls and start swapping stories and spilling it all!

Karen Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   Serving East and West Coasts   (757) 204-1416 or (909) 327-8084   www.yourmainstream.com 

Team Building Holiday Party

Main Stream Events and PR Firm coordinated a fabulous team building event with the help of Hampton Roads DJ at Grand Affairs, Virginia Beach, VA.

Team building is a collective term for various types of activities used to enhance social relations and define roles within teams, often involving collaborative tasks. It is distinct from team training, which is designed to improve the efficiency, rather than interpersonal relations.

Let us help you with creating a team building activity for your company.  Call us today!

Karen Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   Serving East and West Coasts   (757) 204-1416 or (909) 327-8084   www.yourmainstream.com 

Progressive Dinner

What is a progressive dinner?  It's simple - a social occasion at which the different courses of a meal are eaten at different people's houses.

We planned an impromptu dinner and it was very easy to pull together a few desserts for some friends.   This is just another idea for small dinner parties that you can plan or let us plan it (or the items and decor).  Main Stream Events and PR loves helping people with their event planning needs.

Karen Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   Serving East and West Coasts   (757) 204-1416 or (909) 327-8084   www.yourmainstream.com 

10 Questions to ask a DJ

I found this great article sharing these 10 questions to ask a DJ.  Read the full article here.  

1. Is this your full-time business? Are weddings/events your primary focus? What clubs, lounges, and corporate clients have you performed for in addition to weddings?

2. How do you customize the music experience for each couple? Can you help with song lists and providing suggestions?

3. How do you get the crowd pumped?

4. How do you handle song requests?

5. Can I hear some examples of mixing and blending different tracks?

6. What sound equipment do you utilize? Do you have back-up equipment?

7. Have you played at our chosen wedding venue before? If not, can you make a site visit beforehand?

8. Do we have our choice of DJs to select from, or is one automatically assigned to us depending on date availability? What happens in case of an emergency?

9. What other services do you offer (e.g. lighting, HD video screens)?

10. Why should I choose you as my wedding DJ?

Here's the rest of this great article:  http://www.bridalguide.com/blogs/the-budget-guru/wedding-dj

These pictures are from one of Main Stream Events and PR Firm's preferred vendors in Southern CA is KB DJ Entertainment.  10 Questions to ask a DJ.

Karen Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   Serving East and West Coasts   (757) 204-1416 or (909) 327-8084   www.yourmainstream.com 

Volunteer at Burrage Mansion

Why does Karen of Main Stream Events and PR Firm volunteer her time with organizations like Mansion Memories? She believes in giving back to the community that she lives and works in. She donates her time because she believes in helping others. She has been volunteering for Mansion Memories for a short time, but she feels like home when it comes to these events.

December 10 was a Toy Story Magical Day where we had characters visit from the Toy Story movie, children played interactive games, had a face paint station, photo opportunities, a letter to Santa station, a nice meal, and the fellowship of being at a mansion with other children. These children were nominated to come to the mansion and their eyes just lit up from the time they arrived until they departed and even older teenagers that were a bit macho in the beginning were taking photos with the characters and writing letters to Santa. Every child deserves to be a child and even the adults (like me) deserve to have some magic.

These are just a few of the pictures that were done for the setup and I snagged a few of Karen and her mom volunteering along with the other volunteers.   Mansion Memories could not put on these events without the assistance of sponsors and volunteers.

What is a magical day?

Magical Days are special events held at the Burrage Mansion several times throughout the year. These enchanting galas are designed to bring love, hope, excitement and joy back into the lives of children who are experiencing crisis. These are kids who are facing a serious illness or who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling—all heart breaking stories. While we can’t erase the pain or suffering that has impacted their lives, we can offer these special children and their families a day full of joy and magic and happiness.

How Do We Select Our Families? Families are nominated from within the community who have social, economic or health related crisis. Please note: Due to limited space and our goal to serve as many families in crisis as possible, we cannot accommodate grandparents, aunt, uncles, cousins or friends at the Magical Day. Only Nominees selected to participate and their immediate family members may attend the Magical Day event.

How To Get Involved? We typically have over 150 volunteers to make these events a reality. From decorating to food preparation to the final clean up, our amazing volunteer workers are a crucial component to our success. Volunteer opportunities will be announced as needed for each event.


Karen Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   Serving East and West Coasts   (757) 204-1416 or (909) 327-8084   www.yourmainstream.com