ziMS Flight Fest

Main Stream Events and PR Firm had the pleasure to work the ziMS Foundation on their first ziMS Flight Fest. 

"The ziMS Foundation was founded by Washington Nationals’ All-Star First Baseman Ryan Zimmerman in 2006.  The event was held at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA, which was a terrifically unique venue.  Not sure where else you can find autographed baseball jerseys in the same room as nearly 100 year old aircraft!  The event spanned from 2pm – 7pm, was fun for the whole family, and helped to raise money for a wonderful cause – the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Many athletes “support” a charity, but it’s really admirable to see how much Ryan cares about his foundation’s work and the cause behind it.  In fact, Ryan is consistently very warm and accommodating at ziMS events.  He takes time to chat with each guest, take pictures, and even sign autographs. 

I’m not sure anybody knew what to expect with the first annual Flight Fest.  It was definitely more of a “family friendly” event than past events – it included activities and games for the kids like “bubble soccer” and face painting, a photobooth, and a live band (The Vinyl Headlights, who were very good!).  Entrance to the event included all you can eat food and drink.  The food and drink featured a pig roast barbecue with accompanied side dishes, oysters, funnel cakes and fried oreos, and soft drinks and beer and wine!  The evening concluded with an impressive fireworks show as well.

Of course, while we all had fun and enjoyed the day, we were there to raise money for the ziMS Foundation as well.  Ryan presented a check for $200,000 to go towards research and finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.  The event held a silent auction with over 100 items up for bid, and a new software interface that allowed all bidding to be performed via cell phones.  There was also a raffle, in which a signed Zimmerman jersey, a cruiser bike, and a 55” television were all raffled away to three lucky winners." Christopher Nahlik

We had amazing sponsors and we can't thank them enough for supporting ziMS Foundation and landing a cure for MS.

Main Stream Events and PR Firm had the pleasure of bringing in great vendors such as Military Aviation Museum, Affordable & Luxury Event Rentals, Mobile Pig-Nic Catering, Catering Concepts, Ice Art, Vinyl Headlights, Hampton Roads Combat Games,  Hoffman Beverage, Boardwalk Photobooth, Zambelli Fireworks, Jody's Popcorn, HERR's Snacks, Spivey Rentals, Kenyatta Osby, Special Event Providers of Emergency Medicine, Sunbelt Rentals,  and Event Staffing, Inc.

Photo credit goes to Bryan Brough of Eye Captures Photography and Dave Chance of Dave Chance Photography

 

 

A few kind works:

"You put together a first class event and I implore everyone to take their time and money and support such a worthy cause.  You won’t be disappointed! " 
Christopher Nahlik

"Just a note to tell you how much we loved the ziMS Flight Fest.  So many families and  kids really made it special.  The face painting, silent auction, raffle and archery were outstanding.  Most of all, Bill (one of our sponsors) loved riding in the vintage WWII plane. The food was deliciious and the staff so helpful.  It really sets a high bar for family fun and entertainment.  Thanks so much for all you do to fight MS. Raising so many dollars is a tribute to the entire family.  Our compliments"  Jane and Bill Hoover

"My family and I had such a great time during ziMS Flight Fest. The airplane ride was such an amazing experience for my daughter and husband. The fireworks show at the end was a great way to end the night. We look forward to attending next year."
Meagan Parker- TowneBank

 

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

San Bernardino County Farm Bureau 100th Year Event

It's been 100 years for the San Bernardino County Farm Bureau so we celebrated in a lovely setting in Mentone, CA to celebrate in style. In the heart of all the orange groves and just below the apple orchards, over 150 members and guests came out to celebrate with a catered meal, DJ, presentation and awards and topped it off with great raffle items. with a relaxed and beautiful setting.

Vendors were amazing to work with:

Catered by El Tio Alex Catering

DJ Services: KB DJ's Entertainment

Venue: Portuguese American Club

Rental company: J&M's Party Rentals

Decor team: Gayle Covey, Karen Gould Clements and Teresa Buoye

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

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/

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 

Company Picnic at Hunt Club Farm

As summer comes to an end, Main Stream Events and PR Firm coordinates a company picnic at Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach, VA. We specialize in corporate events and would love to help you plan your corporate event.

The Pavilion Tent tucked in the back of the farm was the perfect location for a quiet company picnic.   We set up a picnic buffet, fried twinkies/oreo's/ice cream, and cold beverages for all ages.  Something different at the farm was a Chicken Roundup and Lead Line Challenge with a pony and llama and that kept it lively and a Scavenger Hunt looking for clues around the farm to include paddle boats. Oh, a baby goat was born that day and we got to see it 1 minute old.

Krendl from Magical Solutions, Inc. was the DJ and he kept them playing games, trivia, and just relaxing to the music after a long summer.

Catering was done by the Mobile Pig Nic and it was great as always.

Kelly Hall  was my great assistant for the day.

Photographs taken by Karen Clements, Main Stream Events and PR Firm

Check out their Video created by Karen Clements, Main Stream Events and PR Firm

 

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

Laser Man - Corporate Event

Main Stream Events and PR Firm coordinates a Laser Man corporate party. Corporate parties are fun and having a laser show was something unique. We had blue/green laser theme with Jugglers, Hula Hoopers, Stilt Walkers, and a Laser Man Show,

Entertainment was by the fabulous Magical Solutions Inc.  Photographer: Hampton Roads Photography Event Coordinator: Main Stream Events and PR Firm  DJ: Astro DJs (Entertainment) (Jerrett) Venue: Holiday Inn Hotel Virginia Beach-Exec Center

 

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

NY Corporate Party

Main Stream Events and PR Firm goes to NY to work with a talented photography agency, Kate Ryan Inc to celebrate the new year and the launch of their new website.  Guests were employees, agents, photographers, stylists, producers, and clients.

The venue was outstanding with the perfect vibe for our clients, Parlor.

Maad Moiselle was an amazing DJ that finished the night with a dance party.

Jason Gardner Photo and Video took these photographs and did a great job capturing this amazing event.

 

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

Company Picnic at Virginia Zoological Park in Norfolk, VA

As summer comes to an end, Main Stream Events and PR Firm coordinates a company picnic at Virginia Zoological Park in Norfolk, VA. 

The Garden Tent tucked in the back of the zoo was the perfect location for a quiet company picnic.   We were set up with a picnic buffet, ice cream, cookies, and cold beverages for all ages.  We had a scavenger hunt that and animals from the zoo up close.

Kurt from Astro Entertainment was the DJ and he kept them playing games, trivia, dancing and just relaxing to the music after a long summer.

Catering was done by the Zoo On-site Catering  and it was tasty.

Everyone had a great time and it was the perfect day.  Blue Sky, a few clouds and in the 80's.

Kelly Hall and Ashley Clements were great assistants for the day.

Photographs taken by Karen Clements and Kelly Hall, Main Stream Events and PR Firm

Check out their Video created by Karen Clements, Main Stream Events and PR Firm

 

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