The Salvation Army Hope Gala 2018

Main Stream Events and PR Firm had the honor of coordinating the 5th Annual Hope Gala for The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command featuring Mo Isom as our guest speaker. 

Mardi Gras was the theme for the 240+ guests. 

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
Event Photographer: Calvin Dunn
Photo areas:  RGB Imaging
VIP Decorations: Main Stream Events and PR Firm
VIP Caterer: Gourmet Gang


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 Gould Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   East Coast  (757) 204-1416   www.yourmainstream.com

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 

The Salvation Army Hope Gala 2016

This was a Black Tie Event for The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command.  Main Stream Events and PR Firm designed and coordinated their Hope Gala 2016.  This is there 3rd annual and we are honored to have coordinated all three of them.  We had 375 feet of Red Carpet and beautiful pedestals filled with pictures of Salvation Army services that the guests walked through as they arrived.  We transformed he gymnasium into a beautiful dinner atmosphere.  The legendary Coach Frank Beamer of Virginia Tech Football was our Key Note Speaker.

It was a team effort with amazing vendors and wonderful Salvation Army staff and volunteers.

A Big shout out to our vendors who we couldn't have made this event as spectacular without them.

Lighting- Stage Right Lighting Weddings-SpecialEvents

Florals - Botanique

Rentals and misc - Big Top EntertainmentIce ArtExpress ValetWaterford Event Rentals, LLC

Have you ever went to a VIP Black Tie Tailgate Party - Catering and flowers for VIP Reception - Farm Fresh

Photography - Calvin Dunn Photography, Foster-Gray Photography

Entertainment by the Kroc Dancers, flag procession, Brass Ensemble, and a solo trumpet player

Our awesome team Karen Clements, Kelly, Christina, Laura, and several of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary.

Thank you.

 

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

The Salvation Army Hope Gala 2015

This was a Black Tie Event for The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command.  Main Stream Events and PR Firm designed and coordinated their Hope Gala 2015.  This is there 2nd annual and we are honored to have coordinated both of them.  We had 375 feet of Red Carpet and a beautiful archway filled with ice and flowers that the guests walked through as they arrived inside the main lobby.

It was a team effort with amazing vendors and wonderful Salvation Army staff and volunteers.

Emmitt Smith was our Key Note Speaker and what a story he has.

Stage Right Lighting Weddings-Special Events from the uplighting, stage washes and spandex circles, to the beautiful colored lanterns hanging from the center of the basketball court. The lighting was the finishing pieces we needed to bring this event to life. They were also a sponsor and so appreciate your generosity and flexibility.  They also provided the spandex for the VIP stage backdrop.

Botanique provided the beautiful linens, napkins, and centerpieces and was such a delight to work with. She also sponsored the acrylic arch and flowers in the main lobby.   It was so beautiful to walk through and was a great addition to the ice.

Big Top Entertainment provided the VIP/outside red carpets, stanchions, velvet ropes, bar, and amazing black velour backdrop on the stage to the pipe and drape around the basketball courts.

Astro DJs (Entertainment) provided and sponsored the VIP pictures with Emmitt Smith for the guests to take home at the end of the evening.

Ice Art - created the two amazing ice pillars with The Salvation Army Shield.  All-Star Photobooth provided and was a sponsor the photos in the main lobby.  Express Valet - provided and was a sponsor for Valet Service.  Waterford Event Rentals, LLC - worked with us on the spandex chair covers and the bands.  Whiting Turner - sponsored the rest of the red carpets.  Wow, 350 feet of red carpets inside the building.  Calvin Dunn Photography - sponsored the event photography and the amazing pictures.

Couldn't have done it without my wonderful friends who assisted me:  Our awesome team Karen Clements, Kelly, Christina, Sandy, Laura, Jo, Laurie, Linda.

Thank you.

 

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

Physicians for Peace Gala

Main Stream Events and PR Firm  designed and produced the Physicians for Peace 25th Silver Anniversary Gala in just 5 weeks. This was a Black Tie Event.

We started the evening off with a flag ceremony of 40+ flags from around the world, silent and live auctions, steel drummers, African dancers and drummers, Filipino dancers, and the band, Rare Mixx ended the gala with some live entertainment that got everyone on the dance floor. 

It was a team effort with amazing vendors and wonderful Physicians for Peace staff and volunteers.

Leslie Hartig Floral Design provided the center pieces and was such a delight to work with during the process.

Stage Right Lighting Weddings-Special Events provided the uplighting and stage washes. The lighting was the finishing pieces we needed to bring this event to life.  Big Top Entertainment provided the amazing backdrop on the stage and stage. Astro DJs (Entertainment) provided the Red Carpet photos for the guests to take home at the end of the evening.

Waterford Event Rentals provided the beautiful satin linens, napkins, spandex chair covers and bands.  Jason Hillian of All You Photo captured the beautiful event photography.  The Entertainment was top notch with One Love Steel Band (Steel Drum), Atumpan (African Dancers and Drummers), The Young Filipino American Modern Dancers and Rare Mixx (for the after party).  Kelly Bridgman of Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel did a great job taking care of me for the venue.

We could not have done it without wonderful friends and team who assisted:

Awesome team of Karen Clements, Ava Ryan, Christina Cox, Cathy Benett, Laura Jeanne Miller, Laura Nuchols, Kelly Hall, Margaret and Pete Kopaz, Shelly  Decker, Trulinda Britt,

Thank you.

 

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

The Salvation Army Hope Gala 2014

This was a Black Tie Event for The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command.  Main Stream Events and PR Firm designed and coordinated their Hope Gala 2014.

It was a team effort with amazing vendors and wonderful Salvation Army staff and volunteers.

Stage Right Lighting Weddings-Special Events from the uplighting, stage washes to the brilliant beaded chandeliers hanging from the center of the basketball court. The lighting was the finishing pieces we needed to bring this event to life. They were also a sponsor and so appreciate your generosity and flexibility.

Botanique provided the beautiful linens, napkins, and centerpieces and was such a delight to work with.

Big Top Entertainment provided the red carpets, stanchions, velvet ropes, bars, amazing backdrop on the stage to the pipe and drape around the basketball courts.

Astro DJs (Entertainment) provided and sponsored the step and repeat photos for the guests to take home at the end of the evening.    Ice Art - created an amazing ice sculpture with The Salvation Army Shield and a burst of water.   Express Valet - provided and was a sponsor for Valet Service.    Waterford Event Rentals, LLC - worked with us on the spandex chair covers.   Calvin Dunn Photography - sponsored the event photography and the amazing pictures.

Couldn't have done it without my wonderful friends who assisted me:

Our awesome team Karen Clements, Christina M Smith Cox, Sandra Spangler Baxter, Jo Sandlin White, Ava Ryan, Amber Stetson Fisher, Laurie Wagner,Donna Perretta-Cowan, Paula Perilli

Thank you.

 

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