This was such a fun VIP 50-year celebration for 350 employees and guests with a few city officials and company's customers coming from many states to the owners coming from Germany to celebrate their company’s greatest accomplishments. They are the leader in vacuum pumps and they were an amazing company to work with.
Big Top Entertainment was amazing and provided the VIP tent, Employee, Catering, Registration Tents, and even a Smokers Tent, tables, chairs, chandeliers, stage, pipe and drape, lounge sofas, black Astro turf for the VIP tent, red carpet, stanchions, ropes, David, Dion, Matt, and Pete were the fearless leaders and did a fantastic job with everything (and I mean everything).
Catering Concepts did an awesome job with the tastings from around the world, from Germany - Grilled Brats and Onions, Great Britain – Beer Battered Fish and Chips, Asia-Phad Thai, South Africa – Pollo Con Papas, USA Green Salad and Vegetable Kabobs to Switzerland and their amazing desserts. They also provided Ice Cream and punch the first day for the ice cream social. Art of Creative Celebrations - Vivid Expressions LLC and Janel Bailey Keen did an amazing job with the linens and decorated over 60 tables, 50 centerpieces that went with the industrial look focusing on Silver and Orange. Ice Art had an amazing custom made Ice Sculpture that was over 4 ft high and 6ft wide. This was a masterpiece of one of a kind. Cake Delights created a spinning cake top with 4 layers of sugar, butter and pure yumminess for their ice cream social on day 1. HR Photography was the professional photographer (an employee of Busch). She is such a pleasure to work with - Thanks Heidi Pimentel.
Astro DJs (Entertainment) and Kurt did an amazing job with the music and kept the VIP tent with just the right amount of music. Astro also provided the up lighting (Thanks Greg) in the front lobby and couldn’t have a VIP Event with out the Photo Fantasy ran by Christian and we had a great background and photos were dispersed to each guest. Advanced Visual Production came from Richmond to take care of our audio visual needs with 2- 80” screens and 2- 50” screens to show 4 videos at the same time with sound and then into 1 video and it was seamless. James River Transportation had 3 shuttle buses from a Virginia Beach Hotel at the oceanfront to shuttle our out of town guests to the office in VIP style. Royal Flush brought the best porta restroom that I have ever seen with 3 private rooms in the trailer, sink, counter, and even music. Tidewater First Security was hired to protect our AV Equipment over night. Gen Global for top-notch headsets for everyone to wear during the plant tours so the guests could actually hear the speaker. 11 stations and a 75 minute tour around their entire plant and I must say this plant is so clean, organized and a lot of work was put into having a seamless tour. We even had 2 Virginia Beach off duty Police Officers to direct traffic.
Our team - we couldn't have done it without them - Karen, Sandra, Kelly, Crystal, Loretta, and Ashley.
Thank you all so much.....