Letter from the President

New year, new hires, New Products, new awards, new adventures!

Happy New Year Everyone!   

We here at Art of the Event, Inc. are so excited for 2017 and all the promises it will bring.  But before we forge ahead with new events and projects, we thought it might be a good time to pause and share with you some of our recent news!!

New Hires:

364x364px_BillFormerly of PEP Events Management and Best of Boston, Ltd.,  Bill brings over twenty years experience in event planning, operations, transportation services and DMC management to our team. We are thrilled to have him on board for Meetings and Events Services! His vast knowledge of the Boston and wider New England markets pair perfectly with our design and events skills— bringing our clients and friends, even more, services and expertise.  Welcome, Bill!

 

364x364px_KenWe also welcome Ken Mayers to the team! With his extensive background in catering and sales, we knew Ken would be an event coordinating Rock Star.  What we didn’t know was just what a talented Event Designer he is!   With his impeccable taste, impressive styling abilities, warm personality and outstanding professionalism, we know our clients and colleagues will soon find out what we already know— working with Ken Mayers is a pleasure!  We’re so glad you’re here, Ken!  

 

364x364px_MaragretWe are equally thrilled to introduce Margaret Heffernan to our colleagues in the meetings and events industry.  Margaret is our new Production Coordinator and is she ever doing a bang up job!!  An experienced stage manager, Margaret is using her background in live theatrical management to coordinate our fabrication and production teams, work out our employee schedules and magically resolve various front of house IT challenges.   Great job, Margaret!!

 

New Products:   

When AOTE moved into our facility in Wilmington MA three short years ago, I had no idea how quickly our 45K+ warehouse would fill up!  From signage to theme decor, furniture and stage sets, all the way through to our table top elements and various fabrics, we have doubled our products already.   If you are interested in viewing new products or just brainstorming some ideas, feel free to reach out to either myself or Tom Kraig for a personalized tour.

New Awards:

I was thrilled to attend the NACE Experience Conference in Hollywood, Florida this year and accept a prestigious Nace National award for Best Event Production for myself and AOTE’s Business Development Manager, Tom Kraig. This award was the product of a great team effort by AOTE fabricators, artists and our front of house staff.  Thank you all so much!

I was also happy to receive a Brava Award celebrating “high impact” female business leaders in the Boston Area.  The write-up, as well as those of the other winners, can be found on-line under 2016 Brava Award for CEOs.

AOTE Travels!

Did you know Art of the Event, Inc’s great service, and products are both available outside of the Boston Area? We often do work throughout the New England states and islands. This past year we’ve traveled south to New York, New Jersey, and Florida. We even went out west to Utah and all the way to California to design and set up stage sets, tradeshow booths, and events for our clients.  If you have an upcoming event, meeting or tradeshow, here or elsewhere, think of us first, your total event solution!

 

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Warmest Regards,

Gayle Gilberto

President