How to Build a Teamwork Mentality

by Lisa Bigelow
Offsite professional team-building activities help establish trust.

When a group of two or more people work together to accomplish a goal, that’s teamwork. How effectively and happily the team works together is another matter entirely, and getting a disparate group of employees or volunteers to work as one is frequently difficult. Nevertheless, building a […]


25 Event Themes That Ooze Style

April 15, 2017

Admire or get inspired by some of these new and classic event themes that have a stylish twist.
An event theme is a central idea upon which the rest of the event is based and can, therefore, be the event success or downfall, so be sure to choose wisely. It can help to add […]

The Seven Deadly Sins Of Engagement at Events & Trade Shows

In marketing “engagement” is one of the things all good marketers strive to attain for the brands they work for or clients they serve, whether it is in a trade show booth, a kiosk display, or an event. And the newest kid on the block, known as experiential marketing, requires it to succeed.

What good is […]

Open House

Interactive Entertainment Supplier Atlanta Georgia
Burgess Amusements & Special Events would like to be your interactive entertainment supplier. We will provide you with the best entertainment and food service that the industry has to offer.  We are excited to announce our NEW ITEMS for 2017, and would like to invite you to our OPEN HOUSE the […]

Christmas Party Ideas

The season of ‘The Snowman’ re-runs, sprouts and moderate weight gain is fast approaching, and you’ve been asked to arrange the staff company christmas party. This can seem like a hugely daunting task, especially when you start considering the wide range of people you have to accommodate and please.

Having spent many years in a band, I […]

Company Christmas & Corporate Holiday Parties 2016

Do you want to Show Your Employee Appreciation with a Holiday Party?
Company Christmas & Corporate Holiday Parties
Arranging a corporate Christmas party, New Years occasion or other winter occasion party this year? Demonstrate your representatives, colleagues, inhabitants and visitors your thankfulness with an astounding phenomenal occasion party this year. At Occasion Arrangements, we’ll arrange your vacation […]

Amusement Rentals and Vendors for Labor Day Special Events in Atlanta, Georgia

It’s that time of year again to start planning for Amusement Rentals and Vendors for Labor Day Special Events in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.
We offer a wide range of rentals and vendor services for large scale special events with tents for carnival games and booths for food vendors and even catering. Here is […]

Report: ‘massive’ and unique entertainment industry studio coming to Covington

By Wade Marbaugh
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COVINGTON — The Economic Development office of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce announced to local media representatives Monday that a major production studio is coming to Covington, […]


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Though it’s been out since 2011, Snapchat is still relatively unknown. That’s a shame because it’s a tool that can come in really handy especially for event planners. If used the right way, it can really foster engagement among followers and create some much-needed […]

How to Operate an Activity and Social Events Committee at Work

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Having an activity and social events committee in the workplace offers the chance for planning activities which can cultivate a fun atmosphere in the office while fostering relationships with colleagues. Creating such an atmosphere will increase employee effectiveness and their productivity level. This article will discuss steps […]

Summer Fun!

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Dunk Tank
WATER SOURCE REQUIRED WITHIN 100FT, Your comrades throw balls at the target while you sit on a seat suspended above 500 gallons of water. Make sure you hold your nose! (Actual size 140.5″w x 78″d x 96.5″h)


Let us help plan your next…. Church Picnic, Youth Day, Men’s or Women’s Retreat!


Looking for the perfect venue for your next church outing? Do you need help putting together an exciting new event for your members to fellowship? Burgess Amusements & Special Events would like to provide you with new and exciting attractions for your next event, party, or holiday celebration… We can provide you with the best […]

9 Questions Every Event Planner Has Been Asked

Your career as an event planner is intriguing to many but do you find yourself answering the same questions over and over again?
Here are top nine questions I have been asked throughout my 15-year career in the event industry. Some questions show people’s interest and intrigue, some are pure ignorance and some are potentially borderline insulting! Does any of these sound familiar?
1. So You’re a Party Planner?
Erm, no, not exactly!
I predominantly organise conferences, but for some people, organising events can only mean one thing – planning parties. Although I have organised plenty of parties over the years it is not primarily how I would describe my role. I do of course have the utmost respect for creative and talented party planners and colleagues that specialise in this area and have the vision and flair to transform any space into a party paradise – much more so than I do! But likewise, as a party planner wouldn’t feel it was a fair representation if someone presumed they were a professional conference organiser, I would prefer not to be described as a party planner.
And – furthermore – why should we be pigeonholed anyway? Although there are tremendous benefits to specialising in one niche of the event industry the reality for many of us is that we are good all-rounders and run a range of events. This may be because we are looking for variety in our work, through necessity to make a living or simply to honour our loyal clients’ wishes for the events they need us to create.
2. So What Does an Event Planner Actually Do?
Where do I start?!
To us, it seems so obvious the amount of planning and detail that goes into every single event but others are simply baffled by our role and evidently think that events magically happen by themselves. This should, of course, be a huge compliment to the industry that we make it look so flawless and easy executing our events but it often comes across almost as an insult! I love taking one type of event as an example and responding back with 15 or so broad tasks an event professional will handle. Even just outlining some of the basics seems to come as a bit of a shock. I guess it highlights how some people simply are not cut out for event planning if they cannot think about the detail required for its success!
3. There’s a Degree for That?
Yes! Is it really so unbelievable?!
The argument about whether event managers are born or made rattles on and even those within the industry can have opposing views about whether an event management degree is worthwhile. Those from outside the industry can sometimes be even more incredulous. Most of the degree level event courses I am familiar with seem to have a strong business focus with modules around finance, marketing, project management, innovation, human resources, as well as specific event planning modules. All in all, they offer a solid basic education, even for those that do not end up working in the event industry in the long term. I personally think there are a lot more niche or general degree courses which deserve ridicule or wonder before an event management degree is brought into question.
4. Great – Can you Organise my Child’s Birthday Party/Wedding/Charity Fundraiser Then?
Yes, possibly. Is this actually a serious request though?
As I mentioned, many #eventprofs are good all-rounders and of course the principles of planning one type of event can and are transferable to another type of event. However at the same time as event planners it is important we learn to say “no” and not spread ourselves too thinly. In a work capacity planning a child’s birthday party or someone’s wedding is not something I would consider, there are experts out there that specialise in these areas and plenty of work to go around for everyone.
See also, point 1 and point 8!
5. How Many Celebs are in your Phone Book?
A few! But always a tricky one to answer!
In the name of professionalism and confidentiality, this is always a difficult one to answer and I always try to give a suitably vague answer. Indeed the few popstars, DJs, TV personalities, speakers, commentators and performers I have links with may be more Z list than A-list in your opinion anyway but I treasure them!

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5 Key Event Emails You Need to Send

Save the Date
At least one month prior to event registration being open, send a Save the Date email to create anticipation, and to help busy people reserve space in their calendars for your event.
The main call-to-action button/link for this email should be

 to add event to their calendar
 to share this event on social media, or
 to pre-register […]