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How to “Spice Up” your Christmas Event!

Those 15-year-old holiday decorations in your company storage that you bring out every season. The employee who shows up and plays his favorite “Christmas mix” on his MP3 player to everyone standing around the punch bowl.

Social Media for business – Interview with Sharon

Businesses nowadays, including Bright Ideas Event Coordinators, have realized the power of social media and know it has to be part of their marketing and PR mix. A recent report from BMO Financial Group shows 57% of small businesses in Canada now use social media, a 42% increase from last year. Sharon Bonner, CEO and President of Bright Ideas Events, talks about how social media has changed the way she does business.

“Herzlich Willkommen” German Style!

Bright Ideas Event Coordinators has a long-standing tradition of including international employees in their support team. Many of our international interns come from Germany, so we would like to introduce you to a German theme idea for your next event.

4 Great Guest Gift Ideas for your next Corporate Event!

The right gift comes in a lot of price ranges, but quality doesn’t have to break the company’s budget. If a company can budget the funds for giveaways, well-planned gifts create a positive final impression of the event for the evening.

Give Your Event A Brand!

When working as a corporate event planner, during your planning process you will get to a point where you have to ask yourself how you are going to incorporate your client’s corporate brand into your event theme and design. Of course you could just cover your invitation and venue with the company’s logo, but to be honest, that is not really creative. So what we at Bright Ideas do is create a unique event brand for each event we plan.

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Crystal architecture and Luxurious treatment makes Sparkling Hill Resort Shine

The Bright Ideas team is currently working on an event taking place at the wonderful Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, BC. A great opportunity for the staff to go on a road trip and investigate what many are calling the premier wellness resort spa destination in North America.

2014 ISES Esprit Award Nomination

Bright Ideas is proud to announce that we have been nominated for the 2014 ISES Esprit Awards! We are so proud and excited.This nomination arrives as we just kicked off our 25th Anniversary Celebration, and what a great way to start celebrating!

4 ‘Bright Ideas’ for Corporate Event Christmas Themes

Corporate Christmas Parties aren’t what they used to be. Themed Christmas Parties have taken over. Stiff and dull dinner parties are no more. Companies are also more multi-cultural than ever and recognizing the value of incorporating a wide variety of traditions into the annual winter event.

Have An Emergency Plan For Your Event!

When you are working as an event planner, it is all about planning ahead. Securing a venue, booking staff, finding a caterer, and arranging entertainment are just a few of the crucial tasks necessary for a successful event.

Build a Greener Brand with an Eco-Friendly Event

Sustainability is an important issue for most companies nowadays. They are trying to save energy and recycle whenever possible. And when corporations place a high importance on being sustainable, event planners should do everything they can to plan as green an event as possible — to align with the company’s green goals. From conference, to Christmas parties or trade shows, any event of any size can be successful and sustainable.

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