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Bright Ideas Newsletter:
Volume 5, Issue 1 - February, 2014

In this issue:

Featured in Business In Vancouver!

Planning a corporate event? Ask the experts! If your mind is filled with questions about corporate event planning, Bright Idea’s feature in BIV should help put your mind at ease. In this edition of “Ask The Experts”, Sharon Bonner, CEO & President of Bright Ideas, shares her insights and helpful tips that will help you plan a successful and memorable event.

6 Tips for the PERFECT Summer Party

1. INVITATIONSIt is best to email or mail a “SAVE THE DATE” announcement 6 weeks in advance.  This gives your guests time to plan for the event in advance.  Email or mail the actual invitation 3 weeks in advance.  Nowadays, most invitations are digital, although it’s still nice to get a hard copy of the invitation in the mail. It provides a reminder to guests, as well as having all pertinent information such as address, time, dress, etc.

Why enter industry event awards?

As I sit down this weekend to finalize our contest entry for the National Star Event Awards, I realize how valuable the process of writing a contest entry is. It’s a chance to scrutinize our work and really evaluate the pros and pros of an event. Strangely, I find this process therapeutic and good for business.

5 Unique Valentine’s Day Events

Being an event planner, I often come up with fun themed events for clients. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I figured I would share a fun list of unique Valentine’s Day event ideas. 1. Valentine’s Day Love Crawl

Join fellow Cupids in this very unique Love Crawl event.

Featured in Meeting Places BC

British Columbia is an unbeatable place for holding any meeting, conference, trade show or convention. Meeting Places offers up-to-date editorial coverage, insight and practical advice for meeting and event-planners as well as anyone for whom group functions are a part of operations. With a comprehensive database of facilities and service providers throughout the province, Meeting Places is your ultimate resource for hosting your best event yet.

Bright Ideas Newsletter:
Volume 4, Issue 4 - December, 2013

In this issue:

Email Newsletters Equal Results

Guest blog by Chris Keam

Email has been around for a long time – and while it may seem as though it’s been around forever, it’s been roughly 40 years since the first email was sent. This proves that the power of email is strong and will continue to stay as a top communication tool for the years to come.

Top 3 Event Themes For 2014

Corporate events may sound boring but with a good theme they surely guarantee a good time. Whether you stick with a traditional approach or step outside the box with an innovative twist, setting a theme

How to Make Your Event Entertaining

Without entertainment, your guests may suffer from boredom – which you obviously don’t want to happen at your event. When choosing entertainment for your upcoming event, whether it be a corporate event or celebration gathering with the entire family, there are a number of questions you will have to ask yourself. Right after booking a venue and developing a theme, choosing appropriate entertainment is the next biggest step.

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