It’s always exciting to say that you were a part of a high profile event. 2010 was no exception for NEL. Some of the celebrity events we had the pleasure of working on were: Carrie Underwood’s Play On After Party, Sarah Buxton’s Wedding (writer of Keith Urban’s “Stupid Boy” & “Put You in a Song”), Hank Williams Jr.’s launch party of Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whisky, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton’s Engagement Party, Loretta Lynn’s 50th Anniversary Party, and Tennessee Titan’s Safety, Donnie Nickey’s, wedding at the Parthenon.
In 2010, we aslo increased our inventory of LED’s. The addition of the Tri Tours really has opened a lot of doors for us. We now have the power to do multiple color changes with the ease of a dimmer board. Talk about a customized wedding, you can now have the room set at a light amber for the toast, deep amber for dinner, pale pink for the first dance, and hot pink for the duration of the evening. Its a little trick that you can use to set the tone for your guest. They’re also great for venues that have limited power. Here’s an example from our open house where we used them to light up the food table:
In the event industry, we like to refer to October as Rock-tober. October of 2010 was no exception for us. We consider this our busiest month for 2010. We had a total of 64 successful events. Yes, we all survived and had fun doing it!
2. We have a home!!!
In January 2010 Blake, Misty, and David moved out of the bonus room and storage sheds and into the warehouse on Armory Drive.
In May of 2010 we started the build out of our office.
In November we hosted our first ever Open House, which was a debut of our finished office space and warehouse.
With the start of the New Year of 2010, David Maddux made the transition from part time to full time focusing on office operations, sales, and design. In August, Abi Reid was hired full time as office operations, sales, and design. Last but not least, Clint Pilkinton, came on board in September as Head of Production. Where does Blake fit in this mix , as President and CEO, and Misty, CFO. We still have our amazing crew that many of you have seen out and about