We all know that the month of October brings cooler weather, changing leaves, and the start of the holiday season. This year though, October is giving everyone at Third Avenue Events another reason to celebrate – it has been five years since Kristin Hems and Annie Rector founded Third Avenue Events. To celebrate the company’s five-year birthday, Kristin and Annie sat down for a little Q&A.
The end of summer is fast approaching which means, if you are any major box retailer, it is time for Halloween of course. Well if it is time for Halloween, that means Thanksgiving is basically next week followed up by Christmas. Are you planning on traveling for the holidays? If so, here are some tips to make sure you are booking in time and finding the best price out there.
In the past few years, Kansas City has become more of a well-known and popular city, thriving as a desired travel destination. However, for many people, Kansas City is still thought of as a smaller community, a flyover state, one that doesn’t come close to paralleling the sky-scraper buildings and hustle bustle of traditional, large cities in the US. All of that is beginning to change though, as Kansas City embarks on a journey of redevelopment, transformation, and growth, with two large construction endeavors and the pleasure of being host to the 2023 NFL draft.
Everyone has their own preference when it comes to traveling, and the way that people are traveling seems to be changing. The hospitality industry is constantly looking for ways to deliver an exceptional experience to guests. Recently the hospitality industry has found itself navigating through drastic changes spurred by competition. Airbnb, a home-sharing tech company that has existed for just under a decade, has managed to cause disruption in the traditional hospitality market with the development of a sharing economy.
We all know that there are many moving parts that go into planning an event. Whether it be guest lists, hotel arrangements, or decorations, there is one thing that attendees seem to notice the most- the FOOD! We all tend to rate an event’s success by how good the food is, which is why it is one of the most important aspects of planning.
In the United States, more than 11.6 million firms are owned by women, generating about $1.7 trillion in sales, and employing nearly 9 million people, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners. WOW, some serious girl power right there!
Third Avenue Events is proud to be a part of that statistic with Kristin Hems and Annie Rector as the founders and owners of the company.
55 million. According to the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), that is how many online hotel booking scams occur each year. With the convenience and increasing number of online reservation sites, hotel booking scams are becoming more frequent. One in four American travelers have reported booking on what they thought was a hotel website but later find out it was another site, according to AHLA.
When organizing an event there seems to be an endless to-do list that you must complete before the big day. Whether it be hotel reservations, flights, scheduling, or the guest list, there are so many things that must be planned. One of the most important (and stressful) aspects is planning for effective and efficient transportation, because we all know, an event cannot happen if the guests are not there!
The transportation aspect of an event can be a tricky puzzle. There are a lot of moving parts and a lot of potential obstacles. It’s imperative that your event management team works closely with a trusted transportation partner that can problem solve quickly. For this installment of our interview series, we spoke with three of our transportation partners and one on-site resource partner that frequently manages the transportation piece during execution to share some insight on some of the behind-the-scenes work.
You’re exhibiting at an upcoming tradeshow. Congratulations! If this is your first time prepping for a tradeshow, it can be overwhelming. You may not even know what you don’t know. You aren’t alone, it’s a feeling many people before you have felt. Our team has compiled a list of strategic questions you should be asking as you go through the planning process.
The Third Avenue Events team is excited to bring a brand-new interview series to our blog! Throughout the year we will be chatting with several of our trusted partners to provide insight on all aspects of the event process. Maybe you’ve found yourself wondering “what does a production company really do?” or “what is the first thing a transportation team does after receiving an arrival and departure manifest?” These questions, and many more, will be answered.
First in this series, none other than the founders of Third Avenue Events: Kristin Hems and Annie Rector.
Hello, 2018! A new year can be viewed as a fresh start. Are you hoping to make some changes in your life? Have you set new goals for yourself? We certainly have, and we’ve compiled a list of our favorite motivational quotes and phrases to help maintain the enthusiasm for those goals. Bookmark this page for whenever you need a dose of motivation!
As we discussed last month in our “Building Relationships” post, giving a sincere “thank you” is always a great way to strengthen relationships across the board. It’s well-known that one way to show appreciation is with thoughtful gifts, but what makes a gift stand out? How do you narrow it down to something that will show genuine appreciation?