Corporate Event Planning Ann Arbor MI

Local resource for corporate event planning in Ann Arbor, MI. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to corporate event ideas, corporate event solutions, meeting management, technical support, audiovisual services, session management, and database management, as well as advice and content on corporate event management.

Dooby Design Group
(734) 786-1620
7520 Essex Drive
Ypsilanti, MI
 
Mercury Sound & Lighting
(734) 664-3417
Canton
Canton, MI
 
Mitch's Music Xpress
(734) 730-3537
1437 N Wixom Road
Wixom, MI
 
Alpha Omega Event Productions
(269) 323-1658
9136 Oakland Dr
Portage, MI
 
Wines for Humanity
(517) 719-8049
923 N Martin L King Jr Blvd
Lansing, MI
 
Infinity EDP
(734) 786-1604
Endless Client Support
Ypsilanti, MI
 
Platinum Elite Events, LLC
(313) 717-8386
37637 Five Mile Rd., 370
Livonia, MI
 
Studio S
(231) 633-5478
207 Grandview Parkway
Traverse City, MI
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Cordoba Victor Hugo
(313) 841-3540
3400 Bagley St
Detroit, MI
 
Cowboy Up DJ Service & Karaoke
(810) 357-5345
1975 Michigan Ave Apt. C25
Marysville, MI
 

Party ideas for businesses: Business party: Professional events getting friendlier

Business parties have always been a mainstay of the winter holiday season. But today, companies are planning parties throughout the year. And more parties than ever. If you're already thinking about your own company's next event--whether it's a catered summer picnic for employees or a client-focused gathering--here are some helpful insights from an experienced Long Island business event planner.

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Kristie Koppe Galvani, vice president of event planning at HJMT Communications, a public relations, marketing, and event planning company in Westbury, New York, says that in recent months, HJMT has seen the Long Island corporate party business become not only more active, but also more interesting.

"Business parties are definitely more people-focused, these days" says Galvani. "Events are purposely being planned around relationship-building. They're smaller, with more time built in for mingling and for people to get to know each other better," she says.

Enjoyment is the goal

"Cocktail hours are longer, and programs are shorter," Galvani continues. "What we're seeing is that businesses want less formality and more fun."

Of course, some companies, particularly larger ones, choose hotel banquet halls for their product launches, holiday gatherings, or other corporate events, she says. "But we're also seeing an interest in doing something different. Some businesses are looking to have parties in museums, at airports, or on the rooftops of restaurants."

HJMT is also planning business parties in venues that only a few years ago might never have been considered, says Galvani. Among them: sports arcades and bowling alleys.

Casual parties for clients

The value of entertaining seems to be apparent to a growing number of businesses. "Parties definitely are being written into more company marketing plans," says Galvani. "We're doing client appreciation-type cocktail receptions that aren't even tied to specific holidays or promotional events," she says.

"Companies have casual get-togethers in their offices. They invite clients and hire caterers to provide passed h'ors d'oeuvres or informal pick-up fare, or even just wine, cheese, and crackers," she says.

Galvani also notes another popular business party trend that shows no sign of abating. (See Tasty & Trendy: What's Now and What's Next .) "At business as well as social events, desserts are being passed around," she says. "People want mini-cheesecakes, chocolate-dipped strawberries, small ice cream...

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