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Event Central LLC

Event Central LLC
Contact: Lizanne Catalina
Website: www.eventcentralpro.com
Phone: 856-751-8335
Why I recommend this vendor:
Lizanne and her team built a future “house” inside the small lobby Museum of Television and Radio complete with a mock bathroom, kitchen and living room with a month lead time and 7 hours load in time.  They were pleasant to work with on this fast project, sourced all furniture and staff to build and paint this Internet home.  Her team understands the importance of meeting deadlines and budgets while helping you make your concepts become reality.  Her slogan should be “No Problem”.   East Coast based.


Event Rentals

Event Rentals

Website:  www.rentalcompare.com

"The web's largest site for event and equipment rentals with over 500,000 rental items from over 1,000 rental companies."

Why I recommend this vendor: From reader Lisa: This is the best site I have found for finding party and wedding rentals.  When my friend was getting married, we used this site daily because it was really a DIY wedding!


Event Signage

Event, Step & Repeat

Contact:  Daniel

Website: www.EventPrintings.com

email: sales@eventprintings.com

Toll: (888) 377-1377 

Paramount, CA 90723


Why we like this vendor?  Fast turnaround, friendly service, low price printing on banners.  Talk with a live person and email your logo, receive a design and quote quickly.  Printing banners made easy!


Event Strategies Inc.

Event Strategies Inc.
Contact: Brandon Nichols
Website: www.eventstrategiesinc.com
Phone: 703-684-0025, 877-684-0025
Specialty: Creative Staging, Branding, Event Production Execution
Why I recommend this vendor:
After four years of partnering I’m convinced there is nothing this company can’t do. From creating and executing a 10 story banner reveal, to building stage sets, to same day fed-exing a replacement banner these guys are professional, committed to making clients look great and creative.


Flour Power Cakes, So Cal

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La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 558-1199

Website: www.flourpower.com

Why I recommend this Vendor: Flour Power creates unique, delicious cakes that add so much to any party, wedding or birthday celebration.  The wedding salon is in La Jolla and they will deliver cakes to your event.  Great service, great taste.


Giant Impressions, seriously large signage

Giant Impressions
Contact: Michelle Bogdan
Phone: 408-392-8886
Website: www.giantimpressions.com 

Why I recommend this vendor:  Giant Impressions specializes in creating large scale, unique signage for it's clients and works with you to come up with a solution to wow your guests.  I've had great experience with Giant Impression wrapping cars, elevators and putting signage up in large office windows.  They have an inhouse designer if needed.  Additionally, they are really nice people. 



LA Linens, Linen Rentals

LA Linens

Contact: Danny Levy
Email:    info@lalinen.com
Phone:   (213) 623-1815
Website: www.lalinen.com

Why: Specializing in custom orders, L.A. Linen has been in business 19 years with a strong reputation for quality fabrics. They can of course design and produce any size or style of linens, from any type of fabric for large scale events.



Legacy Print

Legacy Print

Contact: Bill Baxley

Phone:  408-970-9334

Website:  http://www.legacyprint.com/

Why I recommend this vendor:  Bill & Samantha delivered on every single project thrown their way, even those with ridiculously short deadlines or complex event brochures.  Their print quality is very high and their customers service even higher.  Located in bay area, ship anywhere.


Mark Andresen, Graphic Designer

Mark Andresen, Graphic Illustration and Design

Contact: Mark Andresen
Website: http://www.markandresenillustration.com/
Email: markandresen@comcast.net
Phone: (404) 275-4906  

Why I recommend this vendor:  Mark has many years of experience working on event logos, poster designs and website  illustrations.  His manner is very friendly, listens well and shares a range of concepts with the client without frustration.  Very talented - check out his site for examples.


McCalls Catering

McCall Associates
Events Management & Catering Services
Contact: Anna Williams
Phone: (415) 552 - 8550
Email: anna@danmccall.com
Website: www.danmccall.com

Why I recommend this vendor:  If you are hosting a large event and you want it produced well, you call McCalls.  Their team sets the bar for outstanding service and they have one of the largest inventory of event supplies.  Wonderful reputation.


Metropolitan Shuttle - Nationwide Car Service

Mentropolitan Shuttle

Contact:  Glenn Orloff

Website:  MetropolitanShuttle.com

Why?  Metropolitan Shuttle is able to meet customer needs by finding vehicles (sedans, shuttles, busses) in any major city based on size, requested features, driver experience and safety instead of only offering a specific set of options from a fleet.  Experience managing conference airport shuttles.


Michael Daigian

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Contact:  Michael Daigian
Phone: 415.821.7710
Website: http://www.michaeldaigian.com/
Why I recommend this vendor:  Striking arrangements and reliable service.  I believe they are “The Best florist ever!”  Michael Daigain creates beautiful floral designs for corporate events, art galleries,  weddings and dinner galas and parties. Clients include Tiffany & Co, Conde Nast, and Gucci.  Check out the site for a sample of his amazing creations.



Miles Sound

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Contact: Dave Miles
Phone: 818-434-4840
Website: www.milessound.com
Why I recommend this vendor: Dave and his DJs have played several of our events in Burbank and Santa Monica and even at our Nissan Live Set at Fox Studios! He is reasonably priced, fun and always available to help in a pinch.

Monachetti, Videographer

Contact: Mike Eller
Website: www.Monachetti.com

Why I recommend this Vendor:  No cheese factor, very professional and unobtrusive wedding videographer.  Mike is a filmaker and considers your wedding an opportunity to create a short film.  Very artisitic approach, yet he is easy to work with and listens to his client's requests. The website shares a bit of his style and has a demo video that so beautiful.  Based in DC, Mike & team travel worldwide for weddings.  $3-6k.


Multi-Media Audio Visual

Multi-Media Audio Visual
Contact: Acie VanCleave, GM
Phone:  (303)623-2324, (800)756-6118

Why I recommend this vendor:  Multi-Media is one of those AV companies that will make it happen, no matter what the budget and no matter what the timeframe.  I have worked with Acie and his team for many years and have always had a professional experience, with great equipment and a "do what it takes" attitude.  If you have an event in Colorado, I highly recommend giving them a call.


ON 24 Webcasting and Virtual Events

ON24  - webcasting and virtual events solutions for businesses
Contact: Cece Salomon-Leeon24_logo.gif
Phone: 415-369-8000
Website: www.ON24.com

Why I recommend this Vendor:  ON 24 provides flexible, customizable solution for producing virtual events and professional webcasts.  Their software supports Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish.  The software has a very robust analytics section and a knowledgable team to help you launch a "virtual" show.


Perfect Table Plan, Seating Software

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Contact: Andy Brice
Website: www.perfecttableplan.com
Why I recommend this vendor:  Seating plans are made much easier with this user friendly software.  You can configure the tables' shapes and #s then drop and drag your guests names into the appropriate seat.  The software allows multiple views of your seating plan from a floorplan to a spreadsheet.  Works on mac and pc.  I loved it. 



Website: http://www.photofetti.com/
Why I recommend this vendor:
Photofetti provides quarter-sized "confetti" to dress up any party table or gift bag. The quality of the picture will not get lost on the double-sided confetti.  It was a huge hit at my mom's birthday party and everyone asked for the website.


Photographer - Steve Maller

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Contact: Steve Maller
Website: www.stevemaller.com
Phone: 650-685-6999
San Francisco Bay Area (Travels)
Specialty: Corporate Events/Weddings
Why I recommend this vendor:
Professional who understands event planners are busy, he takes direction and then let’s you do your job uninterrupted. Fast turnaround with attention to special touches.

PINGG, Invitations

pingg, well sent
Contact:  Brittany MacWright
Phone: 973.454.2358
Website: www.pingg.com/ 

Why I recommend this vendor:  Pingg is a brand new invitation resource for creating professional online event invitations (no clip art) and offers very sophisticated event management tools.  If you have your own invitation artwork you can still utilize Pingg's software to manage your invitees.  Check out their site.  Stylish, custom and convenient, Pingg is a great tool for any stylish host.