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If You Build It....

Pat Tierney - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

You’ve searched high and low & coast to coast, but sometimes finding that perfect venue in just the perfect spot requires a little creative thinking. As the classic movie line goes: If you build it, they will come.  

Recently, we wrapped a project that included building outdoor space for over 2,000 guests to enjoy a plated dinner and then an additional “outdoor theater” space where the guests would be treated to the company’s awards presentations & a headliner performance.  

Much like building a city, we transformed an empty public space into a once-in-lifetime event experience for the guests.  

Enjoy a quick time-lapse of the outdoor theater transformation and don’t forget to dream big about your next event and endless possibility of locations.

 


Sacred Acre Book Release

Pat Tierney - Saturday, August 27, 2011
A week ago today our staff had the opportunity to work on a very unique event in small town rural Iowa.  If you are not familiar with the Ed Thomas story, I encourage you to take a minute to watch this short video on Ed's life.

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This tragic event shook the Aplington Parkersburg community but as Coach Thomas taught them, you have to get up and dust yourself off to move forward.  With an incredibly resilient spirit, the community has come together and rallied after this tragic event, led again by the Thomas family.

Coach Thomas’ life and legacy has now taken another step towards being properly remembered in a book titled the Sacred Acre.  The book captures the story of Ed Thomas’ life and the remarkable path of forgiveness and grace which the Thomas family and the community showed after this tragedy.

Last week we had the opportunity to produce the national press event and official book launch of the Sacred Acre. It was truly an honor bringing together family, friends, government leaders, local and national celebrities, former players, NFL standouts and community members into a powerful night, launching the book and celebrating the legacy of Coach Thomas. 

Sacred Acre Book Launch

We we're also joined by an artist we absolutely love working with, Michael Sarver, who performed 3 powerful songs for the event.

Michael Sarver

Coach Thomas' life work lives on in every member of the community. From the moment you drive into town, Falcon Pride is as strong as ever and the values and lessons Coach taught for so many years are present throughout the town.

While getting ready for this event we had some time to visit main street of Parkersburg where we were welcomed like it was home. Going in and out of local stores, visiting with store owners, residents and a few town guests, you couldn't help but be floored by strength, resilience and warmth of this small Iowa town. In almost every person or family we met, we hear a story about Coach and the lessons and values he taught.

Parkersburg, Iowa


A common theme among Parkersburg residents was that they were better people for knowing Coach Thomas.  We couldn't agree more. What an incredible town, incredible story and incredible event. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have spent time in the A-P community and with the Thomas family.

For more information about Coach Thomas or to learn more about the foundation his family has created in memory of him click here.

And be sure to order or pick up your copy of The Sacred Acre today!








"Leadership Now"

Chris Mars - Tuesday, September 21, 2010

 Last night, we had the opportunity to be entertained by "The Worlds Funniest Guitar Virtuoso," Mike Rayburn. Mike is an amazing individual and blends a unique message with his "Classically trained.... comically derailed" performance. His concert/comedy show was a huge hit with the audience and a great start to our client's 124th annual convention.

This morning we supported the Opening Session at the Polk County Convention Complex. Today's keynote speaker was Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors L.P., giving us hope that the financial future will be profitable in the long haul. His message is one geared around positivity and optimism, which is something a little hard to come by these days with our recent recession and national debt being key topics.

Tomorrow, we have the opportunity to hear Commander Kirk S. Lippold, USN (retired) and his message "Leadership and Accountability When It Matters". Commander Lippold was the commanding officer when the USS Cole was attacked by al Queda in the port of Aden, Yemen. Through his experiences as a commanding officer, Commander Lippold can give us all some valuable insight to becoming more effective leaders.