Wednesday, February 24, 2010

And the Winners Are...

Losberger exhibited at The ARA Rental Show earlier this month and what a positive way to begin the year. Traffic was consistent and attendees were excited to discuss upcoming projects and ideas.

We decided to have a little fun and create the Apples to Apples Video Trivia Challenge. It was met with a lot of enthusiasm to say the least. Each day a question was asked and you needed to watch a short video to retrieve the answer.

Congratulations to the Winners!

Day 1

$100 AmEx Gift Card: Jon Howarth of ATent for Rent Dedham, Massachusetts

$50 AmEx Gift Card: Frank Penecale of Parties and More Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Day 2

$100 AmEx Gift Card: Frank Cane of Scranton Rent-All Throop, Pennsylvania

$50 AmEx Gift Card: Andy Nolan of Chattanooga Tent Company Chattanooga, Tennessee

Day 3

$100 AmEx Gift Card: Erin Shean of Classic Party Rentals San Diego, California

$50 AmEx Gift Card: Steve Frost of Stamford Tent Stamford, Connecticut

Thanks to everyone for playing. A special call out to George Smith of Mahaffey Tent Memphis, Tennessee who managed to come in 3rd place all 3 days!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Much Ado About Haiti. How Can We Help?

Heavy on everyone’s minds of course is the disaster in Haiti. How we can help? What supplies are needed? How do we connect with the disaster relief teams? It is devastating to us all when something like this happens. Our industry can be impactful to the recovery process- shelter is second only to water and food for survival. So many challenges and questions arise from a situation such as this. Disaster is random, unpredictable and inherently unique to its own which inevitably sends everyone scrambling for custom solutions on short time frames.

How (if any) support has been given from the US tenting industry? What can we do collaboratively? Should we rally inside our organizations, host fundraisers, get on a plane and address issues from the disaster site?

Any and all ideas would be helpful. We anxiously await your stories and suggestions!

Where do we "grow" from here?

Socially responsible, professionally supportive, open to learning, mentoring for the future. These are some of the objectives that will help us all achieve a higher level of business within our industry. That said, where do we "grow" from here?

We want to facilitate an open discussion to engage, brainstorm and collaborate for the greater whole. We have a lot of questions, ideas and random thoughts not to mention, there is a lot going on in the world. All of which inevitably throws our industry into a state of flux. By keeping communication fluid we hope to get your (and our) wheels turning.

So... here we go. We invite your comments, disagreements, ideas and inspirations. Follow us here and we promise to not disappoint. Cheers to 2010 and the christening of Tent for Thought.