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  • 5 tips for throwing a unique NASCAR-themed party

    5 tips for throwing a unique NASCAR-themed party

    So, your client wants to have a NASCAR-themed event.  Don’t panic just yet – we’ve been there, done that.  Metro Aviation hosted a customer appreciation event on December 14th, 2016, at CenterStage@Noda and asked

  • Shaking It Up For Audience Engagement

    Shaking It Up For Audience Engagement

    An audience that sits in silence for your entire event is not a good sign.  Long story short – if your audience isn’t engaging at all, you need to revamp your event as soon as

  • Bubble Contortionists… You Won’t Believe What They Can Do!

    Bubble Contortionists… You Won’t Believe What They Can Do!

    We’re bringing back the entertainment this week, with something you’ve never seen before.  (Okay, so maybe you have, but we haven’t).  We’ve brought you fire breathers, aerial artists, singers in disguise, and roaming carnivals.  This

  • Episode 20

    Episode 20

    This week on The Event Design Experience, Clarke speaks with Hardin Minor about selecting the right entertainment to suit your event.

  • Create a Conference Your Attendees Will Be Excited to Attend

    Create a Conference Your Attendees Will Be Excited to Attend

    The last thing you want is guests dreading have to attend your conference.  Chances are, they’ve been to tons, and unless yours stands out – it’s just like all of the other boring ones.  Making

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Clarke Allen TV

Wish you could be a fly on the wall to see and learn from actual events? Now you can! Tune into Clarke Allen TV to get a Behind the scenes look, enjoy event footage, meet the staff, and learn from our daily “opportunities”.

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Real Events

Real Events

Having trouble picturing what your event could look like?  Don’t worry, we’ve got some examples for you newbies.  Click here to view photos of previous real Clarke Allen events!

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Blogs

Blogs

Sometimes we like to write things down and share them with you.  They’re kind of like our personal (work) diaries.. without the teenage boy drama.

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In The News

In The News

It wouldn’t be nice for us to keep you in the dark now, would it?  Get the latest info here from our strategic partners!  (Because they’re pretty cool too).

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Industry Insider

Industry Insider

Event planning is a glamorous career if you like 18 hour days, sore feet, and last minute changes.  Still interested?  Don’t say we didn’t warn you.  The Industry Insider is your one-stop-shop for careers and opportunities!

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Charlotte Happenings

Charlotte Happenings

Are you a social butterfly?  Check out the best way to fill your calendar (or someone else’s) with some of Charlotte’s hottest events!

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Recipes for Success

Recipes for Success

Because honestly, how are you supposed to know what meal pairs best with your event?  What’s Cooking is the perfect resource for all of you lacking in the culinary department.  (You know who you are).

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Wise Words

Wise Words

A word to the wise, these words are far from wise… but at least they are funny.  Who knows, there may even be some inspirational quotes added to the mix.  There’s only one way to find out.

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Shop Lifestyles

Shop Lifestyles

Let’s be real, we all love shopping, especially when everything you need is all in one place! When it’s time to entertain and impress, Lifestyles has all of your party needs from decor to rentals and more – hand picked by our Designers!

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