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Association Management for the Central Electric Railfans' Association

Location: CERA Office

Client: Central Electric Railfans' Association (CERA)

Synopsis:
Corporate Event Interactive helps support this 1,200 person fan group by providing CERA with administrative support services including member invoicing, database management, website design and management, bookkeeping, marketing assistance and project management.

Association Management for the Illinois Creditors Bar Association

Location: Work Done From CEI Office and Onsite at Events

Client: Illinois Creditors Bar Association (ILCBA)

Synopsis:
Corporate Event Interactive provides association management services including member communications, billing and bookkeeping, website updates, database management and meeting management services for this professional attorney's organization. We also coordinate and manage ILCBA's two annual seminars which involves venue selection, online registration, print materials design and creation, database management, event communications and promotions, onsite management and evaluations.

Association Management for the Pennsylvania Creditors Bar Association

Location: Work Done From CEI Office and Onsite at Events

Client: Pennsylvania Creditors Bar Association (PACBA)

Synopsis:
Our team at Corporate Event Interactive manages the operations of the of the Pennsylvania Creditors Bar Association (PACBA) including member communication, seminar planning, database management, member invoicing and website hosting and updating.

Association Management for Business Executives Association

Location: East Bank Club

Client: Business Executives Association (BEA)

Synopsis:
The Business Executives Association (BEA) brought in Corporate Event Interactive to take over the management of the association and to help the organization look strategically into the future as it continues to grow. CEI's support services include acting as the organization's Executive Director as well as managing the organizations communications, websites. meetings and books.

Association Management for the Northern Illinois Chapter of the Employee Professionals Association

Location: Work Done From CEI Office and Onsite at Events

Client: Northern Illinois Chapter of the Employee Professionals Association (NIEAPA)

Synopsis:
Corporate Event Interactive provides administrative support services including member communications, database management and meeting management services for this professional human resource association. CEI also coordinates and manages NIEAPA's annual conference which involves venue selection, online registration, print materials design and creation, database management, event communications and promotions, onsite management and evaluations.

Loyola Patent Law Interview

Location: Various Hotels in the Chicago Area

Client: Loyola University Law School

Synopsis:
Starting in 2008, developed, hosted and managed a complete on-line registration interface for Loyola University Law School's Patent Law Interview Programs. The interface included registration for law students, law schools and employers and featured registration forms, email confirmations, report functionality and credit card processing.

Association Management for the Managed Healthcare Providers Association

Location: Work Done From CEI Office

Client: Managed Healthcare Providers Association (MHPA)

Synopsis:
Work in conjunction with the Managed Healthcare Providers Association's Board of Directors to help register and update members in regard to upcoming events, maintain and update the Association's website, attend planning meetings, assist in producing and managing an annual Symposium and handle all billing for MHPA members, exhibitors, sponsors and guests.

Senior Lifestyle Expo

Location: Drury Lane Threatre & Conference Center

Client: Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging

Synopsis:
CEI has been retained as show management for this annual consumer exposition since 1996. This two-day show includes on-going entertainment on the main stage, over 90 exhibit booths, hot- topic seminars and celebrity appearances; attracting over 4,000 attendees each year. As show manager, CEI also coordinates the sponsorships, oversees the marketing and public campaign, and handles the on-site logistics and supervisory staff.

Farmers Insurance Championship Conference

Location: Hyatt Hotel, Swiss Hotel, Fairmont Hotel and Navy Pier

Client: Go West Creative Group

Synopsis:
A group of 4,000 came in for the Farmers Insurance Championship Conference in Chicago, IL. We staffed the "Green Shirts" who helped guide attendees throughout the event on all days.

True Value University

Location: Work Done From CEI Office

Client: True Value

Synopsis:
Owners and managers of True Value hardware stores are contacted by CEI to attend insightful seminars on variety of subjects ranging from marketing their stores to plumbing and electrical training. CEI also handles correspondence and database management required for this project.

Roaming Magician

Location: The Drake Hotel Chicago

Client: River West Meeting Associates

Synopsis:
This global health solutions corporation turned to David Kovac, a classically trained performer specializing in combining original, intelligent humor with cleverly crafted magical routines, to entertain their executives to kickoff their 2012 Leadership Summit in Chicago.

Condominium Holiday Party

Location: Edgewater Plaza Condominium Party Room

Client: Edgewater Plaza Condominium Association

Synopsis:
For ten years CEI has helped coordinate festive receptions for tenants of the Edgewater Plaza Condominium Association. Services included catering, event staff and rentals, for holiday and summer tenant appreciation parties.

Edward Foundation's Big Adventure

Location: Bobak's Signature Events

Client: The Meetinghouse Companies

Synopsis:
The Meetinghouse Companies brought in three CEI staff to act as back up for the Edward Foundation Volunteers. Our friendly and professional staff assisted with credit card registration, and line management. They also helped as Live Auction Spotters and Silent Auction Runners.

IHG Cruise

Location: Odyssey Cruise Ship

Client: Wit's End Productions

Synopsis:
Wits' End Productions called on CEI to assist in booking caricature artists for their client's dinner cruise. Ten professional artists were brought on to sketch guests as the toured Lake Michigan and enjoyed dinner on-board the Odyssey Cruise Ship.

Midnight at the Oasis

Location: Bobak's Signature Events

Client: The Meetinghouse Companies

Synopsis:
The Meetinghouse Companies were helping run the annual Big gig gala, benefiting the Edward Foundation (for Edward Hospital in Naperville). They brought CEI in to help as back up staff for registration, and the live and silent auction.

9th Annual Center for Conflict Resolution Fundraising Gala

Location: Chicago Cultural Center

Client: Center for Conflict Resolution

Synopsis:
This was the fourth year CEI was called upon to assist with the Fundraising Gala for the Center for Conflict Resolution. This year, CEI helped track donations and RSVPs, as well as lending a hand on-site with vendor set up and staffing.

Redken Bowling Tournament

Location: 10 Pin

Client: Chicago Travel Consultants

Synopsis:
To help pull their client's bowling tournament together, CTC asked us to provide an energetic emcee to keep the crowds motivated. Dressed in his best bowling shirt, Russell greeted guests, kept the flow of the event and gave out prizes to the winning teams.

Kellogg's Sales Meeting

Location: Millennium Park

Client: Eved Services

Synopsis:
Eved tapped Corporate Event Interactive to provide professional event staff to be a the client's mascot, referees and emcee. Teams traveled to three locations in Chicago, and had challenges in the form of Memory, Pictionary and an obstacle course they had to overcome to win first place.

8th Annual Center for Conflict Resolution Fundraising Gala

Location: Palmer House Hilton

Client: Center for Conflict Resolution

Synopsis:
This was the third year that CEI was called upon to assist with the Fundraising Gala for the Center for Conflict Resolution. This year, CEI helped track donations and RSVPs, as well as lending a hand on-site with vendor set up and staffing.

The Arboretum of South Barrington Grand Opening

Location: The Arboretum of South Barrington

Client: Meetinghouse Companies

Synopsis:
CEI provided event staff to maintain crowd control and attendee access for a high profile autograph signing.

Rotary International Convention

Location: Los Angeles Convention Center

Client: Rotary 2008 Convention Host Organizing Committee

Synopsis:
For the second year, Corporate Event managed on-line and telephone registration for the Host Organization Committee hosting the 99th Annual Rotary International Convention. Services included developing and managing the event's on-line order form, developing and managing a comprehensive on-line report interface, assisting in balancing the books on a monthly basis, servicing an in-bound call center and providing on-site registration staff.

Brochure Printing for 2009 Convention Host Organizing Committee

Location: Los Angeles Convention Center

Client: Rotary 2009 Convention Host Organizing Committee

Synopsis:
Helped with print production of 15,000 brochures for the Rotary 2009 Convention Host Organizing Committee to promote their Convention in 2009 in Birmingham, England.

7th Annual Center for Conflict Resolution Fundraising Gala

Location: Chicago Cultural Center

Client: Center for Conflict Resolution

Synopsis:
For the second year in a row CEI managed event logistics including RSVPs, program book design, event signage and decor. In addition this year CEI also helped solicit donations for, and manage, the event's silent auction.

El Milagro Company Picnic

Location: Fel-Pro RRR Conservation Area - Cary Park District

Client: El Milagro

Synopsis:
For four years in a row summer fun has been on hand as Corporate Event helped referee this food service firm's annual soccer tournament during their large summer picnic for nearly 1,000 participants. CEI also provided picnic games and staff and a professional Spanish-speaking actor as a Bingo caller for the event.

Soccer Competition

Location: Soccer Field at Foster & Lake Shore Drive

Client: On the Scene Destination Management

Synopsis:
Corporate Event Interactive supplied two official, well-trained referees to referee a 90-minute soccer match between the company's US and European divisions.

Staffing for Trade Show

Location: Westin North Shore

Client: Access TCA

Synopsis:
For a second year in a row provided event staff to hand out bears and greet children with growth disorders during the MAGIC trade show in Chicago.

Emcee For Awards Ceremony

Location: Sears Tower

Client: On the Scene Destination Management

Synopsis:
On The Scene hired one of CEI's top emcee's to host one of their most prestigious client's awards program on the top floor of the Sears Tower in Chicago.

6th Annual Center for Conflict Resolution Fundraising Gala

Location: Chicago Cultural Center

Client: Center for Conflict Resolution

Synopsis:
CEI managed event logistics including RSVPs, program book design, event signage and decor. In addition CEI also organized and directed a staff of volunteers, caterers, magicians and a photographer to see that this fund raising effort ran smoothly.

Employee Holiday Parties

Location: Various Venues

Client: SunGard Investment Systems, Inc.

Synopsis:
A client since the early 1990's, CEI has worked with SunGard on their holiday event for 16 years between 1991 and 2006 at almost every top venue in Chicago including the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Historical Society and The Museum of Science and Industry. Always as upscale affair, CEI has also assisted in hiring a high-energy band and top quality caterer.

Trade Show Staffing

Location: Marriott O'Hare

Client: Access TCA

Synopsis:
Provided event staff to hand out bears and greet children with growth disorders during the MAGIC trade show in Chicago.

Ferraris On Oak Street

Location: Oak Street, Chicago

Client: Oak Street Council

Synopsis:
Corporate Event Interactive was hired by The Oak Street Council in Chicago to manage one of the city's most glamorous events, Ferraris On Oak Street. The 2006 event featured over 80 vintage and collectible Ferraris, a red-carpeted VIP area, wine tastings and a spectacular raffle featuring gifts from this prestigious shopping area. CEI was responsible for selling and managing sponsorships, coordinating all event suppliers and running committee meetings.

Awards Dinner

Location: Eastland Suites

Client: Progressive Impressions International

Synopsis:
Provided celebrity impersonators for strolling and stage performances and to present awards. Also included decor and on-site logistical management.

Cubs Rooftop Outing

Location: Beyond the Ivy

Client: SunGard

Synopsis:
CEI provided the coordination of the fall outing for this longtime client. Coordination included securing the facility, transportation, parking and on-site logistics.

Rotary International Convention

Location: McCormick Place

Client: Rotary Convention 2005

Synopsis:
Corporate Event managed on-line and telephone registration for the Host Organization Committee hosting the Annual Rotary International Convention. Services included developing and managing the event's on-line order form, full reporting, servicing an in-bound call center and providing on-site registration staff.

Employee Luau

Location: The Chateau

Client: Original Smith Printing

Synopsis:
Aloha! was the word as guests from this central Illinois printing firm swapped out their button-downs for floral shirts and neckties for colorful leis. CEI helped keep the event upbeat with an authentic Polynesian band, dancers, fire-eaters and authentic decor.

Exhibit Booth at National Restaurant Association Convention

Location: McCormick Place

Client: Proper Foods

Synopsis:
The goal of the company was to hire a costumed character (tamale) to draw attention/traffic to their trade show booth and company at the National Restaurant Association Convention at McCormick Place.

Win a House Promotion

Location: Various Malls in Chicago Area

Client: Passage Events

Synopsis:
For the pre-holiday season leading up to New Years Eve, CEI staffed and managed Ameriquest's mall promotions at three Chicagoland locations. CEI was responsible for staffing each mall with one to three persons at all times from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, as well as compiling daily reports and training local staff.

Central Illinois Printer's Open House

Location: Original Smith Printing's Office

Client: Original Smith Printing

Synopsis:
Original Smith Printing - Enticing desserts attracted clients to this Central Illinois Printer's Open House. Over a dozen local suppliers of specialty chocolate, cookies, cakes, ice cream and more were on hand for the event. All suppliers were hired and organized by CEI.

Reception for IT & ME Show

Location: Various Chicago Area Venues

Client: PRODUCTIONS USA, Inc.

Synopsis:
For several years helped support the planning efforts for various theme events hosted for friends and clients attending the IT & ME show in Chicago.

Client Reception

Location: Standard Equipment Office/Warehouse

Client: Standard Equipment Company/Standard Truck

Synopsis:
For three years handled logistics, catering, exhibit booth setup and on-site management for a client open house for over 500+ VIP's guests at their facility.

Celebrate Grandparents Fest & Expo

Location: Libertyville Sports Complex

Client: Corporate Event

Synopsis:
Hosted a trade show to honor the special relationships between Grandparents and their Grandchildren. Featuring activities for all ages, including health screenings, gymnastic exercises, miniature golf, exhibit booths and an entertainment stage.

Microsoft Holiday Parties

Location: Various Chicago and Suburban Venues

Client: Microsoft Corporation

Synopsis:
Between 1991 and 2004 CEI has helped Microsoft produce nearly a dozen holiday parties handling not only the event site selection and decorations, but also the fun by providing great dance music, interactive performers and unique activities.

CDW Employee Holiday Party

Location: Sheraton Chicago Hotel

Client: PRODUCTIONS USA, Inc.

Synopsis:
For several years CEI provided support for this holiday party for more than 5,000 people including providing theme game station activities, event staffing, pre-event coordination and on-site management.

Client Appreciation Event

Location: NSA Financial Center's Parking Lot

Client: NSA Financial Center

Synopsis:
From 1997 to 2003 CEI coordinated all aspects of annual tenant appreciation event including rentals, catering service, decorations and entertainment. Entertainment has included the band Nashville Anthem and Twirling Tom for a Western Ho-Down and The Banjo Buddies and a circus calliope for Carnival Theme.

Morton's Holiday Party

Location: Marche

Client: Morton's of Chicago

Synopsis:
Provided versatile pianist Steve Carson to play background music and lead sing-a-longs for company holiday event.

State of Michigan College Recruitment Campaign

Location: Various Midwest College Campuses

Client: Star Trax Corporate Events

Synopsis:
CEI helped manage and staff three of The State of Michigan's" guerrilla" marketing campaign targeting computer science and engineering students at several Big 10 campuses.

Company Picnics

Location: Various Suburban Chicago Parks

Client: Microsoft Corporation

Synopsis:
Over an eleven year span CEI has produced eight summer picnic programs for Microsoft Corporation ('91 through '95, '97, '98, '02) providing site selection, catering, entertainment, event management and, of course, fun and games!

Tenant Appreciation Party

Location: Hamilton Partners Office Complex

Client: Hamilton Partners

Synopsis:
For three years CEI to provide live entertainment for their themed tenant appreciation parties including Mariachi Garibaldi for a Tex-Mex theme and the Bluz Brothers for a Chicago Blues theme event.

BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan Retreat

Location: Boyne Highlands Resort

Client: Star Trax Corporate Events

Synopsis:
Provided three days of activities for children of meeting attendees to an annual retreat in Boyne, Michigan. Activities for over 50 children included group outings, skit making, a Mr. Science show and team games.

Golf Outing Fundraiser

Location: Midlothian Golf Club

Client: PRODUCTIONS USA, Inc.

Synopsis:
Helped structure and manage a first annual golf outing fundraiser for a local Chicago charity. Services included site selection, pre-event logistics management and on-site coordination.

Mini-Golf Course for Office Party

Location: Jones Day Reavis & Pogue's Office

Client: Jones Day Reavis & Pogue

Synopsis:
Delivered and setup a mini-golf course for an afternoon break for this prestigious law firm.

Holiday Party Entertainment

Location: Marriott's Lincolnshire Resort

Client: Omron Electronics

Synopsis:
CEI's lead DJ, Mark Kiel was the entertainment for this company's holiday party from 1995 to 2001.

Natural Capitalism Training Workshop

Location: Tuthill Corporation Offices

Client: Rocky Mountain Institute

Synopsis:
Helped to coordinate RMI's Natural Capitalism workshop held at Tuthill Corporation in suburban Chicago for meeting of approx. 50 people. Services included on-site management, name badge preparation, sign production and reception site selection.

15th Company Anniversary Party

Location: Harrison Conference Center

Client: R & B Receivables

Synopsis:
The Ultimate Party Band "boogie-oogie-oogied" all night for this group of executives at their 15-year anniversary party.

25th Anniversary Awards Dinner

Location: Pheasant Run Resort

Client: American Dental Coop

Synopsis:
This 25th anniversary awards celebration sizzled with a stage backdrop highlighted with black and silver glittery art deco fan panels and a huge 7' art deco sign. Illuminated columns greeted guests as they arrived to the event and black chair covers with silver satin sashes awaited guests at their tables. Table centerpieces with red roses, white orchids and silver ting-ting sprayed out of clear bubble bowls resting on silver glittered stars.

All Chicago Theme Party

Location: Pheasant Run Resort

Client: American Dental Coop

Synopsis:
An all Chicago theme, with the "Bluz Brothers" for entertainment and buffets decked out to represent Chicago's many diverse neighborhoods, greeted guests as they arrived for their annual conference at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois.

Company Dinner

Location: Hyatt Regency O'Hare

Client: Wav, Inc.

Synopsis:
Magician comedian Brian Kaye entertained the audience after dinner with his sensational slight-of-hand magic show, while the Dave Rothstein Trio provided ambient background jazz music throughout the evening for this important company dinner.

Mardi Gras Party

Location: The Drake Hotel Chicago

Client: The Drake Hotel

Synopsis:
A Fat Tuesday celebration including fortunetellers, caricature artists and magicians hosted in the Grand Ballroom of the famous Drake Hotel in Chicago.

Holiday Party

Location: Microsoft Office

Client: Microsoft Corporation

Synopsis:
Kenny Severa added his comedic insight to the political happenings of the presidential election during his show capping off a day of meetings. In addition to booking Kenny, CEI also provided stage lighting for the show held at Microsoft's regional office.

Sales Meeting Transportation and Outings

Location: Pheasant Run Resort

Client: Travel Exchange

Synopsis:
Helped coordinate ground transportation and group outings for a company sales meeting of 75 top managers.

Carnival Theme Reception

Location: On University of Chicago Campus

Client: University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

Synopsis:
Carnival style reception came to life as roving entertainers kicked it into high gear with interactive entertainment. Students and staff of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business celebrated with our delightful revelers into the wee hours of the night.

Distributors Meeting

Location: Hyatt Regency Oak Brook

Client: General Motors/Electro-Motive Division

Synopsis:
CEI provided meeting planning services for a three-day distributors meeting in Oak Brook. Services included; site selection, lodging and site management, catering and audiovisual coordination, ground transportation, and off-site entertainment coordination.

NeoCon

Location: Merchandise Mart Chicago

Client: Vecta

Synopsis:
Energetic and helpful actors hired by CEI helped staff Vecta's locomotive theme display at the 2000 NeoCon show at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

Awards Banquet

Location: Ritz-Carlton

Client: Clear Lam Packaging

Synopsis:
For four years ('93, '98, '99 & '00) CEI was contracted a popular magician and hypnotist for this company's annual awards banquet.

Launch of Windows 2000

Location: Westin Hotel

Client: Microsoft Corporation

Synopsis:
The Dan Hayes Orchestra, hired by CEI, took a trip to Indianapolis, IN to help celebrate the launch of Windows 2000 with this well-known software giant.

Holiday Party

Location: Inland Meeting Center

Client: Village of Westmont

Synopsis:
For five years in a row CEI produced theme decor for village's annual holiday event for town employees, officials and the business community. Past themes have included Country Western, Fifties Sock Hop and a Salute to the Decades.

Microsoft's Holiday Party for Kids

Location: Microsoft's Office

Client: Microsoft Corporation

Synopsis:
Produced a "Winter Wonderland of Fun" for Microsoft employee's youngsters including a variety of themed "Reindeer Games," variety entertainers, food and beverage.

Midwest Awards Ceremony

Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago

Client: E! Entertainment Television

Synopsis:
Rolled out the red carpet (literally) to create a glittering environment complete with dozens of screaming fans and paparazzi for the Los Angeles based cable network's Midwest awards ceremony. Hundreds of balloons and oscillating spotlights completed the effect.

Client Reception

Location: Adler Planetarium

Client: PKA Marketing Communications

Synopsis:
Coordinated important client entertaining event at the Adler Planetarium during major trade show in Chicago. Services included site selection, menu coordination, entertainment and decor production, and on-site supervision.

Speakeasy Holiday Party

Location: Willowbrook Ballroom

Client: Amoco Pipeline Company

Synopsis:
The secret password gained guests access to a nostalgic Chicago speakeasy. The bathtub gin flowed as flappers cut a rug with revelers, dancing everything from the Charleston to the Lindy and back again.

Group Outing

Location: House of Blues

Client: Abbott Laboratories - Hospital Products Division

Synopsis:
Food and festivities were on the bill for human resource representatives as CEI coordinated an afternoon of fun combining a lunch at the House of Blues with an architectural tour of the City of Chicago.

Company Picnic

Location: Suburban Park District

Client: Trimark Technologies, Inc.

Synopsis:
Arranged annual corporate picnic including; site-selection, rentals, catering, entertainment and attractions.

International Theme Client Reception

Location: Downtown Hotel

Client: Hoerbiger-Origa

Synopsis:
Around the world in less than three hours! CEI provided international decorations, floral and music for their hospitality suite during a major trade exposition.

Microsoft's Children's Day at The Shedd Aquarium

Location: John G. Shedd Aquarium

Client: Microsoft Corporation

Synopsis:
A fun filled day for Microsoft employees and their children. The really young children enjoyed chanting "dolphin" and holding up pretend dolphin lanterns in the Oceanarium parade, while dads and moms had fun with the microscopes and spent quality time with their sons and daughters doing marine craft projects. And of course everyone loved the marine mammal presentation and all the aquatic exhibits at the aquarium!

EPRI Healthcare Initiative

Location: Suburban Chicago Hotel

Client: Commonwealth Energy

Synopsis:
Provided conference management and support services for a high-profile education conference open to Commonwealth Edison's top corporate clients. Services included; conference ID and invitation design, print material preparation, signage, registration staffing and badges, on-site logistics management, catering and audio visual coordination, ground transportation and off-site dinner.

Company Dinner/Reception

Location: Palmer House Hilton/The Drake Hotel

Client: Cap Gemini America

Synopsis:
Laughter echoed through the ballroom when one of CEI's premiere comedians had fun with this group after an intense day of meetings. CEI also provided decor elements and background music for this group for two years in a row.

Lurie Tower Dedication

Location: University of Michigan

Client: University of Michigan

Synopsis:
In conjunction with Creative Attractions, Inc., CEI produced a grand celebration dedicating the Lurie Carillon Tower and honoring the Lurie family. The program included pyrotechnics, clear top tenting and chairs, theatrical lighting, staging and music/speech timing on-site.

Company Picnic

Location: Sungard's Office Park

Client: SunGard Investment Systems, Inc.

Synopsis:
For four years in a row CEI helped theme and provide games and entertainment for company picnic at office park.

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