ziMS Flight Fest

Main Stream Events and PR Firm had the pleasure to work the ziMS Foundation on their first ziMS Flight Fest. 

"The ziMS Foundation was founded by Washington Nationals’ All-Star First Baseman Ryan Zimmerman in 2006.  The event was held at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA, which was a terrifically unique venue.  Not sure where else you can find autographed baseball jerseys in the same room as nearly 100 year old aircraft!  The event spanned from 2pm – 7pm, was fun for the whole family, and helped to raise money for a wonderful cause – the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Many athletes “support” a charity, but it’s really admirable to see how much Ryan cares about his foundation’s work and the cause behind it.  In fact, Ryan is consistently very warm and accommodating at ziMS events.  He takes time to chat with each guest, take pictures, and even sign autographs. 

I’m not sure anybody knew what to expect with the first annual Flight Fest.  It was definitely more of a “family friendly” event than past events – it included activities and games for the kids like “bubble soccer” and face painting, a photobooth, and a live band (The Vinyl Headlights, who were very good!).  Entrance to the event included all you can eat food and drink.  The food and drink featured a pig roast barbecue with accompanied side dishes, oysters, funnel cakes and fried oreos, and soft drinks and beer and wine!  The evening concluded with an impressive fireworks show as well.

Of course, while we all had fun and enjoyed the day, we were there to raise money for the ziMS Foundation as well.  Ryan presented a check for $200,000 to go towards research and finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.  The event held a silent auction with over 100 items up for bid, and a new software interface that allowed all bidding to be performed via cell phones.  There was also a raffle, in which a signed Zimmerman jersey, a cruiser bike, and a 55” television were all raffled away to three lucky winners." Christopher Nahlik

We had amazing sponsors and we can't thank them enough for supporting ziMS Foundation and landing a cure for MS.

Main Stream Events and PR Firm had the pleasure of bringing in great vendors such as Military Aviation Museum, Affordable & Luxury Event Rentals, Mobile Pig-Nic Catering, Catering Concepts, Ice Art, Vinyl Headlights, Hampton Roads Combat Games,  Hoffman Beverage, Boardwalk Photobooth, Zambelli Fireworks, Jody's Popcorn, HERR's Snacks, Spivey Rentals, Kenyatta Osby, Special Event Providers of Emergency Medicine, Sunbelt Rentals,  and Event Staffing, Inc.

Photo credit goes to Bryan Brough of Eye Captures Photography and Dave Chance of Dave Chance Photography

 

 

A few kind works:

"You put together a first class event and I implore everyone to take their time and money and support such a worthy cause.  You won’t be disappointed! " 
Christopher Nahlik

"Just a note to tell you how much we loved the ziMS Flight Fest.  So many families and  kids really made it special.  The face painting, silent auction, raffle and archery were outstanding.  Most of all, Bill (one of our sponsors) loved riding in the vintage WWII plane. The food was deliciious and the staff so helpful.  It really sets a high bar for family fun and entertainment.  Thanks so much for all you do to fight MS. Raising so many dollars is a tribute to the entire family.  Our compliments"  Jane and Bill Hoover

"My family and I had such a great time during ziMS Flight Fest. The airplane ride was such an amazing experience for my daughter and husband. The fireworks show at the end was a great way to end the night. We look forward to attending next year."
Meagan Parker- TowneBank

 

Karen Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   Serving East and West Coasts   (757) 204-1416 or (909) 327-8084   www.yourmainstream.com

San Bernardino County Farm Bureau 100th Year Event

It's been 100 years for the San Bernardino County Farm Bureau so we celebrated in a lovely setting in Mentone, CA to celebrate in style. In the heart of all the orange groves and just below the apple orchards, over 150 members and guests came out to celebrate with a catered meal, DJ, presentation and awards and topped it off with great raffle items. with a relaxed and beautiful setting.

Vendors were amazing to work with:

Catered by El Tio Alex Catering

DJ Services: KB DJ's Entertainment

Venue: Portuguese American Club

Rental company: J&M's Party Rentals

Decor team: Gayle Covey, Karen Gould Clements and Teresa Buoye

Karen Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   Serving East and West Coasts   (757) 204-1416 or (909) 327-8084   www.yourmainstream.com 

ziMS Flight Fest

Main Stream Events and PR Firm is honored to be working alongside of ziMS Foundation to preset a family day and fundraiser. 

This event will be held on November 4, 2017, at the Military Aviation Museum, 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. “This event is for the entire family to come out and enjoy a Pig Pickin’ and Oyster Roast, World War I planes, live music, fireworks, photo booth, silent auction, children’s activities, and much much more. Come early and stay late and proceeds go towards ziMS Foundation.” Said Keith Zimmerman, Vice President of ziMS Foundation.

We will include live entertainment from the band, Vinyl Headlights and something different and fun for all ages will be bubble soccer and archery tag.   

Tickets available:  http://www.zimsfoundation.org/upcoming-events/

The Salvation Army Hope Gala 2017

Main Stream Events and PR Firm had the honor of coordinating the 4th Annual Hope Gala for The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command featuring Olympian Lolo Jones as our guest speaker. 

Great Gatsby was the theme for the main dining for 240+ guests and Olympics in the VIP Reception. 

My team was amazing and what to give a Huge Shoutout to everyone:
Event Planner/Coordinator:  Main Stream Events and PR Firm
Floral Designer:  Botanique Events
Lighting and Stage Backdrop:  Stage Right Lighting
Rentals:  Big Top Entertainment and Distinctive Event Rental and Distinctive Event Rentals
Event Photographer: Calvin Dunn
VIP Food provided and sponsored by:  Farm Fresh Supermarket
Main Lobby Photographer:  Hampton Roads Photography
VIP Photographer:  RGB Imaging
Valet Service:  Express Valet
Ice Sculpture:  Ice Art
Golf Carts:  Peebles Golf Cars of Chesapeake
Chair covers:  Waterford Event Rentals, LLC
The Salvation Army/Kroc Center Staff provided the fabulous food
Many other sponsors provided support to help The Salvation Army and we couldn't have done it without the sponsors and the guests.   

Photo credit goes to:  Calvin Dunn

Karen Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   Serving East and West Coasts   (757) 204-1416 or (909) 327-8084   www.yourmainstream.com 

Spring Tea Party

Why not invite your friends over for a tea party and be creative with hats just in time for Mothers Day or Kentucky Derby?

Karen Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   Serving East and West Coasts   (757) 204-1416 or (909) 327-8084   www.yourmainstream.com 

 

 

 

Spill The Tea

Who is ready for a tea party?

Spill the tea at a beautiful tea party event.  Main Stream Events + PR Firm offers an elegant style for a social gathering.  Gather the girls and start swapping stories and spilling it all!

Karen Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   Serving East and West Coasts   (757) 204-1416 or (909) 327-8084   www.yourmainstream.com 

Team Building Holiday Party

Main Stream Events and PR Firm coordinated a fabulous team building event with the help of Hampton Roads DJ at Grand Affairs, Virginia Beach, VA.

Team building is a collective term for various types of activities used to enhance social relations and define roles within teams, often involving collaborative tasks. It is distinct from team training, which is designed to improve the efficiency, rather than interpersonal relations.

Let us help you with creating a team building activity for your company.  Call us today!

Karen Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   Serving East and West Coasts   (757) 204-1416 or (909) 327-8084   www.yourmainstream.com 

Progressive Dinner

What is a progressive dinner?  It's simple - a social occasion at which the different courses of a meal are eaten at different people's houses.

We planned an impromptu dinner and it was very easy to pull together a few desserts for some friends.   This is just another idea for small dinner parties that you can plan or let us plan it (or the items and decor).  Main Stream Events and PR loves helping people with their event planning needs.

Karen Clements   Main Stream Events and PR Firm   Serving East and West Coasts   (757) 204-1416 or (909) 327-8084   www.yourmainstream.com