Team Member of the Month: Julian Maze, August 2017

Meet Julian

Or as we know him here “The Boy Wonder.”  Julian is one of the hardest working team members we’ve ever had.  Which is why we’ve chosen him for our inaugural team member of the month recognition at Kramer Events.

At only 17 years old when he joined us over a year ago, he took on a lead role showing the maturity and leadership decades beyond his age.  Julian does the right thing every time, even when no ones watching.  He’s a true leader in the making and has been a fantastic team member at Kramer Events.

You may have seen him at events leading complicated lighting setups, running a photo booth, running our audio systems, or just plain hustling.  It’s seldom when we find someone at such a young age to take on so much with us.

It’s with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to him as he begins his college career at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego later this month.  We are excited for him, but will miss him and the attitude he brought.  You are an exceptional member to our Kramer Team Julian, good luck on your next adventure!

-Beau Kramer, Team Leader

 

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Featured Event: VI Preview 2017

Featured Event: VI Preview 2017

Photography by Patrick Ibarra of Kramer Events

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Top planners, venues, and key industry advocates were invited last week to a new and very special event.  VI Preview 2017, a collaborative effort by Greengate Ranch & Vineyard, Kramer Events, All About Events, Ribline Catering, Noonan’s Wine Country Designs, Biddle Ranch, Salt & Stag Creative, Sidecar Cocktail Co., Scout Rental Co, and Flowers by Kim celebrated the official beginning of the 2017 event season by rolling out their “A” game! Billed “Part Inspiration, Part Culinary Tour, and Part Booty Shaking Party”, VI Preview allowed attendees to see the chicest and coolest new services and looks for the upcoming season.

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Take a peek at this year’s highlights!

The evening began with a bubbles and cheese party in the stunning stables at Greengate Ranch. Once a horse barn; the stables have been renovated and are ready for intimate dinners, cocktail receptions, and ceremonies. Guests were treated to welcome glasses of Sparkling Wine by neighbor, Biddle Ranch Vineyard. The bottles housed in a rustic barrel wine chiller by All About Events, and surrounded by floral ice cubes by Noonan’s Wine Country Designs. Guests milled about concept tables designed by Brooke Johnson of All About Events; listened to the sounds of Kramer Events’s live musician, Matt Cross; and were treated to a delicious (and beautiful!) charcuterie board by Ribline Catering, under chandeliers by Kramer Events. The board featured selections by Fromagerie Sophie, Catteneo Bros., and local fruits.

Guests then meandered down to the Vintage Barn and Courtyard for an evening of networking, eating, drinking, and dancing! The team at All About Events showcased their new clear top jumbo track tent, draped elegantly by Flowers by Kim, and furnished beautifully by Greer Woodruff of Scout Rental Co.. Luxe Linen’s 2016 and 2017 linen line were showcased as well, brilliantly by Brooke Johnson of All About Events, and highlighted the rental companies gorgeous offerings- including their new rose gold line and floral centerpieces by Noonan’s Wine Country Designs!

Sidecar Cocktail Co. displayed their Tinkertin Trailer Mobile Bar and shook up cocktails for the crowd, showcasing their popular drinks, ‘The Cure” and “My Hips don’t Lie”. Guests were treated to a fantastic display of food by Ribline Catering with stations providing hand carved sliders, salads, a Mac & Cheese Bar (a hit!), hand passed black truffle oysters, and their popular beach balls appetizer. For those with a sweet tooth, Ribline Catering displayed their baking prowess and introduced their new dessert offerings and cakes for 2017 weddings and events!

Guests partied and networked into the night with Kramer Events’s Silent Disco Party featuring Dueling DJ’s Conor and Lou, who put on quite a show! (Costume changes, drums kits and all!) Kramer Events also debuted their new massive Disco Ball, interactive green screen photo booth and light wall, which made quite the dramatic entrance and exit- and is available now for this season’s events.

VI Preview will return in 2018, don’t miss out!

For more information on inspiration and pieces showcased, please see our 2017 VI Preview Guide by clicking here.

 

Event Credits:

Venue: Greengate Ranch & Vineyard | Photography, Lighting Design, DJ, Silent Disco, Photo Booth: Kramer Events |Event Rentals: All About Events | Tablescape Design: Brooke Johnson of All About Events | Catering: Ribline Catering | Floral Design: Noonan’s Wine Country Designs | Specialty Rentals: Scout Rental Co. | Specialty Draping: Flowers by Kim | Bar Catering: Sidecar Cocktail Co. | Sparkling Wine: Biddle Ranch Winery | Logo & Invitation Design, Calligraphy: Salt & Stag Creative | Linens: Luxe Linens

 

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Are you a Vendor that serves proms in the area?

Donate your time in helping these girls get ready for their special day – or set your office as a collection site for local donations!

Apply today

Are you looking for a dress for your prom?

Project Prom is open to ANY SLO County high school student looking for assistance in getting ready for prom. Shopping Day, where girls try on and pick out their dresses, will be Thursday, May 4th from 4pm – 6pm at Something Bridal. 

To participate you simply need parental permission and to complete this online planning form.

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“Amber teaches seven art classes at Templeton High School and dedicates countless hours before, after school, and on weekends, mentoring her students. Amber started the student Art Club, served as the Assistant Activities Director /ASB advisor, and doubled the participation in the California Scholarship Federation club which emphasizes students serving their community. Brian is a Volunteer Firefighter with SLO County Fire and is the Training Officer for his station. In the role of Training Officer, Brian is also a mentor to new recruits, many of whom are students straight out of high school still trying to decide their paths in life. Instead of spending hours volunteering as mentors and roles models, Brian and Amber could take on second jobs to help save for their wedding. But the couple says they’re not interested in giving up their passion for helping and guiding others, simply to spend more money and energy on themselves. They were nominated by a former student and fire academy trainee.”


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Part of our mission is to raise the public’s expectation of event professionals. A key component to achieve this is continuing education.  

Since our DJ division is still a large part of our business, Melissa, Pearce and I set off to our annual trip to the largest DJ convention in America, the Mobile Beat convention in Las Vegas. It’s always a great show where we get to learn from industry experts, demo the latest gear, and see our colleagues and mentors from around the globe. This year was great and we brought back a ton of things we will be sharing with our team, our industry, and our clients.

I was honored to be on a panel discussion hosted by QSC, the leading speaker manufacturer, to share some our our knowledge with peers from the industry. I’m always excited to give back and help others as others have helped us get where we are today. It’s exciting to see the excitement in the eyes of others just starting their journey and ready to grow their business. I am excited to announce that QSC has selected us to be an industry expert blogger on their site. We will continue to give back to our industry in any way we can.

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Beau Kramer
Team Leader

 

 

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