Last Wednesday was a huge day for us at Kramer Events! A big THANK YOU to our team, our sponsors, the SLO Chamber Staff & Members, and our event industry peers for supporting us in throwing a super successful Mixer and Industry After Party!
The inspiration for the combination Chamber Mixer and Industry After Party event began when we entered into the process of planning August’s monthly Chamber of Commerce event at our offices. Our team’s desire to create a highly interactive event experience for our Chamber guests quickly opened our eyes to the inevitability of an after party and thus began the planning of the dual party concept.
Everyone involved in the production of this event contributed a high level of enthusiasm, passion, and energy to the project and we were blessed early on with the active involvement and creative contributions of several of our sponsors. Our friends at Avenue Twelve and All About Events were integral to the initial design and layout of the event, providing support and advice from day one. Jackeline and Nicola, the husband and wife creative mitochondrion of Mistura Catering & Events, conceptualized and beautifully executed their culinary vision for the event.
Just Baked SLO provided sweet treats for our After Party. Our wineries, CASS, Hammersky, Presqu’ile, and Justin each came prepared with amazing wine, fun swag, and engaged, attentive pourers with plenty of back up wine just in case! George from Central Coast Brewing kept the beer ice cold and flowing all night long and Pati’s “Criu” at Criu Hospitality provided a high level of support to both our vendors and our guests. Lastly, Yvonne Goll Photography and Platinum Peek Productions provided the playful element of documentation, keeping our guests smiling and talking while capturing special moments throughout the evening!
We debuted several new services at the Mixer and After Party including our overhead Fairy / Twinkle Lighting, Photo Mosaic, Low Lying Fog Effect, Safe Indoor Cold Spark Fountains, and LED Glow Globes. Our Game Show MC Nick and his assistant Logan had us ROTFL all night, DJ Glen, karaoke host to the stars, had some serious talent roll up to the Karaoke Lounge. DJ Dustin kept the whole house dancing with Silent Disco and Jake, Alex, and Ethan got goofy with our guests in our photo booths. Lastly, we have our lighting tech Brian to thank for the canopy of fairy lights that set our outdoor area aglow.
There were also a few unexpected highlights to the evening. Nicola went live, serving up stir fry for our guests to order, and our Cold Spark Fountains incited an impromptu photo shoot, setting the stage for epic team photo opportunities and providing flying sparks for romantic shots of our attending couples.
For those of you who attended and those who may have missed it, check out the video produced by Platinum Peek Productions and the Cold Spark Fountain photo shoot captured by Yvonne Goll Photography below!
Thank you all for your continued support! We can’t wait until the next one!