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DMC Network Insider Secrets: 48 Hours in Denver with Imprint Group DMC

Destination Colorado: Event Planning Paradise in Denver

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Welcome to the Mile High City! Denver has become one of the most progressive cities in the United States, surpassing 31 million total visitors for the second year in a row, and generating record leisure tourism numbers for the 12th consecutive year. It’s the perfect city to host your next meeting, convention, incentive group or special event.

This past May, Denver was home to the US Travel Association’s IPW, the travel industry’s premier international marketplace and largest generator of travel to the US. In part to such, Denver has truly caught the eye of meeting and convention planners.

In Denver, there’s a little something for every age group and interest, and Imprint Group is your event planning partner in Colorado to exceed all special event expectations.

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DMC Network Insider Secrets: 48 Hours in Las Vegas with Imprint Group DMC

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Welcome to the entertainment capital of the world! Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, global leader in the hospitality industry, sin city. Gambling, shopping, fine dining, dancing, entertainment, nightlife, sleeping… well maybe not too much of that!  Las Vegas is one of the most visited destinations in the United States, and you can expect your next 48 hours to be nothing but outstanding in this energetic desert city. Imprint Group is your Las Vegas destination management partner, knowing the special events industry and city inside and out. 

Here’s to letting the neon lights guide your way…

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Imprint Top 5: Interactive Food Trends

Are you seeking amazing and fun interactive food ideas to incorporate at your next special event or high end corporate function? We’re sharing our expert tips and latest innovative event ideas to make your next special event WOW guests. 

 

One of my specific job descriptions at Imprint is to “develop and maintain knowledge of market trends” so that our clients are always seeing the latest and greatest ideas and our proposals always feel fresh. I like to think of myself as “on trend” (picture my coworkers laughing hysterically as they read that), so I love this job requirement.

At any event I attend I’m constantly observing, maybe judging, what’s been planned and how well its been executed and drawing inspiration for our Imprint clients. Weddings are actually one of my favorite places to draw inspiration – typically they’re planned with such thought and care or they’ve found creative solutions to serious budget considerations that always impress me and fill me with ideas.

Interactive food and beverage has become a major social event trend that’s quickly taking hold in the corporate special events industry as well.

 

5 Interactive Food Trends to Try at Your Next Special Event:

 

The Champagne Hedge Wall

At a mountain wedding I recently attended, there was a beautifully installed champagne hedge wall, which sparked one of Imprint’s newest products! The 8 X 12-foot hedge wall is designed with hole cut outs so that servers can offer guests a glass of champagne, a custom cocktail, or even an hors d’oeuvre through the opening. Adding a bell to its center allows for a fun distraction that grabs the attention of other attendees, steers them towards the fun interactive product, and puts a drink in the hands of all party-goers! What we love the most about this product is that it can be branded and customized for any event and occasion!

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The Edible Photobooth/Selfee Cookies

This is easily one of my favorite new interactive food trends. Want to take a selfie? Bring in the Edible Photobooth! This Photobooth takes your photo and prints it onto a cookie right in front of your eyes! Need to preorder in bulk with logos and branding? Not a problem. Cookies can be created ahead of time to have them displayed at your event!

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Chaos & Cream: Thai-inspired rolled ice cream

With summer right around the corner what could be more perfect than a new take on ice cream?! This thai-style rolled ice cream is a hit at any event, and a food trend that is spreading like fire. You can watch as ice cream artists roll your frozen treat into a perfect piece of dessert artwork!

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Branded M&M Wall

M&MS. They are a classic chocolate treat, but we’ve added a twist: The M&M branded wall. This product has multiple panels for branding and features 18 individual dispensers. Our clients in the past have featured branded M&Ms in each dispenser, but the sky is the limit! Anything you can get in the bulk section at the grocery store, we can add into our dispensers. A great option for “make your own granola bars” or to feature an array of different candies!

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Drone Cocktails

I wouldn’t be doing this blog post justice if I didn’t include an over-the-top cocktail option. The days of hand shaken drinks are over. Now, you can leave it to a drone to shake up your drink…and your experience! Brooklyn Creator Michael Cirino had the game-changing idea to use drone technology to shake your cocktail, calling it “the perfectly unnecessary way to serve a drink.” It may be unnecessary, but we think it’s insanely, and necessarily, awesome.

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I hope these ideas have inspired you to add a little food (and drink) excitement to your next event. Give Imprint a call today to find out how to bring these interactive food features to life!

 

By Emily Bonneau, Creative Solutions Coordinator | The Spark

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What’s New With Imprint?

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Imprint Group: Your Preferred Event Planning Partner is Growing!

We are thrilled to welcome Valeri Mallo as she joins the Imprint team this month as our new Operations Manager in the Denver Office. Valeri is joining us after serving five years as an Event Producer for Global Gourmet Catering and Events in San Francisco, managing social and corporate accounts. In that time, she managed the operations of the company’s services at the Greek Theater (Berkeley). In addition to her professional experience in the industry, Valeri was a professional dancer in New York City for years. We are thrilled about her addition to our special events team and all that she will bring.

We are so proud of Stacey Engelmann, our Associate Director in our Orlando office, who received her CMP this month! This meeting professional certification recognizes global excellence in the meeting, convention, exhibition, and event industry, with qualifications based on professional experience, education, and a thorough exam. Congrats Stacey, thank you for your dedication to this industry!

With our recent growth and several exciting changes in recent months, Imprint Group has also restructured our own team and departments. Heather Van Benschoten, previously Senior Creative Solutions Manager, is our new Director of Accounts in Destination Services.

In addition, Adriane Hodder, former Director of Creative Solutions, will now serve as VP of Account Management, overseeing all offices.

Lastly, our General Manager, Franny Starkey, is now Imprint’s Chief Operating Officer. We are thrilled about these new changes within our own team, and proud of Adriane, Heather and Franny, who are so deserving of these new positions!

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A New Take on a Colorado Theme

Use Colorful Colorad as the Theme for Your Next Special Event!

It’s no surprise that groups coming to Colorado for meetings and events want to capitalize on what’s special about our state. We get a lot of requests for events that feature the mountains or harken back to our western heritage.  While we love those themes that are fun and familiar, making them our own and leaving our Imprint, is what we work do to everyday.

As Colorado’s premier Destination Management Company, we know the most innovative ways to take the tried and true Colorado event theme to new heights.

Just recently, we produced a fun, new take on the traditional “Colorado” theme.  If you’ve lived here long or visit regularly, you know the only thing consistent about the weather is that it’s CHANGING. So we provided a seasonal tour of Colorado for our client and their 3,500 attendees at Mile High Stadium, home of the Denver Broncos Football Club.

Utilizing both the East and West club levels, we turned each (and the north concourse) into a unique seasonal experience. We loved the transition from season to season and throughout the planning process kept thinking of more fun ways we could make the experience all the more exciting.

Start your event in “Fall” with a tailgating theme (go Broncos!). Consider laid-back tailgate style seating and decor, football themed games, cornhole, Broncos player appearances and a live Bluegrass-style band that makes you feel like you’re at Colorado’s Blues & Brews Fest. Or better yet, elevate the scenic décor and provide more seating with real pickup truck beds and give guests a true sense of tailgating before a fall sports game.

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Transition to Winter with a light snow fall from season to season – we really did make it SNOW!  Include a pop-up ice rink, a snow cone station, a skiing simulator and our one-of-a-kind whiskey wheel with an attendant dressed for the winter. Transform the space further with market lighting and white, lighted transformits, snow machines, a snowglobe photobooth, an ice bar, simulated snowmobile racing and the perfect live and WOW entertainment – the Flying Aces, a trampoline show featuring Olympic athletes!

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End the event amid a burst of color and music in Spring, followed by Summer. This is the perfect season for a Camper photo booth, flower walls, walking vines and farmer’s market inspired decor. Get people active with Virtual Reality kayaking or mountain biking; inflatable mountain climbing or dancing with Silent Disco.

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When you think of Colorado seasons? We would love to incorporate your ideas into your next special event!

By Kayla Ferguson, Creative Solutions Coordinator | Destination Diplomat

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Imprint Group Named “Best DMC” In Colorado Meeting + Event’s Best of Awards

IMPRINT GROUP NAMED “BEST DMC” IN COLORADO MEETING + EVENT’S BEST OF AWARDS

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Imprint Group, formerly AXS, was honored to be named “Best DMC” at the 12th annual Colorado Meetings & Events Best of 2018 awards.

The Best of Awards is held annually by Colorado Meetings + Events magazine, celebrating more than 500 industry professionals from around the state.  These awards are designed to “honor the cream of the crop in the regional meetings and event industry.”  This year, the awards received more than 4,000 votes in 25 categories, where each winner was hand-picked by the magazine’s consumers.

Imprint was nominated and received its first award in 2009 for “Best Special Event Planning / Meeting Planning Company.”  Since its first nomination, Imprint has received awards in the following categories:

  • Best Entertainment Agency | 2010 – 2016
  • Best Destination Management Company (DMC) | 2009, 2012-2014, 2016-2018
  • Best Teambuilding Facility / Organizer | 2010
  • Colorado Meeting + Events Hall of Fame | Nicole Marsh, CMP DMCP | 2011
  • Best Special Event Planning / Meeting Planning Company | 2009, 2017

Imprint is proud to be named “the Best” this year among several other stand-out Colorado industry leaders – Kinsley Meetings, 5 Star Talent & Entertainment, Catering by Design, and much more.

Imprint Group is the leading planning partner in Destination Management Services (DMC), Special Events, Corporate Events, Teambuilding, Entertainment and Event Production in Colorado, Florida, and Las Vegas.

Visit www.ImprintGroup.com or call 1-303-623-1492 today to inquire about our services!

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