(Washington DC) BrightFocus supports research to end Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. They are a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States, and are working to save mind and sight.
(Washington DC) The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.
We're honored to have been a part of this event. Originally scheduled to be outdoors, a last-minute decision put the event indoors at the historic Studebaker Building in South Bend, Indiana. Good decision; it rained all day.
If there's a common element in PM1's clients, it may be their dedication to helping America's troops and families. Gary Sinise, who most people know as "Lieutenant Dan" has been doing that for over a decade with Kimo Williams; they tour as the Lt. Dan Band and do USO shows. They also fundraise for disabled veterans as the Gary Sinise foundation, whom we've been partnering with recently on a tour of bases across America.
(Somewhere in the Midwest, USA) When PM1's Tom Baclawski adds photos to our shared album on iPhoto we never know what we're going to get.
(National Mall, Washington DC, Memorial Day Weekend 2019) USAA's Poppy Wall is dedicated in memory to the over 645,000 veterans who never returned home.
(Mayport, Florida) - Some companies say they do production; we mean it. PM1 installed the SL-320 main stage and generators on day one. At dawn on day two arrays and trusses were flown and the bands started load-in by the time Reveille was played. PM1 provide full stage, lights, sound, power, site management, staffing, and operations for this one-day, four-headliner free festival at US Naval Station Mayport.
There were much larger events in Miami yesterday. There were stages that eclipsed this one in size exponentially. We'd just pulled hundreds of decks out of the stadium parking lot up the road from the previous weekend's ten-year mega-festival. But on THIS Monday, THIS stage was important.
(Made in Detroit, Michigan) It's not often that you cry in the events industry; corporate content specifically isn't that interesting and most entertainment events pull on the peak experience strings, not the ones that make you think about the world and how to make it better. It's also not too often that you find clients that actually inspire you to do better, or for that matter an employer who supports it with action. I was following up on a letter we received thanking us for a donation, on official letterhead. I saw fashion show runway. I saw nonprofit. I emailed her, and called her. I had to hear this story.
(Clare, Michigan) - Not only does our primary stage deck and crowd control barricade supplier StageRight put out the ultimate product (we own, and constantly buy more of their stuff than anyone else's) - they've been putting out some great content on their blog recently. For anyone in the Event Production industry, we'd suggest subscribing to their blog for great #protips.