Kevin Temp’s 12th Anniversary at MIRKPROD

During Kevin Temp’s 12 years he has helped to grow MIRKPROD to amazing new heights.  Kevin adds tons of passion, creativity, loyalty and service to our MIRKPROD team and its clients that it is hard to find the precise words that explain our appreciation and amazement of his accomplishments.

Congratulations KTemp and we look forward to seeing what the next 12 years brings.

 

Celebrating 10 Years of Partnership with Premier Events

Ten years ago Jenn Strutzel, founder and President of Premier Events, along with Tim McAfee, Jenny Angelo and Cindy Kruse met with JP Perugini at the MIRKPROD office to discuss strategically partnering on their meetings and events portfolios.

Hundreds, if not thousands of meetings and events later we celebrate not only “time” but an amazing partnership of professionals, peers and friendships.

The handful of events discussed, at that first meeting, has blossomed into strategic approaches in managing the complexity of today’s business needs of our clients.  This is what “Team work to make the Dream work” truly was meant to mean and MIRKPROD is proud of Jenn and her team’s accomplishments while partnering with us on this journey.

Here is to another 10 years of bringing the best meeting and event planning solutions to our clients.

Sydney Carlson Celebrates Her ONE Year Anniversary at MIRKPOD

What an incredible year it has been! Sydney joined our team a year ago this month.  During that time she has gone beyond the MIRKPROD team’s expectations of grasping this complicated business and becoming a contributing member to us and our clients.

Congratulations Sydney, we can’t wait to see what the next year brings!

Sydney is a Northwest native that has grown up in the greater Seattle area and recently graduated from Seattle University. She has touched on event planning during her time working at a CrossFit Gym, putting together competitions and fundraisers. Her eye for detail and love for planning allows her to be successful when given multiple tasks. She will always accept a challenge because she views it as an opportunity.

When she is not in the office she enjoys being in a CrossFit gym

Cassidy Canter joins MIRKPROD

We are excited to welcome Cassidy Canter to our team.

Cassidy comes from Atlanta, Georgia where she worked in the Pharmacy/Healthcare industry since graduating from Georgia State University in 2005.

She recently moved to the Pacific Northwest and started a new career path in managing corporate events. Her strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task gives her the skill to manage multiple events at one time.

She enjoys the challenges that come with managing large or small events.

 

Virginia Mason Foundation “Dreambuilders Ball 2014” a huge success!

The 2014 Virginia Mason Dreambuilder’s Ball raised a record $1.5 million to benefit Transforming Health Care: The Surgical Suites on Level 3 of the Floyd & Delores Jones Pavilion on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Now in it’s 23rd year, this annual event supports various programs at Virginia Mason Medical Center and further enables Virginia Mason to realize their vision to become the Quality Leader and transform health care.

This year MIRKPROD along with the Dreambuilders Ball planning team including Virginia Mason Foundation leadership and staff, Vangard Events (décor), TriAmp Group (Sound & lighting), PSAV (A/V) and The Westin Seattle, created another amazing event that the attendees are still talking about

J.P. Perugini (MIRKPROD) produced a Motown Revue, performed by Atlanta powerhouse, Party on the Moon. The band was by far one of the most accommodating acts we have worked with and performed “non-stop” from downbeat to closing. Guests filled the dance floor before the first notes had faded and only cleared after a final encore.

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Tim Foley helps The Southcenter Container Store celebrate their “Grand Opening” with VIP Party

Tim Foley assisted The Container Store’s Southcenter grand opening VIP Party. The store officially opened to the public the following day (April 11, 2014) with 10% of all purchases Saturday and Sunday benefiting Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Lisa Dupar Catering provided the food & beverage with the band Idol Eyez laying down the fun beats.

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Happy New Year – 2014

Happy New Year – 2014

From the entire MIRKPROD and ESA Team

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The team’s world tour, this past year, included: Dubai. Rome, Dublin, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, Singapore, Bangalore, Prague, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Toronto, New York City, Washington DC, Orlando, Austin, Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix/Scottsdale, San Francisco and Seattle to name a few…

So, to each of our clients, vendor partners and family we say…

Grazie, Muchas gracias, Danke schön, Thank you, شكرا لك., شكرا, Merci, Köszönjük, Cпасибо

We feel blessed and privileged to have been at your side in 2013 and

we wish you a very successful & happy New Year!

JP, Ktemp, TimF, Sam, TimM, Jenn, Chelsea, Ali, Andrea, Briana

MIRKPROD helps ChemPoint Unveil New Brand to Employees.

Bellevue, WA (OCT 2013)

We were thrilled to help ChemPoint inspire its employees with a gathering at the Bellevue Westin. The event was a build up to “going live” with a new logo, website, signage and overall re-brand launch the following week.

“We’ve built a unique, successful company and business model, and have achieved tremendous growth over the past 14 years, but our external image wasn’t in alignment,” said Steve Block, ChemPoint’s President.  “We needed to take our story outside of ChemPoint and show the world who we really are and what we’re about; we needed our logo, website, and language to support that.”

The Company also dropped “.com” from its name, highlighting its maturation beyond the dot-com era of its inception.

While employees celebrated and learned about the “new look” late Friday afternoon, the company’s Bellevue, WA headquarters was getting the refresh for their return after the weekend.

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Andy Mirkovich Productions (MIRKPROD) wins at this year’s Event Tech Awards

(Bellagio, Las Vegas) Recognizing The Best Use Of Technology In Experiential Marketing

Event Tech celebrated the top creativity and innovation in our industry as the finalists were recognized and winners were announced live on stage at this year’s ceremony held in Las Vegas.

The Event Technology Awards is the first program established to recognize the power of integrating technology across events and trade shows. The ETAs shine a spotlight on the best use of event technology to elevate brand experiences, increase reach, communicate smarter, drive attendance, increase leads, push sales and upgrade the engagement between companies and their target audiences. Be there to be a part of this one-of-a-kind awards presentation

Team members included Jenn Strutzel (AMP), Chelsea Farmer (AMP), Maggie Adams (Microsoft) and Cal Nathan (NYFF).

Together the team won BEST USE OF RFID/NFC category (running against Under Armor and Miller) for Microsoft’s “Bing Recharge Lounge” presence at this past years SxSW in Austin Texas.

AMP (MIRKPROD) and Microsoft desired to incorporate a “social media” element into the event and after working to insure privacy issues were vetted looked to NYFF to assist. By linking R.F.I.D. bracelets to their Facebook accounts at the Recharge Lounge, guests were able to share their experience and, at challenge stations, earn points that could be redeemed for prizes as well as food and drink from vending machines. The initiative generated nearly 120,000 social media impressions for the brand.

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130 feet of Media Server Wonder

The screens (a total of 130 feet) were a thing of beauty for a recent (annual) client event we produced at the Westin Bellevue this past month.  With the help of designer Alex Berry and the gMa server expertise of Gary Radakovich we were able to project an entire weekend of visual awe for the attendees.  Video, presentations, awards and overall graphics were utilized through the media servers sending data to 5 separate projectors.

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