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2010 Rotary Lombardi Award

The 41st annual Rotary Lombardi Award was held at the George R Brown Convention Center on December 8, 2010. The star studded celebration included Rudy Ruettegier, and a host of other former winners and finalists. Elias Events provided year long coordination and onsite logistics for the two day celebration, which included a Community Event, VIP Reception, Media Breakfast, and an over the top awards presentation.

Coordination Efforts included:
 coordinated all collateral material, including signage and event program
 coordinated event sponsorship and underwriting
 overall event management of the event
 handled all logistical aspects of event
 coordinated media promotion, including print, radio and television
 budget development and maintenance
 vendor selection and contract negotiations
 coordination of players, speakers and VIP
 on-site logistics and operations

2010 Rotary Lombardi Award http://www.culturemap.com/newsdetail/11-10-10-college-football-in-the-beer-hall-and-the-four-finalists-for-the-lombardi-award-are/

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Texas Star Awards

The Texas Star Awards

The Texas Star awards which salutes the best in the Texas Event Industry was held at the Hilton Americas-Houston.  The evening’s theme was CONFETTI and consisted of three parts. The cocktail reception and dinner were held in one ballroom section and were highlighted by a custom built stage and a plethora of furniture from AFR.  The guests and nominees were then directed through a balloon arch to the awards portion of the evening where they sat on eclectic pieces of lounge furniture.  After the awards, they went back to same location as the dinner, only this time to find the table setting cleared.  They were handed bibs and asked to be seated for the dessert extravaganza.  Twelve chefs accompanied by String Music performed a choreographed show ending with a nitrous oxide Bomb of chocolate that broke apart.  (video must be watched to truly understand)

Coordination Efforts included:
 coordinated all collateral material, including signage and event program
 design of event space and production
 overall event management of the event
 handled all logistical aspects of event
 vendor selection and contract negotiations
 coordination of speakers and VIP
 on-site logistics and operations

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Souper Bowl of Caring 2015

Souper Bowl of Caring

The Souper Bowl of Caring luncheon was held at the Hilton-Americas and attended by 350 prominent business leaders.  The event raised money for the Tackle Hunger Houston campaign through tables sales, silent auction and a live auction with main item a live painted piece by Houston artist Taft McWhorter.
Coordination Efforts included:
 coordinated all collateral material, including signage and event program
 design of event space and production
 overall event management of the event
 handled all logistical aspects of event
 vendor selection and contract negotiations
 coordination of speakers and VIP
 on-site logistics and operations

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Helping a Hero 2014

Helping a Hero 2014

The Helping a Hero Gala and Fundraiser was held at the Hilton Americas and included a seated dinner for 2000 people. Special guests included Former Secretary of State Bill Gates, Michael Garfield and Lee Greenwood. The state of the art production was highlighted by massive screens and elaborate multi-media effects.

Coordination Efforts included:

 coordinated all collateral material, including signage and event program

 design of event space and production

 overall event management of the event

 handled all logistical aspects of event

 vendor selection and contract negotiations

 coordination of speakers and VIP

 on-site logistics and operations

Clients Comments: “Nothing short of extraordinary, fantastic job last night everybody thoroughly enjoyed it.” Chuck Jenness, Chairman

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Family Houston Start Your Engines

Family Houston Start Your Engines Event

The Start Your Engines event which benefited Family Houston was held at the Royal Purple Raceway. The family fun day was designed for the car enthusiasts and included vehicle “drag racing”, a kid zone, make your own tshirt station and hundreds of cars. The event kickoff party was held at the McLaren dealership and included a live auction of painting by Taft McWhorter.
http://www.chron.com/life/society/article/Family-Services-of-Greater-Houston-supporters-9225906.php#photo-10931593

Coordination Efforts included:

 coordinated all collateral material, including signage and event program
 design of event space and production
 overall event management of the event
 handled all logistical aspects of event
 vendor selection and contract negotiations
 on-site logistics and operations

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100 Years Maria Montessori Festival

100 Years Celebration

                     

The 100 Years of Maria Montessori Celebration was a two part event held at the University of Houston, Main Campus on October 6, 2007 and was attended by over 5000 people. The Global Village was a fun family festival that consisted of 10 cultural huts representing cultures from around the world including North America, France, Italy and Saudi Arabia. Best Entertainers provided all the entertainment.

Throughout the day, attendees were treated to stage performances from Grammy Award Nominee, Dave Rudolf and Performing Cirque Artist Rebekah Loeweke. Andrea White kicked off the event with a stage presentation to the sponsors and walked thru the grounds perusing all the fun huts and was amazed by the exhibition detailing the life of Maria Montessori. The evening show was an amazing cultural performance with the highlight being a cirque du soliel performer who enchanted the guests with her aerial feats. Other performances include an African drummer band, a Brazilian dance ensemble and the spectacular, breath-taking performance by the Chinese Dragon stilt walkers.

Coordination Efforts included:
 concept development and creative design for all events including event theme
 production of timelines and blueprints
 coordinated all collateral material, including invitations and program
 coordinated underwriting and sponsorship packets
 budget development and maintenance
 vendor selection and contract negotiations
 coordinated production and installation of a Montessori timeline
 talent show design and production
 on-site logistics and operations
 all vendor coordination
 coordinated production of event program
 coordinated on-site logistics including significant audiovisual setup
 coordinated cultural huts with participating Montessori schools
 produced and directed 30 minute celebration video for the event
 coordinated awards program, and directory
 coordinated talent for the show including adherence to riders
 coordinated ticket sales
 supervised set-up and post event tear down

Clients Comments: “When I hired you to do the event, I had no idea that you would do that amazing of a job. Your time and dedication to the project was inspiring. The celebration video was exceptional.” Munir Shivji, Innovative Montessori Schools

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Helping a Hero

 

The Helping a Hero Gala and Fundraiser was held at the Hilton Americas and included a seated dinner for 2300 people. Special guests included President George W. Bush, Dennis Miller and Lee Greenwood. The state of the art production was highlighted by massive screens and elaborate multi-media effects provided by LD Systems and Darryl and Company.

Coordination Efforts included:

  • coordinated all collateral material, including signage and event program
  • design of event space and production
  • overall event management of the event
  • handled all logistical aspects of event
  • vendor selection and contract negotiations
  • coordination of speakers and VIP
  • on-site logistics and operations

“Thank You for all your hard work on the HAH Gala which at the end of the night was a huge success. What was accomplished with such a small group is truly impressive. The room and program looked great and everyone had a great time and were truly touched by the honor, integrity, and sacrifice of the men and women of our military.” Meredith Iler, Chairman

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40th Rotary Lombardi Award

40th Rotary Lombardi Awards

The 40th annual Rotary Lombardi Award was held at the Hilton Americas Houston on December 9, 2009. The star studded celebration included Bart Starr, Jerry Kramer, Vince Lombardi, Jr., and a host of other former winners and finalists. Elias Events provided year long coordination and onsite logistics for the two day celebration, which included a Community Event, VIP Reception, Media Breakfast, and an over the top awards presentation.

Coordination Efforts included:

  • Coordinated all collateral material, including signage and event program
  • Coordinated event sponsorship and underwriting
  • Overall event management of the event
  • Handled all logistical aspects of event
  • Coordinated media promotion, including print, radio and television
  • Budget development and maintenance
  • Vendor selection and contract negotiations
  • Coordination of players, speakers and VIP
  • On-site logistics and operations

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Texas Star Awards
Souper Bowl of Caring 2015
Helping a Hero 2014
Family Houston Start Your Engines
100 Years Maria Montessori Festival
Helping a Hero
40th Rotary Lombardi Award