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Improving on the Sperry Model

Sail cloth wedding tent rentals ma, nh, meI remember back in 2008 while picking up some furniture from an event at Perennial Gardens where I supplied the event’s tables, chairs, dance floor and china. While I was there I noticed that the tent was made of a new material I had not seen before called sailcloth. At that time corporate and wedding tents of larger sizes were manufactured from various types of vinyl materials. I inquired as to who the manufacture was and found out that a small company by the name of Sperry Tent out of Marian Ma had made this particular tent.  Apparently Sperry only did tents but not tables or chairs.  I guess they also don’t do linen or china being the caterer had put brought me under that tent that day.

Being first is not always being the best

I remember the Sperry Tent had a nice light flowing feel to it and not opaque like the other tents available at the time. I thought why not create a new and improved version of the Sperry Tent? I now understood one of the reasons why sails were lowered in a storm. This tent needed to be more water proof and durable while at the same time not lose any of its elegance and beauty. Continue reading

Ashley Parkin Promoted to Vice President!

Exeter Events & Tents would like to introduce their new Vice President, Ashley Parkin. Ashley has been with the company for over 10 years and is an industry leader in planning wedding and event rentals. Ashley’s philosophy is simple, “an event’s success is in the details. No detail is too small to overlook. We hold our client’s hand through the planning process, from vision to execution. If our client is not happy then we are not happy.”

With Ashley’s new title comes added responsibilities including introducing Exeter Events & Tents to the Concord area. “We are opening a new showroom in downtown Concord located directly across from the State House. Concord compliments our business well and we are excited to provide the area with a full service wedding and event rental company. We are expected to open February 15, 2010.” The new Concord showroom will be located at 118 North Main St.

Exeter Events & Tents is Northern New England’s premier full service wedding and event rental organization. With over 25 years of combined experience, our consultants are more than happy assist you with planning your event rentals. Our extensive line of tents, dance floors, dishes, linens, tables, chairs, and other party supplies are perfect for a backyard barbeque, wedding, birthday party, or family outing.

The Ultimate Event Checklist, Event Rentals MA, Event Rentals ME, Event Rentals NH

Although keeping tabs on every aspect of a special event can be daunting, event producer Clare Sullivan Jackson, CSEP, has a simple solution: create a master checklist. Jackson, president of Houston-based Sullivan Group, led more than 140 participants in the workshop “Check It Off!-The Design and Implementation of a Master Checklist” at The Special Event in Orlando, Fla.

“In the workshop, we were trying to come up with a master list that could be used by everybody in the business to provide an understanding of every event element,” Jackson says. “Combining different aspects of the profession brought things to light that I never would have thought of.”

Jackson created and distributed a checklist outline for the participants to flesh out. Each group (e.g., tent rentals MA, lighting rentals MA, chair rentals MA, dishware rentals MA) was assigned a team leader for guidance. “Then we came together to share our lists and give the whole room an opportunity to add to them,” she says. “The real value of it was getting input from more than 140 event rental professionals from various disciplines.

“Going into an event with this type of checklist leaves very little to chance,” Jackson says. “If more people would manage their businesses this way, we could raise the level of professionalism in our industry.”

Below is the checklist outline Jackson provided in her workshop. Continue reading

Rent-All Reinvention

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Mike Parkin, owner of Exeter Rent-All, left, and Ashley Parkin, manager of the new Sailcloth Tents, a division of Exeter Rent-All Inc., located on 38 Portsmouth Ave. in Portsmouth. The upscale rental tents feature illuminated fabrics and varnished wooden poles.Rich Beauchesne photo

Michael McCord

By Michael Mccord
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May 03, 2009 6:00 AM

EXETER — Mike Parkin of Exeter Rent-All has a philosophy in place when it comes to economic recessions.

“A lot of companies reel back. We look to reinvent ourselves,” said Parkin of the three to four times economic slowdowns in the past two decades that have prompted reevaluation and regeneration.