CORPORATE EVENT PLANNING IN THE LOWCOUNTRY II - THE SPOOKY SIDE...AND WITH CHILDREN!

What a treat to design an event for corporate clients who are passionate about entertaining their children! For this event, we designed an entire haunted house where the children were allowed in at scheduled times based on the "scariness level." They…

CORPORATE EVENT PLANNING IN THE LOWCOUNTRY OFTEN MEANS ENTERTAINING THE LITTLE ONES!

What a pleasure it is to be able to design an event in Charleston for a client who so enjoys the essence of family.  Simply put, they include their children into every party in some way or another. This has become a fun challenge for JMC…

The New Pantone Color of the Year for 2013 - EMERALD GREEN!

The official name and number:  Pantone 17-5641 -   Emerald is no longer green with envy: The rich, vibrant shade is Pantone LLC’s Color of the Year for 2013, beating out all the other shades of the rainbow.  The company, which creates…

Alternating Chairs.... Innovation with No Cost to the Client!

As an event production and design company, we have the opportunity to have fun with our corporate, social and non-profit clients when it comes to making rooms beautiful. As a destination management company here in Charleston, South Carolina,…

Inspiration - Looking to the Motherland of England for Events and DMCs

Until just recently, no one ever talked about the food scene in London except that it was omnipresent, with the exception of always having great Indian food.  The new culinary revolution in London came just in the nick of time to coincide with…

DMC's Locate Local Products for Gifts and Sweet Grass Baskets are the Best!

When corporate groups reach out to JMC Charleston to assist in the planning of their events in Charleston, we always ask about gifts and amenities.  My friend Sonya Livingston said to me once that every occasion should be marked with some…

The Poetry of Charleston - Great Inspiration and Quotes from One of Charleston's Finest

When planning corporate events and meetings in Charleston, clients often are looking for themes for the conference or tag lines or quotations to use in their literature.  We have our favorites at JMC Charleston.  That's for sure.  However,…

So Proud, and Thankful, to be an American

On the eve of one of the most heated presidential elections in recent history, we have spent some time reflecting on the amazing weekend we had with the living recipients of the Medal of Honor, back in 2010.  Two years ago, we had these men…

Charleston's Newest Fundraising Luncheon - Setting the Bar, Designed "Charleston Style!"

"It costs a lot to be us. We all have to give." said my friend Mary Loretto Ramsay, who I have always called the Brooke Astor of Charleston.  My reasoning was not because she, like Astor, wrote large checks to non-profits, but because of her…

A Corporate Party "a l'Orange" at the South Carolina Aquarium

Especially this time of year, who does not love a spot of orange?  This company uses orange as a signature in their business as they are passionate about selling a device that saves human limbs.  Hence, they all wear orange bracelets, have…