How to Pick the Perfect Food Truck

You’re planning an event and you want to have food trucks provide their delicious and super hip fare to your guests. But how do you hire a food truck to cater your event? Flag one down? Do you need a contact in the business? Some sort of food truck Bat-Signal? It’s nothing that complex. Any ...

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Infrequently Asked Questions That All Event Planners Need to Consider

Are you forgetting something? The contracts are ready, budget is approved, guest lists checked. But before you go making everything official, consider these infrequently asked questions to make sure you have all your bases covered. You might save yourself from an unexpected mid-event fiasco. Or ...

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How to Justify an Event Budget to Your Boss

Recently, the annual US-based CareerCast research gave the role of event coordinator a stress score of 51.15. For anyone not following the made up numbers of one research group, this ranking qualifies as highly stressful. Additionally, event coordinator ranked fifth overall in terms of most ...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Planning a Legendary Event

Our intern finally swam back from the dumpster f(y)re of event planning that was Fyre Festival and they’re ready to share their insights. Let’s keep this fest as the peak of 2017 ineptitude and discuss what we know: helping event planners avoid disaster. Here we go: Do: Hire for your ...

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3 Common Pitfalls of Event Planning and How to Avoid Them

Banging your head against your desk after yet another vendor doesn’t return a call? Stressing over not knowing which team member booked the venue for your offsite event? We’ve been there. We have hosted hundreds of events ranging from Bar Mitzvahs to brand events to full on conferences in our ...

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[Updated] Finding Classic Skeeball in San Francisco

When I moved to San Francisco over four years ago, I had no idea where to play Skeeball in this fair city of San Francisco. So I went to my trusted resource of reviews and listings...Yelp. This is what I found, another man sharing my same concern: "Where can a guy get a classic game of Skeeball ...

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The Social and Nostalgic Dynamic of Competitive Skeeball

Upon hearing about competitive skeeball, one's first reaction might be "Wait a minute, isn't that a kid's game?" Of course for most of us, it absolutely WAS a kid's game. As was football, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, and hockey... Competitive games matter to us as adults because they ...

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The History of Skeeball

We all owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Jonathan Dickinson Este. Este would go on to be a renowned fighter pilot during the first World War, shooting down 4 enemy planes, leading the United States 13th Aero Squadron, and being awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. But before this, J. Dickinson ...

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One chapter ends, a new chapter begins

Back in 2008, I moved to San Francisco, CA from my home state of Oregon. It was a big jump as I had never been to San Francisco before. The move presented a plethora of new opportunities and challenges. The first of which was joining a competitive Skeeball league called Brewskee-Ball. In ...

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Joey the Cat’s Skeeball Rolldown Throwdown Recap

On February 28th, Skeeball rollers from all over San Francisco (and beyond) came to NWBLK for the NoisePop Festival Happy House Skeeball Rolldown Throwdown. The tournament was a collaboration between FunCheap, DSF Clothing and Art Gallery, NoisePop and myself. The format was simple, everyone got to ...

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