Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Chester, California

On Saturday, Nov. 9, the town of Chester, California held their holiday tree lighting ceremony. The celebration kicked off the holidays and honored the men and women of the armed forces. The tree lighting ceremony, which took place during Veterans Day weekend, honored servicemen and women by initiating a season of peace, hope, and goodwill towards others. The event featured the color guard, a community sing-a-long of Let There Be Peace on Earth and the opportunity for families to hang ornaments on the tree. This celebration means a lot to this town and we are so happy that we had the opportunity to provide the lights and tree topper for their tree.

Here is the town’s official mission statement for the celebration: Peace and goodwill in our world starts within each individual, each family and each community.  We wish for our community to express a collective desire for peace and goodwill among ourselves, to create symbolic, yet powerful expression of that which we long for in our world.  Lighting this tree together, at the beginning of our holiday season and on the weekend that our nation celebrates the service and sacrifice of our brothers and sisters for our national safety and security, we put forth our intention for peace.  We honor their service by initiating, with this tree lighting, a season of peace, hope, service and goodwill toward each other, those in our families, our neighborhoods and our community. The lights of this tree shall remind us of the commitment we make this day in memory of those who have served us and of our intention to live beside each other in peace and harmony.  In this, we become a model for others.

After the celebration, we received the following message from Chester: "We did it!  With your help, we had a beautiful community tree lighting ceremony in honor of our veterans.  Thank you!"

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Destiny USA

In 2012, we created a holiday décor package for Destiny USA, the 2,450,000 sq. ft. six-story super-regional shopping and entertainment complex in Syracuse, New York. The mall is the 6th largest in the entire United States.

They wanted to keep the decorations up past Christmas and through the winter season, so our designers came up with a snowflake theme that could be displayed from November to February. The design features large hanging snowflakes, white pole wraps, and beautiful blue banners and light curtains throughout the shopping center.

We also created an area where people can visit Santa during the holidays. This area features a large red carpet, box decorations, trees with lights and ornaments, and artificial snow.

To check out more photos of the snowflake theme and the “Santa Reception Area” at Destiny USA, click on the read more button.

Monday, November 11, 2013

U.S. Air Force 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron

On this Veterans Day 2013, we would like to say thank you to all of the men and women who have served our country.

In 2011, we were lucky enough to provide a group of servicemen and women with some comfort during the holidays when we donated a giant 6 ft. lit wreath and other decorations to the United States Air Force 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron stationed in Afghanistan.

We are proud that we were part of this project and look forward to being part of many more like this in the future. You can read the entire press release from the Air Force by clicking the read more button.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Seneca Falls, New York

In 2008, we partnered with the town of Seneca Falls, New York to produce new lights for their downtown. The Seneca Falls Fire Department deemed the city’s old lights unsafe and said they were not allowed to be lit. We switched out their old incandescent lights with brand new long lasting, energy saving LED bulbs just in time for their huge annual holiday celebration, the It’s a Wonderful Life Festival.

For the past 66 years, Seneca Falls has held the festival to celebrate the movie that put their town on the map. As the story goes, legendary director Frank Capra visited Seneca Falls in 1945 to get inspiration for the fictional town of Bedford Falls, where the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, takes place. The three day festival features a parade, a screening of the movie, meet and greets with actors from the film, and much more. We are excited to attend this year’s festivities and hopefully we will see some of you there. Click on the read more button to see some pictures of the downtown and the 2008 festival.

It's a Wonderful Life

Monday, November 4, 2013

Syracuse University

In 2009, we began working with Syracuse University on a number of banner projects. The private research university is located in Syracuse, New York and is known for its dominant athletic program and top-of-the-line communications school. Over the past few years, we have printed multiple banner designs that have been installed throughout the campus. Some of the themes for the banners include:

  • Orange Central – Banners printed for homecomings and reunions.
  • Entrepreneurship – These read “Make Your Ideas Real” and feature faces of students representing different majors.
  • Shaw Quadrangle – Hung in the quad named after Chancellor Emeritus Kenneth A. “Buzz” Shaw. The quad was dedicated in 2010.
  • Scholarship in Action/Education for the World in the World – These are the main designs that are placed throughout the university.
  • Welcome – Banners welcoming students and families to the campus.

To see some more photos of the banners, click the read more button.

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Bulletin: Nov. 1

Source: Life

  • Forget Halloween And Thanksgiving. These Photos Prove Christmas Is Already Here (Huffington Post)
  • Downtown Crossing: An Old District Tries To Become A New Neighborhood (WBUR)
  • America's Favorite Towns (Travel + Leisure)
  • Young artists make decorations for state's Christmas tree in D.C. (DNJ)
  • Book Christmas travel soon for deals, Travelocity warns (USA Today)

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