We have a culture of service and teamwork that has only become more entrenched and on display over the last month. A series of family medical emergencies, weather related issues, large events, and renovation and infrastructure projects were no match for this team. Everyone came together and conquered all seemingly without pause.
In July 2018, Complete Crewing announced the appointment of a new CEO and majority owner, Dan Kantor. Complete Crewing went on to have a record year, and we look forward to making 2019 even better. We aren’t only excited for ourselves, either. A new year brings new opportunities and experiences for the entire Events and Meeting Industry. Take a look at just a few changes on the horizon and get ready to experience events like never before.
It’s holiday time, which means frightful weather, figgy pudding, and plenty of rockin’ around the Christmas tree! Or something like that, anyways. We think we can all agree that it definitely means a lot of activity and little rest – even when we have visions of pajamas and lazy mornings dancing in our heads. We’re huge fans of a good time, but too little focus on nutrition and rest can lead to an overworked brain and body, which affects on-the-job judgment and energy. We’re invested in the safety, health and welfare of people at work, so what can be done to enhance our health during this chaotic, but wonderful season? Read on for tips on improving safety and productivity, while still having a grand old time.
Floyd: How did you first get into show business?
Bruce: [laughs] Well, I grew up in West Texas, and I knew I was going to get into show business at an early age.
The only thing we could do with our three television channels back in those days was stay up late and watch late night movies. My mom and dad were irresponsible and never made me go to bed. [laughs]
In between a double header every night or on Friday nights, I don’t know if you remember this, they would do a little behind the scenes of the making of “The Planet of the Apes,” or this or that. I fell in love with the fact that there were real people creating these things and making movies. I saw Hollywood as this far away destination for a fun, fun, life and I was awestruck with the creative work.
The events Bill creates are legendary for those who have the good fortune to be invited. I asked some guests what they recalled from the events they had attended:
“I can tell you who some of the main acts were, Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler, The Eagles, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, James Brown, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Ziggy Marley.”
“I can not describe the place, where it was, what was there, what happened, the food, the sensation, but when it happens again I want be there, you want be there.”
Floyd: Tell me how you got into the business.
Ken: That’s a long story, [laughs]
Floyd (Complete Crewing): Tell me about your first job in the business. How did you get it and what was it?
Bob: I got started in the business playing hockey in Des Plaines and Rolling Meadows, IL. On my Rolling Meadows team was Don Carone. Don Carone is the younger brother of Robert Carone, who owns Upstaging. This was in the infant years of Upstaging with just maybe 12 to 24 lights in the family garage in Mount Prospect. I think that I was 15 years old.