Fair & Festival Convention Opens a Sold Out Show

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What an Opening Day of the Western Fairs Association (WFA) Convention taking place in Reno Nevada right now.  It is a Huge Success!  Event City welcomes the Western Fair Association’s main Convention and all of its delegates to the Grand Sierra Resort, and all of their fine Exhibitors to this wonderful show.  See a serendipity of talent and unique products and services as you peruse this exhibitor list.

The day began with the Opening General Assembly which included a visit from California’s Secretary of Agriculture, A.G. Kawamura who recognized John Kegebein for his dedication to the Santa Cruz County Fair. The California Department of Food and Agriculture, Division of Fairs and Expositions unveiled Code Adam, a tool for all fairs to use in cases of missing children. Our keynote, L. Hunter Lovins struck a cord with the audience when she presented a business case for creating a sustainable and greener business and environment.

The sold out Trade Show opened with a bang. Prizes were awarded hourly and aisles were crowded the entire four hours of the show. The NICA Food Show was popular with service members and fairs alike. We look forward to continued success. The evening activities began with a delightful Presidents reception with great food and lots of networking opportunities. As the Presidents reception ended a successful Entertainment Showcase began. Crowds poured into the Reno Ballroom for great entertainment, one dollar beers, food, dancing and a rockin’ good time. Western Fairs Association wishes everyone the best for 2009!

Those of you not familiar with the Western Fairs Association (WFA), it is a non-profit trade association serving the fair industry throughout the Western United States and Canada. The association’s primary purpose is to assist in maintaining the highest professional standards within the fair industry through a voluntary network of individuals and organizations. The primary objective of Western Fairs Association is to promote the prosperity of fairs through educational activities, training programs, and legislative advocacy.

Currently Western Fairs serves more than 2,000 members, representing fair-related businesses, fair management, fair board directors, festivals, and industry associations. This membership is represented by a 23-member elected board of directors that governs the activities and policies of the association.

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President Barack H. Obama History & Hope

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

On Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 at 12:05pm EST Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America and the 1st African American President ever! Catch the Event City coverage at our Event City Creative Magazine.

All of us at the Event City Network, Event City Emporium and the Internet Organization are looking forward to the new administration of President Obama.

We are so thrilled to be able to live to see the dream of Martin Luther King come to pass. To see the Millions on site who witnessed this historic event. To listen to his eloquent but tough speech to the country and to the world, and to realize how he and his Cabinet will be rolling up their sleeves as soon as first thing tomorrow morning to get to the job at hand – CHANGE.

We will be there right along side our new President to do whatever we can do to help with our dream for Hope and the challenge of Change.

Nolan Apostle, Contributing Editor
Event City Creative Magazine/Event City BlogaZine

CRUNCHIES At SF Herbst Theater – We’re LIVE

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The Crunchies, and no this isn’t a blast from the past, but their logo is really does represent 2008/2009. The Crunchies are the Oscars of the world of technology.

There are many different companies here. Those you would recognize in a nanosecond, and many that may be household names in the next year or two.

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Microsoft, Amazon, and others. Wow, MARISSA MAYER from Google, she is the VP of Search Product & User Experience – what a title! She said there will be some interesting developments in seaerch and You Tube and Blogger coming along soon.

David Treadwell and Ray Ozzie of Microsoft are working to “Expand the Internet” with some of their new apps and technologies. They said there are “No specific announcements coming up”.

The Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra – a very “interesting” group. I guess the best way to describe them would be to say they produce “music” or sound that is reminisence of a bad video game. It certainly fits the category of a bit bizarre, but still a bit cool. Then they added a guitar, 5 CellPhonemonicas.

They came back for an encore and presented a very cool rendition of Stairway to Heaven. I really got to get one of those devices.

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Om Malek, the presenter for Best Mobile Startup, actually was given the wrong “Envelope” , luckily he didn’t let the cat out of the bag for the next presenter.

More to come and then theres the after party!!’

See ya soon!

Planner’s Feast at CES & MacWorld

Where to go and What to do!?

By Nolan Apostle, Editor in Chief and
Danny Hewlett, Photographer & Camera Crew

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

As an Events and Creative Industry’s professional you will learn about the products and services we will find at, CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas and MacWorld Expo in San Francisco? Event City will focus on bringing you the latest in new technology and “outside the box” ideas for doing what you do.

We bring you solutions for problems that exist and those that may exist in the future. We help you prevent headaches as well through learning about key products and services to help you in your business. Not only will you see new products now, but our coverage will continue well past the actual Events themselves.

You could be an Event or Meeting Planner, Corporate Manager, Hospitality & Events specialist, Travel, Art, Entertainment, Music Food & Beverage or Film industry professional and we will constantly bring you the latest and greatest to help you succeed!

So now that you know our secret, here’s a few links for you to visit the Event City Magazine coverage of these two great shows.  Event City Creative Magazine and the Meeting City Online BlogaZine.