Meeting services

 IBJ Staff
September 22, 2012
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Best Rentals Inc.
1625 Southeastern Ave., 46201
(317) 638-3515 / fax (317) 972-0374
Website: bestrentals.net
Full-time equivalent employees: 28
Events handled in 2011: 6,000
Types of meetings/events: corporate meetings, events, picnics, trade shows, multiple event venue partnerships, festivals, weddings, corporate and personal holiday parties
Special services: tents, tables, tabletop, chairs, specialty carpet and flooring, games, wedding equipment
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Jason Jacobs, general manager
Owner(s): BRI Inc.
Established locally: 1965

Chair Covers and Linens Inc.
2614 Rollins Court, 46268
(855) 269-4376
Website: linenhero.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 1
Events handled in 2011: 5,000
Types of meetings/events: all
Special services: chair covers, sashes, runners, table linens, staff of planners and designers, installation, tear down
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Chris La Mar, territory sales manager
Owner(s): Todd Lloyd
Established locally: 2003

Chef Joseph’s at The Connoisseur Room
115 E. Ohio St., 46204
(317) 600-3577 / fax (317) 600-3579
Website: chefjosephs.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 15
Events handled in 2011: 50
Types of meetings/events: receptions, rehearsal dinners, business meetings and conferences, medical seminars, political fundraisers, office parties
Special services: food, music, atmosphere, audio-visual
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): John Mays, owner
Owner(s): John Mays
Established locally: 2011

Coppinger Exhibits Inc.
9955 Westpoint Drive, Suite 150, 46256
(317) 913-1400 / fax (317) 913-9604
Website: coppingerexhibits.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 25
Events handled in 2011: 700
Types of meetings/events: trade shows, corporate events, sales meetings, product launch
Special services: design, fabrication and management of custom exhibits; portable exhibits; installation and dismantling; warehousing; permanent installations; mobile marketing and interactive displays
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Michael B. Coppinger, president
Owner(s): Michael B. Coppinger
Established locally: 1997

Craps King Casino Entertainment
2149 Lawrence Ave., 46227
(317) 780-0980 / fax (317) 780-0980
Website: crapskingentertainment.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 2
Events handled in 2011: 100
Types of meetings/events: conventions, conferences, banquets, trade shows, employee and customer appreciation, holiday and birthday parties, travel promotions
Special services: equipment rentals include casino tables, accessories and decorations for up to 24 hours, uniformed dealers
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Jenifer A. Lohman, owner
Owner(s): Jenifer A. Lohman
Established locally: 2002

Dodd Technologies Inc.
720 W. Pioneer Trace, Pendleton 46064
(765) 221-5010 / fax (765) 221-5011
Website: doddtechnologies.com
Special services: staging, scenic, lighting, audio, giant and widescreen projection, concept and theme development, truss manufacturing, computer aided design and 3D animation presentations, teleprompting, technical management, power distribution, video and graphics production, photography, entertainment booking, venue selection assistance
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Mark Dodd, president
Owner(s): Mark Dodd, Wanda Dodd
Established locally: 1984

Elite Casino Productions
203 Main St., Beech Grove 46107
(317) 784-3596
Website: elitecasinoproductions.com/
Events handled in 2011: 150
Types of meetings/events: casino entertainment
Established locally: 1999

Elite Management Services Valet Parking
30 E. Georgia St., #213, 46204
(317) 607-8738
Website: eliteparkingservices.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 85
Events handled in 2011: 75
Types of meetings/events: galas, fundraisers, weddings, private parties, corporate meetings, trade shows, conventions, concerts
Special services: valet parking and hospitality services for hotels, restaurants, casinos and all types of events and meetings
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Yancey Kay, president; Chris Bufkin, VP
Owner(s): Yancey Kay, Chris Bufkin
Established locally: 2004

Encore Catering
140 W. Washington St., 46204
(317) 236-1870 / fax (317) 236-1829
Website: my-encore.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 14
Events handled in 2011: 152
Types of meetings/events: corporate, social, business meetings, weddings
Special services: the Indiana Roof Theatre building offers a grand ballroom that seats up 1,000, a grand lobby that can accommodate 600 guests and two theaters
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Everardo Hernandez, executive chef
Owner(s): Antonia Zunarelli
Established locally: 2008

Encore Entertainment
212 W. 10th St., Suite B450, 46202
(317) 917-8800 / fax (317) 396-0340
Full-time equivalent employees: 2
Events handled in 2011: 210
Types of meetings/events: corporate, wedding-related and concert events
Special services: turn-key operations for entertainment acts
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Larry Sauer, president
Owner(s): Larry Sauer
Established locally: 1994

Engledow Events
1100 E. 116th St., Carmel 46032
(317) 575-1100 / fax (317) 573-7339
Website: engledow.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 125
Events handled in 2011: 300
Types of meetings/events: corporate events and meetings, conferences, conventions, sporting events, university and school activities, weddings, private parties, civic events
Special services: concept/theme development, design consultation, planning, logistics, production, tear down, high-tech events, truss structures, custom lighting, furniture rental, props, water features, tropical plants and flowers
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Kevin Nanney, director of events
Owner(s): Jim Engledow, Ed Engledow, Jack Engledow, Todd Engledow
Established locally: 1932

ETI Performance Improvement
8500 Keystone Crossing, Suite 550, 46240
(317) 475-6555 / fax (317) 475-6556
Website: etindy.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 10
Types of meetings/events: training events, computer-based training sessions, computer lab rental
Special services: catering
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Julie L. Rothberger, president; Dawn Johnson, director, business development; Raymond W. Rothberger, executive vice president
Owner(s): Julie L. Rothberger, Raymond W. Rothberger
Established locally: 1983

Euphoria Events
337 W. 11th St., 46202
(317) 955-2389 / fax (317) 955-2393
Website: creationcafeandeuphoria.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 3
Events handled in 2011: 200
Types of meetings/events: business meetings, luncheons, breakfasts, dinner, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, cocktail receptions, casino parties, showers.
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Lynn H Shepherd, co-owner

7960 Castleway Drive, 46250
(317) 597-0269
Website: www.IndyCoZ.com
Types of meetings/events: private, social, fundraising and special events; anniversary celebrations; corporate meetings training, orientations and retreats
Special services: ample free parking, WiFi, audio visual equipment, large stage in our grand room, multiple meeting spaces and the ability to choose from our preferred caterer or an outside caterer of your choice.
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Natalie Love, venue coordinator
Owner(s): Frank Howard

Four Star Promotions
114 S. Lansdown Way, Suite 200, Anderson 46012
(765) 641-0004 / fax (765) 641-0004
Website: fourstarpromotions.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 4
Types of meetings/events: corporate events, weddings, conferences
Special services: promotional products and apparel
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): James Tanner, president
Established locally: 2000

Hamilton Exhibits LLC
9150 E. 33rd St., 46235
(317) 898-9300 / fax (317) 898-9353
Website: hamilton-exhibits.com
Types of meetings/events: exhibit strategy, design, fabrication and program services for exhibit, event, environment, retail and portable marketing
Owner(s): Dan Cantor
Established locally: 1947

Impact Group Scenic Arts Services
501 Virginia Ave., 46203
(317) 636-7387 / fax (317) 636-7529
Website: impactgroupinc.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 11
Events handled in 2011: 350
Types of meetings/events: corporate sales meeting presentations, special events and promotions, conventions, sporting events, college and high school fundraisers, video and film production, trade shows, private parties
Special services: full-service scenic arts and display studio with thematic props and decor, corporate stage set design and production, backdrops, murals, custom displays, video sets and film, museum services, event thematic design consultation
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Philip Soper, Cynthia Buswell, co-owners
Owner(s): Philip Soper, Cynthia Buswell
Established locally: 1990

Indiana Landmarks Center
1201 Central Ave., 46202
(317) 639-4534 / fax (317) 639-6734
Website: indianalandmarks.org
Full-time equivalent employees: 25
Events handled in 2011: 200
Types of meetings/events: weddings, receptions, corporate events, trainings, concerts, plays, film festivals, fundraisers, holiday parties
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Marsh Davis, president
Established locally: 1960

Skyline Exhibits by Larry Reitz and Associates
4020 W. 71st St., 46268
(317) 293-9979 / fax (317) 299-3331
Website: skyline.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 14
Types of meetings/events: trade show and event exhibit supplier
Special services: exhibit sales, rentals, graphics and design; full turn-key services including exhibit storage; refurbs, installs and dismantles; marketing; seminars; booth staff training
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Larry Reitz
Owner(s): Tami Reitz-Moore, Larry Reitz, Lori Reitz
Established locally: 1984

Markey’s Exposition Services
2365 Enterprise Park Place, 46218
(317) 780-3999 / fax (317) 917-4769
Website: markeys-expo.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 10
Events handled in 2011: 80
Types of meetings/events: trade shows, corporate meetings, special events
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Steve E. Trent, president
Owner(s): Charles J. Markey
Established locally: 2008

Michael George and Associates
P.O. Box 805, Goshen 40026
(317) 840-1955
Website: mgeorge.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 1
Events handled in 2011: 104
Types of meetings/events: corporate meetings, rallies, grand openings, galas, awards dinners, holiday parties
Special services: entertainment specialists, contract negotiations, on-site management
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Michael A. George, president
Owner(s): Michael A. George
Established locally: 1996

Pipers Premier Caterers
2130 W. Southport Road, 46217
(317) 888-7667 / fax (317) 888-7652
Website: piperscatering.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 15
Events handled in 2011: 1,000
Types of meetings/events: full-service custom caterer with the ability to cater off-site as well as in its three venues
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): William E. Osgood, executive chef, proprietor
Owner(s): William E. Osgood
Established locally: 1988

Setting the Mood
1601 Country Club Road, 46234
(317) 244-7297 / fax (317) 244-9686
Website: settingthemood.biz
Full-time equivalent employees: 1
Events handled in 2011: 50
Types of meetings/events: corporate, private, social, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, upscale children’s parties
Special services: custom centerpieces, place cards, props, lighted signs, buffet decor, handmade favors, candy buffet and trinket buffet
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Jamee Bryant
Owner(s): Jamee Bryant
Established locally: 2004

Sharon Brown Events LLC
5589 Lake Knoll Way, Noblesville 46062
(317) 339-6205 / fax (317) 877-1531
Website: sharonbrownevents.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 2
Events handled in 2011: 16
Types of meetings/events: conferences, corporate events, annual events, golf outings, open houses, galas, grand openings, trade shows, not-for-profit events, celebrations, awards banquets
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Sharon Brown, owner
Owner(s): Sharon Brown
Established locally: 2005

P.O. Box 2765, 46206
(317) 520-1352
Website: www.snappening.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 4
Types of meetings/events: services for all types of corporate, social and not-for-profit meetings and events via an online list of local meeting planners
Special services: free service to help businesses and individuals connect online with local meeting planners and venues
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Crystal A. Grave, president, CEO
Owner(s): Crystal A. Grave
Established locally: 2011

Source Group Inc.
9402 Uptown Drive, Suite 2000, 46256
(317) 577-8050 / fax (317) 577-8078
Website: sourcegroupinc.com
Types of meetings/events: detail oriented professional installation and dismantle services for trade shows, corporate marketing events, expositions and museums
Special services: exhibit management services

Spotlight Speakers and Entertainment Inc.
P.O. Box 236, Carmel 46082
(317) 815-9160 / fax (317) 815-9163
Website: spotlightwww.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 2
Events handled in 2011: 167
Types of meetings/events: conventions, corporate events, awards banquets, sales meetings, holiday events, festivals
Special services: sports personalities, celebrities, motivational speakers, dance bands, comedians, magicians
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Tony Shouse, president
Owner(s): Tony Shouse, Kitty Shouse
Established locally: 1993

Stage Tech Inc.
P.O. Box 361307, 46236
(317) 485-4981 / fax (317) 485-4986
Website: stagetechinc.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 10
Types of meetings/events: audio, lighting, rigging and staging for conventions, meetings, trade shows, concerts and special events
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Sarah Trotta, vice president
Owner(s): John Reed
Established locally: 1975

The Decor Dept. Inc. / Captain Balloon
3265 W. 75th St., 46268
(317) 293-2601 / fax (317) 293-2611
Website: captainballoon.com, thedecordepartment.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 1
Events handled in 2011: 163
Types of meetings/events: receptions, dinners, meetings, conference events, special occasions, grand openings
Special services: design and produce decorations for all occasions, plan, coordinate, manage installation and dismantle activity
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): James R. Morrow, president, owner
Owner(s): James R. Morrow
Established locally: 1983

TLW Entertainment Inc.
1980 E. 116th St., Suite 240, Carmel 46032
(317) 818-1859 / fax (317) 818-1867
Website: tlwentertainment.com
Full-time equivalent employees: 2
Events handled in 2011: 500
Types of meetings/events: music, comedy, games, fireworks, motivational speakers, kids’ entertainers, DJs for events including corporate and social
Special services: rental equipment including tents, tables, chairs
Head(s) of local operations, title(s): Terry L. Wilson, owner
Owner(s): Terry L. Wilson, Kathy Brezette Wilson
Established locally: 1995


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