First of all, Happy New Year from your friends at Swank! We have been so busy during the month of January that we’re just now able to pause and reflect on 2018. And what a year it was!!

Our year kicked off with planning an annual meeting for one of our favorite clients. This wasn’t just your average meeting – sure, there were some company updates, but in between presentations, there was a magician/comedian who really brought some energy to the event. Immediately following the meeting was dinner and bowling at Kings. This company really understand the value of employee bonding time outside of the office. Photos by Kristen Renneker

In April, our association with the Boston Executive Assistants group culminated with their Annual Buzz Bash with special guest speaker  Bonnie Low-Kramen. Bonnie, an international speaker and former assistant to Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, gave a talk that was empowering and a highlight to the evening! Swank Events had so much fun providing onsite support this evening at the AC Marriott Hotel.
Photo credit: David Fox Photography.

Boston Executive Assistants

May ushered in our association with the PERKS Convention in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center. Convention attendees had an amazing variety of vendors to speak with and learn about their offerings. Read more about the Boston event here. Swank Events is looking forward to PERKS coming to Boston again in 2019! Images by Kristen Renneker.

The summer brought a family outing for a Boston-based company at Steep Hill Beach at the Crane Estate. We really enjoy planning these as the day is all about fun, food and enjoying our amazing New England weather. Lobsters, a sundae bar, the beach and lawn games were on the agenda for this magnificent day!

One of our most exciting opportunities of 2018 was assisting with theNBC Universal’s Boston Media Center Groundbreaking Ceremony.There was a gorgeous cake by Cakes for Occasions, champagne toasts and a special ceremonial groundbreaking with customized shovels and hard hats. We had a lot of fun being creative with the primary colors in the NBC logo – adding the Swanktouch.

The use of the primary colors in the NBC logo brought color and life to this event which we really enjoyed.

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In October, we were back at it with the PERKS team for the PERKS Chicagoshow. This event was held at a very different venue from Boston that created a distinctive feel and an intimate experience for attendees. It was the first convention we’ve planned where we brought in a stilt walker…and we LOVED every minute of it! Photos by Eric Michael Clarke Photography.

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And to close out the year on a high note, we had the pleasure of planning and executing a 1970’s themed holiday party! The Motor Booty Affair band rocked the room and elevated the unique 70’s decor created by Swank Events for this company event. Photos by Kristen Renneker.

And our final piece of exciting news – we moved into a new office space. Stay tuned for a new series: from the desk of Kristin Healy, to get tips, insight into the event planning world and the latest on Swank happenings.

Very exciting things to come in 2019. What can Swank Events do for your company? We would love to hear from you.

Cheers to an incredible year ahead!

– Kristin Healy, Owner & Creative Director, Swank Events Boston