Friday, March 18, 2011

Creative Ideas for Tradeshows

Business Tradeshow mixers are where you get the opportunity to show off your business and create a positive corporate image. 
What sets you apart from the other businesses?
How do you get the attendees to stop at your booth and say hello?
What are your objectives or expectations from the tradeshow?
How do you get the names, business cards or contact information for followup?
Let the experts at Uptown create a Fun and effective solution to accomplish your Tradeshow objectives.

Recently, Uptown Larry worked with the professionals at Hahn Training LLC to create a FUN Tradeshow booth for the CELAA Expo at Salvatore's Italian Gardens in Buffalo NY.

Looking for Creative Ideas for your tradeshow booth in Buffalo, Rochester or Syracuse
New York.
Call the Funline 888-220-0077 or visit us on the web

Monday, March 14, 2011

Making Fund Raising FUN

Putting the FUN in fundraising is important to have a successful event.

Uptown has been a leader in the entertainment business for almost three decades. During that time we have helped many community groups in the North East with our many entertainment ideas and themes.

Fantasy Casino Parties, Texas Hold Em Tournaments, Red Carpet Photo's or a Game Show Night. Game show nights can include our most popular stage show Price It Right, The Feud or our newest addition Gone In 60 Seconds a spinoff of the popular Minute To Win It.

Uptown is also proud to offer award winning Disc Jockey Entertainers, Professional Master of Ceremonies or musical entertainment.

If your event is in the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse areas of New York please call the Funline 888-220-0077 for additional information on how Uptown can bring the FUN to your fundraiser.

Or Visit us on the web

In an effort to assist our Uptown family of clients, we will continue to offer ideas to assist with planning successful events.

With that in mind...Uptown presents...

Seven Steps to a Successful Fundraising Event

1. What is your Purpose:

Before doing anything else, you must decide what the purpose of your event is. Many charitable events have more than one goal...figuring out the details of your event will depend on what goals your group or organization is trying to achieve.

2. The Fundraising Goal:

Your organization staff, the event host committee and key fundraisers must decide what amount of money you want to raise at the event. If it is a true fundraising event, then everything in your plan should be gearded to raising that specific amount of money. It is important to remember, the amount you choose should be the amount you want to net, after expenses are deducted.

3. Your Event Budget:

Every fundraising event should include a complete budget listing of all expenses required to hold the event. The Budget should include staff, invitations, advertising, space rental, catering, entertainment, transportation, security, utilities or anything else to make your event a Success!

4. Committee and Leaders:

To ensure a successful event, a committee and committee chairperson should take command of the event. They are responsible for encouraging others to assist and getting local business leaders, local celebrities and helping to bring sponsors and donors to the event.

5. Who will you Target?
Decide who will be your to everyone, local business people, parents...once you decide...go to step six!

6. Marketing and Sales:

How will you get the word out that you are having a fundraiser? Here are a few suggestions: direct mail invitations, email blasts, word of mouth, press releases, posters or phone banks to name a few. In order to have a successful event you have to get the word out!

Once you have the word must have a procedure in place to make the ticket sales. Who will sell the tickets, how will they be delivered and who will be responsible to record incoming funds. Also very important to spell out exactly what the ticket to the event includes.


It is very important that once you hold your fundraising event to remember to say Thank you! Include in your thank you's the volunteers, contributors, vendors, staff and a big thank you to the attendees. A little sugar goes a long way.
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Corporate Casino Party Buffalo New York

Uptown will be bringing the excitement of Casino Night Entertainment for the fourth consecutive year to a fantastic corporate group in Buffalo, New York. The excitement of a real Casino with Uptown's Professional dealers at the tables.

Guests will enjoy the Casino Grade Tables such as Black Jack, Roulette and Craps.

Check us out on facebook for event photo's and updates.

We also invite you to become a fan to stay on top of the exciting entertainment ideas from Uptown.

If you are planning a party in Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls or anywhere in Western New York consider a Casino Party from Uptown!

Our professional party planner will help you create a theme for your next event. Casino Parties or perhaps one of Uptown's FUN filled Game Shows will bring your event to the next level of FUN.

We feature all your favorite game shows... Price It Right, The Feud and if you like Minute To Win It, you will love our newest game show GONE IN 60 SECONDS.

Uptown is proud to say we have been entertaining the entire North East, including Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Niagara Falls New York for over 30 years experience.

We bring the Excitement to your Parties... so pick up the phone and call the funline 888-220-0077 to talk with our Party Professionals.