Best of BizBash 2014

Human tables, walking trees, a life-sized snowglobe. No, it wasn’t a movie set – it was BizBash Live! At this year’s New York Expo, event professionals from the Northeast and beyond gathered to show off their amazing and innovative products and services. Not only did GigMasters get to spread the word about our service, but we also got the chance to see some of the top event amenities in the country!

There were so many amazing vendors, but we simply had to acknowledge some of the best that we saw. We present to you our 2014 BizBash NY “Best Of” Awards!!

Best Of…

Event Design: GEO Events
It’s no secret why their client list includes brands like Kate Spade, Mercedes Benz and the New York Giants – this company produces amazing events! We particularly loved the clear cube flooring, filled with flowers and even a few iPads!

Source: GEO Events

Stationary: Alpine Creative Group
To say their designs are beautifully crafted is an understatement. When you do holiday cards for Sean “Diddy” Combs and invitations for Ice T and Coco’s vow renewals, your work speaks for itself!

Party Treats: Tipsy Scoop
Booze infused ice cream? Yes, please! Plus, we couldn’t stop gushing over the presentation inside adorable mini martini glasses with teeny spoons! Not only are the flavor combos mouthwatering –trust us, we tried many – but you can hire Tipsy Scoop to set up and serve at your event. May we suggest the Dark Chocolate & Salted Caramel Whiskey?

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Unconventional Venues: Bitter & Esters
With an office full of beer aficionados, it’s no surprised we loved this cool brew-your-own facility. The perfect activity for team building, a bachelor party or a “just because” celebration.

Event Entertainment: Tie between Chris Anthony Magic, band Oh La La! and Silver Lining Entertainment
Upon entering, guests were greeted by the lovely sounds of Oh La La. Inside, Chris stole the show with his mind blowing magic tricks. Jaws literally dropped when he turned dollar bills into twenties, pulled items from thin air and made decks of cards disappear from spectators’ hands. Kelly of Silver Lining kept the energy going by spinning top hits. The best part about these three stellar entertainers? They’re all 5 Star GigMasters members!

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Aside from all the impressive products and services, there were a few exhibitors that stood out for their awesome giveaways and trade show offerings!

Best Of…

Business Cards: Sparty
The best kinds of business cards are ones that reinforce your brand. The second best kinds keep you polished and pretty. Sparty’s do both! Their mini emery boards have their contact info printed on one side, and a mirror on the back. What a great choice for this company, which combines spa treatments with a cocktail party for an unforgettable event.

Swag Items: GigMasters! That’s right, we’re tooting our own horn here. We had handy canvas bags for carrying all the great takeaways, cute star shaped stress balls for when the day got hectic, and breath mints for a “fresh perspective” on event planning!

Food Samples: Batter & Cream
We were so impressed by their amazingly delicious whoopie pies – complete with edible company logos! Perfect for sending a customized thank you from your company, or for incorporating the guest of honor into a birthday treat.

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Runner Up: Fatty Sundays
Ok, so it was impossible to pick just one delectable as our favorite. These chocolate and candy covered pretzels were nothing short of heavenly.

Were you there? What was your favorite booth? (besides GigMasters, of course!)