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Event Gallery

Creativity and uncompromising taste set us apart from our competitors. From a company launch event at four simultaneous locations across the company, to an exclusive dinner for new corporate executives, to an extravagant and sixties-inspired user group conference in Aspen, our events are produced with skill, style, and flair you won't find elsewhere. Top Dog knows you have high expectations and it's our goal to exceed them. View a sampling of some of our work in the gallery below.

MEETINGS & CONFERENCES

COMPANY LAUNCH
Come Together: Pharmaceutical industry corporate merger

For this Company Launch we orchestrated simultaneous events in four separate locations across the county. A live video broadcast featuring the new CEO was streamed to each site, followed by unique celebrations in each city. At the corporate headquarters, a large tent housed activities and live music, and the company's new brand identity was integrated into the décor. Employees outside of the US or not local to a live site received a "party in a tube" that was delivered to their homes the morning of the event so they too could join the celebration.

USER GROUP CONFERENCE
Celebrate Mardi Gras Style: Healthcare Software Company

Imagine the flavors, sounds and magic of Mardi Gras. Savory Cajun cuisine. Colorful costumes. Beautiful floats. The lucky participants at this user group conference in New Orleans concluded four days of meetings celebrating in traditional style by marching in their own parade down Bourbon Street complete with police escort and their own marching band. The evening's festivities concluded with rollicking Zydeco music, etoufee, and gumbo at the world renowned Blain Kern's Mardi Gras World.

USER GROUP CONFERENCE
Learn and Play: Healthcare Software Company

Each year, users of this company's administrative software gather for a 4-day conference in a different part of the United States. After several days of meetings a little fun and networking was in order, and a psychedelic sixties extravaganza proved to be the perfect conference finale. Held at the world class St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado guests dined on delicacies of the sixties including fondue, beef Wellington, and ambrosia. They danced the night away to far-out tunes and posed with photos of sixties icons. Very Groovy.

COMMERCIAL TRADE SHOW
Product Profile: Premium Paint Manufacturer

One of the nation's leading manufacturers of premium commercial and industrial coatings asked us to design and execute a paint show to profile their product line; showcase their programs and services; and enhance brand awareness. The sports-themed event was held at an upscale hotel ballroom with customized décor highlighting over-scaled paint chips, color-coordinated furnishings, and a corresponding menu created by the hotel's master chef. Activities included arcade NASCAR racecars, indoor golfing and basketball, and a live radio broadcast with basketball superstar Rick Barry. The culmination of the event included a 2005 Chevy truck giveaway.

ANNUAL ASSOCIATION MEETING
Ports of Call: Association Meeting Dinner Event

Imagine stepping onto Treasure Island, just east of San Francisco, and in one evening being transported to three exotic ports of call. Guests of this Association Annual Meeting were invited to be world travelers-visiting and experiencing the most flavorful food and antiquities of Asia, South America, and Europe. Authentic cultural sites and sounds included a world-class zither player, cigar rolling, Kung Fu demonstrations, Chinese calligraphy, and a snake dancer taming a rare 10-foot white boa constrictor.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Bio-Tech Company: Employee Celebration

"An Evening Under the Stars," held on the USS Hornet included a delicious sit down dinner for 1,600 people, dancing, and a take-home 5x7 photo of each employee and their guest. Décor featured Greco Roman figurative statues depicting constellations to further illustrate the theme. Accommodations were offered at a local hotel for those who did not want to travel home.

Software Company: Annual Executive Welcome Dinner

Each year, new Vice Presidents at this firm are invited to join their CEO at an exclusive and upscale dinner. While the exact location changes annually, the outdoor event features beautiful tables set with specialty linens, gorgeous glassware, hand-made menu cards, creative centerpieces, and unique china of varying shapes, sizes, and colors. The elegant and sophisticated jazz singer, Carla Helmbrecht, serenades the diners. It is a refined and unforgettable evening.

Scientific Research and Development Company: Family Open House and Picnic

This firm's beautiful headquarter campus provided the perfect setting for a company open house and picnic. Employees and their families were invited to learn more about the broad range of innovative tools and services being developed by their employer, get to know one another better, and celebrate the company's achievements. Fun activities included building tours, carnival games, inflatables, crafts, face painting, and a barbeque.

Information Technology: Trade Show Reception

The reception at this large industry trade show included a San Francisco theme with custom-designed ice sculpture and dessert vignettes featuring San Francisco landmarks such as North Beach, the Financial District, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Square. Specialty linens and flowers completed the décor. A variety of performers entertained guests including a big band with dancers, Master Magician Jay Alexander, and Caricaturists. Interactive games including Dance Heads, Malpractice (a life sized "Operation" game board), and Dance Dance Revolution were strategically placed throughout the venue to provide additional amusement for guests.

Bio-Tech Company: Holiday Party

Inspiration for this evening soiree for 700 came from the celebrated art deco period. The San Francisco Design Center was transformed with monumental, shimmering red palm trees, red Plexiglas discs suspended from above, and ruby red glass gazing balls. It was an elegant, chic, and dazzling holiday event.

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INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

CEO Circle: Emerald Bay Bahamas

These corporate top achievers and a guest of their choice were rewarded with an unbelievable week at the Four Seasons Emerald Bay on the beautiful island of Great Exuma in the Bahamas. Daily activities included spa services, scuba and snorkeling excursions, golf, fishing, kayaking, and sunset catamaran cruises. Nightly room drops included sun products, spa robes, and Bose Wave Music Systems. A video of the week's adventures was created and shown at the awards dinner ceremony on the last night. Each participant was also presented with a watch as a gift for meeting their sales goals.

Software Engineer's Patent Recognition Program: Carmel Valley

Not all incentive programs need to take place on exotic islands. This elegant retreat was held in Carmel Valley, one of the most stunning regions of California. Guests had their choice of spa activities, golf, wine tasting, Land Rover Experience Driving School, or an escorted shopping excursion. The final night awards dinner included a very intimate and personal presentation recognizing the participant's accomplishments.

Achiever's Club: Maui Paradise

Top sales achievers from an information technology company were treated to a week in Maui fit for a Polynesian King and Queen with the finest in luxury, cuisine, and tropical hospitality. Activities included cycling, golf, sport fishing, spa services, whale watching, snorkeling and scuba, and shopping in Lahina. The accolades from this five-star event say it all. "Exceptional." "A masterpiece." "We loved every aspect of this dream vacation."

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