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BiZBash.com For Immediate Release Contact: Marissa Rubin
646.839.6838
marissa@bizbash.com

BizBash and Classic Party Rentals to Launch Custom Website to Disseminate Information on Sustainability for the Event Industry

New York—December 1, 2010—BizBash Media and Classic Party Rentals announced today the launch of a custom site, www.BizBash.com/GreenEvents. The site’s purpose is to house information on sustainability for the event industry. Over the last few years this topic has been moving more and more to the forefront as companies mandate a carbon footprint that is the least intrusive to the environment.

It is part of a greater Green Event Mission (G.E.M.), which seeks to bring together individuals, corporations, and organizations that strive to produce eco-friendly events.  G.E.M.’s forum will provide information for the empowerment of that mission. For the past year, BizBash and Classic Party Rentals have been hosting meetings with planners around the country to find out how to best spread the word to encourage more “Green Events”.

The response was overwhelming, and it was evident that most planners and event specialists were searching for the way to greener events as well.

According to BizBash CEO David Adler, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Classic Party Rentals on this endeavor as we all strive to move our industry in the right direction. As the largest party rental company in the nation, it makes sense that Classic can provide input from all over the country on what others are doing to work toward a greener industry. It is critical for vendors in the industry to take a leadership role. No one is asking for complete adherence, but rather only to make an earnest start to solving a problem that affects the planet.”

“While the ‘Green Movement’ is making great strides globally, the event industry, with its direct influence on millions of people, has acknowledged that it can do better in promoting green practices at events,” said Mike Bjornstad, COO of Classic Party Rentals. “Classic will do our best to respond to the needs of our customers who are demanding a more thoughtful approach to moving the issue forward. In addition, we have made it a major initiative for the coming year as part of our good neighbor policy."

About BizBash - Founded in 2000, BizBash Media has become the industry's leading source for inspiration, smart marketing strategies, and useful tools, helping to revolutionize how event professionals get ideas and connect with each other. The company publishes magazines and web sites, and produces trade shows for the event industry in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami/South Florida, New York, Orlando, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.

About Classic Party Rentals and Classic Tents - Classic Party Rentals & Classic Tents together make the number one party rental and tenting company in the country with more than 35 locations nationwide, including Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Chicago, and San Francisco. With events ranging from the Super Bowl to the Academy Awards to backyard weddings, their one stop shop for individuals, planners and corporations puts them at the top of the event industry’s most successful companies.




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