Archived Expert Q/A

Telluride Wine Fest First in Colorado

Interviewer: Maria King
Expert: Laurel Robinson, Owner and Director of Telluride Wine Fest
Date: June 16, 2016
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For this Ask the Experts Interview, I am speaking with Laurel Robinson from the Telluride Wine Festival. Laurel is the current Executive director.It turns out that Laurel is quite a Renaissance woman.  Working at an event planning company in San Francisco early in her... (Read More)

Art Festivals

Interviewer: Maria King
Expert: Linda Post, Founder and Owner of Paradise City Art Festivals
Date: March 9, 2016
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Today we welcome Linda Post, Founder and Owner of Paradise City Art Festivals. Linda is Sales and Marketing Director and one of Paradise City’s founding directors. A practicing artist, her figurative, intensely pigmented paintings reside in many public and private... (Read More)

Downtown Events Present Unique Challenges

Interviewer: Maria King
Expert: Peter Bellas, All Access Entertainment
Date: January 26, 2016
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Today I am speaking with Peter Bellas. Peter is an event promoter from California. He began his career as head of the promotions department for Hollywood Park Race Track in Inglewood. Through opportunities with the L.A. Aztec professional soccer team, Peter became active... (Read More)

Blue Angels Need More than Jets to Fly

Interviewer: Maria King
Expert: Lieutenant Amber Lynn Daniel US Navy Public Affairs Officer
Date: October 13, 2015
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I have always been fascinated by air shows and how they can get the whole thing organized. I finally got a chance to put my questions right to the source last month when the Blue Angels came to Atlantic City for the annual air show. Everything that goes into a show was even... (Read More)

Attention Event Producers

Interviewer: Maria
Expert: Laura Waniuk, Event Marketing Liaison Town of Vail Colorado
Date: October 8, 2015
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I received some information about a great program for event producers in Vail, Colorado. I thought I might share it with you in case any of the producers who work with www.eventcrazy.com are interested in taking Vail up on this great offer. ... (Read More)

Sequestration’s Disastrous Affect on Air Shows

Interviewer: Maria King
Expert: John Cudahy ICAS
Date: August 11, 2013
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Today I have the opportunity to bring you another great guest. I am speaking with John Cudahy, President of ICAS, International Council of Air Shows. ICAS is the trade association for people working within the air show industry as well as producers of air show events. I... (Read More)

Accuweather Severe Weather Expert

Interviewer: Maria King
Expert: Michael Smith
Date: April 1, 2013
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Today I am speaking with Michael Smith Sr. Vice President/Chief Innovation Executive AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, from Accuweather. Mike is an expert on the effects of extreme weather on business and society. I invited Mike to get a better understanding about how... (Read More)