There has been a lot of news regarding companies canceling their holiday parties this year due to the economic downturn. Some say that it is not right to be partying in this current financial situation. It is hard to argue with this, however, when a company party is canceled many people are affected including vendors for the party such as entertainment companies, caterers, performers, decor companies, photographers, venues, and many more. The trickle down effect is truly amazing. I do not mind so much if they are canceled as long as they are brought back when the economy returns to normal. Often times, when a party is canceled or scaled down, the event stays that way forever or a long time because the company adapts to it and does not see a need to go back to the way it used to be. Lets hope that this is not the case this time around, not just for our industry, but for everyone, especially the employees.
Joshua Gair – Impact Entertainment