Company Parties

Big Fun At January Corporate Holiday Parties

 
More and more corporate holiday parties are taking place in January instead of December and this year has been no exception. In fact, PRO DJs has performed at nearly as many company parties in January 2016 as we did in December 2015. With available meeting space and DJ availability at a premium before the holidays, this makes sense and we appreciate the opportunity to extend the season.
 
On Friday night, January 22, 2016, I was at the Marriott Hotel on the waterfront in Downtown Portland for a Vancouver, WA based construction company party. Over 200 guests attended and while they gathered for cocktails and dinner in Salon Ballrooms G, H and I, I set-up my sound and lighting equipment in Salon E and F for the afterparty scheduled to begin around 7:30pm.
 
The party room had the feel of a posh nightclub with accent lighting that included black lights.  Pub games were setup in various places, including pool tables, foosball tables, air hockey, and dartboards. There was also a photo booth with props and of course, several bars and food stations.
 
With all the other activies, I surveyed the crowd to gauge when they may be ready to dance.  After about 20 minutes, we had a few on the dance floor as they responded to Stevie Wonder’s ‘Superstition’ and ‘Billie Jean’ from Michael Jackson.  Beyonce and Adele were also a big hit.  A little later, a group of guests responded to a rock set that included AC/DC and Billy Idol before the dancing really took off with a mix of classics and current hits that included Earth, Wind & Fire, Justin Timberlake and Flo Rida.
 
January Corporate Holiday Parties
 
The dance floor was packed when we stopped around 10:30 for the raffle drawing that included several $500 prize giveaways, so the guests didn’t seem to mind.  Not everyone came away a winner, but they appeared to be in a great mood anyway and it wasn’t long before the dance floor filled again and stayed that way until we ended at Midnight.
 
Post Event Client Feedback:
 
“We had great feedback and I will definitely be in touch to secure the date next year.”
-Corey Anderson, Kiewit Infrastructure West Company
 

9 Years At Vancouver Company Holiday Party

 
Saturday, December 13, 2014 marked 9 years since PRO DJs had the opportunity to perform at the first Vancouver company holiday party for a local garden supply business, and we have done every one since.
 
We appreciate the confidence they have in us and it was another big time party at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion Hotel in Portland, Oregon.  Their annual event always includes gambling, generous amounts of prizes and of course, dancing.
 
The gaming tables are open from the beginning until just after dinner in the large foyer that is adjacent to the large Grand Ballroom.  With around 300 guests, this is a nice fit with a large dance floor, plenty of display room for the prizes and a photo booth, complete with props.
 
Company Holiday Party
Company Holiday Party Gaming Tables
 
For cocktails and dinner, I played a mix of Christmas favorites as requested by our client, until the gaming tables closed about 8:30pm.  The employees then got really excited for the giveaways.  As usual, there were some fantastic prizes, including electronics, tools, gift cards, and a 65″ flat screen television.  There was also a cash machine… always a big hit with anyone 🙂
 
Company Christmas Party Prize Giveaways
 
With so many prizes, it normally takes awhile (almost two hours) to draw all the winners, but this group never seems to mind.  This certainly bodes well for the dance floor as everyone is in a great mood and ready to party a little more.
 
After a few classics, including Michael Jackson, the mostly younger crowd loved the recent hits and we rolled ‘Fancy,’ ‘Can’t Hold Us’ the current smash ‘Uptown Funk’ and more.
 

 
Thanks again Kristy for continuing to choose PRO DJs for your annual Christmas party.  Happy Holidays. -Rich

Corporate Karaoke Party At Skamania Lodge

 
Rick’s Custom Fencing brought in PRO DJs for their corporate holiday karaoke party that followed dinner amd awards at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington on Saturday, December 6, 2014.
 
Right before the awards presentation began, I was able to discreetly setup on the other side of the room with anyone barely noticing and I was ready to go as soon as they turned the party over to me.
 
For karaoke, I normally play a few regular songs so guests have a chance to let me know what they would like to sing.  However, when I asked if anyone was ready to go right at the beginning, David came running up and got us started with Corey Hart’s ‘Sunglasses at Night.”
 
Holiday Karaoke Party
 
David sang a few other songs and so did Taylor, including Sheryl Crow’s ‘Sweet Child O’Mine’ that was accompanied by a friend breakdancing on the opposite stage. The crowd was entertained and had a good time watching their co-workers and friends perform.
 

Company Picnic Fun For Portland Ironworkers

 
PRO DJs provided music and announcements at the Pacific NW Ironworkers Federal Credit Union Company Picnic held at their location off Airport Way in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, August 23, 2014.
 
Company Picnic
 
I started the music at 11am and ended at 3:30pm, playing a variety of hit songs from all genres.  There were plenty of games for the kids throughout the day, including a water balloon toss and hula hoop contest.  The adults also got in on the fun with horse shoes and an ironworker column climb contest.
 
Company Picnic
Company Picnic
 
The day ended with some nice raffle prize giveaways, including many gift cards.
 

Portland Corporate Holiday Party DJ: 3 For 30

 
Happy Holidays from PRO DJs.
 
With a late Thanksgiving this year, Portland corporate holiday party DJ events have concentrated on the first two weekends of December 2013, including three events in 30 hours for yours truly on the 13th and 14th.
 
Friday night I was at the Hilton Vancouver for a Hawaiian-themed company party.  After cocktails, dinner and a live performance in the Heritage Ballroom, everyone joined me in the Discovery Ballroom for a raffle drawing and dancing. 
 
As expected, the prize giveaways got everyone excited and the dance floor was packed for nearly four straight hours.  I played everything… from the classic big hits to 80’s hair bands, 90’s hip hop and Country, they loved it all and may have kept going past our 2am cut-off time if allowed 🙂
 
Post Event Client Feedback:
 
“We had great feedback and I will definitely be in touch to secure the date next year.”
-Corey Anderson, Kiewit Pacific Company
 
Portland Corporate Holiday Party DJ
 
On Saturday, I played Christmas music and entertained the families of employees at their annual Children’s Christmas party.  With an 11am start, I didn’t have much turnaround from the night before, but I felt great and the kids had fun with Santa before joining in on some games with me and dancing with their folks. 
 
Saturday night marked eight straight years PRO DJs has performed at the holiday party for a Vancouver Garden Supply company.  Once again, employees and their guests enjoyed the gaming tables and for cocktails and dinner, I played a mix of Christmas favorites.
 
Everyone really looks forward to this time of year as this generous company indulges their employees with a large number of great prizes they can win, including tools, electronics, gift cards, and big screen TV’s.  This year, they also gave away money via the cash machine, where raffle winners had a chance to grab as much cash as they could in 20 seconds.
 
These giveaways always provide a great lead-in to dancing and guests filled the floor in the time we had left, getting down to the latest hits.

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