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September October 2017

A fresh resource for people who plan and manage meetings, events, business travel, promotions and incentive programs. Providing you with inspiration, guidance and great ideas.

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good to know Rosie Flower Truck REGINA There is no muse named Rosie—but what's real is the growing demand for flowers at corporate events and for hands-on floral arrangement workshops. Behind the wheel: Driving the on-the-go floral business is Petra Janssen, owner of the Wascana Flower Shoppe. The goods: Along with selling flowers at corporate events, Janssen offers on-site workshops for employees who want to learn how to build a succulent terrarium, make a flower crown or arrange tropical flowers. The van: Rosie the Truck is a refurbished Grumman truck. Costs: Most workshops are $60 to $70 per participant. rosieflowertruck.com Games to Go OTTAWA/GATINEAU This mobile video game theatre brings popular gaming equipment to corporate teambuilding, employee and promotional events. Behind the wheel: A trained Game Coach stages the mobile theatre and works closely with the event planner to customize gaming options. RedNails OTTAWA Bump up the curb appeal of your next corporate event by pampering staff with manicures, pedicures and makeup treatments in the comfort of a mobile beauty salon. Behind the wheel: Danny Abdulnour and his team of trained beauty experts. The goods: A full range of hand and foot treatments for women and men. The van: A wheelchair-accessible, state-of-the- art bus (heated for the cold-weather season). Cost: Introductory Special manicure/pedicure is $60; the Long Lasting Snazzy Shellac, $75. rednails.ca Potential shoppers can't miss the hot- pink polka dot exterior of the mobile boutique as it pulls into a company parking lot for a corporate event. Behind the wheel: Entrepreneur Dominique Leger has a background in fashion, marketing and retail. The goods: A full gamut of dresses, scarves, accessories, graphic tees, stationery, candles… The van: A retrofitted 18-foot GMC Workhorse truck with built-in change room. Costs: A minimum of $200 worth of merchandise must be purchased at the event. inpursuittruck.ca In Pursuit Mobile Boutique SAINT JOHN, NB (Nova Scotia upon request) The goods: Games include Xbox One, Xbox 360 Kinect, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Wii consoles. The vehicles: The Rig features 20 player stations, while the Mercedes Sprinter Van is equipped with nine player stations. The cost: Prices range from $550 (for a two-hour event) to $1,650 (for an 8-hour event). gamestogo.ca See Games to Go in action. Scan the QR code or visit ignitemag.ca View a gallery of Rosie's escapades. Scan the QR code or visit ignitemag.ca

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