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Welcome Cory Jespersen To Merestone’s Cast!

Welcome Cory Jespersen To Merestone’s Cast!

Cory Jespersen has joined the Creative Services team as Merestone’s newest Graphic Designer! To get to know him a little better, we sat down and talked about his journey to Merestone.

Background

Cory got his start working for Fred Meyer, a multi-level grocery chain in Portland, Oregon, while also attending college at Mount Hood. Although he is from Oregon, Cory is not new to the desert. In 2003, he moved with his wife to Phoenix and worked for Petsmart, creating store environments and fixtures. After a few years, Cory and his wife moved back to the Northwest to be closer to family. In 2009, they had twin girls.

Weekend Life

Now that Cory and his family have moved back to the Valley of the Sun, they are enjoying the pleasant weather as much as they can. On the weekends, they like to get out and explore the area.

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Welcome Heather Trent to the Merestone Cast!

Welcome Heather Trent to the Merestone Cast!

Merestone Vice President, Rob Hill discusses how Merestone successfully caters to our clients’ needs.

Merestone’s new Director of Client Relations position has been filled by Heather Trent. Her extensive knowledge in the event meetings and management industry along with her enthusiastic personality pair well with what Merestone was searching for in a company front runner.

Background

Heather is a twenty-year veteran in the hospitality and meetings industry who most recently worked for Visit Phoenix as Director of National Accounts. She was responsible for strategically placing citywide business in the Phoenix Convention Center. Her focus was to build new business opportunities and nurture continuous partnerships in Texas, California, and various Southeast states. Before joining Visit Phoenix, Trent was a Global Account Executive at ConferenceDirect, During her time there, she solicited new clients and executed site selection and contract negotiations on their behalf. Trent worked in sales for convention and visitors bureaus based in Washington, D.C. for Chicago, Denver, and Indianapolis. While living in Louisiana, she began her career at the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission. She also has hotel experience serving as Senior Sales Manager at both the Courtyard/Residence Inn Downtown Austin/Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

Trent was born and raised in Louisiana and is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations with a minor in Spanish. Trent has been an active member of Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

 

On her days off, Heather is a loving dog mom to her rescued pup and she cheers on the New Orleans Saints. Certified as a yoga instructor, Heather has even practiced yoga with Saints players. Welcome to the Merestone cast!

Merestone Cast Spotlight - Fred Krueger 30 work anniversary

Cast Spotlight: Fred’s 30th Work Anniversary

Cast Spotlight: Fred’s 30th Work Anniversary

Fred Krueger has dedicated 30 years to Merestone Productions as a talented Artist. His sketches and drawings have inspired several clients to choose to work with Merestone over the years while also capturing the imagination. As tribute, Merestone compiled some of the cast members’ favorite drawings and also interviewed the company executives in this employee appreciation video.

Thank you, Fred, for all you do!

Merestone President, Camille Luce Hill Selected to be a Judge for the 38th Annual Telly Awards


Camille Hill, President of Merestone has been selected to do judging for the Telly awards. This is the sixth time she has participated in the judging aspect of the stellar awards.

The Telly Awards is the premiere award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. Our mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity.
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable TV commercials. Non-broadcast video and TV program categories were soon added. Today, the Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies. With the quality of non-broadcast productions, traditional local & cable television commercials and programming on the rise, along with the world of online video continuing to rapidly evolve, Camille is excited to see this year’s class of entries
As a member of the Silver Council, Camille is a dedicated fan of the Telly Awards. “It is a pleasure to participate in the Telly Awards judging because, it gives me a chance to see some excellent industry work and the Telly Awards is a quality organization.”

 

ROBE Lighting Distributor

ROBE Lighting Distributor

Elana Cukier, Merestone’s Rental Account Manager, also now our Certified Robe Lighting dealer located right here in The Valley.

ROBE LIGHTING manufacturers innovative, high quality moving lights and digital lighting products for the professional entertainment & leisure, architectural and themed environment industries.

Contact Elana if have any questions or needs that we can assist you with.
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Merestone Welcomes – Heidi Maxwell, Producer

Merestone Welcomes – Heidi Maxwell, Producer

Heidi Maxwell, the newest Producer at Merestone is looking forward to bringing together event management experience and ideas to create memorable experiences.
She has more than 20 years of Event Management and is a passionate producer who has managed events for the media in all forms, from radio and television and print, magazines and newspapers.
Heidi’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Northern Arizona University, and a Masters in Communication Studies from Arizona State University, born and raised in Chicago, Heidi is a sports fan and yes, a lifelong Cubs fan!

Happy Veteran’s Day

Happy Veteran’s Day

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Pandoras Box and Training

Pandoras Box and Training

ANNOUNCING! NEW equipment and FUN training for the crew; Pandoras Box was purchased and the production crew spent a week learning all of the new tricks of this COOL tool!
Pandoras Box unites state of the art rendering technology with intuitive media- and show control. A high-quality server featuring the most powerful render-engine offers real-time compositing in 3D and allows for projection onto any shape and any surface.It arranges videos and images freely, changes color, form and position. It synchronizes all video & audio sources. On-site 3D rendering, composition and editing the perfect choice for any live event or multi-media show.

Have you Seen?!

Have you Seen?!

Merestone’s Newest Podiums
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Tailfin Podium – Sculpted metal – side wraps (49”h x 40”w x 30”d)
Modern Silver Podium – Metal & black brushed aluminum (47”h x 30”w x 24”d)
Hilversum Podium – Brushed aluminum (48”h x 30”w x 24”d)
Contempo Podium – Brushed aluminum-black finish (48”h x 30”w x 24”d)
Stem Podium – Chrome stem, black top & base (48”h x 30”w x 24”d)

Charging Station

Charging Station

Charging Station – Long Table
4 curved pieces with 2 outlets per piece
Can be painted to match brand color
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