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Arizona’s #1 Production Company!

Arizona’s #1 Production Company!

A big thank you to AZ Big Media’s Ranking Arizona, to everyone that voted and to our amazing team!

Merestone is an award-winning, full-service production company that specializes in creating experiences that help the world’s best brands educate, communicate, inspire and elevate the people who mean the most to your company: your employees, your customers and vendors.

We produce one-of-a-kind, live and interactive events and environments that provide your audience with a true brand experience. We communicate your brand message through event and experiential campaigns that deliver a true impact and elicit response.

COMPANY STRENGTHS: Talent, passion and love. It’s pretty amazing to watch a project go from producers, to event logistics coordinators, graphic designers, project managers, carpenters, welders, painters and technicians all under the same roof. There’s a guarantee that your event, fabrication or production will go through multiple talented hands to ensure you will receive only the best of who we are.

OUTLOOK FOR 2020: In one word: Expectant. Our job is to lead companies in telling their stories through brand experiences in ways that leave long-lasting impressions. As long as we do that and stick to the strengths our team brings, we know 2020 will be a year to remember.

The 12 Months of Merestone!

The 12 Months of Merestone!

Happy New Year!

Thank you to everyone who spent 2019 with the Merestone family! We look forward to the next adventures we will take on together in 2020, as well as the new relationships we will form and grow. Let’s celebrate the new year and all the possibilities! Here are just a few of the projects we took on this year:

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Gracias a todos que pasaron este ano con la familia Merestone. Esperamos con ansias las próximas aventuras que emprenderemos en el 2020, así como las nuevas relaciones que formaremos. ¡Celebremos el año nuevo y todas las posibilidades! Estos son algunos de los proyectos que asumimos este año:

Merry Christmas from Merestone!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

¡Feliz Navidad de nuestra familia a la tuya!

Your Life Arizona Warehouse Tour with Merestone VP, Rob Hill Pt. II

Merestone Vice President, Rob Hill discusses our large props warehouse and how Merestone successfully caters to our clients’ needs through custom fabrication.

El vicepresidente de Merestone, Rob Hill, habla sobre nuestro gran almacén de accesorios y cómo Merestone satisface, con éxito, las necesidades de nuestros clientes a través de fabricación personalizada.

Props and More Props!

Welcome Diane De Santis To Merestone’s Cast!

Welcome Diane De Santis To Merestone’s Cast!

Diane De Sanits has joined the Merestone team as an Event Producer!

Background

Although new to Merestone, Diane is no stranger to the industry. She has been making a mark from the east to the west coast  over the past two decades producing events ranging from corporate meetings in New York City, parties in Los Angeles, political and educational events at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library to wine events at the Duckhorn Wine Company in Napa Valley. Now, she calls Phoenix and Merestone home where she has the opportunity to manage programs from conception to execution, focusing on the client experience and flawless production.

Outside of Work

Diane’s passion for entertaining and events does not end with her day job, she loves to cook and study wine for dinner parties hosted in her home, after her morning hikes and explorations in her new home state of Arizona!

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Finding a Home at Merestone!

Finding a Home at Merestone!

With my right hand in the air and my left hand over my beating heart, I declared, with tears in my eyes, my allegiance to the United States of America. The overwhelming and ecstatic joy that I feel now that I can say the words “I am an American Citizen,” is beyond what words can explain. Not only did I come from a beautiful culture, but I have a beautiful and diverse culture to enjoy now. I found my home! Well, to be clear, I have found two homes. To add to my list of ‘I am’s’, I am privileged to say “I am part of the Merestone team!” Merestone is the perfect example of how people of diverse backgrounds can come together to take an idea and make it come to life. From concept to completion, we keep all of your event needs under one roof. Isn’t that amazing? This isn’t a solo job, and we are proud to have a talented and passionate team.

¿Hablas Español?

Con mi mano derecha en el aire y mi mano izquierda sobre mi corazón palpitante, declare, con lágrimas en los ojos, mi lealtad a los Estados Unidos. La alegría abrumadora y extática que siento ahora que puedo decir las palabras “Soy ciudadana estadounidense” es más allá de lo que las palabras pueden explicar. No solo vengo de una cultura hermosa, sino que tengo una cultura diversa para disfrutar ahora. ¡Encontré mi hogar! Bueno, para ser claros, he encontrado dos hogares. Para agregar a mi lista de ‘quien soy’, tengo el privilegio de decir “¡Soy parte del equipo de Merestone!” Merestone es el ejemplo perfecto de cómo las personas de diversos orígenes pueden unirse para tomar una idea y hacerla realidad. Desde el concepto hasta la finalización, mantenemos todas sus necesidades de eventos bajo un mismo techo. ¿Es asombroso, no? Este no es un trabajo en solitario, y estamos orgullosos de tener un equipo talentoso y apasionado.

-Daniela Carranza

Want to see what we can do together? Contact us to set up a Backstage Tour

Welcome Heather Trent to the Merestone Cast!

Welcome Heather Trent to the Merestone Cast!

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!

Jennifer Milam, Producer at Merestone

Jennifer Milam, Producer at Merestone

Skilled, knowledgeable, and on point! Jennifer Milam has joined Merestone bringing over 15 years of Event Sales and Management experience in the hospitality industry. In addition to that, her resume starts off at the University of North Texas, with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Minor in Business.
Jennifer moved to Arizona in 2010 from Chicago but as a true fan has stayed loyal to her Cubs, so it makes sense that she loves sporting events, outdoor activities and a good barbecue with friends.

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.”