Wednesday, December 5, 2012

315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Booster Club Holds Holiday Party at College Center

This remote control motorized C-17 was the star of the auction at the 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Booster Club holiday party. Five feet long, with a wing span of five feet, it was quite commanding.

Charleston Air Force Base is located about 10 miles inland from Charleston. It lies within the city limits of North Charleston and shares a runway with the Charleston International Airport. Charleston AFB is the home of the 437th Airlift Wing and the 315th Airlift Wing (Reserves). The 437th AW is the host unit at the base, and it flies Boeing's C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

First the trees go up. Then the lights go on the trees and the wreathes are hung on the doors. But we really know the holidays are here when the pointsettias arrive. Lush with vibrant red color, they bring everything together.

The pointsettia derives its English name from Joel Roberts Poinsett, who was born in Charleston in 1779. A distinguished statesman, Pointsett served his country as a U.S. Congressman, as Secretary of War, and as the first United States Minister to Mexico. It was while he was serving in Mexico that he came upon the "Flor de Noche Buena" (Christmas Eve Flower). A keen amateur botonist, Pointsett sent samples of the flower back to the U.S. The rest is history.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

TTC's Film, Media, and Visual Arts Final Presentation Draws a Crowd

On the evening of November 27th, eleven TTC Visual Art and four TTC Film students made their final presentations in the College Center. Two departments attended, as well as some one hundred and fifty guests of family and friends. There were six table presentations. five moveable panel displays, and four film presentations. The College Center is a great venue for a mixed media need like this because the central 15,000 square feet of space can break down into as many as 7 smaller rooms plus 5,000 square feet of pre-function space, giving the client as much or as little space as they need.

Monday, November 26, 2012

We Have a New Backdrop for the Stage

We're excited about our new backdrop depicting Charleston's historic Rainbow Row. It can be back-lit, as you can see, and brings lots of atmosphere to the stage.

Located on East Bay Street north of Tradd Street and south of Elliott Street, the real Rainbow Row is a series of houses painted in pastel colors. The first three were painted pink in the early 1900's by Dorothy Porcher Legge  who purchased  numbers 99 through 101 East Bay to renovate them. It is said the pink that she chose was based on a colonial Caribbean color scheme. Rainbow Row is an iconic Charleston scene.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Decor Does It!

It's really beginning to feel like Thanksgiving around here! Clients are using beautiful arrangements of fall flowers at the check-in desks and big baskets of apples on the tables - and it's getting us in the mood. Here are a couple of examples that we think you'll  enjoy, too.

Grassroots Wine Holds Annual Grower Champagne Seminar at Palmer Amphitheater

Conference Services' one hundred-seat state-of-the-art amphitheater at TTC's Palmer Campus is the perfect place to give a seminar. So when Grassroots Wine Wholesalers, a company with a portfolio of farmer-produced wines, wanted to introduce their customers to their list of Grower Champagnes, they turned to TTC Conference Services. With our staff providing setup, glasses, spit buckets, and cleanup, it made it easy for Grassroots principal Harry Root (seen in the photo above) to lead the group through a educational tasting of twelve Grower Champagnes, discussing the history and qualities of each. We hope they'll come back next year!