Who We AreElevation Exhibits & Events is a full service tradeshow design and marketing firm that builds award-winning exhibits for companies in diverse industries. Our clients range from venture-backed startups to major corporations that enjoy our knack of honing their brand image to a cutting edge.
At every glance on a crowded tradeshow floor, our marketing expertise, innovative problem solving and strong client partnership is focused on the success of your tradeshow marketing program. This is why clients choose us as their partner. In addition to tradeshow environments, our far-reaching creative services include showrooms, training centers, corporate lobbies, welcome centers, public museums, and more.
When other design houses seem to run out of time or just don't feel like home, take a closer look at Elevation Exhibits & Events to project and protect your corporate brand and to deliver the messaging that speaks for you.
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Our ApproachThe best exhibit designs emerge when clients interact easily with their design team and approach us as business partners — when we collaborate as an extension of your own marketing team.
Elevation Exhibits & Events prides itself on the ability to solve unique problems and to develop practical solutions that herald your corporate presence on a tradeshow floor. For us to succeed, the effort needs to be personalized and hands-on, like custom building a home. We want clients to lay everything out on the table — from the look and feel that you're after to the amount of reception and storage space that's required. Since exhibits are often used for more than one exhibition, we'll talk about future requirements right from the project beginning so you won't need to start from scratch each time. You'll end up with a better structure and stronger impact if the design is a collaboration of mutually active minds.
No matter how big or small your project may be, a truly creative design staff will almost invisibly fold practical considerations into your branding efforts. Just a few examples of our typical starting points include:
- Establishing a tradeshow marketing strategy that will drive the exhibit program as a whole
- Creating an effective exhibit tool that will give a more dynamic and consistent presence on the show floor
- Building a unified and consistent messaging hierarchy that clearly identifies, communicates and leads attendees to products of interest and provides education on specific products
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Millipore"We felt an immediate partnership with Elevation Exhibits right from the beginning. The customer support among their account team is to be commended, especially when good customer service has become a lost art by most companies. During a time of high stress, angst and last minute requests, the team at Elevation Exhibits always worked with me and helped to reassure me. I look forward to a long and valued relationship between our teams. I know this is only the beginning of many great things and years to come."
— Millipore Corporation, Susan Chebookjian, Exhibits Manager
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HMC"It's really hard to find business partners like Elevation who deliver beyond expectations these days. They recently helped our company pull off a couple of big community outreach projects that had almost-impossible deadlines. They made it look so easy, almost like we were their only customers.. And not only did we get an excellent finished product perfectly installed; we got it with a warm, professional attitude too. We are happy to partner with Elevation and look forward to more successful projects with them in the future."
— Health Management Corporation , Chelsea Butterfield, Marketing Coordinator
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Microsoft"I have worked with Elevation Exhibits for many years, and have come to rely on them as an extension of my marketing team. They consistently deliver the highest levels of service across the event lifecycle, from the concept and design phase through to onsite execution."
— Microsoft, Beth Morrissey, Director, Marketing Communications Sector
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Sonus Networks"The innovative design, careful planning and thoughtful execution of Sonus Networks' tradeshow exhibits is the result of Elevation Exhibits amazing talent and teamwork. The Elevation team is more than an exhibit house; they are our strategic marketing partner for the public face of the company. Their integrity, creativity, and get-it-done attitude are the basis for our longstanding and rewarding partnership."
— Sonus Networks, Susanne Skinner, Corporate Events Manager
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Hatteras Networks"Thank you for pulling off an awesome job (again!) on the best booth at NXTcomm!! We had great booth traffic and our sales representatives were very proud of our booth. This year was tough as we had to wait to the very last second to implement our new messaging. I thank you for your patience and the quick turnaround. I also appreciate your super-quick turnaround for our 'Best in Show' signs. You guys are absolutely the best!!! You can't imagine how much easier you make my life by being so easy to work with and so responsive. You guys are the BEST!!."
— Hatteras Networks, Gary Bolton,VP Marketing and PL
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NEC"NEC has worked with Elevation Exhibits for many years. I am very impressed with the professionalism and flexibility they demonstrate at every show. Elevation's ability to step in and address our needs in a strategic and cost-effective fashion has proved invaluable to NEC. They are able work through any challenge and develop a viable solution, regardless of the scope that's presented to them. Show set-up and tear down are worry free because Elevation has everything under control. Elevation Exhibits has gone above and beyond what one would expect from a tradeshow company and exceeds my expectations time and time again."
— NEC Display Solutions, Ashley Flaska, VP of Marketing
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CareersElevation Exhibits & Events is always scouting for talented artists and creative thinkers and doers. If you're among the best in your field, we want to hear from you.
No agencies please.
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TeamElevation Exhibits & Events employs the extraordinary talents of its designers, account managers and top-notch craftsmen to manifest client vision into physical practical form. The team is led by Jim Burke and Ken Karns — both well known and respected exhibit industry veterans.
Jim Burke, Founder/PrincipalJim Burke founded Elevation Exhibits & Events in April of 2006 with a 100,000 square-foot design and manufacturing facility. Within six months his reputation for straight-up business and great design work led Elevation Exhibits to major customer wins and industry recognition. Clients are drawn by Jim's reputation for smart design, focused service and a trouble-free show floor experience.
Ken Karns, President/PrincipalKen Karns founded the design firm in.o.ee in 2002, providing exhibit solutions for consumer electronics and home theater markets, along with unique design services for shopping mall developers. Elevation Exhibits & Events acquired in.o.ee in 2007. Jim and Ken had already worked together many years ago, so the acquisition brings a practiced partnership together again as it broadens Elevation Exhibits & Events' reach into consumer electronics and specialized commercial real estate markets.
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