14. March 2013
The following article is from stltoday.com
BY JMD | Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 10:44 AM
The Internationally Distinguished Leslie Dana Award Will Be Presented at VIP Reception & Fundraising Dinner
Join leaders in business, medicine, media, philanthropy and social work as St. Louis Society for the Blind & Visually Impaired (http://www.SLSBVI.org) hosts The Visionary Gala awards dinner on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at The Palladium Saint Louis.
The Society’s Visionary Gala will feature a cocktail reception, dinner and wine service, superb desserts, and a presentation of the internationally distinguished Leslie Dana Gold Medal. Music will be provided by Silk Pajamas. Society Visionary Awards for community service also will be presented. Dr. Nicholas and Mrs. Sabra Engelbrecht are chairing the event and are joined by sponsors AT&T, Northern Trust, Bethesda Health Group and Nidec Motors.
Douglas D. Koch, M.D., a foremost scholar, clinician, surgeon and Professor of Ophthalmology who is The Allen, Mosbacher, and Law Chair of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, will be the 63rd recipient of the distinguished Leslie Dana Gold Medal. The Leslie Dana Gold Medal has been awarded by the Society since 1925 to many of the world’s most highly respected scholars and clinicians for commendable service in eyesight research, ophthalmology, vision sciences and social services.
The Visionary Gala will occur at The Palladium Saint Louis located at the revitalized City Hospital complex at 1400 Park Place in Historic Lafayette Square, St. Louis, Missouri 63104. The evening is black tie optional.
Dr. Robert Drews is Honorary Chair of the Visionary Gala. The Society’s Drews Low Vision Clinic is named in honor of Dr. Drews and his late father, Dr. Leslie Drews, who helped lead and guide the Society as members of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board for many years. Dr. Robert Drews said, “The Society is a vital community asset that helps children, adults and seniors overcome vision challenges and discover new ways of living, working and enriching their lives.”
24. January 2013
11. October 2012
Book 11.12.13 and we will give you the deal of the century:
25. September 2012
Contact Maggie or Melody today to take advantage of all that Palladium Saint Louis has to offer your Non-Profit in 2013!
2. July 2012
The new issue of Saint Louis Bride Magazine was just released and Palladium Saint Louis was featured in the ‘real moments’ section for the wedding of Sara Turner + Michael Luigs. To see photos of the event, please look on page 52 of the Fall/Winter 2012 edition of Saint Louis Bride Magazine or click here for a sneak peek…
12. June 2012
Have you been down to the Palladium Saint Louis lately? If not, you’re in for a treat! Thanks to Gary the Gardner and his crew, our outdoor space has been given a summer facelift. We’ve already hosted a few events on our newly upgraded lawn and have many more on the books. Thank you Gary the Gardner!
25. May 2012
Members of our team, Richard Nix & Cassie Burd, were highlighted in the May/June issue of Catersource Magazine. Click below to learn more about what they had to say in regards to: Wedding Trends, Meringues & Marshmallows, and their ACE Award.
23. May 2012
Have you seen the Saint Louis Planter lately? Gateway Greening has done it again with their 2012 Summer Seasonal Color Theme, Victorian Delight. In the center, playing the role of the “Thrillers” are Canna ‘Tropical Bronze Scarlet’ and Zinnia ‘Zowie.’ They’re the tall, spikey, red attention grabbers. The “Fillers” consist of Alternanthera ‘Brazilian Red Hots’, Coleus ‘Henna’, Lantana Camara ‘New Gold’, Zinnia ‘Zahara Fire’ and Zinnia ‘Zahara Yellow.’ Then on the outer border of the planter are the “Spillers,” Scaevola, Solanum Jasminoides ‘Variegata’ and Tradescantia Pallida ‘Purple Heart.’ Can you recognize them all? We’re excited to have the planter looking gorgeous as we gear up for our summer season and are especially pleased to be hosting the Gateway Greening event for the third year in a row this coming September.
26. March 2012
We were honored to host Dance St. Louis last month for their annual Ballet Ball fundraiser where they raised nearly $200,000. This is the most money they’ve netted since executive director emeritus Sally Brayley Bliss’ farewell gala in 2006. Deb Peterson from STLtoday.com had this to say about the event:
“Some 275 arts enthusiasts were on hand, dancing to the sounds of Arvel and Company. The crowd enjoyed a special dance performance by students from the Central Visual & Performing Arts High School, which was dedicated to the evening’s honorees, Marsha and Bill Rusnack. The Rusnacks’ daughter, Dr. Susan Rusnack, a surgeon in NYC, was on hand for the occasion with her husband, Andrei Duman. Michael Uthoff, executive and artistic director of Dance St. Louis, was also joined by an out-of-town guest, his daughter Michelle Uthoff, who was in from Denver…”
26. March 2012
“Maggie and staff, we just wanted to express how much we truly appreciate everyone at the Palladium – our wedding was absolutely PERFECT! The service, food & atmosphere were incredible and we couldn’t have asked for anything better! Everyone truly helped to make our night so special and we can’t thank you more! Maggie, thank you so much for answering my countless emails and questions – you were fabulous and I couldn’t have done it without you! You helped make our dream into a reality and we are forever grateful! I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Palladium and everyone there – thank you again for a perfect and memorable night for both us and our guests!”
“All I’ve heard from everyone was ‘What a great event’ it was and ‘How much they enjoyed it!’ It was definitely a successful event!”
“Our main contact was Maggie Eichwald who was professional and always prompt in answering questions whether by e-mails, phone calls or in person. She was always accommodating and seemed at ease working with our staff and committee.
This venue is first-class and the food was beautiful as well as tasty!
We had a great experience at The Palladium and are appreciative to the owners, managers and everyone for accommodating us.”
”We could not have chosen a better venue for our wedding than the Palladium! We had ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all at the venue and the set-up was perfect for us and our guests. The upgrades that are included (linens, chairs, lighting, etc.) made life so much easier for us than having to rent those items out. The service and food was impeccable – our guests could not stop raving about every aspect! Maggie was extremely helpful and fabulous in every way! Even being extremely particular and a semi-control freak, she showed me so much knowledge and attention to detail, and it was great to be able to have so much confidence in her to take some stress away from myself. I could not say enough great things about the Palladium – no bride and groom can be disappointed having their wedding there! We had the most amazing day and cannot thank the Palladium, Maggie and staff for all they did for us to make it happen!”
20. March 2012
We are honored to have received three ISES awards this year:
Best On Premise Catered Event Budget Under $200 per Person
Best Food Presentation
Best Tabletop Design Budget $500 per Table and Over
8. March 2012
We enjoyed hosting the Women’s Safe House: 35th Anniversary Gala. See pitcures and read what Ladue News had to say about the event here
15. February 2012
Having a climbing gym right next door wasn’t in the original plans, but we’re excited it is now…
“Is St. Louis ready for one of the tallest bouldering walls in the nation? Or a banquet facility where attendees can watch rock climbers scale a 55-foot wall? Or a corporate party that includes rock climbing? Ready or not, Climb So iLL will be opening in the historic City Hospital Power Plant in mid-March.
Ian Anderson, who co-owns Climb So iLL with brothers Dave and Dan Chancellor and taught the bouldering classes I took at SLU, gave me a tour of the one-of-a-kind space that not only includes several rock climbing walls and a bouldering wall, but also a 24-hour fitness center, two restaurant spaces and a banquet area…”
14. February 2012
Greg Edwards from the St. Louis Business Journal pulled some interesting stats from 2011. Read the story below to see how many cocktail napkins we used in one year…
by: Greg Edwards
“Palladium Saint Louis, an event space at the old City Hospital, had record sales of $1.7 million last year, up 20% from 2010. It is owned by Richard Nix, who also owns Bixby’s and Butler’s Pantry, the Palladium’s caterer. Guests served at the Palladium in 2011: 41,408. Hors d’oeuvres passed: 144, 928. Cocktail napkins used: 248,448. Number of times the staff heard “Tonight’s Going to be a Good Night”: Too many.”
8. December 2011
“The food was exceptional and we received many many compliments. The ambiance was perfect for our daughter and her husband – again received many comments about the unique mixture of history and modern style, all done with great class. The staff was friendly and helpful. When Melody left for the evening she told me and then pointed out the captain who would be replacing her should anything arise. This was a perfect celebration and none of us (the bride/groom/parents) could have been more pleased. I would be very happy to recommend this venue to family and friends. ”
Thomeczek Wedding, December 30, 2011
The event went just as planned and you are correct in that everyone really enjoyed themselves. I have heard nothing but very good feedback about last night. You and your staff were very helpful, easy to work with, and overall did a phenomenal job! Thank you a hundred times over. I will definitely recommend the Palladium to others…
Panera Holiday Party, December 13, 2011
“Just a quick note to thank you for your friendly and responsive service for our holiday party. You were so fantastic to work with and I have received only high praises for our party Saturday night. Everything looked great… your staff was exceptional… and the food was delicious! Thanks again and we will be back at the Palladium!!”
Rubin Brown Holiday Party, December 3, 2011
17. November 2011
| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECHAMELEON CHAIR AWARDED U.S. PATENT FOR ITS UNIQUE CHAIR DESIGN
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LOS ANGELES, CA (November 15, 2011) – Chameleon Chairs LLC, dba Chameleon Chair® Collection, a market leader in chair design and manufacturing for the special events industry, today announced that it has been issued U.S. Patent No. 8,047,607 B1 for its Modular Stackable Furniture Systems. The Patent protects the structure of Chameleon’s iconic and novel Chameleon Chair Collection, as well as the unique way in which Chameleon Chairs stack on top of each other for ease of storage and transport.
The signature Chameleon Chair Collection has been the chair design of choice for prestigious events such as the Academy Awards® Governor’s Ball, the Emmys and Grammys, Hollywood premieres, and major Las Vegas events at the Bellagio, Wynn Las Vegas, Venetian, Mandalay Bay, Caesar’s Palace, and MGM Grand, among other prominent venues. Chameleon Chairs are also regularly used at corporate events, fundraisers, weddings, and other private social events. The Chameleon is a remarkably versatile stacking chair that is recognized for its distinctive style and beauty, as well as being one of the most comfortable event chairs on the market. The company’s innovative and moderately priced seating is ideal for the varied needs of the special events industry.
Chameleon Chairs are made in the USA and provide the consumer with a highly durable product of exceptional structural integrity and quality. Chameleon Chairs are eco-friendly as they are made of steel, the earth’s #1 most recyclable material. Chameleon also offers a custom dolly that is designed to efficiently store and transport 36 chairs and cushions, conserving both space and fuel.
“The awarding of this U.S. patent is a landmark moment for our organization,” said Jerry Smolar, President and CEO of Chameleon Chairs LLC. “The Chameleon Chair is an iconic product in the special events industry and is recognized for its distinctive shape and silhouette. We are pleased that our chair now enjoys full protection under United States laws and that the Patent Office has recognized the uniqueness of our collection, which took many years to create and perfect.”
Chameleon Chair has an exclusive distribution alliance with Classic Party Rentals, the nation’s leading full service event rental company, whereby Classic handles the management and operations of Chameleon’s rental business throughout the United States. Under this agreement, which was established in 2007 and expanded in 2009, Classic has the exclusive rights to rent Chameleon Chair products in each of its markets. Chameleon continues to operate as an independent company, with its primary focus on the design, manufacture and sale of its proprietary products.
Upon learning of the issuance of the patent, Pedro F. Mata, President and CEO of Classic Party Rentals commented: “We are pleased to hear that Chameleon has received this significant recognition by the U.S. Patent Office. Our partnership in the rental business is an important one to both of our companies and we look forward to continuing to grow our businesses together.”
Chameleon also sells its products directly to a variety of venues, hotels, banquet facilities, restaurants, country clubs, and rental companies in select markets, and for residential use. The awarding of this U.S. patent only further solidifies the company’s leadership in the industry and underscores that Chameleon will vigorously protect its intellectual property rights as it relates to its proprietary products.
For more information about the Chameleon Chair Collection, please visit www.chameleonchair.com or call (310) 787-9200.
About Chameleon Chairs LLC
Chameleon Chairs LLC is a respected designer, manufacturer, and vendor of versatile stacking chairs created to meet the ever-changing demands of the special events market. The Company does business as the “Chameleon Chair® Collection” and manufactures its proprietary products including its most recognized offering, the Chameleon Chair®. Chameleon has filed for patents covering its new products and rental methods, including its transportation system. On November 1, 2011, the United States Patent Office issued U.S. Patent No. 8,047,607 B1 which protects the structure of Chameleon’s iconic and novel Chameleon Chair Collection. The Company has also received federal trademark registration for the names “Chameleon Chair” and “Chameleon Chair Collection.”
21. September 2011
the inside scoop
from The Knot Magazine
Kansas and Missouri’s top planners share their juiciest info…
“Palladium Saint Louis is the hot new venue to be booked around town. The building has incredible history. The coolest part is that the rental includes the very modern chameleon chairs. In fact, the Palladium was the first venue to bring these chairs to St. Louis!” – Katie
29. August 2011
Mayor Francis G. Slay presented the Mayor’s Spirit of St. Louis Award to Cfx ad agency and Marian Middle School today in recognition of their revitalization of the former Holy Family Catholic church and school.
Founded in 1898, Holy Family parish was closed by the Archdiocese of St. Louis in 2005. In March 2006, Cfx owners Chris and Megan Frank purchased the former church located at 3221 Oak Hill Ave. in the Tower Grove neighborhood and relocated their company from Rock Hill. The entire church from altar to choir loft now serves as state-of-the-art creative office space for the full-service advertising agency.
Headed by President Maureen A Herrmann, Marian Middle School – a Catholic middle school serving approximately 70 economically disadvantaged girls to advance them to college prep high schools and beyond – upgraded the adjacent former parish school into a wireless learning environment with a culinary arts center and other programs serving the girls and their families.
The Mayor’s Spirit of St. Louis Award recognizes businesses that make major expansions or improvements to their existing locatiuons, open or relocate to the City, and certain major City projects. The Spirit Award program is administered by the St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC), the economic development agency for the City of St. Louis.
18. July 2011
In today’s world we tend to rely on technology above all else. Unfortunately, technology is not always foolproof!
As of late, there has been some issue with entering Palladium Saint Louis into personal GPS gadgets.
PLEASE NOTE: the mapping agency powering Garmin devices uses the wrong address for Palladium. They are currently using 1400 Park AVENUE, St. Louis METRO AREA 63104.
We are working diligently to get this corrected to: 1400 Park PLACE, St. Louis MO 63104.
As always, you can refer to our website for detailed directions + maps.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may be causing and we appreciate your patience while we work to set this straight.