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After 40 Years of Entertaining, EastCoast Entertainment Adopts New Name To Reflect Its National Scope

Since its founding forty years ago, EastCoast Entertainment has grown into the largest full-service entertainment agency in the U.S., boasting 14 offices along the East Coast. The company has flourished as a go-to source for creative events, booking entertainment and producing custom events from not only here in Charlotte, but from coast-to-coast and around the globe.

In January, the company announced it changed its name to ECE. The new name reflects its growth into a national and international powerhouse for entertainment. ECE’s new brand identity includes a new logo and redesigned website.

“The evolution of our name ensures people understand we can serve almost any need anywhere, across the country and internationally,” says ECE President Doug Daniel.

ECE books and oversees entertainment for weddings, social events, corporate events, universities, performing arts venues, and private parties. The company is known for creative entertainment and excellent customer service.

You can hear more from Doug Daniel on ECE’s mission as an industry leader in this video.

 

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Corporate Partners

Casco Signs, Inc. – 199 Wilshire Avenue, Concord, 28025. Family owned and operated since 1998, we are an identification solutions company located in Concord, North Carolina. With over 17 years in the sign business we craft custom signs to capture your market’s attention. We specialize in LED message centers, channel letters and metal fabrication. For more information, contact Nick Denton @ 704-788-9055 or visit website www.cascosigns.com

Ecolab – 9735 Northcross Center Court, Ste N, Huntersville, 28078. Our team will partner with you to ensure you deliver a great guest experience, for the dining room to the restroom to the kitchen. Our solutions ensure cleanliness and food safety while maximizing efficiency and conserving resources. For more information, contact John Hostetler @ 704-765-3491 or visit website www.ecolab.com

MacPherson Consulting, GmbH – MacPherson Consulting provides international business development, product design/manufacture support focused on European, Middle East, USA and APAC markets. Supports large multi-nationals and small business start-ups. Operations in Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia and USA. Designs and manufacturers medical devices’ critical components and with a partner manufactures the complete device. For more information, contact Frank MacPherson @ 704-763-0698.

Corporate Sponsors

AT&T North Carolina - 2359 Perimeter Pointe Pkwy, Suite 600, Charlotte, 28208. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed Internet and voice services. We’re the world’s largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. In the U.S., our wireless network offers the nation’s strongest LTE signal and the most reliable 4G LTE network. We offer the best global wireless coverage. And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and secure cloud solutions. For more information, contact Carlos Sanchez @ 704-802-6004 or visit www.att.com.

Homewood Suites & Hilton Garden Inn SouthPark – 4808 Sharon Road, Charlotte, 28210. Chartwell Hospitality is proud to introduce the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites Charlotte SouthPark. This is a dual-branded property. The Hilton Garden Inn has 150 rooms and the Homewood Suites has 120 suites. The hotels are scheduled to open Q1 of 2017. For more information, contact Mike Scaffidi @ 704-442-4050 or visit www.chartwellhospitality.com.

Keaton Barrow Realty – 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28216. Keaton Barrow Realty was established in 1990. The company provides residential and commercial real estate services. Corporate relocation services are offered as well. Free homebuyer education workshops are conducted on a monthly basis. Company CEO, Michelle Keaton-Barrow, is an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist. All brokers provide professional service and expert advice! For more information, contact Michelle Keaton-Barrow @ 704-380-0241 or visit www.CharlotteNCAreaRealEstate.com

MJ & Associates/Keller Williams – 5925 Carnegie Blvd, Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209. MJ & Associates slogan is; “Your Journey, Our Passion.” Our philosophy on real estate is to focus 110% of our efforts on delivering our clients to most competent time and money saving service that delivers outstanding results! We hope to work with each of you, soon! For more information, contact Mary J. Herold @ 704-363-2271 or visit www.mjassociatescarolinas.com

Partner MD – 8035 Providence Rd, Suite 315, Charlotte, 28277. PartnerMD is a concierge medical practice in Charlotte that specializes in primary care and executive health. Our care approach is rooted in giving physicians and patients more time together to form a plan to proactively manage illness and maximize health. For more information, contact Dan Argenas @ 704-816-2626 or visit www.partnermd.com to learn more about the PartnerMD difference

Publix Super Markets, Inc – 4135 South Stream Blvd, Suite 500, Charlotte, 28217. Publix is privately owned and operated by its 184,000 employees, with 2015 sales of $32.4 billion. Currently Publix has 1,121 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” for 19 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, contact Kim Reynolds @ 704-424-5017 ext 71014 or visit corporate.publix.com

Spirit Communications – 1500 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Spirit Communications provides voice, data, internet and fiber optic solutions, along with a full suite of Cloud services to commercial businesses and government agencies across the Southeast. The company’s mission is to enable customers to transform their operations through fast, stable and secure offerings that flex with business demand. For more information, contact Kelsey Hennighan @ 803-726-3422 or visit www.spiritcom.com

Sunway Charters – 2400 Queen City Drive, Charlotte, NC 28206. As the largest motorcoach operator in the Carolinas, Sunway Charters provides charter and sightseeing services for pre-arranged groups, and operates contact and shuttle services for private and public events, conventions, and individual travel. Sunway Charters operates 100 + vehicles and offers on-board amenities including Wi-Fi, USB portals, and satellite TV. For more information, contact Lee Helms @ 704-348-1200 or visit www.sunwaycharters.com

Truliant Federal Credit Union - Truliant Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution promising to always have its member-owners’ best interest at heart by improving their lives through guidance and affordable financial services. Chartered in 1952, it serves 200,000+ members. Fourteen of its 33 locations are in the Greater Charlotte area. For more information, contact 704-916-4790 or visit www.truliant.org

Turner Construction Company- 4601 Park Road #601, Charlotte, 28209. Turner is a North America-based, international construction service company and is a builder in diverse and numerous market segments. With a staff of 5,200 employees and 1,500 projects each year, we offer clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization. For more information, contact Josh Dobeck @ 704-554-1001 or visit www.turnerconstruction.com

Regular Members

3 Keys Marketing Products - At 3 Keys Marketing Products we source all types of promotional marketing collateral to showcase your brand or message. Promo products are highly effective in motivating and influencing the behavior of your target audience. We have a pulse on what’s new and fresh in the marketplace. Give us a call and we’ll help you get your “swag on”! Formore information, contact Sintha Steward @ 704-249-5572 or visit www.3keysmarketingproducts.com

Apex Marketing – 106 Battery Point Place, Cary, NC 27513. Apex Marketing is a Manufacturer’s Agents for the Hospitality and Food Service Industry. We provide solutions for the Food Service Operators with Furniture, China, Glassware, Flatware, Catering and Equipment. We recommend products that increase profits and/or decrease costs. For more information, contact Michael Pavelka @ 919-454-4199 or visit www.apexfoodservice.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte – 3801 E. Independence Blvd, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28205. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte is the nation’s largest donor andvolunteer supported mentoring network. We believe that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. For more information, contact Joseph Butler @ 704-910-1301 ext. 1017 or visit www.bbbscharlotte.org

Bouley Printing Co. Inc. - Bouley Printing Co. is a mid-sized commercial print shop specializing in Quick Turn digital and offset printing. Trade show materials, wired and saddle stitched books. All size envelopes, labels, brochures, post cards…wide format materials…use your own art or we design…mailing and fulfillment range 50-50,000. Semi-professional printing! For more information, contact Glenn Bouley @ 704-588-2940 or visit www.bouleyprinting.com

Century Link- 8720 Red Oak Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28217. We are the 3rd largest telecommunications company in the US providing voice and data solutions to 98% of the Fortune 500. 56 global data Centers providing true Enterprise hosting and cloud solutions. Centurylink is 1 of 2 companies that the Department of Homeland Security can use for colo and hosting. For more information, contact Jay Hatcher @ 704-837-1031 or visit www.centurylink.com

CertaPro Painters of South Charlotte– 8715 Darcy Hopkins Dr, Charlotte, NC 28277. Since 2002, CertaPro Painters of South Charlotte has been delivering quality exterior and interior painting satisfaction. Working with both residential and commercial properties, we know that each project is unique. Owner, Joe Cardone, and his crews develop a customized work plan based on our clients’ needs and concerns. For more information, contact Laura Fenn @ 704-641-4144 or visit http://south-charlotte.certapro.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites/Residence Inn Charlotte Airport – 2220 West Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28217. Marriott Dual Branded Fairfield Inn & Suites & Residence Inn Charlotte Airport Opening November 2016. Co-located under one roof with 204 rooms and just minutes from CLT Airport, the property offers complimentary airport shuttle service, breakfast and Wi-Fi. The hotels will share an outdoor pool, large fitness center and 2250 square feet of meeting space. For more information, contact Randy Rushakoff @ 980-265-5544 or visit marriott.com/cltfs or marriott.com/cltwe

Foreward Business Consulting – A marketing agency providing a range of services for many industries across North America. We specialize in strategic planning, digital marketing and video development. Our clients range in industry but we have a strong background with tourism and golf specific clients. For more information, contact Brad Kozak @ 704-998-8951.

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont – 5301 Wilkinson Boulevard, PO Box 668768, Charlotte, NC 28266. Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont provides job training and employment services free of charge to individuals in the region, thanks to material and financial donations made by the community. Goodwill offers a free four-week hospitality and tourism training course for local job seekers to learn skills of the industry. For more information, contact Valerie Matthews @ 704-332-0295 ext 3125 or visit www.goodwillsp.org

Home2 Suites Charlotte I-77 South – 6025 Tyvola Glen Circle, Charlotte, NC 28217. Home2 Suites is a spirited, innovative hotel for savvy, cost-conscious travelers staying a few months or a few nights. From studio and one-bedroom suites to complimentary bonuses like the continental breakfast, internet access, fitness facility, pool and inviting outdoor spaces, Home2 has everything needed to customize your visit. For more information, contact Heather Evans @ 704-405-4000 or visit http://home2suites.hilton.com

Hyatt Place Charlotte Airport Lake Pointe – 4119 South Stream Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28217. Hyatt Place Lake Pointe offers an array of services and accommodations designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s travelers. 122 guest rooms and 1736 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, guests enjoy free breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking, airport shuttle and more. Great location; easy access. Dedicated team- ready to serve! For more information, contact Christy Szczukowski @ 704-357-8555 or visit www.charlotteairportlakepointe.place.hyatt.com

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks– 200 S. Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202 & 4335 Barclay Downs Dr., Charlotte, NC 28209. From fresh seafood to aged steaks, our goal is to exceed your dining expectations. Our menus reflect seafood from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. We source products from local farms and wineries to showcase regionally inspired dishes. For more information, contact Blakely Scott @ 704-337-0201/704-442-5522 or visit www.mccormickandschmicks.com

Morton’s the Steakhouse – 227 West Trade Street, Suite 150, Charlotte, NC 28202. Recognized for impeccable service, fabulous food and a comprehensive wine and spirits list. In the heart of Uptown, we offer hearty American fare, generous portions, USDA grain-fed Prime-aged beef, fresh fish, lobsters, and chicken and spectacular desserts. The Private Dining services are flexible for any occasion, offering 4 private rooms in house. For more information, contact Lisa Heim @ 704-333-3925 or visit www.mortons.com/charlotte

Oasis Outsourcing – 13840 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 150, Charlotte, 28277. Oasis Outsourcing provides Human Resources, Employee Benefits, Payroll Administration and Risk Management services which enable our clients to: Lower Expenses and Increase Profits; Become an Employer of Choice with Fortune 500-Type Benefits; Focus on Their Core Business with Reduced Administrative Burdens and Maintain Peace of Mind with Reduced Liabilities. For more information, contact Charlie Bell @ 704-996-5904 or visit www.oasisadvantage.com

Perkins+Will – 330 South Tryon St, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28202. Perkins+Will is an interdisciplinary, research-based, architecture and design firm established in 1935 on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities. Recognized as one of the industry’s preeminent sustainable design firms, and with hundreds of award-winning projects annually, we are ranked as one of the top global design firms. For more information, contact David Harrison @ 704-972-5632 or visit www.perkinswill.com

Piedmont Social House – 2135 Ayrsely Town Blvd, Suite C, Charlotte, NC 28273. PSH capitalizes on the synergies of great food and fun, social activity. Our gaming component boasts 12 bowling lanes, billiards, ping-pong, shuffleboard and darts to name a few. In addition, PSH has three full bars, 43 HDTVs and a huge outdoor patio making it the social hub of Southwest Charlotte. For more information, contact Nicole Miller @ 704-916-2592 or visit www.piedmontsocial.com

Poptastic Gourment Popcorn
– Poptastic™ is leading the way in providing gourmet popcorn in over 50 flavors using the finest and freshest ingredients. Our exquisite handcrafted, chef developed gourmet popcorn is handmade in small batches and immediately packaged to guarantee a quality product. Poptastic™ is ideal for family gatherings, sporting events and outdoor festivals. For more information, contact John F. Ham @ 704-578-7939 or visit www.popcornbypoptastic.com

Professional Bull Riders Inc – 101 W Riverwalk Pueblo, CO, 81003. Professional Bull Riders began as a dream 23 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. PBR broadcasts reach more than half a billion households, and more than 3 million fans attend live events each year. In May 2015, PBR was acquired by WME ¦ IMG, the global leader in sports, entertainment, media and fashion. For more information, contact Will Wister @ 215-622-4189 or visit www.PBR.com

Residence Inn by Marriott SouthPark – 6030 Piedmont Row Drive South, Charlotte, NC 28210. Experience the modern style of this all suite hotel. Featuring Studio, One and Two Bedroom’s, a hot breakfast buffet served every morning and an evening MIX featuring light food and beer/wine. Located in a tranquil setting in a suburban area, across the street from SouthPark Mall. It’s not a room, it’s a Residence. For more information, contact Michael Owenby @ 704-554-7001 or visit www.marriott.com/CLTSP

Smashingly Events, LLC – Smashingly Events, LLC is a nationwide event planning and production company founded by the very successful former Wall Street executives, Faith Klaus and Tim Schaefer. With an indepth understanding of business, we know how to create an event that focuses on your corporation’s message and marketing mission. Let us make your event "The Event." For more information, contact Faith Klaus @ 704-905-2896 or visit www.smashing.ly

SouthEnd Dentistry - 1520 South Blvd #110, Charlotte, 28203. Known as one of the most talented and dynamic dentists in Charlotte, Dr. Picot has produced many of the gorgeous smiles seen in Charlotte today. Dr. Picot and his team at SouthEnd Dentistry offer a full array of dental services to help you maintain healthy teeth. Whether you are in need of dental implants, veneers or teeth whitening, SouthEnd Dentistry is committed to making you look your best. For more information, contact Dr. Bradford Picot @ 704-335-8266 or visit www.southendsmiles.com

Treehouse Vineyards – 301 Bay Street, Monroe, NC 28112. Treehouse Vineyards is a North Carolina family owned vineyard and winery. We produce North Carolina wines ranging from dry to sweet both red and white. Treehouse Vineyards is also recognized for our charming treehouses. The vineyard is also the perfect place to host your private event such as a wedding, birthday celebration or corporate event. We celebrate it all! Good wine makes good friends and we enjoy making both. For more information, contact Torie Manning @ 704-283-4208 or visit www.treehousevineyards.com

Wooden Bowers Law PLLC – 227 W. 4th Street, Charlotte, 28202. Your business is booming and it’s time to take steps to facilitate additional growth. You need your own legal team that is available at a moment’s notice. Allow us to serve you as your general counsel on demand. We specialize in business law and estate planning. Ask about our packages! For more information, contact Walter L. Bowers Jr. @ 704-879-3125 or visit www.wobolaw.com