By WILLIAM F. NIXON, Chief Executive Officer, Willwork Global Event Services (Header image: Aerial view of the Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial; image credit: Hawaii Island Experiences, Pearl Harbor Tours Oahu) This past September, I paid my respects at a wake for the mother of a childhood friend of mine. Dorothy “Dot” Gouveia was […]
Willwork Global Event Services is a leading corporate production and private event, general contracting, labor management, and event services company. Founded in 1987, we are now in our fourth decade in business. Willwork is headquartered 25 miles south of Boston, and operates offices in major metropolitan areas across the United States. We work in cities, […]
“Word to the nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard.” PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY (Header image: Ninety-nine members of the United States Armed Forces from 33 countries take the oath of U.S. citizenship at Camp Pendleton, September 17, 2009. Photo […]
There is surely considerable and most justified cause for optimism concerning the fight to rid the world of breast cancer. Then, again, much more needs to be done. As documented by the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer in women in both the developed and less developed regions of […]
(This post was updated on November 13, 2019) Charles Pappas, Senior Writer for Exhibitor Magazine, has won a slew of journalism awards, mostly for his writing about the conventions and meetings industry. Mr. Pappas is author of the smart, entertaining, engaging, and enlightening book, Flying Cars, Zombie Dogs, and Robot Overlords: How World’s Fairs and […]
(Header image: Todd Sandstrum en route to the world record) Willwork Global Event Services, founded in 1987, is a leading exhibition services and event project management company. In our social media posts, we like to talk about and point to events, exhibitions, conventions, parties, soirees, shows, and festivals … of all types. Indeed, here in […]
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IBM – A Longtime and Highly-Valued Willwork Global Event Services Client – Played an Essential, Integral, and Broad-Ranging Role in Putting Men on the Moon and Bringing Them Back Safely Events and Exhibitions are Taking Place Across America to Celebrate and Honor the Epic Voyage of Apollo 11 “We choose to go to the Moon! We […]
Willwork Global Event Services is a leader in exhibition services and event project management. Now in our 32nd year, Willwork is busy in cities, towns, villages, and hamlets across the United States, with our international business growing strong, as well – particularly in South America and the Pacific Rim. Willwork operates offices in major metropolitan […]
Header photo is an overview of the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial (Image credit: American Battle Monuments Commission) “You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In […]
Followers of our Insights blog know that we are inclined and like to tie in winning athletic teams, and winning athletes, to our posts about tradeshows, events, marketing, and promotions. For sure it is helpful to study the parallels between championship sports squads and other championship groups. And among the many topics that Willwork Global Event Services […]
For Bill Russell, the Championship is his 11th NBA title, and for Sam Jones, Playing in his Final game, It is His 10th. For Both Men, All the Championships are Won with the Boston Celtics The 11 NBA Championship Rings That Mr. Russell Won are the Most By Any One Player. Sam Jones is All By […]
“Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.” ALAN KAY Last year, on April 6, we published here a post, “As Spring Continues to Bloom, as Warmer Days Approach, Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & […]
Willwork Global Event Services is an international leader in exhibition services and event project management. Our client roster includes the world’s largest and best known and successful companies, midsize businesses with winning reputations, and small, recently started enterprises that you may not have heard about … yet … but you will. And all our clients, […]
Gotta love that scene from the movie Creed which came out on the big screen in 2015. Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) writes out on paper a boxing training regimen for his pupil, Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), who is sitting next to him. As Rocky writes, he also provides verbal explanation about the regimen. Rocky holds […]
(Header image, courtesy of Boston Discovery Guide, is of the Boston Irish Famine Memorial. The two statues in the memorial, designed by Robert Shure, tell the story of the starved and destitute of the Irish famine, and of Irish immigrants who are settled in America and have found comfort and prosperity.) Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & […]
(Header image, courtesy of the National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture, are of dolls that are among the more than 6,000 in the museum’s collection.) Willwork Global Event Services is a leading international exhibition services and event management company. Willwork Global Event Services works in cities, towns, villages, and hamlets throughout the United […]
(Header photo: Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper – a painting which shows the influence of Leonardo’s work in the theater and exhibitions.) Willwork Global Event Services is an international leader in exhibition services and event project management. A major component of our business is art and design: art and design in the form of […]
“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. THE REVEREND DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.( Today the nation celebrates and honors the birthday of one history’s greatest and most noble warriors for human rights and social justice, and among its most powerful, effective, and unrelenting emissaries for […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a national leader in exhibition services and event project management. Here in the new year, 2019, we have entered our 32nd year in business. It is the privilege and good fortune of Willwork to count as our valued clients, companies and other organizations across just about all […]
We are following up on, and continuing the theme of, noteworthy and grand and large festive and holiday and Christmas-themed events and decorations. In this space, on December 19, we published the post, “Christmas Trees That Are Major Exhibitions and Statements.”. Four years ago, on Christmas Eve, we published here the post “Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event […]
Willwork Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a national leader in exhibition services and event project management. A major portion and component of the business we are in is installing and dismantling, erecting and setting up, taking down and putting away. We perform these functions and these roles across projects and jobs the scope of […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services, founded in 1987, is a national leader in exhibition services and event project management. It is our privilege to work for, and provide services to, successful and innovative businesses that range in size, operational scope, and renown– from major multinationals with hundreds of thousands of employees … to small […]
In this space, Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services talks about and features news from the tradeshow and events industry. We especially like to tout and herald good news about our clients. We also use the Insights blog as a place to talk about history and current events and holidays. Here we sometimes make mention […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a national leader in exhibition services and event project management. Some of the exhibitions and events we service and handle are corporate parties. We admire parties that are well-planned and well-orchestrated, whether they are big parties, small parties, or midsize parties. Among the best parties on earth are those […]
A fundamental component of the business of Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is structures and design and architecture. A big part of what we do involves installing and dismantling exhibits and displays – some that are temporary, some that are permanent. Willwork appreciates beauty and functionality in design. We have a soft spot for […]
Just about everyone has heard about blockchain (formerly block chain) – a method of digital ledger keeping that is the foundation of something that almost everyone has also heard about – cryptocurrencies – with the most famous of those cryptocurrencies being bitcoin, which … yes … just about everyone has heard. Now, having said that […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a national leader in exhibitions service and event project management. On the last day of August, on our Facebook page, we published a post about our client Benco Dental being named by the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) to the “2018 NAFE Top 70 Companies for Executive […]
(This post was updated on September 11, 2019) Something vital to remember about the attacks of September 11, 2001 is that almost all those who perished, were killed while they were working, or while they were commuting to and from work. The America that the terrorists hate, and which fuels their murderous impulses and rages, […]
“I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” MARGARET MEAD Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a leader in exhibition services and event project management. When we were founded, in 1987, we had one employee, and our office was in the basement of a residence – a house, more specifically. Our technology […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is the national leader in exhibition services and event project management. Willwork is in the shows and events business. Today’s post is tied to the shows and events theme. It is also a follow-up to the most recent post in this space – the post published on July 19 […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a national leader in exhibition services and event project management. Our client list includes winning and successful companies across almost all industries. On the list are some of the largest and best-known multinationals … and also small, recently started companies that you may not have heard of … […]
(Note: This post, originally published on July 2, 2018, was updated on July 6, 2018) “We find it hard to believe that liberty could ever be lost in this country. But it can be lost, and it will be, if the time ever comes when these documents are regarded not as the supreme expression […]
Let’s talk prodigies. Encyclopaedia Brittanica defines a prodigy as “a child who, by about age 10, performs at the level of a highly trained adult in a particular sphere of activity or knowledge.” Merriam-Webster defines a prodigy as “a highly talented child or youth” – a definition which, it would seem, allows for prodigies who […]
“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” JOHN F. KENNEDY “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting […]
It is nice, encouraging, and inspiring when there are initiatives that receive broad-ranging support, and which are championed by Democrats, Independents, Republicans, liberals, and conservatives. Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services gives a call out to one of those initiatives: Infrastructure Week – actually, more specifically, the 6th Annual Infrastructure Week – which is ongoing and upon us, […]
“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” STEVIE WONDER “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.” LISA ALTHER Almost every great achievement and endeavor, every extraordinary accomplishment, […]
“Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.” REGINALD HEBER Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a national leader in exhibition services and event project management. Founded in 1987, Willwork is in its fourth decade in business. Willwork likes to use this space to discuss all types, all aspects, of events and shows […]
“It was in 1964 when the author James Baldwin reflected on the shortcomings of his education. “When I was going to school,” he said, “I began to be bugged by the teaching of American history because it seemed that that history had been taught without cognizance of my presence.” Opening paragraph of the January […]
(This post was updated on February 8, 2018) “You say to a brick, ‘What do you want, brick?’ And brick says to you, ‘I like an arch.’ And you say to brick, ‘Look, I want one, too, but arches are expensive and I can use a concrete lintel.’ And then you say: ‘What do […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit and Event Services is a national leader in exhibition services and event project management. In 2017, we have been celebrating our 30th year in business. Yes, we started out in 1987 – and when we did so, we were a company that focused exclusively on providing exhibit installation & dismantle labor for […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a national leader in exhibition services and event project management. In 2017, we are celebrating our 30th year in business. Back at the launch of Willwork, in 1987, the company had the sole purpose of providing exhibit installation & dismantle labor for shows and events in the Greater […]
(This post was updated on February 21, 2018) Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a national leader in exhibition services and event project management. We work from coast to coast, and operate offices in major cities across the U.S. Fundamental to our culture and the way we do is business is to strive to– […]
Here is the second of two posts on this blog – the first was published on October 20 – which feature exhibitions and experiences with Halloween and scary themes — with an add-in for this post of thoughts on “scaring ourselves for fun.” On Halloween eve, we just had to share in this space, a […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Events Service is a national leader in exhibition services and event project management. In 2017, we are celebrating 30 years in business. Willwork provides the labor, planning, and logistics for projects that range in size and scope from setting up and taking down one small exhibit to providing the general contracting […]
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a national leader in exhibition services and event project management. In 2017 we are celebrating 30 years in business. A primary reason for our success is that we invest considerably in the training and development of our employees, and of those skilled laborers who work with us on […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a leading national exposition services and event management company. We work from coast to coast, and operate offices in major cities across America. Willwork launched 30 years ago. Our exclusive service back then was supplying skilled trades personnel for the Greater Boston area shows and events industry. Yes, […]
(This post follows up on, and expands the discussion of, the June 26th post in this space — “How Cool is This? Employing Neuroscience to Make Exhibits More Engaging, More Eye-Catching” — of how neuroscience is increasingly studied and applied to strengthen brands, pitch ideas, and create exhibits.) Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is […]
Here is the third installment in a series of posts on world’s fairs and world’s expositions that will run periodically on Insights. The first two posts in this series were features on, respectively, the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations and World’s Columbian Exposition. “That century that has now begun may […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a national leader in exhibition services and event project management. In 2017, we are celebrating our 30th year in business. A primary reason for our success is our commitment to innovating and inventing, which includes placing a strong emphasis on smarter and more effective ways to use technology […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a national leader in exhibition services and event project management. A major component of our business is logistics. Logistics is thought of, commonly, and broadly, as the shipping of materials. But the exercise and process of logistics is far more entailed. Helpful background on – and a definition […]
Here is the second installment in a series of posts on world’s fairs and world’s expositions that will run periodically on Insights. The first installment, published here on October 4, featured the Great Exhibition of the Works of All Nations, or The Great Exhibition, which took place in London in 1851. Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & […]
“I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the […]
At one point in time even the largest events were starving for attention. But what happens when the trade show organizer finally has all eyes on his or her every move?
Trade show exhibitors who routinely review market research on the industry can clue in to trends and capitalize before others catch on.
If your event has yet to incorporate video, it’s time for, “lights, camera, action!”
When creating your trade show budget you’ll want to always keep two aspects in mind – what something should cost, and ways you can cut that expense.
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a national leader in exhibition services and event project management. We have been in business for close to 30 years, and launched as a company that focused exclusively on providing exhibit installation & dismantle services for Boston and Southern New England. Today we have offices in major cities across […]
Perhaps the fact that everyone always seems to be on their phones is a good thing for trade show organizers. Push notifications can be a powerful tool if used the right way.
A New Era In Exhibitions – And Exhibits – Launched With The Great Exhibition Of The Works Of All Nations (Aka The Great Exhibition, Or The Great Exhibition Of 1851, Or The Crystal Palace Exhibition) Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a national leader in exhibition services and event project management. We operate offices […]
In the trade show industry, event apps are now ubiquitous. This begs the question—is it time to incorporate push notifications at your next trade show?
Every now and then it’s important to take a step back and look at some of the trade show industry benchmarks.
The trade show industry has grown rapidly over the past few years, allowing organizers to create some of the more spectacular events and booth designs that have ever been seen.
Every trade show organizer has a trick or two up his or her sleeve that can save the event or set it apart from the rest.
Trade show technology has evolved greatly from the lone television screen. If you’re not incorporating new and trending aspects, you could be hurting your chance as an exhibitor to generate leads.
Every trade show has its loyal band of followers that attend year after year – does yours?
“Labor was the first price – the original purchase – money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or silver, but by labor, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.” ADAM SMITH Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a leading exhibit services and event project management company, headquartered […]
Trade show organizers now have a wide range of tools at their disposal when developing a marketing campaign, and social media should be one of them.
When the last attendee leaves the venue and all the displays are packed up, you may feel as if your job as a trade show organizer is complete. In all reality, it's just beginning.
There's so much technology that can be incorporated into a trade show booth that the possibilities can be overwhelming at times. That's why we've taken the time to break a couple down for you.
It may seem cliché, but the trade show industry is undergoing yet another bout of massive change.
To stay ahead of the competition, trade show organizers must be on top of industry trends.
Planning an event is difficult, but getting people to attend could be considered just as hard. Here's a few tips to help you get more industry professionals in your venue.
There are certain characteristics that draw attendees to certain booths. If you think yours could use more attention, try these tips.
When things don't go as planned, an event can face multiple issues.
Labor is the less-talked about, but wholly essential part of managing an exhibition.
Trade shows can seem like an expensive endeavor – especially for a company that hasn’t yet attended or hosted one.
Every company wants their trade show display to shine the brightest in the crowd, but what exactly attracts people?
Not everyone has the marketing budget to compete with the likes of Coca-Cola or other major corporations with international reach.
Just because you throw the same event every year doesn’t mean it has to look that way.
In 2015, Willwork was awarded the Green Communities Committee’s “Greenest of Easton” award for helping to protect the environment.
Small businesses and startups can often benefit greatly from events and exhibitions, but the cost of dipping your toe in the water can sometimes seem too steep to pay.
Before you can take an industry by storm, you need to understand where the massive weather system is going.
Fusing technology with experiential techniques will ultimately give your attendees the best experience you can possibly achieve.
The main goal of an event marketer is to generate as much attendance as possible – that’s a difficult goal.
Imagine the Exhibits and Spaces this Guy Could Have Designed Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a national leader in exhibit installation and dismantle labor, event contracting, permanent installations, and audio visual production. Companies, and other organizations, that range in size from major multinationals to small enterprises, rely on our professionalism, highly skilled labor […]
Reaching the millennial generation will be important for the success of your events moving forward.
Not only is executing an environmentally friendly event in this day and age socially conscious, but it can bring in a lot of free publicity.
Event organizers that harness the power of social media will be able to cut promoting costs, grow their attendee base and get the opportunity to say at least one aspect of their event is environmentally friendly.
Everyone wants their trade show to go down in the history books as one of the best to ever be organized, but what exactly puts it on that pedestal?
While we understand drayage can be confusing and take up a large line in your invoice, we’re here to help make things simpler and more cost-effective.
When it comes to building and dismantling a show, skilled labor is an essential part of the process.
The exhibition and event industry is one of moderate upheaval, but recent changes in technology are allowing skilled event contractors to improve attendee engagement.
NBA Superstar and Hall of Famer, Sam Jones – a Pioneer in Sports – and Willwork President, Bill Nixon Sr., Were Colleagues and Kin in Winning on the Basketball Court, and in Life February 29, 2016 Among the most important and valuable people in society are the teachers and coaches – the mentors of youth. […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is finishing up a year for which we are immensely grateful. For sure, it is good and proper to be ever mindful of that for which we should give thanks. Still, it is most certainly the case … and this is only a positive … that the Holiday Season […]
Engagement is the Business … is the Essence … of Tradeshows and Events By Drew Powers “Business and human endeavors are systems… we tend to focus on snapshots of isolated parts of the system. And wonder why our deepest problems never get solved.” PETER SENGE How is Starbucks one of the world’s most powerful and […]
Face-to-face meetings are arguably the most cost-efficient form of marketing that exists today. Conventions, trade shows, and private corporate events are unique 3-D environments, combining elements of marketing, advertising, and sales. Meetings bring targeted buyers and sellers together at one place, and at one time. Events facilitate personal interaction, networking, education, branding, and can generate […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a national leader in installation and dismantle labor, event contracting, permanent installations, and audio visual production. Companies, and other organizations, that range in size from major multinationals to small enterprises, rely on our professionalism, highly skilled labor teams, work ethic, personalized service, and ability to innovate and resource to […]
WILLWORK – AMONG OTHER SERVICES WE OFFER – IS IN THE BUSINESS OF INSTALLING AND CONSTRUCTING … AND TODAY, HERE … AS IS FITTING AND APPROPRIATE … WE SHARE INTERESTING INFORMATION ON THE HOMES AND BUILDING PRACTICES OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE FIRST THANKSGIVING Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is distinguished for the quality of its labor – […]
On August 22, workers from Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services and Teamwork Labor Services, Inc. – companies whose corporate headquarters are located in the same commercial building in metropolitan Boston, joined forces to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – the worldwide and immensely successful phenomenon that is raising money to support the effort to find a […]
In the show and events industry, being able to quickly innovate, adapt, change course, mediate, and bring together and coordinate effective and skilled teams of tradespeople and other workers … to wow and make things happen … is at a premium. Across America, Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is recognized for its ability to […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is a national company, based in the Boston area. We work from coast to coast across this great country … this great republic … the United States of America. Day in and day out we see, experience, and benefit from, first hand, the spirit, character, diversity, virtue, and work […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Event Services is distinguished for the quality of its labor – and its creativity, ingenuity, work ethic, attention to detail, and professionalism. Companies and other organizations that range in size from the largest, most established, and most prominent multinationals, to small companies that only recently launched, rely on Willwork for I&D […]
“In houses that look toward the south, the sun penetrates the portico in winter.” SOCRATES Every 15 minutes, the sun releases more energy than all the peoples of the earth use in an entire year. Through crop rotation and other farming and agricultural practices, people began harvesting and channeling the power of the sun some […]
“If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” JOHN MAXWELL Forces and trends in business are accidentally collaborating to stymie and hamper people and organizations reaching their full potential. The economy of our country and the economies of households within it are hurting as a result. Not recognizing […]
Willwork, Inc. Exhibit & Events Services is a national leader in installation and dismantle labor, event contracting, permanent installations, and audio visual production. And from coast to coast, we are renowned for our professionalism, highly skilled labor teams, work ethic, personalized service, and ability to innovate and resource to do things right, on time, and […]
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