IBEW Local 613 celebrated 100-years with an extravagant celebration hosted and produced by BMA Media Group.

More than 1,700 guests and proud members of IBEW Local 613 came together to celebrate the bonds of brotherhood forged over the past 100 years during an exciting anniversary celebration on Oct. 12.

The Special Events Team from BMA Media Group helped guide the Local through the entire event planning and hosting process, from finding the proper venue, selecting the entertainment, to producing and mailing invitations, tracking RSVPs and distributing the parting gifts after the event.

BMA also created the event branding for the celebration held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Local 613’s home base of Atlanta.

BMA’s experienced union-staff created, produced and managed event timelines, logos, site surveys, hotel accommodations, floor plan design, seating charts, media relations and many other aspects both before and during the celebration.

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BMA also produced a special Commemorative Program Book, complete with the history of the Local and how it shaped their identity. Putting together a concise history of the Local’s 100 years required research supported by the IBEW International office and the Local’s own archives. In addition to the creation of the program book, BMA also designed and distributed sponsorship rate cards, sold advertisements, and curated congratulatory messages from friends, partners, other IBEW Locals and members of Local 613, which substantially helped underwrite the cost of the event.

The evening of the celebration, BMA transformed the Georgia World Congress Center into a welcoming and exciting environment for the guests. BMA orchestrated every detail of the event including speakers, hors d’oeuvres, meal service, shuttle services and live entertainment.

With direction from Local 613, BMA transitioned the event from an elegant dinner to a vibrant nightclub complete with a DJ and signature cocktail.

IBEW 613 Business Manager, Kenny Mullins was thrilled with the end results of his Locals milestone event.

"Thank y’all so much for an awesome job," said Mullins. "The members were more than pleased. RAVE reviews!"

The partnership of Local 613 and BMA did not end with the completion of the anniversary event. During the celebration, BMA’s Video Production Department recorded event highlights that will be combined with previously obtained footage from Local 613 job sites, interviews with 613 officers and historical material to create a commemorative video.

If you are interested in learning more about the special event services BMA Media Group can provide, reach out to us.

LaborTools powered by BMA Media Group is used to help strengthen our union client’s organizations. From working with unions from the local level to the international, with training funds and labor management partnerships, as well as other labor organizations, BMA has experience with organizations of all sizes. We are here to create and implement unique and customized marketing campaigns for our clients.

At BMA, we offer services in the following categories: union event services (from writing the history of your union to executing the logistics of an event,) video production, website design, union marketing campaigns, print and broadcast advertising, social media management, development of print materials, building trades industry education, labor public relations and crisis management, union merchandise, as well as strategic branding and marketing of union organizations.

BMA Media Group is a Union Building Trades Contractor, signatory with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 673 and International Union of Painters and Allied Trades DC 6 / Sign Display and Allied Trades Local 639. BMA Media Group is also signatory with AFTRA and an affiliate contractor of the Cleveland Chapter of NECA.

Topics: Event Production, Merchandise, Event History, BMA Media Group, Video Production, Event Management, Event, LaborTools, Union, IBEW, Building Trades, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Laura Ziemianski

Written by Laura Ziemianski