What's been going on at Charleston Balloon . . .

Wow - can't believe it has been over 6 months since I wrote a blog post. This is one of my New Year's Resolutions to write 2-4 post per month.  So what has been happening here...where do I begin? 

I think one of the most exciting business happenings is we opened our New Retail Balloon Shop! This was two years in the making and we are so thrilled the way it turned out. If you haven't stopped by yet come see us at 1646 Ashley Hall Road (West Ashley). 

 

 

1646 Ashley Hall Road
Charleston, SC 29407

843.856.9121

Hours
Weekdays
9am to 6pm
Saturday
9am to 3pm

 
Joe and Dawn from Pioneer Balloon helping us setup shop. You Guys ROCK!

Joe and Dawn from Pioneer Balloon helping us setup shop. You Guys ROCK!

If you love balloons on Pinterest then you will fall in love with our shop! We carry everything and anything to do with balloons. Confetti, Glitter, Tassels and even those Jumbo Number and Letter balloons. 
Need something special we don't carry? No problem we will special order for you at no additional charge. But we do not think that will be a problem as we are the LARGEST QBB (Qualatex Balloon Boutique) Shop in North America and one the largest in the WORLD...Pretty Cool, huh?
 

Mayor Tecklenburg, Councilman Moody and Members of The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce joined us for our Ribbon Cutting Celebration.

Mayor Tecklenburg, Councilman Moody and Members of The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce joined us for our Ribbon Cutting Celebration.

You can see some really cool balloon designs being made in our workshop area. We have a special viewing window installed so you and the kiddos can see some of the larger designs being constructed in the back - you can see anything from balloon arches and balloon columns to massive quantities of helium balloons or larger balloon sculptures. 

Peek into our Retail Balloon Shop - Can you find the Elf looking thru the workshop window?

Peek into our Retail Balloon Shop - Can you find the Elf looking thru the workshop window?

Presenting to other balloon professionals

Presenting to other balloon professionals

So what else has been going on? Besides working with amazing event planners and private clients this year. I have been traveling a lot working and teaching other event and balloon professionals about the wonderful world of balloons along with Marketing and Business related presentations. So where have I been . . . Los Angeles (twice), New Orleans, Atlanta, Kansas, Ohio, Wichita, St Louis (twice), Washington, Charlotte...Wow, I am tired just typing that... LOL! 

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Want to thank everyone for a fabulous year and looking forward to what 2018 will bring!!
I have some exciting things planned so stay tuned!
Come see us or visit our website www.CharlestonBalloonCompany.com

How to Decorate your Car Showroom with Balloons

Every Car Commercial on TV has them . . . Balloons! So why doesn't your showroom?
Have you been thinking about adding balloons to your showroom?
Not really sure who to call or if it can be done?
Well, you've come to the right place!  This blog will give you some examples and what to consider  when choosing to add balloons decor your showroom floor.

Showroom Before Balloons

Showroom Before Balloons

Professionally Installed Balloons

Professionally Installed Balloons

Balloons are Highly Visible from Outside  Summerville Ford

Balloons are Highly Visible from Outside Summerville Ford

Things to consider when hiring an outside company to decorate your showroom:

  • Is the staff dressed in professional corporate attire?
  • Do they arrive on time and act in a professional manner? 
  • Are they insured and able to produce a COI? W-9? Business License?
  • Do they have a professional website and portfolio of their work? Are they able to provide references?
  • Is the company a member of any professional organization? Chamber of Commerce, Business Association, etc.
  • Do they come fully prepared with their own ladders, equipment, scissors, etc? 
  • Do they install during non-peak hours, so as not to disrupt your sales floor?
Car Sales and Balloons are like Peanut Butter and Jelly, they naturally go together!

 

  • How high is the ceiling in your showroom? As a courtesy we will measure this for you and suggest options that will look best, based on your ceiling height.
  • What is the temperature where the balloons will be installed? Will the balloons be exposed to full sun? We bring a thermal temperature gauge to insure where your balloons will be installed will last the longest possible time.  
  • Foil or Latex? They both have pros and cons. Foil balloons can be costly,  are limited in colors and are affected by temperature changes; however, they offer many seasonal design choices. Latex balloons will oxidize (turn velvety looking), are the most economical and have many colors to choose from. Both choices can be personalized with your logo or text.
  • What is your ceiling made of? If you ceiling is a typical drop ceiling or has exposed steal beams, then we can use our Magnetic Installation System, which requires no ladders or lifts (up to 29ft)
There are endless options and prices when choosing to decorate your showroom with professional balloon decor.
Latex Ceiling Topiaries Installed on Exposed Beams

Latex Ceiling Topiaries Installed on Exposed Beams

Foil Taper Topiaries hung in  Mount Pleasant Chevy

Foil Taper Topiaries hung in Mount Pleasant Chevy

Seasonal Spring Installation

Seasonal Spring Installation

Combination Foil and Latex Ceiling Columns

Combination Foil and Latex Ceiling Columns

Don't pay your sales staff to inflate helium balloons - we will do it for you!
We offer three (3) Auto Dealership Programs for you to choose from and service Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Beyond.

  • Monthly - Keep your showroom looking new + fresh as we rotate your designs on a predetermined schedule.
  • Quarterly - Perfect for the dealership on a budget that does not want to commit to a monthly program.
  • Seasonal - Have a sales event or seasonal promotion, then this is the perfect plan for you.

Our programs start as low as $250 plus deliver/installation/tax.  Call today for a free quote or digital mock. 843-856-9121 - As a bonus all our dealerships get social media mentions via twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Blog posts,  we will also promote your current offers and promotions. 

Other Services Available:

  • Helium Tank Rentals
  • Forever Balloon Displays Buy/Lease/Installation
  • Showroom Decor
  • Jumbo Pennant Balloons
  • Logo Imprinted Balloons
  • Trade + Expo Show Decor
  • Grand Openings + New Ownership Launches

Our Name Says Charleston (But) ...

Yes, our names is Charleston Balloon Company, but don’t be fooled into thinking that we only work here in Charleston, South Carolina.

Lung Boitechnology located in Maryland, contact us to decorate for their East Coast Conference at the Renaissance Marriott in Downtown Charleston. They chose classic decor pieces and upper management was so impressed, that they called immediately to see if we could decorate another one of their events.

Lung Bio 2015.jpg

No Problem! We have worked up and downt he east coast many of time, but this event was for their West Coast Conference in California.

So it was off to decorate the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter Hotel. In the next few weeks we will be in Myrtle Beach, Boston and New York.

So next you have an event big, small, east or west…give us a call!

843-856-9121 or submit an event inquiry on our website.