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We Hustled Like Never Before

  Dreamsets often work closely with theSQUAD as they make set design and lighting magic for our events. We spoke to their Minister of Finance, Leanne Bancroft and Minister of Entertainment, Eben Peltz, to find out how they coped during COVID. It was extremely tough, and the team went above and beyond to earn their SQUAD stripes…

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Honouring Relationships is Everything

Creative Director, Rina Wood, is responsible for a lot of the beautiful designs you see from theSQUAD, including our iconic wings. We spoke to Rina about how her business was affected by COVID, and what trends are on the rise now. Thanks for sharing these insights with us Rina.           “I am…

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Our Stories Matter

Charmaine Weir-Smith is an award-winning Actress, Director and Writer who we love. theSQUAD asked her for an update on how life was during and after COVID, and she kindly shared these insights with us.  “When President Ramaphosa announced the national state of disaster, I was on stage with Paul Slabolepszy and Renate Stuurman acting in…

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Getting Together Again

We loved working with Inge Crow, Freelance Event Specialist and Producer, on one of our first in-person events in a while! Inge reminded us of the term, “event-unfit”, and how we need to get in shape to match the energy levels needed now. Thanks for these insights on Everything is Connected Inge.  “I’m a diehard event…

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Facilitating Deeply Needed Connections

Vicki Scheffel, Founder of Geskenk Corporate Gift Company, was kind enough to share her insights with theSQUAD on how she rethought her business during COVID, and beyond.  “My corporate gift company, Geskenk was born from a need to service the corporate world, with a more conscious, on-brand and sustainable, local gifting solution. During COVID, most…

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theSQUAD Was My Rock

As part of a series of Everything is Connected  interviews, theSQUAD spoke to talented decor entrepreneur, Charmaine Elliott who is the owner of Decorate with Char. Here’s what she told us about COVID, and her post-pandemic world. “I was affected by COVID to the extent that my CME Décor Specialist business was liquidated. I survived by…

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Filling the Creative Cup with SA and RoSSA’s Got Talent

theSQUAD have already blazed a trail in 2022, moving into new offices and bypassing the comfort zone by embracing an intense project management campaign. We caught up with Squadron Creative Producer, Tarryn Bentley-Gross, to get the inside story. Q: How did theSQUAD become involved in SA and RoSSA’s Got Talent? T: Well, it nearly didn’t…

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Five Steps to Living a Limitless Life

This month we’re exploring what it means to be Limitless! The power of limitless thinking is something anyone can tap into, but so often we are constricted by the labels we put on ourselves. I find this so interesting because theSQUAD do our best to challenge the norm and not limit our thinking. When answering…

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Shoshin: Event Management With An Open Heart and Open Mind

The word Shoshin refers to a beginner’s mind—a state of openness and wonder that allows a person to approach life unfettered by the preconceptions, biases or habits associated with knowledge and experience. Looking at the vast empty spaces an event often has to fill, Shoshin seems like something an Event Manager with a vision needs!…

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Media Entrepreneur: “Do it with Heart, Be Brave and Be True to Yourself”

Many thanks to The Media Online for featuring our Squadron Leader, Kelly McGillivray. In the latest of their ongoing media entrepreneur series, The Media Online highlight the work of Kelly McGillivray, managing director and squadron leader of theSQUAD Creative Events. With the events industry being hard it by the Covid-19 pandemic, she recently realigned the business to encompass…

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The Power of Unexpected Kindness

When lockdown seemed to sever us from our community my frustrations levels were sky high. Creating the big events I love doing ground to a halt and I missed my clients and my team. Eventing can only happen so far via a Zoom call. On top of this, the weather got colder and I could…

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