Krystie O’Brien: Natural Born Producer

Krystie O’Brien has been working in event production for over twenty years. From calling the shots to the coordination of the little details, a great producer is invaluable and we’re lucky to have Krystie on the job. But going from literal hoops to figurative hoops wasn’t easy, and she’s learned many best practices along the way. Things like “asking the right questions helps you shape the experience” and “thinking outside of the box can lead… Read more »


Valuing Efficiency Over Personal Connections: What a Dumb Idea.

Lately I have noticed the disappearance of phone numbers from corporate contact pages. Instead of connecting with a human being, I am asked to fill out a form to receive more information. If they like how I’ve answered their questions, I might be lucky enough to receive an email; at least that is how I feel. I understand the need to qualify leads so that resources are used properly, but recently I’ve witnessed this lack… Read more »


Our Speakers Fly

Providing audio services has been part of our core business for as long as Bartha’s been around. From 1946 when we sold portable sound systems, to our first traveling event production gigs in the late 1980s, to our most recent conferences everywhere from Canada to California, we’ve remained a trusted audio resource. And while audio might sound like a boring, technical part of an event, it’s worth a second look. Our audio engineers are… Read more »


Welcome Week at The Ohio State University

Welcome week is one of the busiest weeks on campus. The Ohio State University’s Student Life Department works tirelessly in their effort to not only coordinate the move-in of over 8,000 student, but also host multiple events on campus. To kick-off of the 2016-2017 school year, The Office of Student Life partnered with the Bartha team for event production support. Two days prior to the big move-in day, OSU hosted a training event… Read more »


Chris Andrus: Natural Born Audio Tech

Chris is an audio tech and the head of our audio department. He’s been making our events sound amazing for ten years and feels lucky to be doing what he loves. Born to be in audio, Chris went from mix tapes to mixing boards on a career path that took his love of technology and music and turned it into the job he has today. Running audio can be kind of thankless: Chris always says… Read more »


Preparing for the Big Ten Development Conference

In the last week of July, Bartha will travel to Purdue University for the Big Ten Development Conference. We are not only staging the event, but participating as the main sponsor for the conference. This provided us with the unique opportunity to showcase our creative production services as we prepared marketing collateral for the event.

Bartha Lounge Design

30×15 is a large space to work with, but it can easily become crowded. We kicked around… Read more »


Let’s Get Creative

From our first rental to our most recent production, we’ve always focused on being a trusted partner to our clients. As we’ve grown from our first traveling productions in the late 1980s, we’ve added more services and continued to invest in the industry’s best equipment. In 2006, we started our production team. They are dedicated specifically to the creation of creative content for our events. As you saw in our previous blog post Read more »


Carly Bevis: Natural Born Designer

Carly Bevis has been making moments count at Bartha for over two years. When you partner with us, you’ll see her graphic content come to life in your event proposal, theme and branding, logo design, and speaker support content. When you see her work, you can tell she has a knack for translating abstract ideas into impactful images. And while she didn’t always know she wanted to be an event designer, she has always had… Read more »


Payroll Professionals Journey to Nashville

Last week, the American Payroll Association hosted their 34th Annual Congress at the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Two thousand human resource professionals gathered at the most comprehensive program on payroll education in the world. Attendees earned CPE credits, networked and celebrated the successes of their peers. Bartha’s event crew kept busy during the four-day Congress with two ballrooms, over 170 workshops, several association meetings and an exhibit hall in… Read more »