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 »


Be Ready: Wayne Perry

Wayne Perry started working in events with his dad at Presentation Services, providing audio visual services to hotels. He can’t remember if he ever wanted to do anything else, but when his dad introduced him to Dan Bashore, he took a job here at Bartha and has been here ever since. Fast forward 18 years and Wayne is still here, only now he’s a production manager with a lot of great stories and experience…. Read more »


Be Colorful: Nick Leedale

Color is about creativity.

Whether you’re lighting a large stage with dynamic scenic elements, a presenter delivering a powerful message or crafting the ambiance in a room, you need an experienced partner that knows how to creatively bring your vision to life. At Bartha we have a treasure trove of resources, including lighting from the best-in-industry Clay Paky, but what really sets us apart is our people. With combined experience worth a centennial celebration, we… Read more »


Be Colorful: Adam Nickel

Color isn’t all about the lighting.

Your presenters were on cue, your breakout sessions were impactful and your happy face video is playing in the background reminding your employees how much fun they’re having reinvigorating, learning and sharing your message. Rewind. Think back to when you first sat down at the table to develop your message, theming, venue – to put all the little pieces together. When Bartha is at that table with you, we… Read more »


Be Noticed: Michelle Broidy

We bring our A-team so yours gets the recognition they’ve earned!  We love to help you celebrate your top performers. In fact, helping you recognize your A-team is one of the things our A-team does best. We treat your superstars like royalty backstage… put their name in lights…bring them to center stage…and capture the moment on film. We know how proud you are of them, and we’re proud to help you get them noticed. One… Read more »


Be Cool: Billy Davidson

Light ‘em up!

Putting together a lighting package for a show is a little like putting together a puzzle. The lighting has to be scaled to the size of the room, complement  the design of the set, and meet the needs of the show. It also has to fit the rigging, which may be largely determined by the size of the room, dependent on the design of the set, and predicated on the… Read more »


Be Cool

Putting Your Show in the Best Light Flip a switch, light a room. We do it every day, right? Lighting a show is a whole different animal. It’s a detailed and highly technical process that includes using the best technology and the right equipment to deliver the best result for the client. It’s also pretty cool. Lighting design is customized to each show. The lighting and rigging teams must take the size of the room,… Read more »


Be Heard

No Matter Where You Are.

How do you make sure an audience can hear what you’re putting out there? What if they’re in a huge, cavernous arena or stadium? Or a ballroom? Or an outdoor venue?

Each of these spaces requires different sound design, and our crack audio squad does it all, including at a couple of particularly exciting events in January.

Our hometown Ohio State University Buckeyes kicked off 2015 by… Read more »


Four Years in the Making,Two Weeks of Flawless Execution

Over 18 months ago, Bartha was selected by The Church of the Nazarene (based in Lenexa, Kansas) to produce and stage the 28th General Assembly and Conventions in June 2013 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. This quadrennial event, held every four years, attracts over 20,000 church members from around the world. With over 18 months to prepare, we utilized a number of strategies that can be applied to any large event…

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Illumination and Tradition

On the night before Spring Commencement at The Ohio State University, the traditional candlelight ceremony was held in front of the Thompson Library. This is a very special evening established years ago for students to celebrate and reflect on their accomplishments at OSU. The class of 2013 was the second-largest graduating class in Ohio State history with 10,143 Buckeyes. Bartha teamed with the University to bathe the east façade of the Library in bright scarlet… Read more »