April NAME Newsletter

April 2020

NAME Newsletter

 

 

April Showers Bring May Flowers

 

Times of uncertainty breed new solutions, creativity, adaptation and innovation for entrepreneurs! Utilize this time to rethink your approach to life, your business strategy and begin building the foundation to chase your dreams. We always tell ourselves we don’t have enough time. Now is the time! No more excuses! Reconnect with yourself, start or complete that project, build that website, get your online presence set up, create more art and finish that podcast. Stop thinking and start doing from the comfort of your own home. Emerge out of this with a strong foundation to build upon.We are stronger together and will come out of this disaster stronger than ever!

 

 

A Letter From Our President

 

I realize this is such a sensitive time and subject to everyone about how COVID19 has impacted our businesses, families, finances and our every day routines. Please stay safe and healthy and follow mandated safety guidelines. Keep in mind, your decision to participate will help save many lives, return to our normal routines and get back to what we love the most…ENTERTAINING!

 

COVID 19 UPDATE TO EMPLOYERS AND SOLO ENTERTAINERS:

 

·     We would love to share with all entertainers there are now loans and grants available for small businesses that will entitle you means to keep your business and employees paid.

 

·     Have you applied for the Paycheck Protection Program? This loan/grant is available to all self-employed entertainers. This type of loan could possibly turn into a grant assuming you generate the funds according to their guidelines, monitor and report how the funds were used. Please submit your application to see if you qualify.

 

·     Unemployment guidelines have been revised since Covid19 that may qualify you to receive unemployment payments. Please be certain to apply to your home state to see if you qualify.

 

·     We will continue to keep our members and all entertainers informed of other changes that are affiliated with Covid19 as we are updated.

 

Please be safe. Make wise decisions that will not only affect yourself and families, but others you come in contact with. Thank you for your dedication, participation, support and loyalty to N.A.M.E and the entertainment industry.

 

Please note we do have one of our staff members in the office on a part time schedule. I am also available on cell 267-304-1942 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday EST or email carol@nameentertainers.com

 

Our insurance partners American Specialty Insurance are also available to answer your insurance questions or provide documents remotely. Please call 877-441-4011 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST or email express@americanspecialty.com for the fastest response.

 

We are in this together, we will come out stronger than ever! Stay positive and remember the power of prayer. It is important to follow recommended safety procedures. Prayers to keep everyone healthy and safe. Special thanks to our heroes in the medical profession!

 

Sincerely,

Carol Keslar

N.A.M.E President

 

DJ Ray Mar Reviews Photo Booth Expo 2020

 

 

Missed the Photo Booth Expo? No worries!

Board member Ray Martinez represented NAME Entertainers for the Photo Booth Expo at South Point Las Vegas, Nevada at the end of February 2020.

Check out the blog post here and feel free to reach out to Ray with any advice you may need during these trying times. Click the link above to see how to get in touch with him!

 

Listen to President Carol Keslar on the Rookie & The Vet Podcast!

 

Listen to our very own President Carol Keslar’s interview on a podcast with The Rookie and The Vet Podcast and learn more about NAME Entertainers!

David Hanscom has over 20 years as a DJ and game show host in the event space, Nick Sangiamo is a videographer fresh out of college. While their careers are on opposite ends of the experience scale, they have very similar views on business, life and the drive for success.

 

 

We’re welcoming 2020 with growth & changes!

 

We are excited to announce that American Specialty as our new insurance broker. Their team will provide our N.A.M.E. members with fast and responsive service. You must be an active member of N.A.M.E. to be entitled to our discount insurance rates and other exciting benefits.

·     Are you a new member inquiring to join? Join here!

·     Is your N.A.M.E membership current? Renew here!

We have proudly served our members for more than 20 years with our excellent customer service. Due to Covid19, we are working on a part time schedule Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Please call 215-658-1315, fax us at (215) 658-1194 or email us at office@nameentertainers.com. We enjoy talking with you!

 

 

For insurance updates, please identify which of the three categories below pertains to you – so you will know how to proceed to receive your insurance certificates:

 

NAME members who purchased their insurance through Brown & Brown on or before 12/31/19: You are asked to contact American Specialty at express@americanspecialty.com or call 877-441-4011 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST) to receive your additional insured certificates. Please allow the courtesy of 24 hours for your insurance requests. Need an additional insured certificate? Please email your request to American Specialty express@americanspecialty.com

Please clearly provide your name, company name and email along with the venue’s name and address and any other necessary information.

 

 

NAME members who purchased their insurance through American Specialty on or after 1/1/2020: You will receive your evidence of insurance instantly and now have the ability to create your own additional insured certificates Add only the venue name and address to the certificate holder box. Please go to www.insurename.com and follow the instructions. There’s no waiting, no extra fees and unlimited additional insured certificates! If additional wording on your certificate (beyond the venue name and address) is required,

please contact American Specialty with specific information at express@americanspecialty.com or call 877-441-4011 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST).

 

ProMobileDJ.com editor, at your service!

 

For a Limited Time! 

Advertise your product or company with N.A.M.E. Entertainers and PMDJ for the price of one.

 

Chase Jewell is the amazing editor for our sister website ProMobileDJ.com!

 

 

Want to write for ProMobileDJ.com?

We are always looking for talented writers to add to our team. If you have knowledge you want to share, while helping other DJ’s and entertainers succeed, please contact Chase via email editor@ProMobileDJ.com

 

Have any advertising needs?Advertise on both the ProMobileDJ.com and nameentertainers.com!

We are offering a 2 for 1 advertising deal!

For more information, please contact Chase at this email editor@ProMobileDJ.com

 

Interested in being featured on the NAME Entertainers blog?

 

As one of our many benefits, we are asking our members to reach out and contact cassie@nameeentertainers.com to do a blog post to help promote your small business or share your accomplishments. We are proud of our members and would appreciate the opportunity to share your inspirational stories with our members.

 

We take pride in our excellent customer service and professional attitude!

Contact us at 215-658-1193 Monday through Friday EST from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.or email us anytime at office@nameentertainers.com.

We wish to thank our members, customers and clients for their loyalty and support.

Proudly serving our members for over 20 years!

 

Sincerely,

Carol, Joel, Terri, Cassie and Erin

 

Save 55% Off Hotels for NAME Members!

 

 

Whenever and wherever you are planning to travel, check out our select hotels at www.hotelstorm.com/national-association-of-mobile-entertainers for the best rates and competitive discounts. Call the office at 215-658-1193 Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

for the discount code or email office@nameentertainers.com

to verify membership.

 

Visit our custom made website!

 

 

Please visit our new and improved website with increased entertainer search features through HubSpot’s database system and Google Maps location finder to send potential customers your direction easily. We’re taking high tech all the way! Stay tuned for tips & tricks, product features and more information to improve your craft on the blog. Have any ideas on how to work together? Send them to office@nameentertainers.com to see if we can help you grow along with us!

 

If you are a current member and have new and exciting news you wish to share with our N.A.M.E. members and staff, please let us know. For 2020, our goal is to continue sharing your success on our social media and maybe even a blog feature! Please email cassie@nameentertainers.com to be considered.

 

We pride ourselves with prompt, courteous and professional customer service. You will be greeted with a live voice (no phone prompts) during our regular scheduled business hours Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. EST. Please remember to watch for our monthly newsletter for our updated news and benefits.

 

Thank you,

 

Carol Keslar         N.A.M.E. President

Joel Goodman     Insurance Specialist

Terri Goodman   Administrator

Cassie Hepler      Website & Social Media Manager

 

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Save on tickets, travel and shopping – NAME members register for free!

Call the office at 215-658-1193

Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to

5 p.m. for the discount code link or email office@nameentertainers.com

to verify membership.

 

Need Insurance for one day, short term or annual special events?

Email Joel@nameentertainers.com or call 215-658-1193 today!

 

Is your N.A.M.E. membership current?  

If not, please follow this two-step process:

1) To renew your N.A.M.E. membership: Please call 215-658-1193 or sign up online at www.nameentertainers.com/join

2) To renew your insurance: Go to www.insurename.com (after you have received your member number from N.A.M.E.)

 

REFER A FRIEND, SAVE $$$!

 

Please tell a friend to join, you will receive a discount upon renewing your membership. Make sure they let us know you sent them when they sign up. Receive a referral discount today!

We are excited to continue working with DJEventPlanner.com in 2020!

 

Author

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    Chase Jewell has been in the DJ world for 15 years, starting in clubs and bars then moving on to mobile events.

    From the beginning, he’s always had a fascination with pro-audio and lighting gear.

    Starting when he was a child at his church, Chase learned audio mixing and lighting skills. He’s been studying sound and lighting ever since then – learning the ins and outs of every new piece of equipment that could possibly make his performance better.

    His mobile DJ company, Jewell DJ Solutions, serves all of Indiana and some of Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois.

    Chase can be reached c/o chase.jewell@jewelldjsolutions.com. His website is: http://jewelldjsolutions.com. You can get social with him on Facebook or Twitter.

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