SOURCE: Joe Cornell Entertainment

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September 04, 2013 09:14 ET

Joe Cornell Announces Corporate Blitz to Expand Annual Event-Planning EXPO

Michigan's Longest-Standing Entertainment Company Encourages Corporate Planners and HR Directors to Attend New October 7th Event

SOUTHFIELD, MI--(Marketwired - September 04, 2013) - This fall, the Joe Cornell Event-Planning EXPO will not only entice families planning lifecycle events to find new ideas for their celebrations; it will be a hotbed of activity and ideas for corporate folks, as Southeast Michigan's longest-standing entertainment company launches the Corporate Blitz, an event-planning trade show for HR directors and corporate event planners, sponsored by Michigan Meetings + Events, Patch.com and the JN.

"For more than a decade, our annual Event-Planning Expo has been a favorite event for local families planning special celebrations," says Steve Jasgur, CEO of Joe Cornell Entertainment. "Now we are excited to offer a special corporate-focused arm to our trade show, as Michigan's economy picks up and companies are looking for innovative and fun ways to reward their employees, vendors and industry partners. It's great to see this energy returning to our marketplace."

** Please help us promote this exciting new event, which is FREE to the public! Steve Jasgur is available for interviews as are Corporate Blitz vendors and partners. **

The Joe Cornell team, which has been featured in The New York Times for its innovative programs and steady growth, attracts hundreds to its annual trade show, where more than 60 vendors exhibit their talents and ideas for consumers. The Corporate Blitz will be tailored for events in the corporate sphere, with advice on how to plan corporate excursions, events and employee rewards.

Joe Cornell's EXPO -- as well as the Corporate Blitz -- are open to the public and free of charge. The EXPO takes place on Sunday, Oct. 6th, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and the Corporate Blitz occurs Monday, Oct. 7th, 9:30-11:30 a.m., both at the West Bloomfield JCC.

"We work with corporate folks all the time, offering advice and guidance on how to reward employees, engage with clients and collaborate with vendors for mutual benefit," says Rebecca Schlussel, vice-president of Joe Cornell Entertainment. "It was a natural outgrowth of these interactions and relationships to offer an event for corporate event planners, where they can find everything in one place as well as network with an industry that helps to grow what they do."

Joe Cornell Entertainment is Michigan's leading entertainment company, in business since the 1950s. In the past five years, Joe Cornell has expanded to include a booming wedding division, a twice-yearly event-planning magazine (Plan It! Magazine), dance and etiquette programs for tweens and for schools and so much more. Jasgur and Schlussel, owners since 1990, hope to not only maintain their reputation for high-quality entertainment and customer service, but also offer a platform for Michigan businesses and families to network, find new ideas and support and receive the best expertise on event-planning.

"It is essential for companies and entrepreneurs to strengthen their internal as well as external relationships toward building business and ensuring growth," Jasgur says. "The Corporate Blitz will help corporations learn how to strengthen their internal communities and networks, as well as show appreciation and gratitude for clients and vendors, through strategic, creative events and excursions. Anyone who wishes to see their company grow more efficient and harmonious is encouraged to attend."

Dates & Details

The Joe Cornell Event Planning EXPO takes place Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Joe Cornell Corporate Blitz takes place Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Both events are held at the West Bloomfield JCC, 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322.

**There are limited spaces available for vendors!!**

Admission is free and open to the public.

Register at http://joecornell.eventbrite.com.

For information: www.joecornell.com or 248:356:6000.

Joe Cornell Entertainment has facilitated at more than 15,000 bar mitzvahs, sweet 16s, corporate events, weddings and school dances. From sound to lighting to special effects and music, Joe Cornell is known for facilitating memorable occasions. The company is run by sister-brother team Rebecca Schlussel and Steve Jasgur, both of whom began working with the company's namesake when they were teens. (Jasgur is also a TV actor with more than 70 commercials to his credit and producer for LAUNCH SHOWCASE, a bi-annual talent industry conference.) They serve as emcees, entertainers and dance instructors upon request.

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