Event Management Students Tour Vermont Tent Company

Five Champlain College students took a behind-the-scenes tour of the Vermont Tent Company on Wednesday, Feb. 1 courtesy of Mike Lubas, one of the company’s owners. The students are minoring in Event Management, which is now offered in the Division of Communication and Creative Media (CCM).

The award-winning Vermont Tent Company is one of the largest event rental facilities in the state of Vermont. The visit included a tour of the company’s showroom that was filled with displays of decorative table settings, china, glassware, farm tables, centerpieces, and assorted linen; the tent warehouse where rented tents of various shapes and sizes are stored, cleaned and repaired – the largest being 30 feet wide by 250 feet long; the washroom where thousands of flatware, china, and stemware are cleaned by a conveyor belt washing system; and a linen loft that houses several hundred table covers, runners, and overlays in various colors and textures.

Event Management students in the showroom at the Vermont Tent Company: Will Ralston, Emily LaPlume, Nicole Glidden, Emileigh Durrell and Mariel Larmand.

Of course Dr. Roz and students had to take a selfie at the Vermont Tent Company!

The tour was arranged by Dr. Roz Whitaker-Heck, CCM associate dean for administration and instructor for the Event Management Planning & Coordination course. The students will apply the knowledge gained from the visit for an event planning final project.