Member Spotlight: Chad Daymont from American Party Rentals

We are so excited to share this month's vendor spotlight with you! Chad Daymont of American Party Rentals has been such a valuable member of ISES-GT and the Triangle Events Industry. Here, he shares more information about his business, his background, and what he loves about ISES-GT.

1.) Tell the members about the business you own/represent with your ISES membership.

American Party Rentals (APR) is a local, family-owned business entering our 27th year serving the Triangle area. Our inventory includes more than 2,000 unique items including a wide variety of linens, china, stemware, tents, tables, chairs and catering support equipment. Our goal is to help make any special event distinctive and memorable. At the end of every event, we want our client to look great in the eyes of their customers or guests. 

2.) Tell us a bit about yourself, your education, background, or anything else you want people to know.

It's hard to believe, but as we flip the calendar to 2016 I will begin my seventh year of full-time employment at APR and my third year as part owner. After receiving my undergrad degree in business administration from UNC I moved to California where I worked for the Northern California Golf Association Foundation in Pebble Beach. While I thoroughly enjoyed my four years on the Monterey Peninsula I wasn't feeling fulfilled professionally and decided to return home to work for the family business. My current responsibilities at APR include marketing, bookkeeping, customer relations, and implementing systems to run the business with more efficiency. I'm also a substitute order puller, delivery driver and order taker. Outside of work I am a certified sports fanatic and spend entirely too much time following my beloved Tar Heels, Carolina Panthers, and Baltimore Orioles. When I'm not cheering on my favorite team you're likely to find me hitting up one of Durham's great restaurants with my girlfriend, Steph, trying the latest craft beer with my brew crew, or squeezing in 18 holes on the all-too-rare occasion I have a free 5-hour window. 

 3.) Please share one positive experience that reflects the importance of your ISES membership.

One of my favorite ISES meetings took place recently at Basan in Durham. It was the first meeting of the chapter year and I made connections with at least three business owners I had never met before. I also had the opportunity to network with a relatively new acquaintance who recently opened a venue in the area. Through conversations that evening, APR was able to provide equipment for the venue's grand opening and develop a strong relationship that should continue for years to come. I don't consider myself to be a great "networker" but this particular meeting underscored the true value of ISES membership and the opportunity that exists when you have dozens of industry movers and shakers all in the same room. 

Are you interested in being a featured member? Contact our Directer of MarCom at kevindehimer@rockytophospitality.com!

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