The Ruby Receptionists ladies and gentleman celebrated in retro-glam style at Pure Space
on Saturday, August 10th
—marking the local company’s 10th
anniversary. Ruby Receptionists
, a virtual receptionists company whose team is known for their charm, friendliness, and professionalism, had much to celebrate. Having received the title “ #1 Best Small Company to Work For” by Fortune
magazine, and recently expanding to open an office in Beaverton, Ruby’s Events Coordinator, Whitney Martin, wanted the milestone anniversary celebration to encapsulate the Ruby image. Each decision and inclusion was intentional, according to Martin, to give the brand presence throughout the duration of the event by incorporating the retro-glam image that is quintessentially Ruby Receptionists—reminiscent of the 50’s and 60’s, when office phones were answered by real, live, cheerful receptionists, such as the ladies at Ruby.
Ruby employees make it their mission to bring back real, meaningful connections in today’s virtual world, and this party was one way for them to reconnect with each other. “I had a very specific vision, and a really strong concept. It was amazing to see it materialize!” said Martin, who worked with WCEP to incorporate elements that conveyed Ruby Receptionists ideals and values—one of which, is “wowism”
The 350 guests certainly experienced Ruby “wowism” as they entered Pure Space on a pink carpet to strut down for a photo op. in front of a “Some Like it Hot” backdrop designed for Ruby, that had also appeared on the event invitations. Pink and orange, the company colors, were present throughout Pure Space in the linen, accent pillows on white ultra-lounge furniture, and lighting. The smallest details added up to pack a powerful thematic punch: Black cat-eye sunglasses, an iconic accessory of the retro era, served as table toppers; specialty drinks had playful nicknames like “Ruby Kiss” (Get the Ruby Kiss Recipe
); Cigarette girls passed out candy cigarettes, and guests danced across a black and white checkered floor to Art Abrams Swing Machine
band playing all the classic big band tunes.
The guests played an important role in creating the right
Ruby atmosphere as well. The large majority were dressed in retro-glam attire, from
long cocktail dresses, dazzling jewels and faux furs, to impeccable tuxedos and bouffant hair. The Ruby guests could have passed as extras at a cocktail party on the set of “Mad Men”. To ensure guests would arrive in brand and era-appropriate attire, Martin sent out emails prior to the event with make-up tips, fashion, and hair-style ideas that would suit the Ruby Receptionists theme, and help inspire attendees to enhance the celebration by dressing the part the night-of.
While the vintage retro-glam theme was well accompanied by the swing band, Martin opted for a DJ toward the end of the evening, allowing those uneducated in ballroom dancing to show their moves on the checkered floor as the party continued on. Changing the pace, DJ Zimmie
began playing hits everyone could move to. The change in music was signified by two confetti cannons exploding from the 40 foot ceiling trusses at Pure Space over the dance floor, and raining pink and orange confetti on Ruby Receptionists party-goers below. WCEP technical services orchestrated the special effects that wowed the crowd. fashion, and hair-style ideas that would suit the Ruby Receptionists theme, and help inspire attendees to enhance the celebration by dressing the part the night-of.
Ruby Receptionists offers virtual receptionist services that make callers feel as if the person on the line is there in office—allowing businesses to focus on more valuable tasks, while not sacrificing the importance of friendly, professional, customer service. Ruby fosters this level of service through events like this one; after all, happy employees will in turn foster that joy with clients. Through the company’s decade long success– a fastest growing company in Oregon for six years running in addition to its workplace culture awards, it is evident that Ruby has this down to a “T”! West Coast Event Productions was happy to be a part of a glamorous and well-deserved celebration, and looks forward to working with Ruby in 2028, to celebrate their silver anniversary! It is likely there will be more to celebrate from this thriving local company!
See the floor plan layout designed by WCEP to inspire your next event!
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