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Entries tagged with: The Balloon Council


Foil balloon causes outage that leaves 6,000 without power near Cincinnati

A recent power outage in the Cincinnati area is another reminder why releasing Mylar balloons is a no-no. Cincinnati.com reported on an outage that was caused by a Mylar balloon coming in contact with a power line that left 6,000 people without power in Covington, Kentucky. Earlier this year, The Balloon Council (TBC) started a “Meet Faraday” campaign that is designed to help spread the word on its list of Smart Balloon Practices. Always tying…  » Read more

The Balloon Council announces winners of the #LiftUpSomebody campaign

Thank you to all our balloon friends and businesses that participated in the International Balloon Month 2017 #LiftUpSomebody Campaign! More than 70 companies registered to participate, and the hashtags #LiftUpSomebody and #BeBalloonSmart appeared all over Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, helping to spread the message about the positive power of balloons and Smart Balloon Practices. The goal of the campaign was to inspire people to connect with -- and “lift up” – members of their community…  » Read more

Use balloons to #LiftUpSomebody this fall during International Balloon Month

Spread smiles and goodwill this Fall by taking the #LiftUpSomebody challenge during International Balloon Month this September. The Balloon Council sponsors the #LiftUpSomebody campaign to inspire people to use balloons to lift up someone in their community who could use a smile or a special “thank you.” Then, people are asked to spread the joy by posting a photo of the person receiving the balloons on the BalloonsLiftUp social media sites using the hashtag #LiftUpSomebody.…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo Announces Endorsement by The Balloon Council

The Halloween & Party Expo said it is committed to the growth and success of balloon vendors, the balloon industry, and the party industry as a whole. As such, they have announced that beginning with the 2015 Expo Feb. 6-9, it will be endorsed by The Balloon Council.   “The Balloon Council is highly respected in the industry for their efforts to educate and promote the value and safe-handling of balloons to consumers and regulators,”…  » Read more

Handle Balloons with Care on Valentine’s Day

The Balloon Council offers tips on smart use of one of America’s favorite Valentine’s Day gifts   With America’s ongoing love affair with balloons, it is not surprising that the floating gifts are among the most popular ways to say “I love you” on Valentine’s Day.     As America celebrates Valentine’s Day it is a good time to remember a few tips to follow for smart balloon use. If you are giving balloons as…  » Read more

Interview with The Balloon Council Executive Director

The International Balloon Association (IBA) announced in January that after two decades, it is transitioning its mission and operations. IBA was founded as a distributor support organization, and changes in the industry over the last several years have made it more difficult to maintain a robust organization.   The IBA board president has worked with The Balloon Council (TBC) board of directors to integrate certain aspects of IBA into TBC’s day-to-day operations. Executive Director Lorna…  » Read more

IBA Transitioning Mission and Operations

The International Balloon Association (IBA) has announced that after two decades, it is transitioning its mission and operations. IBA was founded as a distributor support organization, and changes in the industry over the last several years have made it more difficult to maintain a robust organization.   The IBA board president has worked with The Balloon Council (TBC) board of directors to integrate certain aspects of IBA into TBC’s day-to-day operations. Some functions will go into…  » Read more