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IREM Testimonial

5th September, 2014

“We used DJ Zimmie for a business award ceremony for IREM (The Institute of Real Estate Management). He worked with me for several months to incorporate music with every award and was SPOT ON while people were gaining their accolades. He was professional and a lot of fun making our event really stand out.   I heard nothing but praise following the event and I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again for an event that needs music to make it a great night!”

Cammie Allie
Chapter #29 Oregon Columbia-River President
President of Fortress Property Management, Inc.

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Saving Money?

12th August, 2014

In the DJ world, the saying goes “Good DJs aren’t cheap and cheap DJs aren’t good”.  When wedding and event vendors talk shop, we all agree that you get what you pay for.  Unfortunately, a lot of times people don’t see the value in what might be considered an expensive vendor.  This is one of our favorite articles breaking down the cost of quality wedding photography.  There are a lot of parallels between this article and the DJ world.  Food for thought…

How To Save Big Money By Not Hiring A Professional Wedding Photographer    By Frank McKenna via

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Exchange Ballroom

5th August, 2014

Last week was the grand opening of the Exchange Ballroom & Cascade Rooftop on Portland’s east side.  MES was on site providing the soundtrack and the VT Group (Vibrant Table, Food In Bloom, F&B Cafe) handled food and libations.  Attendees included the who’s who of the local event scene and featured a tango after party.

If you’re looking for a venue, the Exchange Ballroom is adaptable to almost any situation and the Cascade Rooftop has a breathtaking 360 degree view of Portland.  Click the photo below to view more photos from the party and learn more about the Exchange Ballroom & Cascade Rooftop HERE.

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Oregon United Victory Party

24th June, 2014

Last month over 1,100 people came together at Montgomery Park to celebrate Oregon passing the law to recognize same-sex marriage.  Vendors from all over Portland donated tasty food, drinks and other services to make it an amazing party.  Modern Event Solutions donated our DJ services and we had a massive dance party for hours.  Special thanks to the good people at Food in Bloom and cheers to Phototainment for the pictures.

View all the photos HERE.

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NYE 40th

4th June, 2014

Our New Year’s Eve was a combo party celebrating BB’s 40th birthday as well as the new year.  Treasury Ballroom was done up with a very Great Gatsby feel and there were gaming tables keeping everyone hard at play.  Birthday festivities and toasting commenced at 11 pm and started the countdown to the ball drop.  At midnight the party exploded into dancing for the rest of the night.
View the full photo album HERE!

Photo: Kayley Hoddick

Food: Food in Bloom

Coordination: BLC Events

Visuals & Video: All Pro DJs

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By the time we got around to selecting the music, I could not manage to make another wedding decision.  I wrote Zimmie with some basic preferences, a timeline of the event, and the instructions to “Do what you do.”.  Needless to say DJ Zimmie had the smooth tunes flowing through cocktail hour and all generations breaking it down on the dance floor after dinner.  His sense of humor and attention to detail made him a great emcee, as he helped us get through the evening without a hitch.  As if this isn’t enough of a ringing endorsement my Mom is now a fan of DJ Zimmie on Facebook.

-Kathleen Mackin // 6.16.2012

When handling an event of magnitude such as a wedding or an event of personal significance, it is important to trust and know the people you work with and rely on.  We at Yes We Cater Inc. can say that whenever we see that Zimmie is on the itinerary for any given event we can rest assured that the details for the announcements & formalities will be timely and accurate, and more importantly, the overall feeling of the event is a high energy, celebratory and joyous feeling.  Focusing more on the overall happiness of the guests and the guests of honor than on the ego of the entertainer himself (i.e. self-promotion, over announcing, etc.), we highly recommend Zimmie to all of our clients when asked for a recommendation.  He is one of the best we know for Pittsburgh & beyond.

-John Vallese – Yes We Cater // 5.24.2012

We owe you a huge THANK YOU for making our wedding an awesome dance party! So many of our friends commented that you were fabulous and that our wedding was the most fun wedding they have ever been to! You really understood our style and were so amazingly helpful along the way. Best DJ of all time! Thanks again.

-Lindsey Farrell & Ashwin Bhatawdekar // 10.23.2011

DJ Zimmie was not only amazing at what he does, but he really understood our taste in music and what we wanted from the beginning to the end of the evening. He was very professional and so easy to work with. We couldn’t have been happier with DJ Zimmie and his stylings! We had the time of our lives and even had countless guests telling us that they had never had so much fun at a wedding!

-Gwendolyn and Curtis Hines // 10.8.2011

My wife and I didn’t want your typical corny, joke telling wedding DJ. Fortunately for us, we found DJ Zimmie. We were running late after the ceremony, but Zimmie smoothly extended cocktail hour into cocktail hour and a half for us while we got situated. But after dinner, he got everyone up and on the dance floor including family members I’ve never seen dance before. While at the bar, receiving rave reviews on the DJ choice from both the bartenders and guests, I turned and was able to count all 5 people still sitting down. The hardest part of dealing with Zimmie was spelling his last name on the check. Thanks DJ Zimmie for being so easy to deal with and making an awesome night for my wife and I.

-Tara & Paul Murphy // 5.14.2011

Some of our guests talked about the venue or the food after the wedding, but absolutely everyone went on and on about the music.  DJ Zimmie outshone several rooms of botanical gardens and the filet topped with lump crab… not to mention my wedding dress!  His mix set the right mood at every turn and the transitions were great. And specific songs that we just had to have blended perfectly.  Thank you for a wonderful party with our friends and family!

Laura and Jason Rock // 4.30.2011

After my fiancé and I snuck out of the country to get married, we threw a big bash back home to celebrate. We wanted our party to be an event that all of our friends and family could truly enjoy, and one that we would all remember. What we didn’t want was a cheesy, boring wedding reception with a cheesy, boring DJ.

During our search for a DJ that would suit our style, DJ Zimmie came highly recommended to us. I’d known of him and watched him work his magic before, so right away I knew he’d be the perfect one to set the vibe for our party. Zimmie was a complete professional and fun to work with during the entire process. He took all of our requests into account and met them with ease. But most importantly, he did exactly what we hoped for—he gave us, and our friends and family (even the break-dancing ones) a party to truly enjoy. Thanks to DJ Zimmie and his music for such a memorable night!

-Adrienne Tolentino Essey // 6.4.2011

As an event concierge, I use only the best ingredients to make a party great.  When my clients need a DJ, Zimmie is always my first recommendation.  One call to Modern Event Solutions gets me the music, lighting and sound I need for any gig, no matter the size, the age group or the demographic.  It’s an easy way to make me look good by making any party I’m involved with a success.

-Barbara Cohen, Event Concierge // 2.5.2013