NEIL  SCHWARTZ

 

“ THE  BALLOON  MAN “

 

Neil Schwartz, “The Balloon Man” of Atlanta, Georgia has been in the balloon business for more than thirty-eight years  -  doing balloon releases, spectactulars, design, decorating and consulting around the world.

 

Winner of the 1991 International Special Events Society (ISES) and NACE  “ALLIE”  Award.

(Best use of Balloon Décor)

 

Winner of two 1993 International Special Events Society (ISES) and NACE “ALLIE” Awards.

(Best Theme Event Décor   -   and  -  Best Balloon Décor)

 

 

S H O W S

 

Donnie & Marie Osmond, July 4th Show, Provo, UT

I Love Liberty (Norman Lear) ABC Special

U.S.A.  Pavillion, July 4th World Expo, New Orleans, LA

Australia Days, Louisiana World Exposition

W.S.B. July 4th Parade, Atlanta, GA

Coca Cola, Woodruff Park, Atlanta, GA

Coca Cola 100th Anniversary Celebration, Atlanta, GA

100th Anniversary, Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA

Red, White & Boom, Columbus, OH

M.L.K. 4th National Holiday Celebration, Atlanta, GA

University of Georgia Half-Time Show for Coca Cola, Athens, GA

New Year’s Eve, Trump Castle, Atlantic City, NJ

Resorts International, Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantis, Atlantic City, NJ

Vice President Bush Pre-election Rally, Houston, TX

President-elect Bush Victory Party, Houston, TCX

World Exposition, Spokane, WA

First Night Atlanta, - “New Years Eve Gala”

Hyatt Regency New Years Eve Party – 1994, 1995, 1996, Atlanta, GA

’96 Olympic Torch Relays, Stockbridge and Jonesboro, GA

Blues Traveler Concert, Madison Square Garden, NY

 

 

S P O R T S   E V E N T S

 

4 Pro Bowls

14 Super Bowls

2 Sugar Bowls

Dallas Cowboys

L. A. Rams

New Orleans Saints

Atlanta Braves and Falcons

Peach Bowl

Birmingham Stallions

Ontario Motor Speedway

Georgia Special Olympics

XIII Olympic Winter Games, Lake Placid, NY

XXIII Olympic Games at Harvard Stadium, Boston, MA

X Pan America Games, Indianapolis, IN

“Motorcraft 500” – Hardee 500”

Atlanta Motor Speedway

NCAA Final Four, Charlotte, NC

“96 Olympic Venues (Two) Wolf Creek and Stone Mountain

1996 Olympic Children’s Izzy Letter Drop, from top of Georgia Dome

 

 

S H I P   L A U N C H E S

 

The Mississippi Queen, Delta Queen Steamboat Co., Cincinnati, OH

Fairsky Homecoming and Inaugural Cruise, Sitmar Cruise Lines, LA

Fairsky Arrival and Departure in San Francisco

All Ships at Newport News Shipyards Since USS Eisenhower – 1975

Royal Viking Sun Arrival, Royal Viking Cruise Lines, Miami, FL

Royal Viking Sun Arrival and Christening in San Francisco, CA

 

 

F U N D   R A I S E R S

 

National Arthritis Foundation – Consultant, Supplier and Show Productions

American Cancer Society, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

From All Walks of Life

Decorating for Marimed, Honolulu, Hawaii

 

 

G R A N D   O P E N I N G S

 

London Bridge, Lake Havasau, AZ

MGM Grand Hotel, Los Vegas, NV

Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport

World of Krott and the Omni, Atlanta, GA

Expo 74, Spokane, WA

Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA

Harbor Place, Baltimore, MD

Waterside, Norfolk, VA

Riverchase, Birmingham, AL

Marriott, Woodland Hills, CA

Governor’s Square Mall, Tallahassee, FL

Ground-Breaking Ceremony, Mariott, Palm Desert, CA

Marriott Opening, Palm Desert, CA

World’s Largest Ground Beaking Ceremony – The Dome Stadium, St. Petersburg, FL

California State Lottery With a 500,000 Balloon Release

The Rouse Company Malls

Samsung, ’96 Expo, Atlanta, GA

’96 Olympic Centennial Park, Atlanta, GA

Greyhound Bus Passenger Terminal, Atlanta, GA

 

 

P R O D U C E R S,   P R O D U C T I O N   C O M P A N I E S,   &   P. R.  F I R M S

 

Tommy Walker Productions

Ron Misiker  (Misiker-Despee)

Steinhoven Productions

Corson & Associates

Wayne Lachman Productions

Executive Visions, Inc.

Jack Morton Productions

Eventures

Osmond Entertainment

McCann Erickson

Needham, Porter, Novell

Manning, Savage, Lee

Cohen & Wolf

Don Whitely Parades

Media Projects, Inc.

The Events Organizations, Ltd.

National Expo and Display, Inc.

Executive Visions, Inc.

Jack Morton Productions, Inc.

Axtel Productions International

Bureau of Cultural Affairs of Atlanta

Spectrum Entertainment Concepts, Inc.

XM Esthetics

 

 

 

C O R P O R A T E   &   N E W   P R O D U C T    I N T R O D U C T I O N

 

La Rome, Jacksonville, FL

Borden, Atlanta, GA

Campbell Soups, Los Angeles, CA

Cognos Computer, Atlanta Marriott

Apollo “Dominion” Computer, Atlanta, GA

IBM, Atlanta, GA

Groundbreaking and Unveiling, Portman Marquis Building, Atlanta, GA

Coca Cola “New Coke”, Atlanta, GA

Kodak “Advantage” Film, Atlanta, GA

Ford Motor Company “97 Taurus” , Atlanta, GA

Mercedes-Benz “SLK Introduction”, Atlanta, GA

 

 

T H E M E   P A R K   O P E N I N G S

 

World of Sid & Marty Kroftt, Atlanta, GA

Roaring 20’s, Knotts Berry Farm, Atlanta, GA

Busch Garden, Tampa, FL

Six Flags Over Georgia

Six Flags Over Texas

 

 

C O N V E N T I O N S   A N D   B A L L S

 

Sugar Bowl Ball, New Orleans, LA

Cotton Bowl Ball, Dallas, TX

N.A.H.B., Las Vegas, NY

100th Shriner Anniversary, Dallas and Los Angeles

Gov. Edwin Edwards’ Inauguration, New Orleans, LA

Professional Photographers of America, Denver, CO

National Rotartian Convention, Philadelphia, PA

Sysco, Inc., Convention at the Evergreen, Stone Mountain, GA

 

 

O T H E R   C R E D I T S

 

“Transpo” 72 at Dulles International, Washington, D.C., with a balloon release of 100,000 balloons.  This was the first balloon release to be included in the Guiness Book of World Records.

 

Instructor for Creative College (National Association of Balloon Artist)

 

Seminars for NABAS held in London, England

 

Winner of three ALLIE Awards, 1991 thru 1993