ABOUT US

Crystal Events is a full-service event and venue management and consulting company located in Vallejo, California. Crystal Events offers complete event planning & management services, programming & production, entertainment & special event coordination, high-quality activities, and event promotion. Crystal Events also offers event and venue management consulting services including long-range planning, program and policy development, needs assessments, training, and general management assistance. Our services are available throughout the country to help companies, organizations, fairs & festivals, families, event venues, and resort properties present highly-effective events. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and an "Extreme Theme" approach to quality event presentation.

Michael A. Paluszak (Mike) is President of Crystal Events. Mike is a seasoned veteran with over thirty years of event and venue management experience. During his career, Mr. Paluszak has distinguished himself as an active industry participant and leader. Mike is Past President of Western Fairs Association, a trade organization representing fairs, fairgrounds, and fair related businesses throughout North America. He is also Past President of the California Authority of Racing Fairs, a California Joint Powers Authority consisting of the twenty-three California fair organizations engaged in either live horse racing or off-track wagering. Additionally, Mr. Paluszak served as a member of the California Secretary of Food & Agriculture's Advisory Committee on Fairs, and is a former Board Member of the Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau.

Prior to forming Crystal Events in January 2000, Mike was the CEO & General Manager of the 31st DAA, Ventura County Fair & Seaside Park. During his ten years in that position, Mr. Paluszak was responsible for overall management of the Fair, as well as this oceanfront event venue which hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year including meetings, conferences, seminars, trade & consumer shows, motor sports, concerts, community events, fundraisers and specialty shows. Seaside Park also owns and operates The Derby Club, one of California's premiere off-track horse racing facilities.

Before moving to Ventura, Mike was General Manager of the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee in Angels Camp, California, home of Mark Twain's "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"..."The Superbowl of Frog Jumping." Mike's career also includes being the former Executive Director of the Las Vegas Junior Chamber of Commerce; Assistant Manager/Director of Publicity, Promotions & Special Events at Legend City Amusement Park; and Manager of a Phoenix catering company specializing in corporate events, private parties and weddings, where Mike began his career in the event industry in 1972.

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