KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for A Perfect Party at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 1225 N. Eastman Road, next to the new Food City in the Crown Point Shopping Center.
Owned by Ashley and Michael Cooper, A Perfect Party offers a large variety of party supplies for special occasions, birthdays, holidays, weddings and other events.
The store carries Wilton baking supplies, pre-ordered balloons, and features a Wedding Center with 25 percent off all customized wedding invitations and 15 percent off specialized accessories.
A Perfect Party also features Animaland, a hands-on, build-your-own stuffed animal machine.
And through the new year, the store will offer Christmas supplies and New Year’s Eve party supplies.
Folks are encouraged to stop by and register for a chance to win a 20-inch LCD TV, Kodak digital camera, DVD player, Titans vs. Jets tickets for the Dec. 23 game, and gift certificates to A Perfect Party.
The store is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call A Perfect Party at (423) 247-8888.
Allgood Video Productions
KINGSPORT — After spending years in the video rental business in the area, husband and wife team, Ron and Teresa Allgood have started Allgood Video Productions.
The business offers various services, such as home movie conversion, including the ability to transfer 8mm, Super 8mm, VHS or Digital 8 home movie tapes to DVD or any other format; duplication and editing of any video format; slideshows on DVD for occasions such as memorial tributes, weddings, receptions, family reunions, treasured family pictures, etc.; videotaping of weddings, parties, athletic events or other special events; videotaping of school, church or corporate functions; legal forensic, insurance and investigative video; and freelance television video and digital photography.
Ron Allgood said he initially planned to concentrate his business primarily on videography for the legal community.
“Demands for our other services grew to the point that I remodeled two rooms of our home for an office and studio. We replaced all of our equipment with professional-grade digital equipment to accommodate the high-tech requirements of our customers,” he said.
He said Allgood Video Productions is the only video production company in this area to offer this variety of professional video services.
“Another advantage of dealing with our local company is that there is no chance of your precious movies, pictures, or videotapes being misplaced or lost in the mail or in a laboratory when being copied or transferred to another format,” he said.
Before opening the business, the Allgoods owned Allgood Video in the Allandale Marketplace in Kingsport for more than 13 years. Before that, Ron Allgood managed and operated another video rental store for more than seven years.
“With the decline of video rentals and the increased competition from national chain store retailers, we decided that we should eliminate the video sales and rental part of our business,” he said.
He closed the video retail and rental business in May 2005 and began operating his new studio from his home.
“We invite anyone interested in our services to contact us for a free estimate for your video needs,” he said.
For more information, call (423) 378-5803 or (423) 963-1721.