What We Do
Wheels Up Productions builds effective, budget-conscience event structures to successfully reach your ultimate goals. From soup to nuts, we manage every detail large and small – from décor to the most complicated celebrity riders and VIP handling, Audio Visual needs including live feeds and state-of-the-art interactive technology, travel logistics, event collateral and printing, signage, street closings and traffic management, designated drivers for guests, recycling and responsible waste management, and specialized security needs, among many, many others.
The most challenging and important aspect of an event is creating effective ambiance and appropriate messaging to maintain the integrity of your brand/campaign. The Wheels Up Crew works hand-in-hand with your team to develop a unique concept for programmatic elements of the event that serve to clearly illustrate the brand and purpose of the organization.
The Crew will combine client brand guidelines with writing expertise and creativity to express appropriate tone, culture, and message. Don’t expect average – Wheels Up takes a sonic boom approach to get client’s messages across loud and clear. From audience and topic research to crafting of all speeches, letters and content to creation of supplemental visual or printed materials, the Wheels Up Crew has you covered.
Wheels Up advises corporations on strategic partnerships to ensure that resources are allocated to community organizations that fulfill the company’s philanthropic priorities. We know the players and connect those with similar values and goals.
Who We Are
Who We Are
The Crew at Wheels Up Productions has well over 35 years of combined experience and serves up more than just peanuts and soda. Founded as Candy Berman & Associates in 1998, Wheels Up caters to corporate and non-profit clients and provides innovative solutions for all event production needs. Our Executive Crew is uniquely qualified – we have the right stuff above and beyond the advanced degrees (and we have those too). Your Wheels Up Crew has leverage with the best vendors and venues available for full service production capacity to ensure unique and memorable experiences that truly make clients soar. No need for mayday ever because…we fly.
Candy’s creativity lights up a room. After years of successful professional and philanthropic work, Candy started the company that is now Wheels Up Productions. She is a master thinker and strategist and understands clearly what goes where, who knows who, and, ultimately, what will launch clients to incredible successes.
Every word that goes in to written and spoken communication before, during, and after events has to pass Shoshana’s simple test: 1) Is it grammatically correct? 2) Is the message crystal clear? 3) Is it clever? Then, using her beloved red pen and track changes, she will edit, edit, and edit some more until speeches, letters, and collateral materials are perfect for our clients. And she can plan an event too!
Alison has an eye for design and can make anything happen – and that’s really important in this business. She is a “Jill of all trades” who also happens to be young, cool and talented. Her Google searches are legendary for finding just what our clients need….and other very random and hilarious items.
Lila asks a lot of questions – she wants to know why, how, what if, and why not. The answers to these questions help her provide quality service to our corporate clients. Lila digs deeps to get to the essence of our client’s goals and then builds and executes a plan to ensure that they reach them. Seamlessly, on time, and on budget.
Why We Fly
Whenever our clients are looking for help in creating a very special fundraising event, we recommend Candy Berman & Associates. Their creativity, strategic thinking and professionalism meet our high standards and we know they can be counted on to produce a terrific event with excellent outcomes.
Ann Q. Curry
Owner & President, Coxe Curry & Associates
As we focused on the reality of building and opening the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Candy and her team helped us establish the brand and significant buzz with creative and innovative ideas for our groundbreaking and grand opening events. I can’t imagine doing these events without Candy Berman & Associates – their input, direction, and execution of every piece of the complex logistics necessary to execute a multi-day event with VIPs, Press and members of the community were first rate.Doug Shipman CEO, National Center for Civil and Human Rights
It is so refreshing working with someone that is not only the ultimate professional, but one that is unflappable, handles attention to detail to perfection and makes sure that her client’s expectations are exceeded by 110%! It is an honor to work as one of Candy Berman’s vendor partners and to recommend her services to my clients whenever possible.
President & Owner, Legendary Events, Inc.
Candy Berman and her team took my vision for an event and executed it wonderfully, exceeding goals and expectations in every measurable category. They addressed challenges, created solutions, and oversaw a large scale community event that was a tremendous success.
Former President, Military Housing Division, Balfour Beatty Construction
The professionals at Candy Berman & Associates have – time and time again – proven that they are the ultimate team for high-profile events in Atlanta. From the smallest details to speeches and the delivery of critical marketing messages, Candy’s team always brings positive attitudes, energy, and commitment to excellence, ensuring success for everyone involved.
President, Metro Atlanta Chamber
When the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Southeast Office wanted to build the fundraising potential and longevity of the UNICEF Experience, a new special event, we knew we should partner with Candy Berman and Wheels Up. Wheels Up had the connections we needed to work with the best local vendors and the expertise to shape our fundraising strategy.
Former Managing Director, SE Region, U.S. Fund for UNICEF