We are a mother-daughter team who bought the Balloon Emporium in October 1998. We have attended the International Balloon Arts Conventions (IBAC) at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare , Chicago, Ill. in 1999, where we participated in the making of the world record balloon mural. (see left) This sculpture was 14 stories high and approx. 5 to 6 stories wide. There were 70,884 Balloons. Since that time I have attended many balloon conventions in Canada and the USA. The World Balloon Convention in Dallas Texas in 2010 and 2012 was very educational and at any of these Conventions, I come home with new, exciting ideas. At the West Coast Balloon Convention in California in 2011 myself and a balloon college participated in a table scape competition and came in second place. This year we participated in a Non Traditional Arch, and won FIRST PLACE.
We are continually attending classes to further our knowledge on different balloon techniques, as well as keeping updated on the newest products so we can bring new ideas and excitement to all our customers.
I received my Balloon Arts Certification in the fall of 2003. Affiliations:
A Certified Balloon Artist, is recognized all over the world.
Karen Roine – CBA