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Blue Planet Lighting Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

Blue Planet Lighting Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

June 3, 2013 - Hollister, Missouri


Blue Planet, a leader in the entertainment stage lighting industry, recently celebrated its five-year anniversary. The Hollister, Missouri based-company was founded in June 2008 through a merger of multiple companies, collaborating resources to offer effective stage lighting solutions.

It is said that 50% of businesses fail in their 1st year, and a harrowing 90-95% will fail within their first 5 years. This statistic may intimidate many, however, for Blue Planet Lighting owners, Kelly Koster and Mike Gormley, this was just additional motivation for success

In August 2006, Gormley joined forces with longtime friend and designer Kelly Koster of Koster Design, bringing with him a vast array of experience in all areas of the entertainment industry, including management, accounting, and marketing knowledge.

The summer of 2008 brought exciting changes and growth, including the hiring of veteran employees such as Jon Hurst, Andy Evans and Lesa Giebler. The executive team established a new business strategy, including rebranding the entire company. Blue Planet then launched several new marketing tools including Light Nation Radio, an online radio station dedicated to entertainment stage lighting, The Entertainment Stage Lighting Group on Linked-In, as well as The Stage Lighting App (Available for i-Phone and Droid users.)

In June of 2012, Blue Planet Lighting expanded the company by opening another office in Las Vegas, Nevada. This new location offers West Coast clients the same award winning service and support that Blue Planet's Midwest offices are known for.

“This has been an exciting year for Blue Planet and I am extremely pleased to celebrate this milestone. I predict many more years of success and growth as we continue to gain momentum in the entertainment industry” said Kelly Koster, President of Blue Planet Lighting.

Blue Planet CEO Mike Gormley added, "We are looking forward to launching additional services and locations in the future. There is no doubt the company will continue to grow exponentially in the upcoming years."

Blue Planet Lighting Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

About Blue Planet Lighting

Blue Planet Lighting specializes in entertainment stage lighting sales and service. Blue Planet works hard to keep up with the latest technology in order to make your event the best it can be. They strive to provide the most knowledged staff and state of the art gear that you have come to expect in this industry. For more information, log on to www.blueplanetlighting.com or call (417) 332-1313.


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