Member Spotlight

ED AMORI

General Manager
LENDABLE LINENS

 

Tell me about your organization?

Lendable Linens founded in 1983 is Pittsburgh’s leading special event linen rental company.

We supply many of the nation’s top floral designers, caterers and event planners coast to coast.  Our vast inventory includes fabrics from all over the globe keeping our tabletop designs current and fashionable.

What has been the best benefit of being an ILEA member?

ILEA has exposed Lendable Linens to other event professionals who have become valued clients and as an added bonus helped me establish new friendships.

How does being part of ILEA further your personal and business growth?

The ongoing educational elements and guest speakers have enabled me to get a broader overview of the special event industry.

Who is your dream client? 

My ideal client is one who values and respects my advice as a vendor as I look out for their best interest in both design and budget.

What types of events do you cover?

We provide linens with never a minimum for private clients in their home as well as fundraisers and galas for hundreds of guests.

We specialize in ‘bridal‘ designs and  specialty linens for corporate and social functions such as bar and bat mitzvahs, rehearsal dinners and celebratory life events.

What’s the most fun event you’ve worked on?

There are too numerous to count, but my favorite was a 70th birthday party in Florida where I was an invited guest. The entire event was a stage show with songs and skits paying tribute to her life. We did the linens [of course!] but it was the most fun and magical event I had the pleasure of taking part in.

Fun fact about you?

Hmmm….well I’m rarely serious [ except in business].

I was a junior movie director in the mid-1970’s specializing in horror and comedy movies!!!  None that were nominated for an Academy Award!

My favorite was “ A Corpse Can Sure Louse Up Your Weekend” .

Why did you join ILEA?

I was one of the original members of ILEA and when initially contacted by friends and colleagues, I didn’t hesitate to join because I know it would be a great asset to event professionals in the Greater Pittsburgh area.
I’m proud of being an active member and former President.