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Anne Chapman

Anne Chapman is a member of the Irwin Seating marketing team. She has a deep understanding of upholstery fabric trends, performance standards and durability. She is also passionate about sustainability and event experiences.

Recent Posts

What Is Beam Mount Seating?

Seating innovations mean that the options available to venue owners are always getting better. Beam mount seating is one of these innovations that...
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Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Fixed Seating Products

CDC and EPA Guidelines The cleaning guidelines for all Irwin products align with the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
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Why You Should Consider Investing in Esports at Your Venue

As long as video games have existed, there have been competitions that featured them. The earliest known competition was a game of Spacewar played...
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Live Events Revisited: How Outdoor Venues are Reinventing Live Events

We've all missed it: the shouting crowds as your team scores. The friendly atmosphere as tailgaters grill hotdogs and ladle chili into bowls. A...
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How Venues are Adapting Seating Charts with Pod Seating

As we've come to understand more about the coronavirus, we've learned the importance of maintaining adequate space around us to prevent...
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5 Things to Know About Air Circulation in Indoor Venues

As venues carefully reopen, all are looking for ways to reduce virus transmission inside to keep guests and staff safe. Over the past year,...
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How To Communicate COVID-19 Updates as a Venue Manager

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect every area of American life, and many venues and gathering places remain closed or are operating well...
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Selecting Fabrics and Finishes for Fixed Seating

The combination of fabrics and frame finishes you choose give your venue its unique look and feel. At Irwin Seating, we offer a wide range of...
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How Stadiums and Arenas Still Spread Joy in 2020

Very few things equal the joy and excitement of thousands of fans streaming into stadiums and arenas to see their favorite sports teams and music...
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How Cinemas, PACs, and other Venues Still Spread Joy in 2020

This has been an especially challenging year for cinemas and performing art centers, as well as for the audiences who love them. Being unable to...
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Sustainability Basics for Venues & Venue Operators

Environmental stewardship is possible in any business, but entertainment venues are perhaps among the best positioned to make a difference. The...
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3 Benefits of Powering Telescopic Seating for Gymnasiums

Your facility's gymnasium likely sees use for far more than gym class. It's the site of games, art and science shows, scholastic competitions,...
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Fixed Seating vs. Telescoping Seating: How to Blend Them Best

In setting out to design any public assembly venue, there are a variety of seating options that could fit the space well. Each has unique benefits...
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Basics of ADA and Accessibility for Auditoriums

Making accessible and ADA-compliant event spaces is a serious responsibility for designers. It allows for everyone who attends events in your...
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