Local Balloon Professional Earns Recognition as Certified Balloon Artist

Christine Maziarz, aka Miss Balloon Heart, in Douglassville, Pennsylvania, earns Certified Balloon Artist (CBA®) status.
By: Christine Maziarz, CBA
Sept. 13, 2010 - PRLog -- Christine Maziarz, aka Miss Balloon Heart, in Douglassville, Pennsylvania, recently earned Certified Balloon Artist (CBA®) status. Christine was one of a select group of balloon professionals who successfully completed a series of tests, including oral and practical examinations. The certification was administered by the Qualatex Balloon NetworkSM (QBN®), a professional organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in balloon decor and bouquets. There are currently more than 2,000 Certified Balloon Artist professionals worldwide.

“The education I have received as a result of pursuing my CBA designation will be invaluable in helping me provide high-quality, professional balloon products and services to everyone in  Berks County, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.  I am honored to be the only Berks County, Certified Balloon Artist. I began this educational journey in order to serve my wonderful clients who upon hiring me for balloon twisting also began requesting decor for their events. I thank them for encouraging me to pursue this and my family who allowed me the time to study, ” said Christine Maziarz.

To achieve certification, CBA candidates are required to:

1. Satisfactorily complete a series of exams;

2. Apply knowledge of skills and techniques by designing and building professional balloon deliveries, arrangements, and decor;

3. Demonstrate their understanding of design theories, delivery techniques, and business systems through an oral presentation to a panel of industry leaders.

Participants in the CBA Practical Exams are graded according to their knowledge of theory as well as the application of key design elements. In preparation for the CBA exams, Christine was required to study a series of educational DVDs and written materials produced by Pioneer® Balloon Company, manufacturer of Qualatex® brand balloons and developer of the Qualatex Balloon Network.

The CBA certification process is a key program in the worldwide Qualatex Balloon Network, which establishes industry standards and guidelines for balloon professionals. The QBN supports balloon professionals through education, business systems, and marketing.

The QBN curriculum focuses on all aspects of the professional balloon industry, including balloon arrangements, deliveries, and decor for social expression, parties, and special events. The QBN also serves as an international resource of ideas and solutions for its members. There are more than 4,000 QBN members worldwide.

For more information please contact
Christine Maziarz, CBA
aka Miss Balloon Heart
"Balloon Genie"

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Miss Balloon Heart is an Award-Winning Balloon Twister as well as a Certified Balloon Artist serving events in Eastern Pennsylvania.
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