Christine Maentz, Certified Balloon Artist

For Immediate Release
October 7, 2015

Christine Maentz, Owner of Volunteer Balloon Decor, is Knoxville’s Newest CBA

CBA Certificate

Christine receives her CBA certificate from Susan Fleming, Pioneer Balloon Company’s Education Development Manager. Also pictured are Sue Bowler, CBA & Instructor and Cam Woody, CBA & Pioneer’s Executive Art Director of Publications

Volunteer Balloon Decor is thrilled to announce that company founder, Christine Maentz, has successfully completed the balloon industry’s prestigious Certified Balloon Artist program. As such, she is one of three CBAs in the Knoxville area.

Certified Balloon Artist (CBA) is the only internationally recognized accreditation within the balloon industry. It is the benchmark of industry professionals, and customers should be sure the company supplying the balloon decor for their event has a CBA on staff.

It takes a considerable effort to attain the CBA accreditation. CBAs are individuals who work for a Qualatex Balloon Network (QBN) Business Member and have successfully completed the program’s written tests, as well as the CBA Practical Examination to demonstrate their knowledge of the QBN curriculum and ability to produce quality balloon work. There are currently fewer than 2500 Certified Balloon Artist professionals worldwide.

cba logoQualatex, The Very Best Balloons
Volunteer Balloon Decor proudly uses the very best balloons from Qualatex for its balloon decor creations. For more than 80 years, Pioneer Balloon Company has been in the business of making people smile.

The color, excitement, and magic of Qualatex balloons has welcomed troops home from war, celebrated the first man on the moon, launched marriages, and announced births. Pioneer is a global company and its products include ribbon, mugs, and glassware in addition to The Very Best Balloons — Qualatex.