On a normal day in 2019, I’ll receive anywhere from 10-15 “Event” invitations. From Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Meetup and networking groups I belong to, I could literally fill my entire month’s calendar in the span of a week. Less, if I took into consideration all of the articles I read concerning local events and happenings, and personal invitations. There is, quite literally, not enough hours in the day. There is, though, enough so-called “events” in the day.Read More
If you’ve been following my journey, you know the importance of community in building the person and businesswoman I am. From my tenure with Professional Women’s Roundtable; to Party Partners of Philadelphia (now The Industry Formula); to entrepreneur networking groups like Wellstruck Lady Boss, finding or cultivating a community of people who support one another has been instrumental in my success.Read More
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Kristina Daniele on the Expo-Sed Conferences podcast!
Kristina read my blog post about contingency planning and how to make sure you plan ahead for all of your events. Give it a listen below, I hope you enjoy! Thank you so much to Kristina for having me; I had a blast speaking with you.Read More
You can tell busy season is here when I don’t have time to blog (note to self: pencil in time to blog).
Throughout the year, I receive dozens (sometimes over 100) emails or messages asking to “pick my brain.” Furthermore, judging by my conversations with other entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals, I’m not alone. messages flood email and social media inboxes, and introductions seem to fly at you and before you know what happened, you’re scheduling a meeting.Read More
If you’re anything like me, your Facebook notifications are full of events you can attend throughout the week. From Painting with a Twist parties, to themed nights at local clubs, to special chef’s events at restaurants. A quick look at your inbox, I bet, would reveal the same thing: invitations for things to do with friends, family and brands. It seems like there’s always “Something to do.”Read More
When I graduated with my degree and experience in event planning, I happened to step out into the worst economy my generation had known. Every major company was shying away from events, cutting their event planning teams and giving any event-based tasks to either the marketing department, Human Resources, or an administrator (who all had pretty hefty workloads of their own!)
As the economy started to get better, budgets started to once again be allocated to events. Emphasis on marketing events, celebratory events, incentive trips, and the like began to come back into the forefront. However, the sentiments of the post-market-crash lived on. Budgets were cut for events, and planners were expected to deliver the same quality of events with a budget that was slashed in half. Vendors had to begin “getting creative” with their pricing and offerings, and many planners expected an incentive to book.Read More
Site selection is a pivotal moment in the development of an event. After all, the difference between a hotel ballroom and a tented outdoor celebration will affect everything from your event budget, to signage, to audio visual and the number of attendees you are permitted to have at that event. All of these factors, then, must be considered when making this important decision. Below are 5 considerations when selecting your venue.Read More
Photo by Joanna Nowak Photography
I met Hillary a few years back and have been intrigued and impressed by her business’ mission and growth. Happy to have her on the blog this week!Read More