Oct 08, 2008
Looking back on my past, I should have noticed the pattern. I was always planning something. Be it fundraisers in my local church, fall festivals, putting together birthday parties for family members, holiday parties, or even helping to organize my high school reunion. I would receive compliments from those around me and that was always good enough.
I really honed my skills when I became the Marketing Coordinator for the nation’s second largest hardwood flooring manufacturer. It was my duty to organize meetings; trade shows located anywhere from Charlotte, Las Vegas, and Hawaii, customer events such as training courses, mill tours, and leisure events including the suites at Bristol Motor Speedway. I was responsible for every little detail, from promotional giveaways, activities during the events, exhibit set-ups including booth design, and of course transportation and lodging.
One of the most successful events I planned for this company was a celebration of their 20th Anniversary. While one of our booked entertainers, PGA Golf Pro Fred Funk, was busy entertaining customers on the golf course, I was taking another group down the Watauga River on a tour guided fly-fishing excursion. We topped the night off with a cocktail party and dinner hosted at the Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City. And the feather in our cap was Pro Football Legend Archie Manning as our guest speaker.
I received so many compliments on that particular event. It was a three-day affair with almost 200 in attendance. I planned everything; the seminar location, shipping of equipment, ground transportation for all guests, room accommodations, meals, excursions, and entertainment. It went off without a hitch! That is when I realized, this is what I loved to do, AND I was really good at it.
Now I want to use my attention to detail, creativity, organization and passion to help make your event the best it can possibly be! So, what can Positive Approach Events & Consulting do to help make your experience memorable? EVERYTHING!