2010 Everything Events Wedding Expo Promo Video

Here is the newest promo video for the Everything Events Wedding Expo coming to Newport & Boston.

Enjoy! Leave Comments! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKjDMwSSxGY

June 8, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

2010 Everything Events Wedding Expo

This Is Not Just Another Show,This Is The Ultimate Bridal Experience! Come and see for yourself! Join us on October 30, 2010, at the Newport Marriott from 11:00am-5:00pm.With over 50 wedding professionals, the 2010 Everything Events Wedding Expo is the only show you’ll need to help plan your special day! Our shows feature the best local vendors and a spectacular viewing of the latest bridal fashions. Brides can plan their dream wedding in one place and one day! Tickets are $10.00. Preregister now and receive $5.00 off with discount code Bride. Door price is $15.00.

For Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/114855

Visit our Wedding Wire Website: http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-events/bridal-show/2010-everything-events-wedding-expo-newport/0746b9030ee93258.html

June 8, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

How to plan a wedding…

Studies show that the average wedding takes 200 hours to plan.  It can be a daunting and scary task for someone who doesn’t do it on a consistent basis.  Everything Events is offering a teleseminar to help brides make the journey to their special day easier and more fun.
Your wedding day, for most brides it is something they have thought about, dreamed about, since they were a young girl.  Now you’re engaged and your day is coming soon but you’re not sure where to start.  How do you take those dreams and turn them into reality?

One Thursday, February 18th at 6:30 pm Everything Events will host a call on How to Start the Wedding Planning Process.  We will cover:

– Creating a clear vision and plan for your wedding

– How to find vendors

– Time and money saving tips

Join us on February 18th! We will answer your questions on the call.

Dial-in Number: 712-432-0075

Access Code: 272986

Can’t make the call? Check out the recording starting Friday, February 19th at everythingevents.podbean.com. You can also email your questions to us prior to the call.

Everything Events offers many options from day of coordination to full service planning.  For more information on our services please visit http://www.EverythingEventsCo.com.

February 16, 2010. Everything Events. Leave a comment.

MPI SEC @ Eden Roc Aug 13th-15th

My experience at this year’s MPI SEC was anything but ordinary. Eden Roc was the perfect venue, and I truly enjoyed my stay. Conferences like MPI SEC, Agenda Boston, ISES World are essential for all event professionals. They bring industry peers together under one roof to provide an opportunity to network and build a close relationship ,unlike any typical sales call. This conference had to be the best by far, and I think the reason it was so successful, was the social events that were planned at LIV Night Club at the Fontainebleau Resort, SoCool Venue, and a rocking team building exercise with Marvelless Mark. I would have to say that the conference was trumped; however, by the 8 year old pianst,composer,and powerhouse, Ethan Bortnick. He is a true prodigy, and I was blown away by his stage presence and his ability to entertain at such a young age. Here is his website. If you ever want to wow your attendees, this is the entertainment for your event. http://www.ethanbortnick.com/aboutme.cfm.

Here is just a few of the speakers that truly left a lasting impression at the MPI SEC.

Don Reynolds, Keynote Speaker, Opening General Session / Real World Economist, Futurist
Don was able to explain to us how we got into this economic mess, and gave us hope that things are starting to turn around. He was funny,informative,and made economic easy and entertaining.

Simon T. Bailey, Keynote Speaker, Author, Founder of Brillance Institute
Sustaining Brilliance in Times of Change

Michelle Villalobos, President / Mivista, Inc.
Recession Proof Your Career

Elizabeth Henderson CMM, CMP, M.E. Des. Director of Corporate Social Responsibility / MPI
Corporate Social Responsibility; Shaping Events of the Future

Dennis Frare, Disney Institute Leadership Program
Leading Through Turbulent Times

Marvelless Mark
http://www.marvellessmark.com/index_framework.html

August 26, 2009. 1. Leave a comment.

Everything Events Sponsors Advertising Experience that Gives Back to Community

Providence, RI – July 15, 2009 – Everything Events, an event planning company based in Providence, RI, has connected four local nonprofit organizations with Johnson & Wales University (JWU) students for a creative advertising experience that gives back to the local community. 
 
The company traded their services in planning the Providence Phoenix “Best of 2009” event earlier in the year for advertising space in the newspaper.  This space has since been donated in equal parts to Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (RISE), the Ronald McDonald House of Providence, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, and March of Dimes Rhode Island. 
 
“When the Providence Phoenix traded us advertising space for doing something we love – planning events, it opened up a new way for us to give back,” said Allie Crowder-Schaefer, co-owner of Everything Events. “We reached out to nonprofits that we felt could really benefit from an advertising boost this year.  Building these relationships is good for the community and good for business.”
 
This is the first time that some of the nonprofits have ever had a promotional advertisement run about their organization. 
 
“RISE plans to use the space to recruit volunteer mentors – a critical need for the children we serve,” said Jennifer Shimkus, executive director of RISE. “As a nonprofit, we don’t have advertising or design budget.  Without Everything Events, we would never be able to access the Providence Phoenix as a vehicle to promote the RISE program.”
 
Everything Events has also partnered with JWU Professor Thomas Rossi, who teaches a course called “Advertising and Promotional Strategies” for graduate level advertising students.  While the class has always involved designing original advertising copy, this is the first time that the assignment is for real clients, the non-profits, with the end results running in a real publication.
 
The students are designing three unique advertising concepts that effectively combine the needs of each nonprofit with the targeted audience of the Providence Phoenix readers.  The final step is to pitch the designs to their clients and Everything Events, who is serving as an additional resource for the assignment.
 
“Even during these economic times, small businesses can be creative about using what’s at our fingertips to continue giving back,” said Everything Events’ co-owner Jill Lazar. “This project allowed us to bring a learning opportunity to students, unexpected publicity to four important nonprofits, and ultimately build a stronger sense of community between everyone involved.”
 
Everything Events (www.everythingeventsco.com) is a full-service event planning company serving the New England area.  It is committed to helping each client create an exceptional event by providing the highest level of service.  Planners combine fresh and innovative ideas with years of experience, reflecting current trends while staying true to the classics of event planning.
 

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July 14, 2009. Tags: . 1. Leave a comment.

The rehearsal dinner…fresh tips for in-law harmony

Here is a great article that Allie and I put our 2 cents in. Enjoy!

http://www.examiner.com/x-5473-SF-InLaw-Relationship-Examiner~y2009m3d25-The-rehearsal-dinnerfresh-tips-for-inlaw-harmony

July 14, 2009. 1. Leave a comment.

My Capital Grille Experience

Last week, my family and I had dinner at the Capital Grille in Burlington,MA  to celebrate Me and David’s  4 year dating anniversary. Now, when you eat at any fine dining restaurant, you expect to have exceptional quality service,impressive cuisine,ambiance, because that’s what you pay for. The Capital Grille went over and beyond to make our evening everlasting. First, we were seated at a table, and the chairs weren’t very comfortable to both myself and my parents. So, they switched the chairs out right away and gave us more comfortable ones. Next, we were giving champagne to celebrate the anniversary  (4 years deserves a champagne toast). We ordered our steaks, and parents split a porterhouse. When the meal arrived, the server was trying to do a nice thing by cutting the steaks up and putting in on 2 plates. While it was a nice gesture, my parents split it, because one like the ny strip and the filet, but it wasnt serve that way. Regardless, they pulled out all the stops to fix the situtation. So much that the manager came over and brought shrimp cocktail while they waited for their steak. They truly went over and beyond to make the meal enjoyable despite the little mix up. In my experience, I dont often see restaurant managers respond so quickly and nurture the situation as this gentlemen did. He is exceptional at his job, and it truly showed that evening. After the meal, I ask my parents if she would come back, and she said “of course”. The point is mistake happen, especially in the hospitality industry. It isnt how we fall, but how quickly we pick ourselves back up. It’s important to know how to quickly resolve the issue even if it means giving something away for free. I can guarantee that is more managers were like this one, their would be happier customer and more sales And better yet, they will tell their friends about their experience. I would recommend the capital grille to anyone.

June 12, 2009. 1. Leave a comment.

Welcome to the Fold- Daily Hot Ideas

Here are some incredible hot ideas from M&C online. I was able to provide a tip about creative napkin folds , which adds something unique to any event. There are many ways to enhance an event without breaking the bank. One tip I suggest is by utilizing items that the venue already has, or purchase items that can be used over again.

http://mcmag.com/dailyhotideas.aspx  to see the full tip about creative folded napkins.

Creatively folded napkins will not only boost a banquet’s visual impact, they can help strengthen a theme, according to Jill Lazar, a principal of Everything Events, based in Providence, R.I. (401-868-4498; everythingeventsco.com). For those with time and patience, go online to learn how to fold anything from a boat for a nautical theme to a bird of paradise for a tropical dinner. For everyone else, ask your catering manager to do something out of the ordinary — even a small flower tucked into a fold can make a big difference.

June 9, 2009. 1. Leave a comment.

Meetings in a Minute Video- Thats Me!

This is a video of me sharing a tip of utilizing restaurant private dining space as a way of cutting a budget. Ruth Chris in Providence is one of my top places for private dining. They offer 2 large spaces that hold up to 40-50 people,which have 2 flat screen tvs for meeting presentations.  What makes them stand alone is their free valet parking, which is very helpful in downtown Providence. Service is incredible,and wonderful food selection. Enjoy the video!

http://www.meetingsfocus.com/tv/default.aspx?showID=1138035

http://www.meetings411.com/

June 3, 2009. 1. Leave a comment.

Everything Events featured in Providence Business News

Everything Events is featured in Providence Business News today, May 27th 2009. Please enjoy the story of our thrilling journey! Enjoy the ride with us….

http://www.pbn.com/detail/42465.html

May 26, 2009. 1. Leave a comment.

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