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….



May 26, 2009. 1. Leave a comment.

Graduation Reflection

I thought I’d dedicate a post today in celebration of  my graduation.  I will be receiving an MBA in Marketing from Johnson & Wales University, and also received a bachelor’s in Event Mangement in 2006 . Growing up, education and I didn’t get along at all. However, my parents encouraged and never gave up on me, so today wouldn’t have been possible without them.I also dedicate today to my siblings David and Lori, who are highly educated and determined. David, the medical student, who couldn’t attend my graduation today, because he is starting his residency in Chicago. Lori, the soon-to-be dentist, is volunteering her time to care for patience in Nicaragua/Costa Rica who are in need of medical and dental attention. I am very proud of them for all of their accomplishment thus far. I look forward to the day when I call my brother and sister Dr. Lazar. It has a nice ring to it.  So is the tassle worth the hassle? From my personal experience, I say 100% yes. A great woman, my mom would always say to me “never settle”. In order to never settle, we must push and challenge ourselves, so that settling will not be possible. I am not saying that an MBA is the only way, but it will certainly be the “tipping point” (Thanks Professor Rossi). Education, however, is half the battle.   I always say, your education will get you in the door, but your experience, passion, and determination will get you the job. Currently, I am at a place in my life where each day I should knock on wood. I have a wonderful job,event planning business,a love for myself and my health, and mostly a supportive and loving family. I am a very lucky person. My journey has only just begun in this crazy game of life, and I am loving every minute of the ride.

May 21, 2009. 1. Leave a comment.

Everything Events will be featured in Providence Business News

Allie and I will be featured in Providence Business News next week. The featured article, “An adrenaline rush to profit from”, will highlight our business since our beginnings in 2007. Here is a brief summary of the article and the picture which is featured in this week’s PBN. We truly enjoy providence business news, and appreciate the opportunity to be featured in such a reputable publication.

Click here to see the  picture:  PBN news

For Jill Lazar and Allie Crowder-Schaefer, owners of Providence-based Everything Events, the flow of adrenaline from throwing a party is addictive – finding the right location, getting the right entertainment, working out the logistics. “I get such a rush,” says Lazar, who teamed up with Crowder-Schaefer in 2007 to launch their events-planning business. So far, they have been successful at assembling corporate gatherings and showcase expos that they say are one of kind, but haven’t broken the bank.

May 18, 2009. 1. Leave a comment.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Part I


Light Switch

Event professionals often shine under pressure, but when an event must be planned in a matter of a few short weeks, a detail or two can occasionally get lost in the rush. When one of those details happens to be the date of the event, chaos can ensue.

Jill Lazar, a planner with Everything Events, recently had three weeks and a nearly nonexistent budget to pull off a publication’s awards show at a nightclub in Rhode Island.

“We had contracted a well-known lighting company, and they made an error and got the date wrong and thought it was the following day,” Lazar says. “When they were late, I got concerned and quickly called them.”

Once the error was realized, the lighting company showed up right away, with no time to spare in setting up. The onsite stage appeared to already have its own lighting system in place, and Lazar was most concerned with adding star-shaped red lights to create a focal point for individuals onstage.

“When the lighting company asked if we wanted them to spotlight the stage, due to time, I said we would just use the lights that were already there,” she says. “Well, it turned out that the lights on the stage didn’t work at all.”

The red stars directed onto the stage provided some lighting, but the comedian Lazar had hired remained unseen. Lazar acted quickly and asked another entertainment vendor who was onsite to shine a little light on the situation at the last minute.

“I am so lucky my other vendor had this light with him,” Lazar says. “Otherwise, it would have been very difficult to see anything. We pulled it off, and the event was a huge success. The event truly tested our ability to handle an event with limited funds and timeframe.”

May 15, 2009. 1. Leave a comment.

In business, look for lasting relationships

 my article that was just published in pbn.. great read..enjoy


May 4, 2009. 1. 1 comment.