Every industry has its stars. Those individuals or companies who have everyone talking about what they did, who showed up and all of the resulting buzz. And meeting planning is no different. There are planners on every level, operating in small towns and large cities. There are in-house planners, corporate planners and free-lancers who work on a contract to contract basis.
No matter how exciting our events, or how fabulous our planners, most of us toil away in relative anonymity. But it’s those event planners who are creative, fearless and cutting edge who really capture our attention.
Top Event Planning Companies – New York
Barkley Kalpak Associates (BKA) is one of the leading corporate event planning companies in New York City. Their award winning corporate event design and production team specializes in creating imaginative and memorable events for their clients. Their work ranges from product launches and press events to global sales meetings to theatrical and custom productions. For almost twenty years BKA has been creating customized events for a client list that includes MasterCard, Google, Bayer and Samsung.
Top Event Planning Companies – Los Angeles
It started simply enough, as a home business designing custom invitations and stationery. But her clients, loving her work, recognized her creativity and incredible eye for detail. Opened in 1992 and located in Beverly Hills, Mindy Weiss Party Consultants is the go-to events company for the fun and fabulous on the west coast.
Having planned so many high profile events, including weddings for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Gwen Stefani and Katy Perry, Mindy’s name is in the news almost as often as her famous clients. Utilizing her web site and blog, Mindy has parlayed her talents into a small empire that includes party supplies, books, jewelery and, of course, invitations.
Top Event Planning Companies – Nashville
CEO Randi Lesnick believes that their willingness to achieve the impossible sets Randi Events apart from the competition. Confident that Nashville can produce events on par with NYC and LA, Randi Events has worked closely with some of country`s biggest stars including Shania Twain, Reba McEntire and Tim McGraw.
Known as the “party planner to the stars” Lesnick recognized an opportunity and, in 2007, grew the business to include venue management. And Nashville Event Space was born, representing several distinctive venues in downtown Nashville.
Top Event Planning Companies – How Do They Do It?
We all strive to do the best job we can. And it takes a lot of hard work, creativity and determination to succeed. But to take it to the next level, it also requires savvy networking, great marketing, staying current and a dollop of luck for good measure.
The words “top” or “leading” can be subjective. But top event planning companies are deserving of their recognition by consistently creating outstanding events that leave their attendees breathless.
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