TIP OF THE MONTH
Hiring a professional event planner can help your organization's event (and bottom line) really shine. See the story below about Northwest Community Hospital's 50th Anniversary Gala for just one example of how a professional can make a difference in your event.
WEM Selected for Panel Discussion Groups
Woods Event Management (WEM) has been selected to participate in a panel discussion at the Executive Women's Network 2010 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 27. The subject for the panel comprised of Women Business Owners to share with the group is "Ideas for Success".
In addition, WEM has also been selected to participate in the Marriott International Northern Mid-America Catering Catering Sales Team Customer Panel on Friday, October 29. The panel will be asked specific questions regarding their experience with Catering Sales Execs at various Marriott owned properties, what makes them successful and will lead into an open discussion on industry trends.
Northwest Community Hospital's 50th Anniversary Gala
Woods Event Management (WEM) worked closely with the Northwest Community Hospital's 50th Anniversary Gala committee for more than a year to cover every detail for this historic occasion. The commitment paid off. The gala was a huge success with NCH Hospital & Foundation Members and prominent Sponsors, Board Members and guests. But the success didn't end there. By negotiating previous year pricing on some items and by leveraging other relationship discounts, WEM was able to save the Foundation thousands of dollars on the event.
WEM managed all the event details for the Northwest Community Hospital's 50th Anniversary Gala entitled, "Rooted in Community, Reaching New Heights". WEM was responsible for consulting, planning/managing and all on-site logistics including: contract negotiations, food and beverage, stage production, entertainment management and set up and tear down. This milestone celebration was held on May 30, 2009 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois. ABC-7 News Anchor Ron Magers was the emcee of the event and Chicago's entertainer Ron Hawking provided a high energy performance.
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival--WEM chosen to produce again
Woods Event Management (WEM) was selected for a third year to produce the Main Stage and Lights Festival Lane for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival presented by Harris at Pioneer Court in Chicago, IL.
WEM will once again be responsible for the main stage, production and talent in addition to the sponsor area, including tents and equipment for sponsors. WEM will also oversee the set up and take down of specific viewing areas for the fireworks at Pioneer Court, the Wrigley Building, the Plaza of the Americas and a new location at Superior St. for the ever-popular Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade.
This year the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival will take place on Saturday, November 20. Last year this event drew approximately 800 volunteers and with the mild weather, over one million attendees enjoyed the day of activities and the evening parade that followed, which was broadcasted live on ABC Channel 7.