Event Management

The keys to creating a successful event is paying attention to all the tiny details, excelling in customer service, being resourceful and flexible, all while keeping a sense of humor--and your cool. 

Membership Meetings

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce holds a yearly event that's both an annual business meeting and recognition of the county's Business and Person of the Year. For several years I was responsible for all facets from invitations, RSVPs, site and menu selection, agenda setting, serving as emcee to putting away tables and chairs. About 100 guests typically attended. 

Industry Trade Shows

I've managed trade shows anywhere from a 10 x 10 all the way up to 80 x 100. Everything from contract negotiations, managing all logistics (11 trailer loads at one show!) and hotel room blocks, party planning, booth staffing, greeting customers and prospects, and supervising set-up and teardown. I've also worked with exhibit houses to rent properties, build a new booth. or refurbish an old one.

Running Events

Athletic events can help promote a brand, give back to the community, fill hotel rooms, raise money for charity or create non-dues revenue. I helped found the Middlebury Maple Run and have served as race director since 2010. The half marathon has welcomed as many as 1,000 athletes in some years, positively impacts the local economy, and is well regarded for its beautiful course, friendliness, and excellent organization. 

Cycling Events

Like running events, cycling events can achieve similar goals. But managing the logistics and safety for hundreds of riders over a challenging 100-mile route becomes much more complicated. From 2014-2017 I was the event director for the Vermont Gran Fondo and continue to volunteer. I'm currently working as tour manager for Tour de Farms--a farm tour by bicycle that connects riders with their local food sources.. 

Community Festivals

Almost every community hosts an annual festival or celebration with food, music, vendors and activities for kids. For several years while at the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, I produced Vergennes Day and Bristol Harvest Festival which involved marketing both events, selling booth spaces, working with vendors, booking entertainment, and managing day-of logistics. 

Pressers & Forums

Exciting news often deserves extra exposure by gathering local media. While at Vermont Coffee Company, we hosted a press conference  celebrating the company's environmental leadership. Vermont has a two-year election cycle for every seat in the state house, including the Governor's. For the Addison County Chamber I marketed and managed several candidates' forums to bring the issues to voters.

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