Hard working event pros help others celebrate & recharge but are often left drained themselves. We understand sometimes you need a spark, and with over 3,000 career events, our two acclaimed hosts know that firsthand.
Through interviews & important topics, we help event pros fuel their fire with conversation & content to help better their business & lives.
EP 11: Creating Content That Builds Business with Tayler Cusick Hollman
Tayler is the owner of TAYLRD Media + Designs, a Co-Founder of Sourced Co., Contributing Editor at WeddingPro, and the former Marketing Director at Aisle Planner. As an industry marketing consultant and copywriter, she’s spent over six years working with wedding pros to help them develop the skills, strategies, and stuff they need to market their businesses and build their brands. When Tayler’s not talking shop, you can find her talking politics with anyone who will listen, whipping up something from scratch in her kitchen (ask her for her short ribs recipe), or out on her mountain bike (don't worry, she has all the pads).
Company Website: https://www.taylrd.co/
Company Website: https://www.sourcedco.com/
EP 10: Why Networking Matters with Erin Dennis
About Our Guest: Erin Dennis, CPCE, is the Director of Group Sales & Celebrations for the Hyatt Centric SouthPark in Charlotte that opened in June 2021. Erin’s career started in hotels and expanded into other areas of the hospitality industry. For 18 years she was an adjunct instructor at Central Piedmont Community College for the Hotel & Restaurant Management School. In 2020 Erin earned her CPCE (Certified Professional in Catering and Events) designation which identifies her as a true professional in her field. Erin is a member of the Charlotte Chapter of NACE (National Association for Catering & Events), Visit Charlotte Partners in Tourism, The North Carolina Business Travelers Association, ILEA (International Live Events Association), and the Charlotte Area Chamber of Commerce. Erin’s passion is networking and mentoring and she created a seminar to coach event and association partners on the skills of networking and building relationships.
Company Website: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/north-carolina/hyatt-centric-charlotte-southpark/cltct
EP 9: The Type of Networking Needed Now with Jenna Morrow and Michaelina Antahades
About Our Guests:
An experienced venue and catering manager with a demonstrated history of working in hospitality, Jenna Morrow is a leader, connector, and friend to many in the industry. She is currently the Senior Venue Sales Manager for the CRVA in Charlotte, NC. Jenna is also the NACE Charlotte Chapter president. She's a strong and energetic sales professional skilled in catering, hotel and venue management, event management, and the hospitality industry in general. Jenna has held leadership positions with brands like Hilton and Marriott, and she's held various leadership positions with NACE for over a decade. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Auburn University. Well-respected and adored by her peers, Jenna is always smiling, laughing, and inspiring others to do the same. When she's not connecting with clients and colleagues, she's all smiles at home with her husband and two children.
Michaelina is a near-native of Charlotte and returned to the city after attending East Carolina University for under and post-graduate studies. She holds a BA in Public Relations, a Masters in Public Administration, as well as a Masters in Sustainable Tourism. She started with the CRVA in a part-time position at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and worked her way up to Venue Sales Manager. In her current role she is responsible for building and maintaining client relationships to secure meeting and event rentals at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Bojangles Entertainment Complex, and Charlotte Convention Center. Michaelina is the current chair of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance's Young Professionals and the immediate past president of Charlotte's Chapter of the International Live Event Association. She volunteers with her church's youth group, loves to travel, and entertain friends & family at her home which has been in short supply over the pandemic!
Company Website: https://www.nascarhall.com/
EP 8: Creating Demand For Your Product with Sommer Sholtes
About Our Guest:
Sommer started Elegant and Classy Events in 2014 as an event rental company with smaller rental items and draping. Since then, the company has added planning and floral services. In 2020, the rental side of Elegant and Classy Events launched Charlotte Event Rental Company which can handle all of your rental needs from tables, chairs, draping, lounge furniture, etc. In 2017, Sommer purchased the Providence Cotton Mill and since then, the venue has grown tremendously and hosts over 130 events per year along with numerous photoshoots throughout the week.
Company Website: https://elegantandclassyevents.com/
Company Website: https://www.theprovidencecottonmill.com/
EP 7: What's Cookin' Now - Things Pros Should Know About Dinner and Timelines with Kim Lloyd
About Our Guest:
Owner and operator Kim Lloyd joined Celine and Company Catering as Executive Chef in 2006. She was formerly Executive Chef of Pawley’s Plantation Golf Resort and Thoroughbreds Restaurant. She is a graduate of The Florida Culinary Institute and an American Culinary Federation Gold Medalist. Kim has led numerous award-winning teams in regional culinary competitions. She's also had the pleasure of assisting her mentors in an acclaimed Caribbean-influenced dinner at Manhattan’s celebrated James Beard House. Building on her over 25 years of culinary and business expertise, Kim has found her passion in downtown Asheville helping people celebrate their once-in-a-lifetime moments. In addition to owning & operating Celine and Company Catering, she also owns & operates "The Hideaway" event space in downtown Asheville, NC.
Company Website: https://celineandcompany.com/
EP 6: What I Know Now, I Wish I Knew Back Then with Jonathan Davis
About Our Guest:
Company Website: https://cluxflorals.com/
Well done team- takeaways relevant beyond the DJ realm for sure! Thanks for adding value
I had the extreme pleasure of being a guest on this podcast and Troy and Rosice are the best! They ask insightful questions, have great energy, and truly want their listeners to thrive. Excited to tune into all their new episodes!