Some companies just have a knack for making business fun. One such company is The Event Company of Sioux Falls.
Empire Productions has had nothing but wonderful experiences with The Event Company, and we want to give it a round of applause for always making events something spectacular.
Event Planner Brittany Olshove was able to tell us a little bit more about their epic event planning and the passion that started it all.
The Event Company
1. How long have you been in business? October 2013
2. How many people are part of your team?
We have 2 full-time positions, 3 interns, and 4 freelancers.
3. Can you tell us a little about your company's background?
Our founder, Addie Graham-Kramer, has always had a passion for parties. She grew up having fun birthday parties that her mother planned. When she was 12 years old, she even hosted her own public party at the City Hall. She charged a small fee for people to attend to help cover the costs of the professional DJ, food and for the venue. Nearly 75 people attended the party, and it was a hit! Throughout her personal life, she always had fun throwing casual parties, birthday celebrations and one was even featured in a local magazine before she had even considered opening her own company. Then over the years in her professional career, she helped to plan or led the coordination of very large-scale events both in the corporate and non-profit sectors in four different states. After doing research on the possibilities and the missing link in the market for a corporate and non-profit event planner in the market that also has a sweet spot for social celebrations, Addie and her husband, Drew, founded The Event Company in October 2013.
4. What sets you apart from other businesses in your industry?
The Event Company specializes in the planning of corporate, non-profit and social events. This includes holiday parties, employee appreciation events, fundraisers, galas,
conferences or meetings, weddings, birthday parties, bridal showers and more! Whether you
are planning a small gathering of 10 people or the social event of the season with hundreds (or
thousands) of people, we have a fresh and creative approach to bring your dreams to a reality.
One thing that sets us apart from traditional event planners is that we offer consultation
services for public and media communications, as well as fundraising strategies and event
5. What is your primary goal when serving your customers?
Our primary goal is to hear our client’s dreams of what their event looks like, what they
envision and for us to make that dream a reality. We love it when a client walks into the venue for the first time and their eyes light up as they take it all in. Their smile tells us everything…we did our job. We built their dream.
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