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Jen Bachman

Jen Bachman is Vice President for Maribeth Smith & Associates. Maribeth Smith & Associates, Inc. is an event consulting and project management firm that excels in organizational and attention to detail. The mission of MBSA is to utilize our vast event planning experience and relationships and apply our unique methodology to plan and execute client events that are efficiently organized and financially solvent while exceeding event goals and expectations. From fundraising galas to sporting or spectator events to corporate meetings and conventions, we have the skills, experience and community relationships to make your job easier. Our firm can tailor our scope of services to match your specific event needs and budget. Notable clients and projects include St. Vincent Foundation's Celebration of Caring Gala and Key to the Cure, IU Simon Cancer Center's Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana's Lt Governor's Leadership Luncheon, Indianapolis Zoo's Prize, Marian University annual Gala, Ivy Tech Foundation's Board Meetings and Awards Events, FFA National Convention, Eskenazi Health Grand Opening and Super Bowl XLVI NFL Owner's Party and Huddle @ Circle Centre.

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Avoid Event Planning Pitfalls

Posted by Jen Bachman on May 20, 2015 12:00:00 PM

At Maribeth Smith & Associates, Inc., we have grown to know three types of clients. There are the clients who dream of hosting an event, but need us to assist in molding their goals and vision. Another type of client has an existing event and they are interested in transforming it or an entirely new start. A third type of client has set sail into unchartered waters and has an event in motion and realizes they are in over their heads and need our help to pull it together and execute. We appreciate each of these clients and the unique opportunities they pose. Whether you are hosting a business meeting, a national convention, a fundraising gala or a celebration, the operational elements to consider are similar. Here are a series of event planning pitfalls to avoid regardless of the type of event you are hosting.

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Topics: Meetings, Association, Event Planning, Associations, events

Event Planning: Keys to a Successful Event

Posted by Jen Bachman on May 13, 2015 12:00:00 PM

At Maribeth Smith & Associates, Inc., we have a fairly systematic approach to event planning. Every detail needs to be analyzed and accounted for. Your reputation as an event planner is at stake from the time an invitation enters your inbox until your final expenses have been paid. Here are a few keys to a successful event, regardless of whether you are hosting a fundraising gala, a rodeo, a business meeting or a birthday bash.

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Topics: Meetings, Association, Event Planning, Associations, events

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