The Art and Science of Event Planning

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Held at Rookwood Tower
3805 Edwards Road, 5th Floor
Interact for Health ChoiceCare Room

Join us for a full morning of content and discussion around design, planning and production of engaging and successful events. Topics include:
  • organizing and tracking event tasks and responsibilities
  • managing an event budget
  • working with committees and event volunteers
  • coordinating food/beverage, décor, and audio visuals
  • venue selection
  • tips for invitations and response gathering
  • best practices for sponsorships and fundraising
  • promoting your event
  • and much more!

The session will include a panel discussion featuring experts in key event specialties. Panelists will include:

  • Marsha Burton – Director of Sales, Cintas Center
  • Rachael Fritsch – Event Consultant, All Occasions Event Rental
  • Gail Myers – public relations professional
  • Carrie Schroder – Development Manager, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati
  • Laura Starkey, Catering Sales Director, SPECTRA Food Services and Hospitality at Sharonville Convention Center
  • Gretchen Ramstetter, Development Manager – Twin Lakes  |  Life Enriching Communities Foundation
Our keynote presenter will be Betsy Zelek, owner of BZMS Events. BZMS Events, founded in 2004, provides event planning and management services to corporations, businesses and non-profit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati region.  BZMS Events has been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise since 2011.  And in 2017, they earned designation as a Certified Tourism Ambassador for the Greater Cincinnati region.  Visit to learn more.