Mar 21, 2019
My guest today is Michelle Durpetti of Michelle Durpetti Events!
Michelle wears so many hats including luxury wedding & event planner, hospitality group co-owner, equestrian, speaker and MORE.
I was furiously taking notes during this interview because Michelle is full of tangible, raw and practical advice that I didn't want to miss!
Today Michelle is spending time with us chatting about balance, branding and the importance of collaboration in our industry!
Here's more about Michelle:
I founded this company in 2008, founded on the principle that event planners must be good sources of creative ideas combined with practical experience, flexibility, and know-how to manage an event from beginning to end. Since then, I am proud to say that we have been privileged to work with corporate, social and non-profit clients, producing numerous events throughout the country.
In 2010, I decided to expand our list of services to include wedding coordination and destination management in addition to event management and creative development. I am the third generation of entrepreneurial spirit and passionately dedicated to the evolution of my company and our perpetual commitment to excellence with each of our clients.
I began my career with an internship at Jasculca/Terman & Associates in Chicago, a public relations firm specializing in PR and event management. A highlight of my time there was having the chance to be a part of the team that produced the dedication ceremony for the grand opening of the William J. Clinton presidential library in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was an incredible experience, and the lessons that I learned from it are ones that I still carry with me today, and apply to every event and wedding that I produce.
While it may seem unrelated, learning how to produce a live event for a crowd of 30,000 people that was televised live across the globe provided me with a key component to what separates MDE from so many other planning firms out there; logistics management and timing are where the focus is centered.
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